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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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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Samsung Note 9 screen locked need Samsung notes

I have locked by screen via Find my Mobile (which is what my phone screen says) I tried a million ways to unlock it without doing factory reset. I desperately need the Samsung Notes account because 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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Locked from tablet lenovo version above 5 no forgot button [duplicate]

I cant remember my password and i am locked out on my lenovo tablet. What should i do without fa tory resseting? I need help i cant find also a forgot button and i have no idea what to do
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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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trying factory reset for Samsung 7560M but can't get to recovery mode

I have a Samsung 7560m phone: kicking about which I can't unlock. I've tried to unlock it as: At the beginning switch off the cell phone by pressing the Power key. Afterwards press and hold together:...
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ADB find my device

I have been locked out of my device, and when trying to unlock it using Google's find my device option my phone is shown as offline while it definitely has internet access. How can I log in to google ...
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Google Find my device online with ADB

Device : Oneplus 6T with Android 10 I recently lost access to my phone because of a seemingly rare bug (after starting the process of making a work profile after adding my work email on the phone, and ...
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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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I Locked my lost phone with Find My Device, then Found it with shattered screen. Cannot connect with PC to retrieve data

My New Samsung phone was lost or stolen. I searched for it, using Find My Device app and Found It in a Motel Parking Lot with shattered screen. I had locked the device, during the locating process, ...
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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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How to fix lock screen stuck at “Tap to speak” when entering password?

I can’t access my phone. When I try to enter my password to unlock my phone it displays "Tap to speak" with microphone and the word "Google". There is also sign of setting and "X" but they are not ...
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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 regain access to phone when unable to use password and fingerprint?

I use a Samsung S5 (Globe LTE) which has a fingerprint security system, but I forgot the password, and I can't use the fingerprint anymore. What should I use? Should I do factory reset or hard reset? ...
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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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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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Android owner locked: Can't update phone

i am samsung galaxy tab E user. I don't have custom recovery system in my device. The owner of tablet is locked and I forgot the password. I know the google account signed in owners it's mine but ...
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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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Fondi 4.4 Wifi Tablet - Pattern locked and can't remember the gmail log in and password

My Wifi tablet Fondi 4.4 is locked with a pattern and I can't remember the gmail account settings for this tablet or the password how do I retrieve this? The tablet was locked in July 2017 and I have ...
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before I factory reset my galany j3

my daughter has locked herself out of her phone. so before I factory reset her galaxy j3 luna. she's is hoping there's a way I could hook up the phone to a cpu and save her pics & other files?
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Screen black during phone call and it won't come back during call

I have an Xperia XZs with Android 8. Lately I'm having problems while calling. When I start a call, the screen goes black immediately, and won't come back anymore during the call. The result is that ...
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Is there a way to bypass the PIN on Galaxy Tab a without deleting anything on it?

I've had a Galaxy Tab a for about a year now, and I recently went out of town. When I came home and entered the security PIN, it wasn't working and then I realized that I changed it. I tried entering ...

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