Monday, 12 November 2012

How to unlock android phone when not knowing ID/Password after too many wrong pattern attempts..?




This has been a common problem with most android users that, someone(while playing with their cellphone) activates the lock by drawing wrong unlocking patterns, leading finally to a window asking Google account
User name and password. I recently got screwed up, as the kid living next door tried unlocking my phone. If wrong pattern is entered 20 times, the Android OS locks your phone with a "TOO many pattern attempts" message and asks for your Google account name and password.


Now there are various reasons for which people can't come out of this situation -
  • Either they don't know the ID/Password.
  • The Packet Data is not activated, so even if right ID/Password is entered, it wont help.
  • The Internet setting of respective Network Service Provider is not installed.
It was a hard time for me to swallow the truth that, MY PHONE WAS LOCKED, as the account in the phone was of someone else's. I googled the solution for this, but found unusefull tricks unlocking the phone as they needed the phone to be in USB Debugging mode. But, somehow, i managed to find a solution to this(though it was done accidentally). If you go at any mobile shop they take ample amount for doing simple steps for unlocking it. I will tell you what they do. You need to follow some simple steps. I have tried the technique on Samsung Galaxy Y (Young). Probably it may work on all android devices

Note - this method involves wiping off all data on your phone, including installed apps and the setting you have done. If you want to try another method, which doesn't reset your phone, you can see it here(But, i can't assure you that it will surely work). If that doesn't work, this will surely work

  1. Turn off the phone
  2. Long press the upper volume key, menu key and the power key simultaneously
  3. relieve for a fraction as soon as you see the screen display in "Samsung Galaxy Y young" again press the 3 keys simultaneously
  4. Now you will see a screen displaying "Android system Recovery"


    5.  select the 3rd option("Wipe data/factory reset") using the volume keys and press the centre menu key


    6.  select the "Yes" option again using the same keys.
    7.  after some time, it will say, the reset is done
    8.  just select the reboot option and your phone is UNLOCKED.
Though it will wipe all your data,i find it relevant as it saves some of your bucks.
It's done...!!!

239 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for your information . It worked with my Galaxy Pop SCH-1559 CDMA . I am very happy happy.Thank you so much.............

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  2. Its good toknow that my posts are beneficial for others. Thank you for writing your views here.

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    1. hi! i follow your methods on your post, but its not working on my phone. the lights of the screen is still on and there is an "emergency Dload Mode"
      (ARM9 mode) on my screen. what should i do? please help me. my phone model is samsung gt 15503.

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    2. how to unlock intex aqua marvel .plz help :/

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    3. my phone is still locked nt working....by pressing switch button and volume here's coming..
      enter factory mode
      err mode

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    4. how many time does it take please reply

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    5. Hey.. I tried those steps and after reaching the screen that says "recovery mode or factory mode" on my canvas 2 i chose recovery mode. Then the scren goes off for a sec and all I can see is exactly the same pic as the first one here on this link
      http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&site=webhp&tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=jHcSUp_ZDIiJrAfg4IDYDA&q=hard+reset+android&oq=hard+reset+android&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.3...26837.28432.0.29435.18.2.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c.1.25.mobile-gws-hp..18.0.0.CmEAZPtmFqU&biw=480&bih=700&sei=sHcSUr7BMM7rrAeU44DwCA

      Help please.. :(
      And yes my problem is the same that I am locked out with no internet access in my phone..
      Thanks in advance..

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  3. Its not working in micromax a110, help me guys

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  4. In canvas 2(A110) you need to first switch off the phone. Then, press power key, volume up key and volume down key simultaneously. You will come across 2 options, factory mode and recovery mode. If you want to hard set your phone, select recovery mode. Navigate using volume rockers and select using the home button(left dedicated touch button). And then select wipe data/Factory reset option using the same keys.

    Its Done..!!!

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    1. thanks yr thik ho gya phone phir

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    2. Thanks buddy. I have done it but at all data cost !!!!:) :(

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    3. thnx a lot vishesh
      i got it..........

