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

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How to recover Android Tablet pattern?

Forgot the password of may Tablet since I log in


If you forgot your password for your Android Tablet, there are two ways for you to unlock the Tablet. First is by recovering the password and the second option is by performing a Hard Reset on your Tablet for you to log back in.

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How to recover your password or pattern:

This can only be done if the Tablet is still connected to the internet. If you left the WiFi connection as being enabled on the device or 3G connection if this is a 3G capable Tablet then you just need to attempt to unlock it until it shows a forgot pattern or password. Once you see the forgot pattern then select it and enter your email address and password for the Tablet to generate the correct password to be sent to your email. Make sure it is the correct email address, once you have entered the email address and it was being accepted simply go to your computer and access the email address then view it to unlock the Tablet and re-login.

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To reset:

Resetting the Tablet will cause data loss. When you say reset, that means that you are resetting the device to default values its basically erasing all the contents you added in the Tablet and all that will be left behind are the apps you downloaded and what are on the SD card. Resetting the Tablet varies per manufacturer, anyhow you can try the generic pattern to reset the Tablet to factory settings:

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1. Turn off the Tablet

2. Try the following button sequence:

Press and hold Volume Up + Power button

Press and hold Volume Down + Power button

Press and hold Volume Up + Home button then Power

Press and hold Volume Down + Home button then Power

3. Use the volume keys to highlight Wipe data and reset then press power or the home to select. After that select yes to start

4. After the reset on the Tablet, go back to the first menu then select reboot.

Once the Tablet has been rebooted, you need to configure the device when you first got it.

You will have to provide the email (Gmail) and password you used to sync your Google Play store . You have to be connected via WiFi or data connection. If not, you will have to do a Hard Reset. Do the following to do a Factory Reset:

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NOTE: This will delete all user data and apps on your Tablet

  • turn off your Tablet
  • press the following:

power button

volume up/down or both

home button (if any)

or look for a reset button/hole (http://screencast.com/t/fzfGvTOTJlV)

  • release buttons when you see the logo
  • use volume buttons to navigate and power to choose
  • choose wipe data/Factory Reset
  • choose yes--delete all user data
  • choose reboot now

You can also watch this how-to video:


If all else fails, send the Tablet to its service center to get it reflashed.

How to remove pattern password?

I want to remove my pattern because I cannot open my phone


If you have forgotten your pattern password for your Android device you are going to need to perform a Hard Reset on the device so that you will be able to gain entry into the device successfully. I will in fact be giving you the standard button combinations so that you will be able to reset your device and remove the pattern.

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Here are the steps that you will be able to perform in order to Hard Reset your device:

-Power down your device

-Hold the power + volume up key

-Release these buttons when you reach the boot menu

-On the boot menu use the volume key to highlight factory data reset

-Press the power button to reset the device

-After resetting all user data use the volume key to highlight reboot device

-Press the power button to reboot your device with its new Factory Reset settings

The above steps will allow you to be able remove the pattern unlock screen but also all user data from the device.

More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: I have forgotten my pattern.. now its locked no WiFi connection in my tab.. please help me

The above questions are from the following wiki...
Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device

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