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

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How we can open our Samsung Galaxy S2 with a locked pattern password if we don't know the email ID and password?

I know the pattern but somebody tried to open the password but due to using the wrong pattern the cell now is asking about email or backup PIN which I don't know.

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Your phone is asking for your Google account information to help you unlock your device. When you enter the information, your phone will unlock, allowing you to change or remove the password so you can use your device again. Restart your phone to see if your device will reset the password attempts number and allow you to try again. If it doesn't, you will have to log into the Google account. If you don't know the information to the Google account on your phone, you can try to recover it by clicking this link. However, if you are still unable to recover the account information to use with your phone, you will have to perform a Factory Reset. Keep in mind that while this method will delete all of your phone's data, it's the only way you can unlock your device to use it again. To learn how to perform a proper Factory Reset, read through and follow the steps in this great VisiHow in-depth article. When the reset is complete, be sure to log your device into a Google account to which you know the password so you won't have to perform a Factory Reset in the future should you forget your device's pattern again.

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My Galaxy S3 has a number code on it but it won't let me enter my Gmail?

It has a numeral code on the S3 and I need to get in it.

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If you have forgotten your PIN, then you will need to use your Samsung account to get in. Navigate to this Samsung Web site and enter your Samsung name and password. Click "Unlock my screen" under "Protect my device" and confirm it by clicking "Unlock". This should unlock your smartphone before or after you reboot it.

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Your second option is to download this file onto the microSD card of S3 by using a computer. Then, go into the recovery menu (click here) by following the steps in the "Hard Reset (use if the device is otherwise unresponsive)" section. Instead of choosing "wipe data/factory reset", choose an option to install or apply a zip file. Select the file on the microSD card and reboot your device by selecting "reboot system now".

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You can also hard-reset your S3 as shown here by powering it down first. This will erase all of the data on the internal memory of S3.

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Reset password without losing data, Samsung Avant?

Lost pattern and pin, need help to reset to get into my phone. Also no Google user password, can you help me

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I know my Google account and password, but I don't have WiFi nor do I have connection on it, it is an old phone. I do not want to do a Factory Reset because I need the content inside?

I know my Google account and password, but I don't have WiFi nor do I have connection on it, it is an old phone. I do not want to do a Factory Reset because I need the content inside

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Hello, my child has tried too many times to unlock my key lock and block it up, it is asking for an email address and a password. I have tried my email address and it will not work also it says it requires a pin code, I don't have that either. Can you help me with any of that?

My phone is locked and I don't want to do a factory reset

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