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Questions tagged [locked-out]

Use this tag for issues with your device having locked you out and won't let you in anymore. See the full tag wiki for details and some first-aid hints.

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I can't get boot screen on proscan tablet without visible volume keys

I watched tutorial on youtube however it didn't cover this model proscan PLT1074 that has no volume rockers. It does not turn on as the video. It will turn on when only the power is held down. Once ...
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Is my Xperia Z3 hopelessly locked or there's still second chance? (Forgot pattern, USB debugging on but not OEM unlock so can't flash)

So basically I have a Stock Sony Xperia Z3 Docomo variant (if I recall correctly it was D6653) that I used all the way from 2017, until I had to store it on my desk cabinet for two years because the ...
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Can I unlock my Samsung Tablet without Internet, or can I access internet while locked out?

I've locked myself out of my tablet. I haven't used it since high school, and forgot the password! It's a Samsung Tab E from 2015 I was able to find all the features for Find My Mobile, since I have a ...
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Retrieve data from locked android

I have my old phone (Huawei P9 Lite - according to the Internet it's Android 8.0 Oreo), but I don't remember the PIN code. I need to download data (photos) from this phone. As far as I know, Android ...
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Is there a way to enable Android debugging by PC?

I'm trying to turn on debugging on my Samsung Galaxy J5 so I can use adb shell rm /data/system/gesture/.key and unlock my phone screen so I don't have to reset it and lose all its data (but it's ...
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Can i regain my phone? [duplicate]

An android device is force resetted and after that he has been asked to enter the last used email id on that device . He forgot his mail id and password due to some health reasons . Will he be able to ...
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Is it possible to bypass the lockscreen using adb without a factory reset?

I found my old htc desire (O2 network) lying in a drawer and decided to boot it up to see what's on it. I seem to have forgotten the lock pattern (at least it doesn't recognise the one's I remember). ...
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LG Secure Start-Up On Boot

I encounter this once. My phone was dead batt and I didn't do anything or remember anything that I deleted something in the settings before this happened. All I know is that I slept and my phone's ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 here. Sim Pin is locked. I need a PUK. Well t-mobile Is no help. I am totally locked out of my phone. Factory reset wont run

Note 8. T mobile won't help me unlock the cell nor give me ANY advice as to how I sim locked it or how to recover from it. I have 2 party verification thru Samsung. Try to factory reset. Gotta type ...
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Will my old device reconnect with my account if I change my account password back?

Background: The device in question is an LG Stylo 3 (LS777) which I think is running Nougat. USB debugging is on and it shows up "unauthorized.: I dropped it and broke the screen a couple years ...
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I forgot my pin to my Samsung Galaxy Tab E. How can I open it?

I just changed my pin to my tablet, and I can't access it, or turn it off completely, without the pin. How can I unlock my tablet?
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Is there a way to unlock the forgotten pin of my Samsung S20 when its locked in airplane mode?

I please need some advise. Is there a way to unlock my Samsung S20 if its locked because I cant remember the pin, but the problem is that it is locked in airplane mode. Can someone please help
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Redmi Note 8 locked, need help with unlocking/backup

I need help regarding a Redmi Note 8 that no longer accepts the correct pattern and is locked. I'm looking for a solution that would allow me to either unlock my phone without data loss, or make a ...
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Found my child's LG phone but can't remember unlock pattern

Found my child's LG phone which was lost months ago. Can not remember pattern to unlock. What do I do?
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Gatekeeper timeout. TWRP vs Lockscreen

I have a locked phone (forgotten PIN). Currently, it seems, brute forcing PINs is the only option. Due to many incorrect attempts, the gatekeeper timeout or cooldown period is stuck at 480 seconds now....
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identifying IMEI & SN from inoperable or unrooted android devices

what options are there to identify an android device (samsung102DL) SN & IMEI number if has a black screen &/or unrooted & inoperable? or OnnWalmrt Tab? I have been trying to do such a ...
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Is there a way to root a locked Motorola phone?

