My two year old kept getting into my phone, so I put a pattern lock on it. She played with this too many times and the screen is now locked, which shouldn't be a problem as it has just asked me to log into my google account to get past it, but it isn't accepting my google password for some reason. I've spoken to people at Samsung and Vodafone who say I need to take my phone in to a technician. I'm pretty sure they will just wipe it clean and make me start over. I'd rather not do this, and even if I have to I'll have to go to another city to do it, which is a pain. Does anyone know how to get past this password request since it isn't working?
Try logging into your Google account on your computer and changing the password to something very simple like "123456". Then try it on your phone again. I had a problem once logging into my Nook account on my Droid so I logged into the website and changed my password from the standard complex string of random numbers and characters to a plain string, and it let me in.
Have you tried recovering your Google password? https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery
Note: this may be worthless if you never set up a secondary email account to recover your google account. Because there is no other way to recover a Google password.