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

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Locked Samsung Galaxy S3 phone?

My phone is locked due to many pattern attempts and I cannot remember my Google credentials.

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Even though your Samsung Galaxy S3 is pattern locked, you can still open it by using your Google account. To do this, you'll need to have access to your Google account, and be connected to the Internet. Then you can use the tool Google has designed for account recovery.

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If you are connected to the internet, follow the steps below to reset your Google account password:

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    On your PC desktop, open a web browser.
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    Select 'I don't know my password'.
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    Enter your Gmail address.
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    Click on the 'Continue' button.
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    Follow the steps provided by Google to reset your password.
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    Once you finish those steps, you'll be able to enter a new password for your account.
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    Your account should now be accessible.
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You can now take the following steps to unlock your phone:

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    On your phone lock screen, tap on 'Forgot Password?'.
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    Enter your Google account address and password.
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    Follow the Google instructions to unlock your phone.
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    Once the steps are completed, your Galaxy S3 will be unlocked.
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    Your device should now be unlocked.
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If you're still unable to unlock the phone, you can try the other methods of unlocking an Android device discussed in our main guide. 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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My sister had this phone Galaxy Core Prime?

I got it from her and it had a lock pattern code and so I went ahead and did a full hard factory reset and it's asking me for a Google account and password

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