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    4. Thank u a lot visesh...........u helped me a lot...............i was got frustrated with my blocked Micromax A110 Canvas2 mobile pone..................ur trick is solved and got unlocked...............Iam very glad to u.....................God bless u

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    5. tell me for micromax bolt a35

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    6. how to unlock pattern lock of my micromax a72

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    7. how to unlock pattern lock of my micromax canvas viva a72

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    8. hi in canvas 2(a110) am not getting unlocked....can you say whats my mistake in this procedure

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    9. Thank u very very much for this, i m mobile phone repairing technition. now i will some money from ths help, first i was don't know about this n i have returned many customers of this problem mobile sets, but now i can do this thanks again dear friend. Shahid Malik

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    10. Thank u very very much for this, i m mobile phone repairing technition. now i will some money from ths help, first i was don't know about this n i have returned many customers of this problem mobile sets, but now i can do this thanks again dear friend. Shahid Malik

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  5. thanks allloooot Vishes It worked for my canvas 2:):):) thanks alot

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  6. Its not working in sony experia E dual, help me guys

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    1. Sorry, dude, i haven't used that cellphone, have no idea about unlocking it.

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    2. hii vishesh ....by using this method will i losse my data ??

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  7. will it erase all the messages and contacts??

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    1. yeah, it will hard set your phone. Including erasing of all installed apps, contacts, messages,etc

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    2. but if we do it from an authorized shop then also will all my data including my messages and contacts get deleted ??

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  8. thank you so much, i had a same problem,,,,, after doing this method my phone is normally working, thank you for such like this information, ,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  9. Thank you very much....it worked on my galaxy y....i saved my money and the most important time...thank you once again.

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  10. Not working my samsung galaxy Y Cdma phone :( pls healp

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  11. Aliya thanksssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  12. tnx so much bro it works on my phone.. god bless

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  13. very helpful! thanks! it really worked with my galaxy y..

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  14. wow. thanks buddy. was too tensed. now my phone is ready and working as usual

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  15. thanq thanq thanq thanq thanq thanq thanq thanq....... very much......

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  16. i would like to thank u sir from bottom of my heart it works in my phone

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  17. thank u so much it was really helpful

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  18. Thank you so much dear ......... really nice u r,,,,,,,,...
    its really worked....

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  19. Thank you man.. you are a life saver.. my girlfriend was playing with my android phone, trying to guess my pattern, not that i wouldn't tell her, either way.. she locked the phone.. and i spent about 4 hrs trying to figure out how to unlock this.. and finally I found your post.

    You are an angel AND a knight in shining armor man.. I really owe you for this..

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  20. Hi i am Anand i facing TOO many pattern attempts in my new fly F40 android 2.3.5 phone all contacts are in phone only. i circus with whole day but not get solution. i need your help to solve this problem without erasing any contacts in the phone.

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    1. Sorry bro, if your phone is locked by wrong attempts, then i don't think you have any other option, than hard setting your phone. M not sure, but i don't know any other method.

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    2. bro please help me unlock my micromax a72. i tried the above steps but it didnt help

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  21. Thank you sir you Saved My Phone Love you sir Salute to you.

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  22. My phone fly f40 its not work pls help me sir

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    1. I, seriously, have no idea for this device, i haven't used it

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  23. sir for micromax A57 ninja 3??? plz do reply...

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  24. What I have to do in my micromax A50 android phone

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  25. its not working in karbonn a5

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  26. thanks its really work
    may god bles yuo very much

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  27. Is there a way to unlock without deleting unread text messages?

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    1. May be, but, i don't know, frankly saying

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  28. Great Thank you vary much, it helped me a lot.

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  29. OMG !! THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH !! HOW SHOUD I THANK YOUUUU :)

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  30. thanku sooo much it works........

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  31. my phone is LG and i cant loge in

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  32. a million thanks ! i almost cried when my phone was locked. my friend exceeded the attempt limit. now i feel relieved. thanks again!!! :)

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  33. my phone is mts sp100 cdma. it is not unlocking .plz help me sir.

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  34. help me pls .. my brother did this many times and locked my phone . how can i unlock my MICROMAX A57 , ninja 3 .. iknow my id and password but its not working.. pls help me asap..!!

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    1. Try with power key+volume up key simultaneously, after switching off the phone. You will enter recovery mode

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    2. no dud it shwng sumthing else??????plz help
      IT MICROMAX BOLT A27

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  35. maine kiya tha lekin then (emergency mode) aa geya plz help me mai kya karu plz plz plzzzzz

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  36. Thank you Very much allah show's right path for you.

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  37. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH DUDEE YOUR'E GREAT !!!!!!!!

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  38. Thank you dude! you are a life saver you just saved my life.By mistake,I locked my dad's phone but you just saved my life thanks man

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  39. what for my htc amaze plz tell me

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  40. Mine is Micromax A35 Bolt and I had 30 wrong attempts. Please please tell me what did happen after that And how can I unlock my phone I removed sim and tried but everything went wrong.

