In the end I was able to solve the problem by clicking the "Emergency Call" button.
That enforced the keyboard to come up and after closing the Emergency Call screen there was a window to enter Google Device Manager password.
Well, I just tried it on my own device (Nexus 4, Android 4.4.2) and indeed you are right: There is no restoring option when using a password or PIN. It only shows up for me when using a pattern.
There is still a method I just figured out.
Log in to your Google Account.
Go to https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
Accept the device manager pop up and ...
I tested this on a Nexus 5 (v5.0.1) running UK English. I locked the device with Device Manager then, without unlocking it, I used Device Manager to lock it a second time. I then used the second password to unlock the device. So, you should be able to change the lock password using Device Manager - it seems that only the last lock password is required to ...
Well, I would say I don’t think you can’t do anything about it because the forgot password button isn’t available with the Lollipop , now what you are left with is you can try unlocking your device with the help of your Google account i.e. Log yourself over the Google account you are using over Laptop/PC once done head over to the Android device manager and ...
You must restart your phone. Turn it off. When you turn it on again you'll be able to enter your password.
Update: after doing this, it will lock again. You must really login again using your account in "Find my Device". The option is somewhat hidden in the suspension points button. See:
Maybe you don't need to restart your phone after login in "Finde My ...
Sounds like an ART incompatibility. You probably installed an app recently that doesn't work properly with ART. Presumably it added itself to the start-up apps. That's why your UI crashes when booting up. You will have to find a way to either remove the app in question or go back to the Dalvik runtime.
I went through the same ordeal a month ago when I opted ...
I'm not sure I understand you correctly, but I assume that you have accidentally locked your phone using the Android Device Manager.
I suggest you try these steps:
Open Android Device Manager website.
Login to the same Google Account set up on your Locked Device.
Select your locked device on the website.
Explore the 'Device Lock' options and unlock from ...
I got it fixed. Here are the steps I took:
Use the exploit here entitled "Phone: Use a hole to disable your lock". For me, it didn't work exactly as documented, though. I had to mash the password keys for a long time (calling my phone was unnecessary), then swipe up Google Now, mash the password a few more times, and hit Enter. With that, Google Now pops up ...
if your device is not encrypted with login credentials you can delete locksettings.db
adb shell su -c "rm /data/system/locksettings.db*"
However, bear in mind the following files are required for FBE encryption. If you delete these files you won't be able to decrypt userdata partition, all data is lost
I had the very same problem for like 4 months. And finally, in one day, the problem was solved. Follow these steps:
Switch off the device.
Press power button + Volume up button until the device is switched on (followed by a small vibration).
As soon as the device is switched on, let go of the power switch but keep pressing the volume up button.
After a ...
You can pull the apk from the android device using adb pull.
adb shell pm list packages
This will list the package name for all the apks. See the package name of your app. The app name may vary from the package name. It will be mostly in /data/app
If not get the path using adb shell pm path com.the app you need to.transfer
2 a.adb pull /data/app/com.the ...
Here is what I found online ...
How to unlock your device if you have forgotten the unlock password or unlock pattern:
If you forgot your password or unlock pattern, but still have access
to your Google Recovery Account, then you can just click on ‘forgot
password?’ and it will take you to a screen where you will be required to
enter your Google ...
On a side note: This is very suspicious.
Anyway, regarding this question:
The question is: Can I l get unlock through theses using my google account where I'm not the first user of the device.
You can only unlock the device using one of the Google accounts associated with the phone. If you don't know the password or any of the phone's account credentials, ...
If Sheharyars answer doesn't work out:
Boot to recovery-menu. How to do it depends on your device, which you didn't specify; usually it's done by powering it off, then holding the Vol down and Power buttons at the same time for a couple of seconds, until the recovery menu appears.
In the recovery menu, select factory-reset (sometimes labeled "Reset to ...
Till i understand, factory reset will completely erase all data which includes all settings also. So are you sure you have factory reset your device?
As mentioned here if you have USB debugging ON on your device you can follow this steps to disable lock:-
How to Disable Pattern Lock via ADB
You must have previously enable USB Debugging (Settings ->
I have an S5 with fingerprint on it. After 5 incorrects there should be a button next to Alternative Password saying "Unlock via Google". Does yours not have it?
I looked at your article and there were a few methods they missed.
a) Try hooking up your tablet to your computer, after you've downloaded and installed the "Samsung USB Drivers for Mobile Phones....
I don't know if this works or not, but according to this post:
just unlock it via findmymobile.samsung.com
you either need to already have an account there or just setup one.
you can simply unlock it via this service.
Since it's an official Samsung service instead of a sketchy third-party one, it seems like it's worth a try. I don't think it will ...
If you have root access and TWRP on your device it's quite simple:
You have to boot up into TWRP than start the (TWRP's) built-in file manager, navigate to /data/system and delete password.key and/or gesture.key and reboot.
If you have root access but TWRP not installed and you can access to FastBoot mode you can boot up into TWRP recovery with this:
In a web browser (on any device), log into Gmail with the account you used when setting up your phone.
Go to https://myaccount.google.com/intro/find-your-phone
Press "Lock your phone"
Your phone's screen is now locked. Unlock it with "abcd"
You can now change your screen lock.
I solved the issue by installing ClockworkMod, and Aroma file manager with a sdcard, then I removed the next files:
HOW TO: Install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy S5 G900F
Remove /Bypass Lockscreen With Recovery
I can't believe it. Entering anything (but the password) for 30 times resets the phones.
I also stumbled upon this (later on), it looks like there is default password in AOSP based ROMS: How does Marshmallow encryption work technically?
The big axe
A brute force solution existed as I had access to fastboot too.
To remove the PIN, removed the entire userdata partition with fastboot
fastboot erase userdata
as described here:
Did you set up and activate either Google's Android Device Manager or Motorola Device Policy (Settings/Security/Device Administrators)? Both allow you to set a new password remotely (which would clear the forgotten PIN), via either https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager or the Moto Support Site respectively.
If so it might be worth giving it a try ...
When power is off, press screen off, volume_down, home for about 1-2 seconds, then keep pressing vol down and screen off but release home key.
It should take you to screen with few options, vol down to go down, and vol up to go up, home to apply option.
Then the rest is easy, use atleast these options, factory reset, wipe user data, wipe user cache, and ...
After trying to recall my lock pattern a few more times, I noticed I had previously overlooked the "forgot password" text that was an inch or two below the lock pattern. The text blended in with my tablet's background and was barely visible. Chalk this one up to a clear case of operator failure.
Follow this process only if mobile data is disabled and phone PIN locked. What I'm giving is Factory Reset method.
(Warning: Factory reset erases all the data from the phone permanently. Phones resets to its initial state.)
Charge the phone fully.
Switch-off the phone.
Try these combinations -
volume key up+middle home key+power key