I am using the SureLock application on an SGS3, however I want to exit the app.

I do not have the password to unlock it and I do not want to uninstall the app.

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    Why do you want to exit it? Is it your S3? Why do you not know the password? You will have to uninstall. – Liam W Jan 22 '13 at 12:57
  • Which will be hard without knowing the password, I guess... – Izzy Jan 22 '13 at 15:13
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    @Izzy Not if ADB is enabled ;) – Liam W Jan 22 '13 at 18:07
  • Yupp, in that case you are probably correct: pm uninstall whould do the trick I guess. But considering that apps is using device administrator (the permissions point that way), I'm not 100% sure either... – Izzy Jan 22 '13 at 19:10
  • the only way to exit SureLock is through admin password – PC. Jan 24 '13 at 2:31

I finally found the soultion with the help of my techie friend

connect the device throgh USB and run the command:

adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -c android.intent.category.HOME

a window comes up. select TouchWiz Home and select Always android home screen will come up. reset the device and there you go... surelock is gone.

Thanks to Léa for this solution.

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Lukas answer did not work for me.

This did:

adb shell am kill com.gears42.surelock
adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN

First command kills surelock. Second ask you for home app.

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Boot into safe mode, then delete the apps.

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    How do you do this? – Matthew Read Nov 30 '15 at 7:39

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