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

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How to remove pattern lock without losing data?

I don't have internet connection and my phone is not detected in Windows Explorer.

If you don't have an internet connection and your phone is not detected by your computer, your only option is to perform a Factory Reset. This will unfortunately delete all of your data but this is the only way you can unlock your Tablet. To learn how to perform a Factory Reset, read this VisiHow article.

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How to remove pattern lock without resetting?

How can I remove the pattern lock on my Android tablet without resetting it? I do not have any Gmail account associated with my device.

Unfortunately, there is no way to unlock a Tablet if it's not associated with a Google account. Thus, your only option is to Hard Reset your Tablet in order to unlock it. Keep in mind; hard resetting an Android device will erase all of its content.

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Follow the steps below to Hard Reset your Tablet:

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    Turn your device off.
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    Press and hold the volume down and power button simultaneously.
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    When your phone turns back on, release the buttons.
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    Now you should be in recovery mode, where you can scroll up and down using the volume buttons.
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    Scroll to 'Factory data reset' and select it by quickly pressing the power button.
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    You should now see a popup asking you whether you're sure you want to erase everything or not.
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    Confirm the popup to proceed.
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    Wait until the tablet is reset.
    Do not press buttons or try to turn your device off during this time. Especially do not remove the battery, as you could damage your device, rendering it unusable.
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    Once the process is completed, your Tablet will be unlocked.
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    You should now be able to use your device again.
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If you need more help resetting your Android Tablet, or if you have any difficulties performing these steps, let us know in the Q&A section.

Do you know how to remove a password without resetting your Android phone?

My mom forgot her password on her mobile phone and she doesn't want her files to be lost especially our family pictures and the ones we took when we were going on a trip and I hope you could help my mother with her problem that would be awesome.

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How can I access my Droid Razr without wiping my device?

This is my old phone that recently broke, the screen cracked. When I got it repaired I couldn't get past the lock screen because I ran out of attempts on the pattern and it's not taking my Gmail account info

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You will need to try one method before you will have to hard-reset the phone.

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    First of all, from the computer, download the ZIP file and save it to your microSD card.
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    Then, put the microSD card back into the phone.
    Keep the phone turned off.
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    Press and hold both the volume and the power buttons until the recovery mode appears.
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    Navigate with the volume-down button.
    Select options with the volume-up button.
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    Select "install zip" and apply the ZIP file from the microSD card.
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    Select "reboot system now".
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Unable to find the link to Gmail account in order to unlock my phone?

Hi Daniel.. While I was trying to change my phone screen lock pattern on my Tecno phone Camon C9, I got distracted and forgot about the new screen pattern I had just entered. Since then, I've been making vain attempts to unlock my phone, through what was proposed to me on the web. I even tried many wrong patterns, hoping to catch the loop to the Gmail account where I would have been able to enter my data. But I'm seeing anything while the phone is asking me to wait for 30 second before I could make more attempts. I feel very paralyzed because of that.. I need help!. Esther. I do not find the option about the Gmail account, although I do have one and registered my phone with it. I have tried: I tried the various options that were proposed, those apart from the reset mode. I do not want to loose any of my data. I have tried to make as many attempts on my screen lock, but could not remember the right one. I did not even dare to try the one leading me to the factory reset. I think it was caused by: I was distracted while drawing various patterns, trying to see which one I would remember more than the other. and I clicked on the continue button without realizing it. It led me to the page Confirm your saved pattern, but to no avail. I read about the option of Android Device Manager, but I had not yet installed it, so it could not help me

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How to unhack my cellphone by unlocking attempts?

Too many attempts at my pattern password hacked my phone.Now it asks me to sign in to my Gmail account,but it says ID or password incorrect.I don't want to lose my contacts and data.. What should I do?

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I am locked out of my Galaxy 7. Forgotten pattern. Was trying to turn this option off and must of messed it up. Locked out! I do not want to lose my pictures Please!

Writing is in Chinese, I can't understand?

I want to unlock my Qtab q120 and writing is in Chinese, I can't understand

As we are not sure what is happening on your screen, we can offer two solutions:

  • hieroglyphs next to "eMMC" (hard-reset), the 7th option in the picture below;
  • using an online translating tool. Navigate to http://ce.linedict.com/dict.html#/cnen/, click the pen icon at the top, and draw the hieroglyphs that you see one by one to form a phrase or words. This will help you to perform your next actions to unlock your smart device.
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How can I find the password on my daughter's new RCA 10.1 Tablet without losing data or pictures?

