I have a Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. I see this screen when I press "Forgot Password" in the pattern lock screen that comes by default with the phone:

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My Question is: How would my account be unlocked when (i) "Wifi" is turned off and (ii) "Packet Data" is disabled?

  • Just as a guess I'd imagine the details could be stored in the phone's memory (presumably as hashed values, storing a plain text password would be a big no no). The entered values are then checked against the locally stored hashed ones.
    – Peanut
    Dec 3, 2012 at 2:33
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    possible duplicate of Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection?
    – ce4
    Jan 4, 2013 at 1:12
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    Are you rooted?
    – iOS
    Feb 24, 2013 at 3:09
  • @SachinShekhar Yes.
    – user16112
    Feb 24, 2013 at 8:19
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    Ah, it's not a big deal then.. Just create a Nandroid backup. Do factory reset. And, restore everything from Nandroid backup using Titanium backup.
    – iOS
    Feb 24, 2013 at 13:16

3 Answers 3

  1. Search and download Unlocker or Screen Lock Bypass app from internet (which are no longer available in Play Store).

  2. Push it to the system from recovery (with update.zip).

  3. Start the system.

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    You should be very cautious about installing random apps from discussion forums...
    – Cerin
    Aug 8, 2014 at 12:35

Try connecting to internet by pressing the on/off key and selecting enable data connection mode ...


turn off mobile phone and press volum up + home butten + power button press come out samsung logo and realse the samsung logo to boot in to recovery select the swipe default factory reset

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    You should also mention that this deletes all data in the internal storage of the phone. Apr 10, 2014 at 8:03

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