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The weakness is actually in the fingerprints themselves and not the way Nexus 5x implements it. Fingerprints are less secure because they cannot be changed like a password and cannot be revoked if compromised. Fingerprints are also left everywhere such as, at a glass. They can then be captured and reproduced. Think about this: Android uses a touch screen. ...


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As far as I know, currently there is no setting to turn off the "safety lock" due to the addition of notifications on the lock screen. (Strangely, the lock is still there even if the user chooses not to display any notification) The best bet to bypass this is to use Smart Lock's Trusted face, a new feature in Android 5.0 Lollipop similar to previous face ...


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This is the right place, but it seams easier for people to help if they know your device as pretty much every settings screen is different for every device manufacturer. For instance in my G4 I can: Go to Settings Go to Display Go to Lock screen Select from (None, Swipe, Pattern, Pin, Password) As it seams None is disabled for you, I'm guessing you had ...


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Most superuser apps don't allow adb su access by default. Depending on the app you used the option may vary in location, but basically you need to go to settings in the superuser app and change it from "apps only" to "apps and adb." This should allow you to use su in an adb shell.


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After a while I figured out what the problem was, with a freshly flashed phone. Here I'll be answering my own question. Does the twrp decrypt command output something else when decryption succeeds? Yes, it outputs something like: Attempting to decrypt data partition via command line. Data successfully decrypted Updating partition details... ...done ...


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Adding to what Andrew T. posted, one can also have Trusted location: Phone will not challenge user with the pattern lock if the user is present at the location added in this setting. Home and Work locations will be present by default, more locations could be added. Trusted devices: One can add bluetooth devices such as Android wear or bluetooth headsets ...


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Note that @dan-brown seems to be right about the root cause of the issue - it looks like a corrupt install after flashing a new TWRP. However there is a non-destructive fix, as documented here. Boot into recovery Navigate to /data/system Delete the following files: password.key pattern.key locksettings.db locksettings.db-shm locksettings.db-wal Reboot


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Go to Settings Select Security Under Credential Storage select 'Clear Credentials'


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Sure. If you use automation app like Tasker, you can make your phone to disable screen guard, if it detects you are in your office. Detecting your location can be achieved in many ways. You could use any WiFi, if it can be used as a reference or rely on cell id, defining a radius. Please see a guide aptly named as Location without tears. It explains the ...


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YES That worked for me!!! I've broken my screen, and after removing the SIM to another phone, the avast alarm starts louder every time I turn on. Connect USB Open KIES Let the KIES waiting the screen unlock Log in @ http://findmymobile.samsung.com/ Ensure choose the correct device, unlock the screen. Done!!!!! I did without the SIM card


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I've looked at those papers and the problem always is getting enough data from the attacker's actions to know the user is no longer the owner. Which means that some other signal has to be provided to indicate that the owner is absent. The Bluetooth signal from a separate device provides such a signal. Its called Smart Lock. How to Use Smart Lock on Galaxy ...


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I encounter the same problem on my tablet, and was able to solve it by attaching an USB mouse to unlock. Please try if your device support USB mouse.


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First, remove the VPN entry. Settings will not let you remove the pattern unlocker until you do so. Then choose a "Slide" option from Settings -> Security -> Screen Lock I had the same problem and this works


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I downloaded the Android source and found the answer. The wild guess turns out to be right. This is the mapping: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 If your pattern is from top-left to top-right (0->1->2) then down to bottom-right (2->5->8), the string version of the password is "01258". The source for this comes from LockPatternUtils in package com.android.internal.widget:...


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Try re-flashing the stock NC5 firmware using Odin. See this answer for instructions. I have no idea why this is happening, but logically, I think that would have to work: You've already tried clearing the sources of security policies that disable settings (credential cache and device administrators). Also encryption, but you say the device was never ...


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Try this: Open your Settings. Scroll down and select Security. Clear Credentials. Check the Screen Lock setting to see if the low-security options are now enabled. If that doesn't work, you can revert your lockscreen security to Slide. Set your lockscreen security to Pattern from Settings>Security>Screen Lock. Click the power button on your phone to lock ...


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If the device is rooted, resetting the PIN/Password/Pattern involves the same dirty tricks that you would use if Google credentials doesn't work and you don't want to do factory reset. Install a file manager with root explorer abilities such as ES File Explorer or MiXplorer. When you're logged in as the primary user, use the file manager to go to /data/...


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If you have a Google account you can reset the password and you will not lose the data. For more details please check FAQ on Motorola site https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/97840/p/30,6720,9102


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What you can do since you have such an open phone is unlock the bootloader temporarily and flash a custom recovery to remove the password related files. Here's how: Unlock your bootloader - 1 Install a custom recovery - 1 Use the custom recovery's "File Manager" feature to remove the following files - 2: /data/system/password.key /data/system/...


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I am no longer able to use the pattern lock since I've enabled fingerprint recognition. However, when I did use pattern lock I always used all nine dots and I disabled all haptic and visual (line drawing) feedback. I could draw my shape in a fairly fluid motion and the latter movements wiped across the earlier, so judging from the fingerprint smear wouldn'...


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First of all, you'll NEED to root your device if you haven't done that (You didn't specify what device you have, so Google "(device's model number here) root") But READ this post: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-disadvantages-of-rooting-Android-devices/answer/Ashwin-Afhen before rooting your Android device Now, download THIS terminal emulator AFTER ...


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This is a Bug I've encountered on all my devices in the Past three years. It comes from a minor fault in installing, and Is CyanogenMod/CyanogenOS based. Essentially, some partitions have become unstable. When this first happened to me, I (like you) had a scrambled pattern- even though I used a PIN. The second time, My phone could not delete anything. The ...


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Method 1: (If you have rooted device and activated adb from developer options on your phone previously. I have mentioned it here so it may help others.) Download and install adb kits and driver from here Connect the phone via usb to your pc In command prompt type the commands below adb shell cd data/system su rm *.key Reboot. Disclaimer: I'm not ...


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I succeeded in removing the lock pattern on a rooted OnePlus One using the below. On the OnePlus forums an employee suggested this: You have to delete all your key files from system folder. Try this. Connect you device with usb and run following command. If you are not able to do so, i am afraid. You need a full wipe. adb devices adb shell su cd /data/...


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As you have seen yourself, that is not the standard procedure. Hence, if you like to have that I would suggest to have a look at Trust Agents (Smart Lock feature uses them). You probably could write your own Trust Agent app that checks for failed fingerprint authentications and then call the pattern authentication.


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It is impossible to do in lollipop without loosing all your data. Better to do not upgrade and stay with KitKat. It is sad that android is so closed, that I can't restore data in my own machine even if I have the root password.


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Official stock Android doesn't support that, but Cyanogenmod does since September 2015 in CM 12.1 ROM.


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I realize this thread is really old, but I actually used this info to much success! This is the correct grid to translate 3x3 pattern locks into a pin: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 This work on my Oneplus 3 running Resurrection Remix 6.0.1. Long story short, I enabled decrypt password on boot, but upon restarting it gave me the password option. This grid worked like ...


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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.


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In your phone go to the settings options and check for Security settings and find key lock settings. You will have Some options like PIN, Pattern, None. Pin is for the phone will ask you for a 4-digit number to unlock your phone. Pattern is for the phone will ask you to draw the pattern for the phone to unlock the phone. The pattern should be the same as ...


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