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Use fingerprint to unlock the lock screen after booting Pixel 6

Unfortunately there is no way to use fingerprint as authentication directly after rebooting the device. The first unlock always have to be performed using the PIN/password, because the PIN/Password is ...
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Use fingerprint to unlock the lock screen after booting Pixel 6

Robert's answer describes why you unfortunately cannot unlock an android phone with a fingerprint after a reboot. However, depending on you password habits, there's a significant chance you can guess ...
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Use fingerprint to unlock the lock screen after booting Pixel 6

Vaelus' answer is the most useful one here, and did well to cover the actual kinds of tools you want to be looking into, so I won't repeat those here - this answer is more concerning the methodology ...
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How to unlock my device after blocking with "Find my device"?

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 ...
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Reset PIN from adb shell

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 ...
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Reset PIN from adb shell

@alexcs solution can work without root / su (sorry I can't comment on his answer) : adb reboot recovery (wait for reboot) adb shell rm /data/system/locksettings.db and reboot into normal mode with : ...
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How do I unlock my device after locking it with Device Manager?

Android Device Manager asked you to set a new password when you locked it. Use that password.
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Reset PIN from adb shell

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: https:/...
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xperia z5 broken screen locked need data

Turn off the phone with power button and volume+ (hold them together), connect the mouse or keyboard with OTG cable and than turn on the phone. Then you can use the mouse to do everything.
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I forgot my phone PIN plz help?

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/...
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Using fingerprint lock, forgot password, phone is locked and already at 60 minutes

This is a security feature of Android: it will occasionally ask for the password after being unlocked with a fingerprint (presumably in case someone steals your phone and cuts your finger off, or I ...
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"Samsung keyboard keeps stopping" error message. After reboot no keyboard is accessible and I cannot unlock the device

Enable Emergency Mode. This shuts down to only essential services. This reverts the device to the default Samsung keyboard and will allow you to enter the password. You can then disabled Emergency ...
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After moving gatekeeper.pattern.key to unlock, Settings>Security keeps crashing

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" Enter "abcd" ...
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Genymotion pattern forgotten

Genymotion comes with VirtualBox (if you haven't already installed it). Open it up and you should see your emulator there with a preview of the screen. The content is just a terminal with white text ...
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Why does Android Device Manager not changes my password?

I solved the issue by installing ClockworkMod, and Aroma file manager with a sdcard, then I removed the next files: password.keypattern.key locksettings.db locksettings.db-shm locksettings.db-wal ...
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Sony F5121: Forgot Device Encryption Passwort, locked bootloader

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 ...
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Enable USB debugging through recovery mode and ADB sideload

Do those steps above. However, when you get adb access on the phone, use it to rm the gesture or passwd file located in /system/system_ext/etc/passwd. This will remove the lock when you use it. Just ...
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Gatekeeper timeout. TWRP vs Lockscreen

In android 8+ devices that, screen lock authentication and File Based Encryption (FBE) are controlled by hardware-backed secure environment called Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). Google Pixel and ...
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How to get into my child's Family Link phone after forgotten password?

You have to ask with the opposite view: Could an attacker get access to your daughters data by simply having her phone after you enabled debugging options? In a perfect world of course not. And USB ...
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Samaung S7 locked out

Booting into recovery and doing a factory reset is pretty much your only option. To get into recovery: Press and hold “Volume UP + Power + Home” button together and as soon as you see Galaxy S7 Boot ...
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Android 6.0 update - System UI not working

When this type of problem happens (I've seen it happen more than once where the unlock code stops working). Go to Google's Android Management and change the code. This has cured the problem twice ...
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Screen black during phone call and it won't come back during call

The screen protector has an opening for the proximity sensor. This opening collects dirt along the edges. After removing the dirt, the problem is gone.
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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro (YT3-X90L) factory image, OTA update or backup needed

I've written it down. Translation by Google, but I think it's all good. Situation: "Confirm account: The device has been reset. To continue, sign in with a Google Account that was previously ...
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How to reset allwinner kitkat 4.4

AllWinner devices (devices powered by a AllWinner CPU) don't have a recovery menu from which to perform a factory reset. In order to reset your device, you will need to know which CPU is inside. ...
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Factory Reset an Android 7 Nexus 5x Phone with No Root or Unlocked bootloader

A master reset will erase all data stored on the device. This type of reset should only be used as a last resort after all other troubleshooting steps have been exhausted. It is highly recommended ...
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Android 4.1 Locked Out

You can still flash the phone by installing a new ROM, this will factory reset the device. But I think you are doing wrong while trying to manually hard reset the phone. Follow the steps below: ...
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How can I make my lockout time stack?

This feature is rate limiting and is done to prevent Brute Force Attack This being a core security feature , it can be changed at OS level ( if at all ) and certainly would not be possible without ...
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Rooted S7 but cannot get pass FRP

Here is a list of steps I wrote for the same device, just the Edge so SM-G935V instead of the SM-G930V, although the process will work exactly the same. If you'd prefer to see an example then here's a ...
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ADB Sideload Password Reset on Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 on Sprint?

I ended up just factory resetting it. Thanks for the information, @AndyYan.
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Passcode reset without factory resetting phone

Your best shot is to use the Android Device Manager to force a temporary password. Go ahead and Google it. It should be the first result. This is the Google equivalent of find my iPhone. Once this is ...
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