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

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How to unlock my Android phone?

My friend try to open it she tried many patterns and I also forgot my Google acct. password

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If you wanted to unlock your phone since you forgot the email and password you set. Unfortunately, the only way to unlock your phone again is to reset it to factory. Meaning you are going to delete all the content you have in the phone, such as:

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Contacts

Email

Photos

Videos

Documents

Books

Applications

Audio files

Latest updates of the applications and a lot more. The said data that will be deleted can only be retrieve by simply doing a recovery to have them back on the phone. You can also add them manually on your phone.

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The reset depends from the brand manufacturer you have. Some phones needs to have a PC Suit before you can reset, one good example is a Sony Xperia phone that requires you to have your PC Companion before you can reset. Anyhow, you may refer below to the steps

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1. Turn off the phone by taking the battery out for 5 seconds then put the battery back in after.

2. Select any of the following or try them all to which can help you access the recovery:

Press Volume Up and hold then Press Power button

Press Volume Down and hold then Press Power button

Press Volume Up then Home Button and hold then Press Power button

Hold the buttons for 20 seconds or till you see an Android icon or Android man with a warning or ! sign in red or yellow

3. To navigate, use the volume keys you have on the phone for up and down and power or home button to select. Simply scroll down and look for Wipe data then select it and then select YES to start the reset. This will take only a minute or 2

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4. Go back to the main menu and select on restart or reboot. The phone might take time before it boots up and start configuring the phone same as before.

For Sony Xperia. You need to use the PC Companion to re-install the firmware of the phone. Re-install means reverting all the content from it's original firmware and you really need to start from scratch on updating the phone's firmware. This is an equivalent of Hard Reset.

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My Android pattern forgotten pl help me my phone unlock?

Pattern lock forgotten,email not logged in

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From your description you have been locked out of your device without knowing its lock code and also you are stating that you never had a email logged into the device so that you can unlock the device without having to perform what is know as a Hard Reset. Being that you do not know either of the following information you are going to need to perform a Hard Reset on your device:

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Here are the steps along with a video link:

1. Power off your device

2. Hold bot the the Volume key + Power button

3. On the next screen highlight the Factory Reset option

4. Press the power button to make the selection to begin the reset

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Cannot remember my unlock pattern for my Droid Bionic?

I upgraded to a Samsung G4.. I want to use the camera in my old Droid Bionic... do not remember the swipe pattern and it will not accent my Google login or password..says invalid user name/password.. they are current.. how much will this question cost me?

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