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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device

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How to Hard Reset a Chinese Android phone?

Hi. I had a lock pattern on my Chinese phone and my kid played with the pattern and I'm completely locked out. I have tried a Hard Reset but nothing is coming my way. Please help

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If you mean that you are stuck on a Chinese menu, then can read our guide on how to factory reset an Android phone with a Chinese menu.

Otherwise, if you are using an English menu, you can follow these steps to restore your Chinese Android phone to factory settings:

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    turn off your device
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    press the following
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    1. power button
    2. volume up/down or both
    3. home button (if any)
    4. if you do not have volume buttons, you should look for a reset button or hole and press that instead to trigger reset
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    release the power button when you see the Android guy
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    choose recovery mode
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    choose wipe data/Factory Reset
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    choose yes
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    device will reboot or will ask you to reboot
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If you cannot do this on your device, I suggest you let a technician who is an expert in Android devices (especially for China ones) check and fix the issue for you. Alternatively, you can contact the manufacturer directly, and obtain their software update, and a link to the program you'll need to install on your PC to perform a software assisted Factory Reset.

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I forgot my password on my Android Razr M screen lock how do I get into it without factory resetting my phone?

Put screen lock on the phone, forgot password, have Google account but don't know how to reset it through my email does not bring up "the forgot password" option, it just says if I keep attempting it, it's going to reset my password.

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You can easily reset your password through the Google Account Recovery Portal. Just follow the link, and then enter your details and information to confirm your ownership of the account. Once you've done this, Google will remotely reset your password for you, and you'll be able to regain access to your password locked Motorola Razr M, Android phone.

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How can I Hard Reset m horse 720?

I have forgotten my unlock pattern, and I have tried to press the volume and power buttons, but it directs me to the workability of the phone and such stuff, Please help asap.

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Please follow the steps below and make sure that you follow them in their order.

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    Turn off the phone.
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    Open the back cover.
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    Remove the battery.
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    Wait for five seconds.
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    Insert the battery.
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    Close the cover.
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    Press and hold the power and the volume up buttons at the same time.
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    Release only the power button when the Android logo appears.
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    Press the volume down button (if needed) to select "Recovery mode".
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    Press the power button to select "Recovery mode".
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    Press the volume down button (if needed) to select "Factory reset".
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    Press the power button to confirm the choice.
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    Press the volume down button to select "Yes"
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    The device will reboot.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy 3 Tab kids and the screen is locked on kids mode. I've tried doing the hard factory reset but it doesn't seem to be working. I don't know of any other ways of unlocking the tablet.

I have a Samsung Galaxy 3 Tab kids and the screen is locked on kids mode. I've tried doing the hard factory reset but it doesn't seem to be working. I don't know of any other ways of unlocking the tablet.

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You will have to boot into the safe mode.

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    Turn off the tablet.
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    Turn on the tablet but hold the volume down button while the tablet boots.
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    Unlock the tablet.
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    Tap on "TouchWiz Home".
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    Tap on the Application Drawer.
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    Locate the "Kids Mode" icon
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    Tap and hold the icon.
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    Drag the icon to the trashcan to uninstall it.
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    Reboot the tablet to get out of the safe mode.
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If this did not help you, you can try clearing the cache too.

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    Press and hold the power button to turn off the tablet.
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    Press and hold the power volume up buttons at the same time.
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    Release the power button when the Samsung logo appears.
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    Release the volume up button when the Android image appears.
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    When the menu appears, press the volume down button to select "Wipe cache partition".
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    Press the power button to confirm it.
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    When you see "Cache wipe complete", press the power button to select "Reboot system now".
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Also, try the next method.

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    Enter the following PIN
    :
    0000.
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    If it did not work, enter it four more times.
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    Tap on "Forgot password?"
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    Follow the prompts on the screen to reset your password.
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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: How do I enter my phone again

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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device
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I have a Sony Xperia Tipo and need to reset it?

Can't Hard Reset because I have no password or Gmail account can't access the phone to reset it

Method 1.

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    Please be aware that this method might or might not work, depending on your Xperia Tipo model.
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    Unzip the file you have downloaded into a folder.
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    In the unzipped folder, double-click "Emma.exe" and remember the installation path.
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    Move the "Customization.ini" from the unzipped folder to the installation path.
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    Launch Emma from the Windows start menu.
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    Turn off your Tipo by pressing and holding the power button.
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    Press and hold the volume down button.
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    Connect to USB cable to the phone and computer.
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    From Emma, select the Service (flash ROM).
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    Click "Apply Service"
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    The phone will be reflashed.
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Method 2.

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    Download, install, and run PC Companion.
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    Connect your phone to your PC with a USB cable.
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    Click "Support Zone New!"
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    Click "Start".
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    Click "Phone / Tablet Software Update"
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    Click "Start".
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    Click "repair my phone / tablet".
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    Click "Continue".
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    Check the box and click "Continue".
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    Click your phone model from the list.
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Method 3.

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    Turn your phone off.
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    Press and hold volume up, home, and power buttons at the same time
    .
    For some other Tipo models, just press and hold volume up and power buttons.
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    Release the buttons when you see the logo.
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    Move to "Wipe data/Factory reset" with the volume down button.
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    Press the power or home button.
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    Move to "Yes -- delete all user data with the volume down button.
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    Press the power or home button.
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    Move to "Reboot the phone" with the volume down button.
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    Press the power or home button.
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Method 4 (Unofficial). Please try it if the previous methods did not work.

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    Download the unofficial flash tool.
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    Download your Tipo ROM.
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    Click "instructions for flash click here" on the same page and follow the instructions.
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My HTL China Android phone gets stuck when I power on it?

Lately, I installed next launcher and when I press the home button it won't respond, when I restart it, it only turns on to show HTL logo but does not go any further. How can I restore it to the company launcher.

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You can restore by hard resetting the device. Be very wary of launchers that are not your stock or a custom OS build launcher. These often hard brick a device as just an accessory app/apk.

I have a Samsung Ace from Straight Talk that my husband and I share, well he was locked up and now I can't access the phone cause he was always with me. Please help, need numbers in phone, I don't know any by heart?

Please help me unlock, or disable pin code for Samsung Ace for Straight Talk..

If you know the Google Account details then you can login to the Gmail and see all the contacts that have been backed up on the device. You can also use it to access the lockscreen to disable. OR Login to the Samsung Account on the PC and remotely unlock the device through their Find My Mobile program.

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