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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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Can not unlock my Android device as have no internet connection?

I have an Android device which is running Android 4.0.3 (or something like that). My little brother decided to try and guess my lock screen pattern the other day, and ended up locking me out. I ...
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Recovering from forgotten lock pattern

My son has an impression tablet 10 and has forgot the lock pattern. How can we reset it without knowing the code?
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How to unlock Google Device Manager remote lock?

I have a rooted Samsung S4 mini with the latest stable CyanogenMod installed (cm-10.2.1.3). I was playing with the Google Device Manager (https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager) and tried to ...
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How can I unlock my phone? I locked it using Android Device Manager, but it claims I entered a wrong password

I have an Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo. Bus 002 Device 042: ID 04e8:6860 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd GT-I9100 Phone [Galaxy S II], GT-I9300 Phone [Galaxy S III], GT-P7500 [Galaxy Tab 10.1] The keyboard &...
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How to unlock device when I forgot my password?

I've read Recovering from forgotten lock pattern which states that there is an option to disable the lock using my Google account information. However I did not noticed such an option when I entered ...
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How to fix instant lock “unfortunately com.android.systemui has stopped” on Moto G with ART

I have had this problem for a couple of days on my first-generation Motorola Moto G. Normally a restart would fix it. However now I am faced with the following error message when trying to unlock the ...
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I can't use my Google Account password to bypass the lock screen

On my CM9 / ICS 4.0 phone, if I incorrectly enter the drawn pattern five times in a row, it locks itself for 30 seconds. I can't enter any more passwords, but I can click a "forgot my password" button ...
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S3 screen broken, developer mode on, how to transfer data

My screen on my Galaxy S3 broke and I need to transfer an app that's on my phone to my computer. I have developer mode enabled on the phone and I want to be able to transfer the app without opening up ...
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Forgotten the pattern and phone not showing the "forgot pattern" button.

I upgraded my Moto G2 to Android Lollipop using over-the-air upgrade. It was awesome but I set a pattern lock which I forgot. Usually after 5 wrong attempts it shows the "forgot password" button but ...
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Enable USB debugging through recovery mode and ADB sideload

This is a follow-up question to Apply update from ADB: how to use it when you are locked out of the device. Basically, I intend to somehow use this command to remove the lock screen: adb sideload ...
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Android lock screen password not being recognized

I flashed the latest Cyanogenmod ROM for my device (Samsung Captivate) last night and after doing so I set a numeric lock screen password. I then customized my phone and spent a goodly amount of time ...
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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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Android lock screen won't accept password from Android Device Manager

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo with android 4 TouchWiz (I'm not sure about the exact version). I've locked my phone using Android device manager. It seems successful, the recovery message is displayed ...
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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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Where has the forgotten password button gone?

My device is running Android 5.0 Lollipop or above and I have forgotten my lock screen password. After trying multiple times without luck, I do not see an option to reset my password using my Google ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4: Get files from broken & locked screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I broke the screen a few days back and it was locked at the time. The phone is working because it can charge and I can hear the alarm and incoming calls and messages but I ...
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Too many password attempts

While I was out, someone attempted to guess my phone password. They couldn't guess it and now it displays the 'too many password attempts' screen, which needs to be unlocked with a google account. ...
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Clear or reset my lock screen password/PIN

I have a similar problem as the one described in this question, but that question doesn't solve my problem. Summarized here: I recently installed CyanogenMod 10 on my Galaxy Nexus. I enabled ...
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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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Galaxy S5 mini - Locked and I don't know the alternate password

For some reason my Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800) is locked and asking for the alternate password instead of my fingerprint. I already restarted it, took of the battery, but it always goes to the same ...
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How to login to resetted phone when verified password not accepted?

I reseted my Oneplus 2 phone with OO3.5 by wipe cache and data because I wanted to set up my business gmail in my phone, not my personal: Wipe data and cache Volume down + power > Format phone Now, ...
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My android phone won't accept correct PIN/password after I tried to change my screen lock password

I have a Realme 8 phone as my primary device. It had a PIN and my fingerprint set up as the screen lock. Around a week ago at around 4 am, I decided to change my PIN as I keep changing screen locks ...
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Cannot verify Google account after factory resetting Huawei tablet [duplicate]

There is a tablet Huawei AGS-W09, which I have not used for a while. I have restored it to factory default. When it starts, it asks for the Google credentials that were used in it; this is probably an ...
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How to unlock my device after blocking with "Find my device"?

I lost my phone in a taxi and blocked it using Find My Device. I managed to get it back but now it has a button to call my home and a lock icon, but won't unlock.
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How to unlock my device after locking with Google's “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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Factory reset without accessing phone settings

I have a Micromax A35 Android(2.3.5) phone which has been locked by repeated wrong attempts of the pattern lock. Now the display screen asks me to enter my Google account username and password, but ...
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Change Input Method without unlocking the phone?

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini unrooted and I think the Android version is 4.4. Recently, I installed a WiFi Keyboard application on my Android phone. This way, since both the phone and my computer ...
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Recovery is not working on Huawei MediaPad 7 lite

A friend of mine owns this tablet and has entered the password incorrectly too many times and now the device is locked asking for a Google account. Unfortunately the Google account password is ...
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How can I make my lockout time stack?

If anyone has ever used an IPhone (Or tried to mess with someone else's - yes, I'm looking at you) you may be aware the the lockout timer scales with each fail after 5 attempts. I want to do this on ...
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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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Using fingerprint lock, forgot password, phone is locked and already at 60 minutes

I have Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with a fingerprint lock and password as the backup. I forgot the password for backup and there is no way of getting on my phone. When I use fingerprint, it asks for the ...
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xperia z5 broken screen locked need data

I had a sony xperia z5 compact for about 2 weeks until i smashed the screen. I have searched online to find some help to recover my photos and videos taken with the device. I didnt have any cloud set ...
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Forgot lock pattern in One plus one phone

My girlfriend set a pattern lock for One plus one phone and she cannot remember the pattern now. I have a very sensitive data and also many valued pics. kindly help me recover the data or remove the ...
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Factory reset: prestigio multipad 7.0 ultra plus tablet pc pmp 36 70b

How to factory reset prestigio multipad 7.0 ultra plus tablet pc pmp 36 70b? It boots to gmail sign in page, then it says wrong password, though it's not connected to the internet, it doesn't even ...
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Password too long to type in android device.Locked out from android device manager

I have set a password from android device manager but it is too long to type from the phone - i cant change the password from the device manager. What do i do?
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