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  41. How long does it take to unlock

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  42. Thanks ..it worth alot to me...

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  43. i have tried this but my middle button has broke, is there anything else i could do?

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  44. he but phone was not androiod so what to do example Samsung gt b 5310

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  45. For android phones without middle button (menu key), you can use the following way -
    firstly, switch off the phon, then press the volume up/down key, then briefly press the power button simultaneously, and leave the power button after the company logo appear, but don't leave the volume key, you will come across the recovery mode menu. Navigate with volume rockers and confirm your selection using the menu key(touch button), and follow same step.. steps

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  46. WOW.......It is amazing...!!!
    You are the best.....THANKS A LOT BUDDY.

    for people who did not get the result.....- please READ CAREFULLY AND DO STEP BY STEP....!
    AL THE BEST.

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  47. Dude thanx alot... it helps me to save my time & ofcourse money. But I lost my data.

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  48. Hey Dude, Thanks a lot for your post. i had same problem in my andriod and i was looking for solution from last few days. ur post is simply awesome i got my device unlock immediately :)

    Thanks again!!

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  49. hey frnd after select the YES button mob connot reset .......... pls help me

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    1. After selecting YES button, it will take some time to process your request. Then you will have to select restart option, then only your phone will be restarted...

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  50. while entering into recovery mode my mobile shows Ramdump mode force upload error.plzzzzz help.

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  51. it did not work on my samsung anycall Galaxy U.please help. i am not really using this much for communication as i also have other phones like BlackBerry and Samsung Galaxy. This is only for multimedia like music. Please help

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  52. after pressing volume up and power buttom..my mobile screen became blank and not come any recovery mode....please yar someone give me the right solution

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  53. really great...thank uuu sooooooo much

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  54. I am having karbonn A6 and it is showing username and password and when trying to enter recovery mode it shows an icon and no key works after that how to fix please tell me pleaseeeeee............

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  55. i have dell xcd35 android phone too attempt but not unlock my phone plz give me suggestion

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  56. Thaaaaaaaank you sooooooo much! Muah!

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  57. my hand set is micromax a57 and now my phone is unlock but my date is lost very very thanks
    regards
    magician dr c p yadav
    www.cpyadav.com

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  58. my Samsung b5512 same problem cannot solved please help me

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  59. i know the factory reset thing but my contact is very important, so i cant wipe off all my data.. can i unlock the screen without wiping off my data, atleast my contact is reserve? my debugging mode is enable(its lucky i always enable it) but my package data n internet is off... can someone help?

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  60. THANKYOU BRO THANKS FOR UR IDEA!! IT HELP TO UNLOCK MY PHONE AND I SAVE 300 RS COZ OF U


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  61. i am using Canvas 2 A110 my phone is locked i want using reboot options but issue is my phone data..and software so damaged...?

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  62. Thank you so much...Helped so much..
    Been months since my phone was locked...
    Now able to unlock with your technique..
    Thanks again

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  63. thank u so much... mobile shopkeeper had said software have to download... charges will be rs 200/250...
    thank u so much...

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  64. Thank you very much, my little sister blocked her Galaxy SIII mini, and this helped alot !!!

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  65. help me. mine T98 wont work this action. huhu. how can i unblock my tablet. i forgot the ID and password :(

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  66. hi ma apna dell XCD35 ka partten lock ka bad me hune wala lock unlock krna ha mane phale apne id use kr le but kuch huya nahi

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  67. This rilly helped me.... Thanks so much

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  68. Thank u very much............ u r fantastic

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  69. the best android tip very useful!!!!help a lot!!!!

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  70. Mine S2 has got locked after 20 wrong password attempts. I tried the above steps , but after step 6 its asking to confirm password :( What to do now ???

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  71. I have Motorola xt502 and its lock with pattern lock I was forget the pattern and I also removed my google account plz help me

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  72. Thank u very much............ u r fantastic

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  73. Replies
    1. thanks you ...................so much

      my mobi ......... unlock ok

      thanks

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  74. how do i do for motorola mb526

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  75. sir my phone is carbonn a6 it is locked by attempting multiple pattern codes and now it is creating lots of problem to me kindly help me

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  76. i have spice mi 350 mobile(lenvo A10)is their any other process to unlock the phone

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  77. plz help me after i press the 3 keys in my lenovo A390
    it shows recovery mode at the bottom of the screen in xtremely small font and den android locked image comes and it hangs...it never load into recovery mode

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  78. thanks a lot bro...its working on micromax a65

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  79. It worked great for me. Phone was unlocked in seconds all my contacts and pics were still there though i lost my messages which is ok. Lost my facebook and watsapp how do i reinstall those?

