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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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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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 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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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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Android 6.0 update - System UI not working

I updated my Z5 to Marshmallow 6.0 yesterday. Worst mistake of my life. It locked out my phone and wiped some SD photos (so I couldn't get past the keylock screen - on entering the correct code, it ...
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How can I enter an English unlock password when the keyboard is Arabic?

How can I unlock my tablet that my password is in English and the keyboard is in Arabic?
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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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Pattern-locked Samsung Galaxy with SuperSU and no internet

Some months ago, I rooted my Samsung Galaxy and installed SuperSU. Stupidly, I'd had believed that the only thing that happens when you enter the pattern wrong too many times is that you have to wait ...
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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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Locked Nexus 7 - no forgotten password option

My girlfriend forgot her password on her Nexus 7 and can't remember it. It's written everywhere on the web that you can use the gmail login after 5 wrong passwords but it doesn't seem to work anymore! ...
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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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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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Lockscreen is missing, can I reinstall the lockscreen somehow?

On boot my mobile phone goes to the lockscreen background but doesn't show the unlock symbol. I've tried dragging the button blind but it's not just that it's not visible, it's not there. Neither ...
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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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Finding my Google email and password. I've made too many accounts

I really need help because I just got this tablet for Christmas and only had it for 2 weeks. I wanted to set the security on facelock, so I didn't have to remember the password. Instead, I set it to ...
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Cant unlock phone after using Google's Find my Device

I forgot my phone's pattern lock, when I used Google's Find my Device, it just locks my phone and I don't know what to do. How can I get back in to my phone?
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PIN number forgotten, phone is locked

Note 3 was accidentally locked, PIN number forgotten, tried using Google account to retrieve photos saved on phone, but Location is not enabled on the device and phone cannot be located. Only 2 ...
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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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Unable to use Android Device Manager to reset my Password

I recently locked my Nexus 7 (2013) having Android 5.0.2 with a password, which I forgot. I, then, thought to use Device Manager, since I've authorized it from Google Settings to make changes, such as ...
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Can't unlock LG Optimus P500 [duplicate]

I have an LG Optimus P500 phone with Gingerbread. Suddenly I am not able to unlock it by drawing the pattern. I remember the exact pattern, but its not showing what I draw there. It's not even ...
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How to bypass lock screen in Cyanogenmod 7.2

I set up my phone to use a gesture based unlock, and told it to hide the unlock button. Now the gesture isn't working and I can't get past the lock screen. For the standard Android lock screen, ...
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How to unlock samsung tab with the fingerprint scanner not working

I have a samsung tab 2 and suddenly the fingerprint scanner stopped working and I'm not able to unlock my device. Now my device asking for backup password. Which as you all guess I do not remember. ...
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“Samsung keyboard keeps stopping” error message. After reboot no keyboard is accessible and I cannot unlock the device

The device is a Samsung Note 5 recently updated from Sprint running the Swype keyboard. The error message "Samsung keyboard keeps stopping" is appearing over and over after trying to send an emoji in ...
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How to unlock glitching fingerprint service forcing me wait for 30 minutes?

Samsung Galaxy S7 fingerpring is glitching: if my finger is wet or dusty, it is trying to detect this case and provide special processing for it. Unfortunately, it can't detect this well and this ...
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How to get out of non-responding screen swipe on locked Galaxy Edge 6?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge phone and twice now, the phone has gotten into a locked state, but the screen swipe does not work, it does not respond to finger swipe to unlock the device. I can push ...
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Lockscreen automatically relocks after unlock

The Problem: Sometimes, after a successful screen unlock, the device immediately relocks. Specifications: Nexus 9, CyanogenMod 12-12.1, Android 5.0.1-5.1.1, pattern lock and Smart Lock > FaceUnlock ...
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How to exit Toddler Lock without touchscreen

My touch screen broke while Toddler Lock was enabled. Is there a way to disable it without touching the four corners? My device is rooted and developer options are enabled. So I can access it via "...
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Samsung Note 4 - Network Locked - But which carrier?

I bought one Galaxy Note 4 on Amazon. I used it in Europe with no problems. Few months are passed and now I moved to China for a while. Well, I can't use my phone here because it is Network Locked (...
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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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How do I remotely unlock Google Device Manager remote lock when I know the password?

Is there an option to remotely unlock the online Android Device Manager's lock feature if I have the password? I have read "How to unlock Google Device Manager remote lock?" but I do not have my ...
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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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Back up files on a pattern locked phone

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 ...
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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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After moving gatekeeper.pattern.key to unlock, Settings>Security keeps crashing

Context: I forgot my unlock pattern, so I used TWRP and ADB to move gatekeeper.password.key and gatekeeper.pattern.key to /sdcard, so now I am able to use my phone again :-) Problem: I want to set a ...
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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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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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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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Forgot Pattern and now cannot Erase Remotely

So I ended up forgetting my pattern lock. (I'm sure I remembered it yet no luck. Maybe too many attempts and no info from google) I went to Android Device Manager and tried the lock function to set ...
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Factory Reset an Android 7 Nexus 5x Phone with No Root or Unlocked bootloader

I just purchased a nexus 5x on ebay and there is a PIN on the phone and I need to factory reset this. I am able to get to the black screen mode on bootup using volume down and power button. Fastboot ...
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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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ADB Sideload Password Reset on Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 on Sprint?

My Problem A few days ago, I forgot my 3 by 3 pattern password and backup pin for my Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 (using the default home and lock screen). I don’t want to factory reset or flash a custom ...
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How do I get OTA from I got last update np. Had no idea my s5active even had custom rom yesterday update failed “kernel” in red locked me out.

Ok so I got a cool salesman who initially said my phone was bricked & tried 2 sell me a new phone. I explained I'm as broke as possible & was really upset about my phone not working!! Also I ...
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Forgot screen lock PIN on Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Logged in to device manager using gmail account. Over internet locked the phone and reset the password. Received the message on the phone that it is locked using android device manager. But when I try ...
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Blu Dash JR K locked-out; “Yes” confirmation option to reset is not present in recovery mode

I have my sister's Blu Dash JR K at the moment. She forgot her lock screen pattern, and there is not an option to recover via Gmail. Phone comes with stock recovery. when I go there and try to apply ...
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Asus TF700T Does not prompt for forgot password

I've read through the many posts about being locked out of a tablet/phone, but haven't found one where the forgot password / forgot pattern option is missing. I haven't used my Asus TF700T tablet for ...
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Changed keyboard, now can't enter password

For some reason, I changed my keyboard to Greek, yet my password is in English. I am unable to enter the password to unlock the phone. I can't pair with Bluetooth without unlocking, and there is no ...