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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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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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Bypassing the lock screen PIN on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 without factory reset

My aunt suddenly passed away with no will as she was young. She has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 that I'm trying to access for pictures off of it for her memorial service. I've tried at least 20 different 4-...
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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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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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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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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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Forgot lock screen PIN on child phone with Family Link, can't figure out how to get into it or reset PIN

My child forgot her lock screen PIN and I use Family Link, but I can't figure out how to get into it or reset the PIN through the app. What are my options?
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Forgot PIN. Is there a way to reset PIN code with root and unlocked bootloader? OnePlus 7T

My phone is a OnePlus 7T with a root and unlocked bootloader. I was adding face unlocking and I've also set up a new PIN code. Everything was working great until the periodic prompt with the need to ...
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Recover user data (photos videos) from a Poco X3 Pro forgotten pattern

So, I decided yesterday to change my pattern to something more complicated for terms of privacy. For my bad, I had such an awful day yesterday and I honestly don't remember the whole pattern. My ...
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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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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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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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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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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 bypass lockscreen on Android Marshmallow?

After updating to Android Marshmallow, my PIN is no longer being accepted. I haven't forgotten the PIN, it's a 4 digit I have been using for 8 months, nobody else has physical access to my phone, so I ...
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Galaxy s2 stuck in flight mode

I am attempting to unlock my old galaxy s2 without needing to reset it. My original plan was to get the pin wrong 5 times, then unlock using google account. However, when I inserted the sim card I ...
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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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Know password, but can't type it

Xperia 5 II. No root. No bootloader is open. Debug mode is enabled, but ADB requires authorization. Situation: There was an error and my phone's theme has changed. I changed the theme back and ...
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Screen lock password forgotten on Autel MaxiCheck MX808

I have an Android device as following: Manufacturer: Autel Model: MaxiCheck MX808 Automotive scanner tablet Firmware Version: 1.0 I forgot the screen lock password. I communicated with Autel Tech ...
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How can I unlock the lock screen of my RealMe 9 Pro Plus without formatting device, or retrieve just the storage?

I haven't been able to unlock my Realme 9 Pro Plus phone with the passwords that I remember. And I'm not sure what to do next. I have always found it a bugging issue when my Realme phone asks me to ...
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Huawei P30 Pro locked out with "Android System: User Data Locked" error

Just checking if anyone faced an issue with "Android System: User Data Locked" on Huawei P30 Pro. My Huawei P30 Pro got locked after a middle-of-the-night auto-update. I keyed in the usual ...
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Samsung Galaxy A10 asks for password after update to Android 11

After updating my Samsung Galaxy A10 to Android 11, I get the message "your password contains at least 4 characters, including at least one letter" so I can't unlock my phone's screen. I ...
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My motorola 5g stylus updated and the keyboard for logging in is gone

My information is as follows. My keyboard is the default keyboard. I disabled gboard. The update was last night. I was not logged in when I clicked update, (it was a security update, I turned it on ...
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Forgot password for android device not able to reset it

I recently bought a new phone and forgot about the old one, and now I can't remember the password for the old device. I tried google findmyphone: didn't work hard reset: asking for the password ADB : ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pattern unlock not working after OS upgrade to android 6.0.1 Sansung J7

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy J7 device from system update menu. It was working fine after the upgrade but it is not accepting my pattern after the restart. I don't remember the PIN also. I have ...
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Huawei 5C - locked out wanting PIN1

I have a rooted Huawei 5c that I'm locked out of. It requires 'SIM1 - PIN1' which AFSAK I never created. Normally one gets three attempts and then you have to input PUK (which I have); that I'm aware ...
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Factory reset not working

S7 mobile is continuously coming up with a warning on a blue screen ,OS and ODIN are written in capitals then a screen shows with download do not turn target off and just freezes on that page
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McAfee Security locked out of my LGL33L

Is there a way around this security lock? I'm not sure if the phone is rooted or not. Is there anything I can use to flash a new rom or firmware/software or something. I have android studio an my ...
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Remove lock or enable usb debugging on non-rooted phone?

So my little sister locked herself out of her phone which was not rooted, had no recovery software (Cwm, Xrec, etc.) installed on it, and has usb debugging and auto-mount disabled. We don't know the ...
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Recovering private mode pictures from locked out s6? PIN required on reboot?

I got an s7 and transferred all of my pictures from my old s6, but the ones from private mode didn't transfer over (I don't think I had private mode on on the s7). Now I've realized I don't have all ...
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Android Kitkat 4.4 no volume button

I forgot my password on the Android Kitkat 4.4 tablet how do I unlock the device? There is no volume button, only power and home button.
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