My granddaughter has forgotten her password. She and my daughter put some special pictures on her new tablet but now we can't get on to recover them, since she has forgotten the password. She is only 8 years old.. WE have tried everything, but when the device is turned on we get no help at all. Please help. Thank you. When I turn on the Tablet It just shows the picture my granddaughter chose. I can finally get to the password page and try entering various words (at least 14 each time), but that is as far as it goes. It just turns off again. It doesn't give me any choices to reset the password. I have tried: I tried entering multiple words and numbers, but it doesn't give any options for continuing. I think it was caused by: My granddaughter changed the password several times and she cannot remember any of them. She is only 8.

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Got stuck in the process of unlocking my Android smartphone - Sony Xperia?

Hi Daniel, I followed some steps posted by a certain blogger, but got lost on the way, it is an Android Sony Xperia smartphone. please advise should I remove the battery and start a fresh.. the steps were as below. 1. Turn off your phone. 2. press the down volume button and the power button simultaneously. 3. Follow the steps. . sorry for my poor English and Grammar. Regards. I have tried: Unlocking using a blogger's advice but got stuck amid the process and the phone can't go to the previous state since it has no back options. I think it was caused by: Got stuck on the way

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Data recovery on my tablet device?

I have forgotten my password on my Telefunken tablet, but I have so much data which is important for my work, so how can I recover it, without wiping the device

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How to unlock a missed screen pattern of cellphone?

The phone is GT5300 Samsung, was fed with too many attempts to open the screen and eventually locked up, how do I open it without doing a hard reset, I am based in Kenya

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What does FTM mean on my ZTTE zMAX T-Mobile?

Forgot my password (pattern) from a ZTE zMAX T-Mobile

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Urgent help needed please, I am locked out of my phone for 60 minutes and can't remember either passwords/pins?

I forgot my pin and password, and now I am waiting for an hour to "try again", I was just messing around with the directional lock and then added a pin but it seems every thing I try doesn't work, I want to get into my phone, and disable the lock and pin without having to put all the directional stuff in and the pin to change, is there an easy way to do this? my phone is a Samsung Note5 so it doesn't have external memory, thank you

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If I select no option, then my data will save or not?

In factory data If I click No . Then my data will save or not.. I have tried: I forgot my email ,pin code, pattern. What can I do to unlock pattern?

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How to do factory reset on Samsung S3 mini?

I want to format my Samsung S3 mini after press hold the power + volume up + home button the phone came up with 'No command', please want can I do

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How to reset Android 5.0 phone?

Three colors appearing when I clicked and hold power and down volume button. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: I forgot my password

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I have an LG phone with two more attempts to use the password. How do I get past this without losing my pictures?

The phone isn't allowing me to enter the correct password.

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    Open https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager on another computer or hand-held device.
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    Log in with your Google credentials that you use for the LG smartphone.
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    As soon as the Web page opens, ascertain that your mobile smartphone is selected in the upper-left corner.
    You may need to click the picture to select another device from the drop-down menu.
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    Click "Lock".
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    Enter a new password in "New password" and confirm it in the input box below.
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    Click "Lock" again and check your phone.
    You may need to reboot your LG smartphone for that.
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    If that did not help or you have no Internet connection, then copy this ZIP file to your microSD card.
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    Turn off your phone.
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    Press the key combination to enter the recovery menu.
    The key combination corresponds to the instructions on hard-resetting the smartphone, even though you are not going to erase data.
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    Once in the recovery menu, select "apply from SD card", "install zip", or similar selections.
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    Select the file that you have put onto the microSD card and apply the fix.
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    Reboot your phone by selecting the first option in the recovery menu.
    This may help you override the password.
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If I press volume down and power, only fast boot option comes, if I press volume up and power button a phone appears and a USB cable, when I connect USB with my PC and mobile no response, my phone is Xaiomi mi max

Please help me. My device pattern forgotten, device name mi max

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How do I find the zip file in the apply update to SD card menu?

I'm using a BLU Studio 5.0, I had the phone for a while and I replaced it, but now I need some files on it, so I can't factory reset. When I select the "apply update from SD card" option I'm not seeing the zip. Please help!

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My Samsung j7 phone got locked after restart. Its not recognizing fingerprint?

I have removed my pattern lock and set fingerprints, later I restarted my device after two days, and it is asking for pattern first before fingerprints to secure fingerprints, and as I don't have any pattern its giving message "invaild pattern" and does not recognize my fingerprint too. What should I do?

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