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Perform a factory reset on Android Device

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I forgot the unlock pattern on my Android device?

I have Eurostar Android device, version 4.3. It is 7 inches with SIM cards. I forgot the unlock pattern. How can I unlock it without losing the files and apps?

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If you have internet access, you can use the Google Account Recovery option to unlock your device. Simply log into your Google Account, and follow the steps to unlock and recover your device. If you do not have access to that feature, you will need to click the title link in this guide to Factory Reset your device. That can be done by clicking the main Q&A title, 'Perform a Factory Reset on Android Device', which will take you to the full guide for factory resetting your Android device.

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How do I unlock my phone when I have entered too many patterns?

How do I unlock my phone if I entered to many patterns? It goes to the you have to log in your Google account screen. I am a new user to this phone so I do not have the info. What should I do without deleting my data?

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As your phone is not registered to your Google Account, it will not be possible for you to unlock it without advanced tools, such as the Android Debug Bridge (ADB), however, that tool only works if you have previously used it on your phone.

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You can try to plug your phone into your PC, and see if you are able to unlock it from there using your Google Account, or attempting to register it, but this usually will not work if you have not previously registered your phone. The other answer in this Q&A has steps to perform a Factory Reset, but that will cause you to lose all data on the phone.

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How can I unlock my Note4, if the fingerprint scanner isn't working and I have forgotten my backup password?

My phone's fingerprint scanner stopped working and I unfortunately forgot the backup password. I feel the only solution is resetting it. Do you think you have another solution.

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How to unlock my Tablet when pin is forgotten?

I have forgotten my pin of my Android Tablet, and I am not able to get it to unlock with other ways I've read about. Do you have any other solutions I can try?

The most commonly overlooked way to unlock an Android device is by using the Google recovery tool. This tool can be accessed through the 'Forgot password?' option on the device lock screen. However, in order to use this method, your Tablet must be connected to the Internet.

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If you forgot your Google account password, you can reset it using the Google account recovery tool. Follow the steps below to unlock your Tablet:

  1. 1
    On your Android Tablet lock screen, touch the 'Forgot password?' option.
    If you can't see this option, it's probably because you haven't reached the wrong password attempts limit. In this case, enter the wrong password five times or more.
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    You need to now enter your Google account credentials.
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    Follow the Google instructions to unlock your Tablet.
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    Once you finish these steps, you'll be able to choose a new password for your device.
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    Your Android device should now be unlocked.
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Alternatively, if you can't access your Google account, read the VisiHow article on how to recover an Android device in case of a forgotten password to learn more about other methods.

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My Samsung Galaxy S2 is locked out and I do not remember the email and password?

My nieces got a hold of my phone and did the pattern lock incorrect too many times to where all I can do is put in the Gmail account I used but I do not remember what I used if I did at all since it was a used phone. I'm to the point where I will Factory Reset it if I have to. Please help.

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I have forgot my privacy protection password on a mobicell vivo phone?

I can't perform a phone reset for my mobi cell vivo phone

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If a person resets their phone, will they lose their photos?

My son's phone, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, won't work with the fingerprint feature and he can't remember his alternate password. He was going to reset the device but was afraid he'd lose his photos

Resetting will erase all his personal data, contacts, memos, etc. As for photos, if he had set his photos to be saved on the External Memory Card, then he should remove the memory card then reset his device, thus keeping his photos intact. But if the photos are set to be stored in the internal memory, then resetting will erase those photos too.

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I am locked out of my daughter's HKC p776a-pr tablet by her pattern?

How do I get into her tablet without knowing the pattern or remembering her Gmail account and password she forgot them cause she lost the charger and I just bought her a new one

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How to hard reset my Cherry mobile phone if after pressing and holding the up and power button it appears NO COMMAND and no choices at all with which I can reset the phone

How to hard reset my Cherry mobile phone if after pressing and holding the up and power button it appears NO COMMAND and no choices at all with which I can reset the phone. I have tried: Hard reset. I think it was caused by: I forgot the anti theft password

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How do you unlock your Android phone when it has been locked due to too many pattern attempts and you can't access your Google account?

My phone has been locked, (like literally). I can't even access my Google account (probably because the phone doesn't have access to internet/WiFi). And to specify it even more my phone is kinda different. It's a cherry mobile (I don't know the full model name). And I believe the type of Cellphone brand only belongs to the Philippines. (Note: I'm doing this for a friend of mine and this is not my Android that I'm trying to fix)

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Hi, regarding my neutab model N7 Pro?

Never had a problem since I realize there is no fast boot or ADB fast boot to fix it worst to work so I'm in this dilemma, any ideas on how to fix this? I only forgot my pattern and for a guy who encrypts his phone etc I feel quite dumb I cannot fix this myself. Hopefully you are the guy who may be able to help

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My phone is not starting up and just shuts OFF automatically after sometime?

I have a Motorola Moto G (gen 1) phone and since few hours its not starting up. I upgraded today in the morning with Android Lollipop software, and after that animated world picture its not moving further to home screen menu. What should I do? and its showing device is locked on booting menu. Please help and guide

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I have an RCA Voyager tablet, and I forgot the pattern for the smart lock. Trouble is my tablet doesn't show a backup and restore icon in settings? Help

I have a RCA Voyager tablet, and I forgot the smart lock pattern. Trouble is I don't have a backup and restore setting to click on in settings! Help?

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What do I need to do to repair my SKK Glimpse 3G phone?

Sometimes the touch screen won't work! and its very hard to operate the phone because it won't follow my work when I touch any kind of app!

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Need to reset the phone help?

Hello, I bought a Samsung S5 mini from London, and its been locked to a service provider I like to know if resetting it would help? Thanks

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I didn't root my phone its Prestigio 4020 Duo?

They don't hard reset, volume up and power button

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Phone restarts and deletes app that I install, and change wallpaper, etc?

Phone deletes all things that happen between 2 boots and it shows app has stopped working for every app I posses. I have tried: Hard reset and phone refuses to do it, deleting apps and debug mode factory restart. I think it was caused by: When phone boots first error is Google play has stopped working

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