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

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I forgot my privacy password and now I want to unlock it without resetting my Android?

Only want to unlock my Android device without resetting. I have tried: I entered so many times wrong password. I think it was caused by: I have been trying to change my Android SIM

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    Go to your Google Account page from any device.
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    Log in with your Google email that you have assigned to the phone.
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    Click the Start option
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    Request a generated password.
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    You should now be able to use that generated password if your device synced properly.
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I forgot my Privacy Protection password. I want to avoid a hard reset. Can you help me?

I forgot my Privacy Protection password, I tried with zeros and numbers till six and nothing. I never changed it, I had to put it only once and never again and now is asking that from me. I don't want to do a hard reset because with that I will lose files that I need. Could you help me?. I have tried: Trying with passwords like 0000, 000000, 1234 and 123456. I think it was caused by: I put out my SIM card from a phone, but I think that could not cause a problem because I have done that so many times and never came to this.

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You triggered the phone's security when you removed the SIM Card. If the password is not working you can try to use the methods posted in the VisiHow article below to recover your phone. You may also still have to hard reset the phone and if you get asked again to input the password, you will have to flash new firmware and ROM on the phone. In the article below it does discuss ways to back up your data but if the security lock down activated the USB lock you will not be able to root the phone to transfer.

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How can I remove the privacy protection of my phone if I forgot my password?

My phone volume up button is broken only the volume down works. I have tried: I tried putting multiple passwords that I usually use. I think it was caused by: By putting too many wrong passwords

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Follow the steps above to solve your issue. You also can reset your phone with a broken volume button but it will be easier to try the 2 step verification first.

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Can you please assist in unlocking my phone? It is prompting for a privacy protection password?

I purchased a mobile phone (Micromax E311 Model _ Android OS) in India Last May & used it when I was in India. Recently, I got to move to the US last week. While starting from India to the US. I had a thought that I won't require (& won't be able to use) the Indian SIM cards (I used a 2 SIM cards & It is dual SIM mobile phone) here in the US. So, I removed these 2 SIM cards from my phone & handed it over to my parents for them to use it. After removing the SIM cards, I didn't note that the phone is locked and it prompted for privacy protection password. I got to note here that the phone is locked for a privacy protection password. Can you please assist in cracking this ?

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: How to unlock privacy protection password (anti-theft)

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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device
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How can I remove privacy lock from my Infinix Hot 2 Phone?

I removed a SIM from my Infinix Hot 2 phone and the next message I got is put your privacy lock pin, but I cannot remember putting any special pin apart from that which I have provided, please help me resolve this problem, sir!

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I set the password myself, and later my phone was stolen, now I found it, have forgotten my password, can you figure it out and send it to my email?

Forgot the passwords, the privacy protection password

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Forgot my privacy security password in Micromax Unite 2?

Actually, I kept swipe lock till yesterday but today it is asking to enter privacy security password to unlock the phone ...I don't even know what is that password .. then how to unlock it

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I forgot my password to the mobile anti-theft app?

So, last night when I switched SIM, I got the prompt to have that password entered and I am still unable to remember it until now

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I followed the 2 step verification but I got invalid number response?

Hi, I have a problem with my MTN Sm@rt phone and when I followed your steps on the 2 step verification, it says "invalid number" for my phone number. I have tried: I have tried putting numbers like 0000, 1111, 000000, 123456 etc.. I think it was caused by: I removed my SIM 2 and later when I put it back it gave me that message "please enter the privacy protection password to unlock. It is surprising because I have removed it before but never seen anything like that.

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Where do I find the option to request for a generated password?

I am on the 2nd verification page, but I cannot find the option to request for a generated password.

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Hi Daniel, I bought a new phone for my wife. It's a YeZZ phone Model # ANDY 5EI. I remember setting up privacy security password linked to her SIM. Unfortunately, I may not have appropriately uploaded the security settings to AVG Security and when she decided to change the SIM the phone locked up and she can no longer access the phone. Unfortunately, I relied on AVG but when I went to AVG that specific device was not listed. How can I regain access to the phone?

Model: ANDY 5EI. Part: A5EIBK. Sim1 EMEI: 356374083458108. Sim2 EMEI: 356374083458114. I tried several online solutions but I still can't get through. I have not tried hard reset but I'll leave that till last. I have tried: Tried several unlock codes from online sites without success. I also gave the phone to "experts" without luck too. I think it was caused by: Change of SIM card resulting in activation of security lock and I forgot the password.

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Please my phone has locked, I have tried to log into Android site but unsuccessful, please assist?

I had put a password, but I can't recall it, my phone is Tecno J Boom 7

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How To Fix System Manager App Lock Password Reset Without Factory Resetting?

I am using Infinix Hot 3 smartphone. When it was still new, I decided to use app lock from the system manager application, I turned it on and created a password and selected specific applications to be locked. After some time I switched the app lock off with no problem. Today I switched on the app lock again and it is asking me for my old password, which I do not remember and there is no option to click forgot password. All the apps I selected the first time have been locked, and I can not access them. How do I resolve this, please urgently without losing any data on my phone, thank you.

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How to factory reset a tichips T705 pro tablet the privacy password keeps showing up if I use the reboot system which is the only reasonable option I get?

When I press the suggested keys that is the power button and volume up button, I only get two options that is 1. reboot system now and 2. apply update from ADB

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