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

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I can't reset my Android, what really is the problem?

How can I reset my Android phone? I have forgotten my pattern.

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If you are unable to complete a full, proper Factory Reset by [Perform a factory reset on Android Device following the steps in this VisiHow article], it means that your phone is suffering from a hardware malfunction. Factory resets only fix hardware issues; if your phone is unable to complete one, it means that a component in your phone is defective, which is preventing your phone from properly performing the reset. Unfortunately, you will need to contact the manufacturer of your Android phone to schedule a repair. If you're under warranty and you didn't cause the malfunction, you will be able to get your phone repaired for free. However, if you aren't under warranty or you did cause the malfunction, you will likely have to pay for the repair.

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How to reset Samsung advance pattern password?

My phone can't be opened because of that password. Can you help me?

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Navigate to the Samsung Web site to reset your password. Just log in with your Samsung credentials and click "Unlock my screen" under "Protect my device". Confirm your action by clicking "Unlock". You may need to reboot your device after that.

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If that did not help, copy the file onto the microSD card and boot into the recovery menu by following steps 1-6 in this tutorial. Select "apply update from external storage" and point to your file. Reboot the smartphone by choosing "reboot system now".

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The last resort is hard-resetting your Samsung as shown in this tutorial.

My phone is Samsung S5, Samsung sent me a subscription they said I must subscribe, if not the apps will close, I rejected to subscribe and my mobile is closed

My phone is Samsung S5, Samsung sent me a subscription they said I must subscribe, if not the apps will close, I rejected to subscribe and my mobile is closed

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Samsung Galaxy tab 2 7.0 always restarting after every 1 min?

I cannot hard reset my Samsung Galaxy tab 2 7.0, still in the same set up after I hard reset it. I have tried: Hard reset. I think it was caused by: I don't know.

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How do I reset a Motorola Droid Turbo without previously synced account information?

I swapped the SIM card from another phone to this one and when going through the Setup Wizard, I keep getting stopped at the message "This device was reset. To continue, sign in with a Google Account that was previously synced on this device". I enter valid Google account information and it still doesn't take it and brings me back to this prompt. I've already done the factory data reset and have even gone so far as the AF Fastboot Flash Mode screen to try and reset. I cannot get past this step in the setup process. The phone was reset using 10 invalid login attempts when entering a pin. I have tried: All the steps in your article that I could base on where I am in the Setup Wizard. The phone is completely useless at this point as I can't make calls until the Setup Wizard is completed. I think it was caused by: Doing a reset by entering 10 invalid PINs, now Android requires account information to unlock it so I can go through the Settings menu to perform a normal Factory Data Reset. For some reason, it is not recognizing the Google information entered and I've tried several alternative methods as they've been presented.

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