Someone gave me their locked phone and I want to install a custom rom on it but it's not rooted and developer options aren't enabled. The phone model is Motorola Moto G6 Play.
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Locked out of S-Color K60 Android

I recently purchased an Android phone that i sent to my mom. But my little brother put some gesture password and forgot it! My mother dont know the gesture, kid is unable to recall and starts weeping ...
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How to find google account of locked phone we found to return it to owner

We found a phone in the park and would like to return it to the owner. Samsung Galaxy S10 Battery was dead Charged the phone, its locked by pin code, not registering on network Took off SIM card and ...
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Trying to unlock & access a password locked Android cell phone that has screen damage on a small section so I can't input the last # of password

I've tried going around the password with some of those programs they have advertised, where they claim it will eliminate the password requirement and get you right into your Android device. What I ...
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Determine Android version on a device that is stuck on lock screen and with FRP

On my Motorola Moto E6 (XT2005-5) that is locked with a PIN I don't have and also with FRP, does "surfna9" mean it is Android 9? If not, where do I look without the PIN to know what version ...
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Newly set PIN doesn't unlock the screen

TL;DR There was no screen lock. I tried setting 1234 as a PIN. Now the screen is locked, asking for a 4-digit PIN. 1234 won't unlock it. But it's the right PIN since trying any other PIN multiple ...
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Android patttern lock reset

Awesome people! I need help! My wife's old Xperia z1 has a broken digitizer, the phone is pattern locked without showing the path. Of course, no one can remember the pattern, USB debugging is not ...
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ADB Device Unauthorized - Locked out Samsung S9 - USB Debugging is On, but locked out of the verification pop-up

I locked myself out of my Samsung Galaxy S9. I genuinely just forgot my gesture swipe lock, and my phone must have restarted overnight, so I couldn't use my fingerprint. USB Debugging is On I have ...
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Samsung Galaxy unlocking software

This is a followup question for this post and that one. Currently I'm trying iMyFone software to remove the screen lock for my cousin's Samsung Galaxy A8. The problem is Galaxy A8 is not among the ...
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Enable USB debugging through recovery mode and ADB sideload

This is a follow up question to this one. Basically, I intend to somehow use this command to remove the lock screen: >adb sideload customROM.zip But, the customROM.zip should be something like ...
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Apply update from ADB: how to use it when you are locked out of the device

My cousin's kid has played with his Samsung A8 (2018) phone and has changed his unlock pattern. So, nobody knows the pattern the child has set. The phone has no Google account set up The USB ...
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Found a locked phone, how can I access the contacts?

I found a P30 Lite which I would like to return to the owner. However, I have no way of contacting anyone on the phones contact list as the phone is locked. Is there a way I can recover the data to a ...
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Used dd to write userdata.img into phone, now asking me for password

I used dd from twrp terminal to write to userdata on my phone using dd if=userdata.img of=/dev/block/platform/mtk-msdc.0/by-name/userdata when I did reboot, it asks for my password. I tried all the ...
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My android keeps telling me my lock password is wrong but it's correct

After rebooting my rooted, unencrypted, android phone, the lock screen keeps telling me my password is wrong. But I am very sure that the password is correct. Because I input this password once per ...
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Unlocked bootloader with OEM locked inside system in Oneplus3. HELP?

I have a OnePlus3 device which was rooted(TWRP + magisk + stock rom). But as new rom was buggy, i install old stock rom + stock recovery without root. After installing by mistake i lock OEM from the ...
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Help Me Fix An Embarassing Mistake (Without Losing Data) :o

Sorry if the pic is too big. I also asked this question here but haven't gotten much help and copied and pasted my question from there, so if you go there, you can skip the first post. I have a rooted ...
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Need help LOCKING a Moto G6 XT1925-13 after restoring stock OS

I had semi-bricked / soft-bricked my Motorola Moto G6 smartphone as explained here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-G6-Moto-G6-Plus-Moto-G6-Play/Need-help-unbricking-a-Moto-G6-XT1925-13-and-...
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How to unlock my device after locking with “Find my device”?

