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Hard reset your Android phone or tablet when you forget the passcode or lock pattern

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There is no command prompt when I try to Factory Reset, there is just a picture of a lying Android with an open hatch?

I have an old tablet (Anderson ADT2.6) and I've forgot the pass-code, after trying it locked itself. To unlock it using my Gmail account I need WiFi, which I don't have so I can't unlock it. I've looked around on the web and followed your steps and watched videos after pressing volume key and power button a picture of an Android lying down with an open hatch appears, but no text please help!

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How do I wipe a Harrier tab of ALL evidence of old settings?

I have a Harrier Tab from EE that I have forgotten the password for. I have tried on numerous occasions to reset to factory settings, but it then tries to re-sync to my old settings, requiring the password I had forgotten. I want to wipe all evidence of those settings and re-enter them as brand new, with new password.

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Our Chinese Smartphone with PTel service does not work after porting its number to TING (Tucows). No password available to reset it?

We have a Chinese Smartphone with PTel service. We ported its number to TING (Tucows) and activated the SIM card by phone. Just before that, the phone buttons appeared dimmed, I think it has to do with the phone password, that was requested at some point but did not work with the one we had. Now I lost it because the text messages in the phone where it was is gone. We need the phone to work again, now with TING.

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Restore Samsung Galaxy S4 to factory pass pattern locked?

Usual procedure of holding vol control (up or down or both) plus power button, or all together with home button don't bring up restore screen - the phone just boots to the pattern screen normally when the buttons are released.

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I there another way to reset the phone - say through a PC connection with software?

Yes, it is possible to hard-reset your phone through Kies. Download and install Kies first by clicking the download link at this location.

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    Turn on the phone.
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  2. 2
    Launch Kies.
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  3. 3
    Connect your phone to the computer with the original USB cable.
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  4. 4
    In Kies, wait until the device has been detected and click "Tools" and "Firmware Upgrade and Initialization".
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  5. 5
    You may need to install additional drivers
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    If you are required to do that, then disconnect the USB cable and click "Install". Agree to continue and reconnect your phone. Repeat step 4.
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    Click "OK"
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    This will reset the S4.
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Hard reset your Android phone or tablet when you forget the passcode or lock pattern
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Hi, my thinkpad is being weird?

My keyboard won't work but touch screen will and most my stuff is being blocked by iBoss and it won't do the updates, please can you help, by the way, this is a student thinkpad my school gave us, but these problems came up and I am trying to fix this before Monday because then I go back to school. I have tried: Restarting, shutting down, and reconnecting and deleting all my stuff. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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