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  80. doesn't work on my anycall galaxy k :(

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  81. Hello
    my device is zync z5
    and when i power, vol+ and home simentaniously a warning box is shown in display and after 3min device is auto swich on bt reset is not done.
    Plz help me.

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    1. you need to give a moment and press the same three keys when a warning box is displayed you would get it

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  82. thanks boss u saved me 350 rupees :)

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  83. plz my cellkona59 forget my lock for pattens attempts plz help me

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  84. symphony andriod not working

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  86. I m only getting 2 option (REBOOT SYSTEM NOW AND APPLY UPDATE FROM SDCAR).........well I have try reboot system . it's showing me rebooting but after that nothing happens.. ....I have micromax a50 please help me out....................

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  87. Hey Thank u so much
    It was really a pain to visit all stores who asked for a good amount of money just to follow these sinple steps
    Thanks a lot Sir
    It very much worked on my Samsung Galaxy Ace duos device
    -Ganesh.R.Sunkerikar

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  88. AMIT RAGHUWANS
    hey i hv micromax A52 your trick is not working with that phone
    help me to sort out this problem

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  89. Thanks a lot. it really works with android phones.

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  90. i selected factory reset but menu key to select is not working...what to do

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  91. thanks dude it really worked for me too... thanks alot.... :)

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  92. how to unlock micromax a27

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  93. how to unlock htc desire h.d?n hw long do i hv to press d 3 keys?

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  94. Thank goodness for people like you to help people like me Vishesh!

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  95. i have XTOUCH 506S model. is this method for all android? plz help me out... frustrated with locked fone...
    tell me how t unlock my fone its xtouch 506s .

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  96. Vishesh tip thi vishesh bhai may u live long

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  97. hello my device lg optimus l7 dosen't do nothing i try all this but nothing do plss help me!!

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  98. thank u so much.my mobile now unlock,1st time 200rupees waist kya tha mobile me .avi only 5min waist hua he dear..ha ha ha

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  99. For several days, I did not have any solution to this problem until now. Thank you very much for the help. It worked on my O+ unit, with some other key strokes adjustment parallel to your instructions

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  100. thanks you very much dear

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  101. hey plz plz plz help me...i'm using micromax a72 and its locked ...the same prob as others bt wen i press the buttons as said above....the phone simply restarts and doesnt show any recovery screen

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  102. Thank you so much for your help....God Bless :)

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  103. after recovery screen appears ....

    i select the factory reset button!
    then,
    it doesnt responds...even it doesnt ask for the confirmation....

    i m really frustrated with it I am using micromax A25

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  104. thank you so much...
    finally i can unlock my phone..
    i really appreciated ur help :')

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  105. hii to all
    you can unlock the phone when phone is connected to internet with WIFI or mobile-data.
    so simply switch on the wifi with this few steps and unlock your phone as it was befor being getting locked
    1. call to your no.
    2. receive call double tab the screen to unlock the phone.
    3. slide down the notification bar
    4. switch on wifi or data or both .
    5. connect to any network you can.
    6. enter google id and password as it is how you use on pc to login to mail account.
    7. your phone will ask you the new pattern you want to use to unlock your phone.
    now your ready to use your phone as earlier .

    :):):):):):):):):):):):)

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    1. thanks a lot alekh jain, i was able to unlock my wife's phone without losing any data.

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  106. Thank you so much for the help. I accidentally locked my friends phone and we tried everything and spent 2-3 hours trying to fixit and worrying as it wasn't my phone. We created new password, took the sim out and the batter and my last resort was this website. This was really useful. You saved my life and my cash too! You are awesome. God bless you for your kidness of posting this website!. Great help! Worked for the samsung S!

