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

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I can't open the device I forgot the password?

But every time I put it in computer it requires USB debugging

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When you say open. I believe that you are locked out of your Tablet due to pattern and password. There are two ways that you can open your Tablet back and use it.

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    If the Tablet is connected to the internet, do on forgot password to know the correct password or pattern.
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    Reset to default.
    This means that you are settings the Tablet back to default and deleting it's content that you have downloaded or photos that you have taken.
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The USB debugging may not be off help as you did not enable it on your device.

In order for you to be able to use the USB debug option you will have had to activate this feature on your device before you got locked out of the device. Now that you are locked out thee will be no way for you to activate this feature without having access to your device in order to do so on the device.

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You can in fact use your Gmail account information so that you can gain entry to the device without having to use a Hard Reset on the device:

https://accounts.google.com/RecoverAccount?fpOnly=1

You can use the link above so that you will be able to gain your Gmail account information so that you can gain entry into your device using your new information you will need to establish about your Gmail account.

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HTC reset cannot Hard Reset it?

I have purchased a new phone recently. Unfortunately, I forgot my pattern lock. I have read on your guide that I can use my Google account to unlock my phone without losing any of my files. However, I can't figure out how I should do it. Can you help me?

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Yes, it's possible to unlock your phone using the Google account. However, your phone should be connected to the Internet, in order to use this method.

You can follow the steps below to unlock your HTC phone using your Google account:

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    On your phone lock screen, you'll see a 'Forgot password?' option.
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    Tap on it to proceed.
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    You should now enter your Google account credentials.
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    Follow the steps provided by Google.
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    When you complete those steps, your phone will be unlocked.
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    Your HTC should now be unlocked.
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If you still can't unlock your phone, follow the instructions in our main article. You can reach this page by clicking on the title of this page or the link below the article summary.

If you need more help unlocking your device, let us know in the Q&A section below.

How do I find the AUTH SUB TOKENS?

This is my first time in this situation so I do not know how to fix this... please help me!

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Factory Reset with unresponsive screen?

Hello! I have a cracked screen on my Pendo pad7 (7inch, 8GB). It still turns on, but I can't input the code to unlock it. How can I do a Factory Reset please? It is only 3 days old!

It appears that your touchscreen function is broken while your screen is working. It may be a hardware failure that needs addressing at a service center. Just in case, you can reset the device before you bring it to a service center.

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    Plug mini-USB(male)-USB(female) into your tablet.
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    Plug a computer mouse into the USB port.
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    Use the mouse to control the cursor on the screen to unlock the device.
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    From your home screen, you can reset your tablet by going to "Apps" > "Settings" > "Backup & reset" > "Factory data reset".
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    Confirm the selection, and your tablet will be reset.
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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device

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Where can I find the "recover via G-mail" button on the phone?

Note that my phone is Samsung Galaxy Note3.

In most Android phones you'll be able to unlock the device with your Google account by using the 'Forgot Password?' option on the lock screen. This is one of the fastest ways to unlock a phone in the event of a forgotten password or pattern. Keep in mind that using this method requires an Internet connection on your phone.

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Follow the steps below to unlock your phone using your Google account:

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    On your lock screen, tap on the 'Forgot password?' option.
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    Type in your Google account username and password.
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    Follow the Google instructions to unlock your device.
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    Once you complete the steps, you'll be able to enter a new password for your phone.
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    Your phone should now be unlocked, and you can enjoy using it again.
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Alternatively, you can read our main guide to try other methods of unlocking an Android phone. You can reach this guide by clicking on the title of this Q&A page or the link below the article summary.

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If you need more help unlocking your device, let us know in the Q&A section below.

I couldn't find my device in the list?

I forgot my mobile pattern. when I tried to find my Android device in the mobile as you said, I couldn't find

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I have a pendo that is locked with a finger pass and numer password Help?

I have tried everything that has been suggested on the net and still can not open it, one has a finger passcode and the other has a number code they belong to my children and I have asked them and they have no idea can you help . My Kids stopped using them years ago as they could not access them and I thought what is the use of having them anymore if they can not be used

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I can't find the drivers for the device I'm trying to reset?

I think this is the device - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Cheap-7-BLUE-Tablet-PC-Android-4-4-DUAL-core-camera-WEBCAM-bluetooth-/140864211928

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My niece has put a screen lock pin on the pendo pad and we can't unlock it?

The pendo pad is my mums and she is in Europe, so we r not sure if it has even been set up properly. not sure if it is linked with an email account for that type of unlock option

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Hi, I can't download any firmware etc., to even begin to reset it (Pendo pad 7)?

Reset Pendo 7 pad, I am about to throw it out of the window.

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer. Turn the tablet off completely. Then when you turn it back on, press and hold the power and volume up buttons as it turns on. This should get you to a factory reset that will allow you to change the password.

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I don't know what is wrong, could you help?

Can you help me, I am locked out of my device

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Is there a reset button on a Zamax?

Couple of weeks ago I lost my phone (ZTE max) so I reported it stolen and have received a new one. But a week later I found the old one, but I forgot the password pattern and the Google account will not work. How can I reset it without losing photos or anything if possible.

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My four years old son has set up his own password, but has now forgotten it, is there a way I can reset it?

Is there a reset button? I don't know what else to do?

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Unlocking panda tablet it has a passcode to get in it?

I bought this tablet of someone and its locked to someone's account, its got a password ?

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Unable to remember password for Pendo pad 4.0?

My son has a Pendo pad 4.0 and he can't remember the password. There is nowhere on the screen to reset it or anything, is there a way to factory reset the tablet at all or get in there? Please and thank you in advance

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My pen drive name is e token pro 2454?

I forgot the password . that I entered before ?...how to reset my pen drive??

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