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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 Tablet after too many wrong attempts?

My Android tab called eTab got locked after too many wrong pattern attempts and now I do not know neither my Google password nor my username ..What can I do?


If you forgot your email address and password to unlock the Tablet. An alternate way would be a Hard Reset of the device which will delete the following:



Music or Audio files


E-Books and any other stuff on the device.


This can only be retrieved if you have a back up on a computer and do a restore. But if not, you can simply start from the scratch to re-download the applications, music, audio and documents. However, for the videos or photos if those were taken by you. You cannot restore them if they are movies or clips that you downloaded, simply download them back and transfer.

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You can try this generic method on how you can reset your Tablet to unlock:

1. Turn off your Tablet first

2. Press and hold any of the combinations:

Press and hold Volume Up then Power button

Press and hold Volume Down then Power button

Press and hold Volume Up plus Home button then Power button

Press and hold volume Down then Home button and the Power button

Wait for a vibration and let go of the power but continue pressing the other buttons on your Tablet. If it did not vibrate, continue holding the buttons for 20 seconds until you have the recovery screen or menu.

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Use the volume keys for navigating and home or power to select.

3. Select Wipe or reset then YES to start resetting.

4. After the reset, simply go back and hit on restart/reboot

Your Tablet will not be on default then start from scratch on having all the applications back.

The only way left to do is a Factory Reset. You will have to do the following:

NOTE: This procedure will delete all apps and data

  • turn off your Tablet
  • press the following:

Power button

Volume up/down or both (try different combinations)

Home button (if any)

Or look for a reset button or hole in case there is no physical volume buttons

  • release buttons when you see the logo
  • choose recovery mode
  • choose wipe data/Factory Reset
  • choose yes--delete all user data
  • choose reboot now

You can also watch this how-to video:


I turned off my WiFi so my kids did an attempt to log on as a result I cannot log?

My Android is Denver tablets can I log in without WiFi. I have tried: Pressing on power button and hold volume. I think it was caused by: Too many attempts


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