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  107. i want to that my phone contacts will be saved or not while following these steps
    plz reply soon or call me at
    9795-420-007

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  108. Hi....when I press VolUp+Power key the menu shows following options:
    1-Phone Test
    2-Phone Test Result, etc

    it doesnt show any option related to phone reset....!!

    what should i do now??
    if I press VolDown+Pwr key then it shows a Triangle with a Phone lying beside it and no button works there, and i have to remove the Battery to restart it.....Any suggestions plz

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  109. thanks a lot thanks a lot ya it works but one problm is there if you do this u hav lost all data in ur device....


    thank to MR. Alekh jain..

    thank you sir .... thanks a lot .....i was trying to unlock my device since evening it was locked accidentally...and finally i have done and now its unlocked.......thankuuuuuuuuu

    Alekh jain....
    so simply switch on the wifi with this few steps and unlock your phone as it was
    1. call to your no.
    2. receive call double tab the screen to unlock the phone.
    3. slide down the notification bar
    4. switch on wifi or data or both .
    5. connect to any network you can.
    6. enter google id and password as it is how you use on pc to login to mail account.
    7. your phone will ask you the new pattern you want to use to unlock your phone.
    now your ready to use your phone as earlier .

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  110. I ve same prob mentioned by @Shahjee....
    "Hi....when I press VolUp+Power key the menu shows following options:
    1-Phone Test
    2-Phone Test Result, etc

    it doesnt show any option related to phone reset....!!

    what should i do now??
    if I press VolDown+Pwr key then it shows a Triangle with a Phone lying beside it and no button works there, and i have to remove the Battery to restart it.....Any suggestions plz"

    if any 1 knws the solution, plz sahre

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  111. hi friends my phone samsung galaxy y also locked by my son unexpected ly
    and tried many times but i was unable to connect with internet
    finally i tried as per ur instruction, and i recovered my phone
    but lost data.
    it is ok
    no problem
    my phone became live
    thanks lot
    p sadish

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  112. My ZTE V9 Light Tab is locked since 3 months. I tried lots of solutions that are mentioned online, but none of them worked for me. When I tried one of solution to press POWER + VOL UP + VOL DOWN then after the Android LOGO "FTM" appears and nothing happens. Plz help..

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  113. Thank you Alekh Jain. Your steps mentioned above helped to overcome this pattern lock problem. Followed ur steps, happy to see my phone without loosing any data contents. Also special thanks to my colleague Saritha for giving me this update.

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  114. how can unlock micromax A92 lock.........

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  115. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so AWESOME :)

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  116. Thanks, you are a phone saver, though I lost everything else on it. At least i have access to my phone back

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  117. Tanx a lot,you are a genius...you saved me some bucks.... :)

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  118. thank you guys thnks alot all ur views helped me alot i realy mean it thnks alot

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  119. Ohh thanks a lot dear , it really works very well , i have got it , lot of thanks

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  120. This post should be called "how to unlock android phone after stealing it".

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  121. pls am looking for how to unlock a Samsung android..pls help

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    1. have tried all my best to format it bt they say is a china made phone............pls help

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  122. can u help me to unlock micromax a116. my son attempted various pattern and it got locked

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  123. I ve same prob mentioned by @Shahjee....
    "Hi....when I press VolUp+Power key the menu shows following options:
    1-Phone Test
    2-Phone Test Result, etc

    it doesnt show any option related to phone reset....!!

    what should i do now??
    if I press VolDown+Pwr key then it shows a Triangle with a Phone lying beside it and no button works there, and i have to remove the Battery to restart it.....Any suggestions plz"

    if any 1 knws the solution, plz sahre

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  124. Hello Dear,
    I have mobile from KOREA.
    Mobile name: KT Tech KM-E100

    My pattern is also locked.
    Now i am trying to reboot. But no key combination is working to reboot my phone. There is only three keys in the phone. Power, Volume UP and Volume Down. If i press these three keys simultaneously then a green circle symbol comes and nothing happens further. I tried diffrent keys to have any option. But nothing comes.

    Please sir, help me!!!

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  125. thanks, i successfully used it. lot of thanks

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  126. thanks it worked even on galaxy s-5570

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  127. thank u so much it really helped me.. tanks a lot..:)

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  128. thanks a lots dear........... god bless........

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  129. i m not getting how to select the wipe data/factory reset option..i tried pressing all d buttons to select it but it is not getting done.
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  130. Really thank u vry much. it is working yaar.... my model is samsung Galaxy ACE S5830i . it worked in my phone. but one thing is whatever u installed before everything will be deleted from ur mob.

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  131. Thanks dude it worked for Galaxy Ace too.

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  132. does it work with my karbonn a6 i am facing the same problem? please help me friends....!

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  133. Thank you it worked straight away !

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