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

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I changed the password on my Samsung S2 to numerical while walking down the street. I did not write it down afterwards, and now I don't know if it's a bug or indeed I am entering the wrong numbers. I tried almost hundred times to no avail. I even called Samsung, called VM, but Factory Reset is all they wanted to do. How can I get back in my phone without losing my data?

Can you please help me out? There is no data on the memory card I was told.


Your Samsung S2 functions just like any other Android device out there, so all you need to do is bypass the lock screen, or log into your Google Account to reset your password. If that does not work, you can also use a paid app to bypass your screen lock. To learn more about how to do any of these things, just visit the main guide.

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Samsung S2 locked due to multiple patterns and Gmail not working?

My children have locked the phone and Gmail is not working. I don't want to loose data. I have tried to use aroma file manager but at moment it showing authentication failure. I am trying to use adb Shell but device show error for not connected, even it is connected properly with correct drivers.

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You will need to remember your Gmail account info in order to get back into the phone without any loss of data. You can try to recover your info at Gmail's site here:

https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery

Once you've recovered your Gmail info, you can then use a PC or Laptop and sign in to the play store website and purchase the Screen Lock Bypass Pro app, seen here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.thomascannon.screenlockbypass.pro

Make sure that when you sign in on the play store site, your S2 phone device is recognized. Once you purchase the app, the installation will take place over the air to your phone and you can then follow the on screen instructions to bypass the pattern lock screen.

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Galaxy S2 i9100, the Gmail account is correct but the password is not, what to do if the mobile is not connected to the internet?

I attempted too many patterns so the only option I have to enter the Gmail account, I am sure the email is right but not sure about the password, I could change the password of the email in the internet and open it but in the mobile "I think" still need the old password, is there any way to reset the password in the mobile without connection or I have to wipe it and lose all, please help?

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There is a possibility that you are entering an incorrect password for your Samsung Galaxy S2 to unlock with your Google account information. To make sure that you're using the correct information, go to this Google website to try and recover your username and password. Once you've recovered it, enter the information into your phone. It will unlock to allow you to change or remove the password to something you can remember. If you can't retrieve your information, however, you will need to perform a Factory Reset. As you probably already know, this will delete all of your phone's data. To learn how to perform a Factory Reset on your Samsung Galaxy S2, read through and follow the steps in this great VisiHow article. Once the reset is complete, sign up for a new Google account here, write down the information, and log your phone into it so you don't have to perform a Factory Reset in the future if you forget your password again.

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After I key in my PIN, what do I tap for it to process. There is no OK button?

Samsung Galaxy SII PIN. I just set it up. I'm trying to get back into my phone. I enter the PIN and then what do I push. There is no OK button


If there is no OK button showing on your Android mobile device, you will need to restart it to make sure that it's not a temporary error. If you still have no 'OK' button, and the 'Volume Up', 'Volume Down', 'Home', or 'Power' buttons are not working, you either have a virus, or you have changed something that broke or removed your 'OK' button.

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You will need to remove the passcode using another method. One method is with the ADB tool, and as a last resort, performing a Factory Reset on your Samsung Galaxy S2.

More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: Can't unlock Android phone after providing e-mail and waiting for 24 hrs?

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

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