A friend of mine tried to guess my pattern so my phone got locked, asking for gmail account and password. The thing is that i used to use a program for keyboard symbols cause one of the symbols there is $. However the phone is locked so i cannot use this program. I cannot write my password down. Am i doomed to factory reset? i can't remember if i have usb debugging enabled and my GT-B5512 is not rooted. I have literally searched everywhere for $ but i can't find it!!! Is there a way to connect my phone to pc in order to use its keyboard? Or another way to solve this?
Hook up an external keyboard with a Micro USB OTG adapter.
Monoprice has one here http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10833&cs_id=1083314&p_id=9724&seq=1&format=2
The following performs a factory-reset:
- power off your android phone/tablet
- press and hold volume up or volume down button
- press power button along with holding volume button, press and hold it for 5 seconds, after 5 second release power button (but not volume button). After few you will see the root menu, now release the volume button also
- move the cursor down to "wipe data " using the volume down button, to select it use the power button
Now your android phone/tablet will restart in 3 seconds; after the restart you will be able to use it again.