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Perform a factory reset on Android Device

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How can I unlock my Android phone when I forgot my pattern?

My phone has a pattern lock but I don't know how to unlock it. Can you help me?

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To unlock your phone when you've forgotten the pattern, you'll need to use the Google Account Recovery tool. This will allow you to log into Google, and confirm your identity as the device owner. Once you've done that, you can update your pattern, and change your passwords.

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We have instructions on how to do this in the main guide on this topic. To view that guide, scroll to the guide intro, presented in this Q&A, and click the link at the end of it to view the full article. Once the article is open, select Step Two, which will explain the Google Account Recovery tool.

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In the even you are unable to use the Google Account Recovery tool successfully, there are other steps in the linked guide that will help you to reset your pattern and regain access to your device. As a last resort, you may need to view Step Seven, which will walk you through factory resetting your Android device. Just keep in mind that this will delete all information from the device, so you'll want to copy any files you can from your PC, before starting the Factory Reset process.

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I forgot my pattern on my Fly IQ239 ERA Nano 2 phone?

I forgot it and tried everything, it's running Android 2.3.5 but it has only lock, volume + and - buttons. Some ways of unlocking need to have camera button :( Also there is not "Forgot Pattern" and "Reset Pattern" options and my device isn't registered on Google yet.

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I forgot my unlock pattern on my Tablet?

I forgot my unlock pattern and I can't sign in to my Gmail.

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In this case, you will want to use the Google Account Recovery Portal to reset your device password. This will allow you to confirm your ownership of the device to Google through a series of questions. Once you've done that, your password will be remotely reset. Then, you'll have to set a new password on your Android tablet. Once you do that, you'll be able to use our device again. In the event these steps do not work, you'll be forced to perform a factory reset of your Android tablet. Just follow the steps in the linked guide, but keep in mind that you'll lose access to all saved data.

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My password won't work, on my phone?

I assigned a password to my Android phone and it worked earlier and now it doesn't, I can't unlock the phone.

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Perform a factory reset on Android Device

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