I forgot the PIN to my Huawei TIT-AL00 android device. So I backed up my user data to a backup file.(user_data__20150913_075028.backup*) I couldn't use ADB to backup as it wasn't enabled in the recovery mode. I had to use the backup user data option from the recovery menu.
Is there a way that I can remove the PIN password from the backup file so that when I restore it and just use the phone without having to type the password? I tried the solution mentioned here : How to extract .backup files created by android stock recovery? But this didn't work either.
I am aware that if I had ADB access to the device, I could have removed the password by editing the
/data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases or by deleting the
/data/system/gesture.key. Since I didn't have ADB access to the device I couldn't do this.
Is there a way that I can extract the backup file, delete/edit these files by mannually and then compress so that I can restore it?