I now have my phone(Xiaomi Redmi 4), but it's locked from Google's "find my device". Everyone keeps talking about a password option in find my device, but nothing like that exists! How do I ...
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How to fix "Unfortunately, com.android.keyguard has stopped"?

Every time, after booting up my device (UbiSlate 7Cz), I receive the following error message with a black background: Unfortunately, com.android.keyguard has stopped. When I tap "OK" below this ...
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Reset PIN from adb shell

I have forgotten the PIN of a device but I do have access to a root shell with adb shell and su Is there some way I could remove the screen PIN lock or change it?
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Forgot samsung tablet password

So on my samsung tab, it is turned on and i forgot the password, I cant reset it with find my phone because it needs to be connected to a reset, I also cant factory reset it because it is already ...
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Motorola G5 GBoard Issues

I've been having the same GBoard issues as a lot of other people , but I have been locked out of my phone because I powered it down and need to type in password to get into my phone. Any ideas as to ...
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I set a 20 character password using Find My Device, but the lock screen only accepts 16

I used Find My Device to set a 20-character password for my phone (it accepted the password without any error messages as shown in the picture below). After I got my phone back, I went to type in the ...
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Galaxy S6 - Can't unlock phone after factory reset

I just got a new Galaxy S9 to replace my 3-year-old Galaxy S6 and I will be giving it to my mother so I did a Factory Reset to my Galaxy S6. To my surprise, doing a factory reset didn't actually ...
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One Plus One broken screen recover data (google auth codes)

I unfortunately broke my screen for the second time on my One Plus One. And it seems that my first repair somehow was not totally good, since when I booted it up with the replacement screen, the ...
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Locked out of my device,

I used google find my device to locked my stolen Samsung galaxy j7 Prime. Its been recovered, but i can't unlock it because apparently, the password input bar wont take more than certain number of ...
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Broke my Nexus 4 screen, is there a plug & play keyboard so I can unlock it?

I broke the screen on my Nexus 4 and it has a passcode for the lock screen. Is there any way I can unlock it without fixing the screen, e.g. buying some sort plug & play keyboard for the micro-USB ...
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Not Rooted Huawei Device, Android 4.4.4, Locked Out. USB debugging not enabled One is huawei. h60 -L01 Second is CHM-U01

Thanks for your time. I have a huawei phone which isn't rooted and USB debugging isn't enabled. Furthermore, I am locked out. Please suggest any remedy. I have searched out the whole internet but ...
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Forgot password on Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 - how to reset?

I've lost my password on my almost new Samsung Galaxy S4. Now I can't unlock the tablet, and I can't shut it down since all these actions require the password. The only thing I can do is restarting it....
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Sony F5121: Forgot Device Encryption Passwort, locked bootloader

I forget the device encryption password for my F5121 (locked bootloader). Is there any way to hard-reset the device, so I can use it again (I don't care about the data on it)? I already tried some ...
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FRP and OEM locks bricked my Samsung phone after root

I recently flashed my SM-J701F (Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt, Android 8.1) with TWRP and Magisk. Both OEM and RFP locks somehow turned themselves on when I tried to reboot, effectively bricking it by ...
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Locking the Android UI

I'm running Android Nougat. I would like to know whether there is a way to lock the device while watching a YouTube video or doing some other critical operation so that you don't accidentally kick ...
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Why does Android Device Manager not changes my password?

I have an Android phone with password, but I don't remember it. I have access to the phone through Android Device Manager. I tried to change the password with it, but when I set the new password, ...
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Can't unlock screen after changing password

So one night i was using my Galaxy Tab A and realized that someone had taken my screen lock off, so every time I had opened my screen cover it would just automatically unlock my screen. So I decided ...
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