Friday, 28 June 2013

How to unlock android phone after too many pattern attempts without factory reset..?

Earlier, i have posted about unlocking an android phone after getting stuck with wrong pattern attempts. But that included hard reseting of the phone. I recently discovered another way to get your phone unlocked, that too, without doing hard reset. Though, it is time consuming, and can be achieved by trial and error, but for data safety, one should rely on this method.



Also, there is a serious flaw in some android phones. Even if we enter correct Google User ID and Password, it doesn't allow to unlock the phone, and flags 'Invalid Username or Password'. This can probably due to entering of multiple accounts. The method which i have found from some other source can help to unlock phones without resetting of the phone. This method is time consuming and can be successfully done trail and error method. The steps involved are - 
  • Firstly, switch off your android phone, then power it on.
  • Just as you pass the company logo, start tapping the home button rapidly.The rate should be, 4-5 clicks per second. Don't worry if the emergency call button pops up, click that each time it come. If, repeatedly this is done, you will notice that your phone will flash the password screen and the keypad screen a few times, and then the phone will start lagging the tapping done by you.
  • If the tapping is extremely fast, after sometime, you will be inside your phone. If the stable home screen doesn't appear, it means you were slow, as the success rate for this process is very less. You need to perform trial and error.
  • Then, quickly search for settings app
  • Goto Accounts and Sync
  • Remove all accounts except your main Google account.
  • Press the power button On and Off. It will ask for Google account details. Enter correctly.
  • Draw new pattern , and you are completely out of your trouble.
I think this Video may help you, get your phone unlocked by this method.




 - Vish

74 comments:

  1. its not working in
    my mobil QA6

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  2. hey guy!
    My device is zync z5 and unable to unlock it and also cant reset presing 3 buton.
    So any one tell me how to reset my zync z5

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    1. go to shop and it will be unlocked by them bt you have to spend some money

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  3. can u tell me how to unlock my zte v970m phone..pls..i tried your solution here but not worked out pls.help me..thanks

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  4. wait until your battery gets low, a low battery notification will appear then click see usage when it goes into the usage now slide the notification area switch the wifi on now it will open go inside and if you want switch on the gprs if u have you can. for safety you can note the contacts if you want.once the screen closes it will ask again for the e mail and pass word make sure there is a wifi source or if the gprs is on you type the e mail and password it will open and ask you for the new pattern enter your done. no need to loose data enjoy

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  5. The problem that phone is not getting unlocked using google id ight be due to the unavailability of the internet.
    So to start the mobile data you follow the mentioned steps:
    1. Just ask someone to call in your number
    2. pickup the call during which you will still have phone unlocked
    3. now you click to get the notification and there switch on wifi
    4. connect using some internet source
    5. now try unlocking the phone using google account

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    1. I don't find anything to select for getting the notification. What to do?

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    2. I've tried but failed to do the 2nd step correctly . please help me .

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    3. This works great, thanks!

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    4. How did U make it
      it return to the unlock page again ?
      @Atul

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    5. Its not working!!! xP i tried calling my cell from the house phone!!!

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    6. Won its working miracles!

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    7. But d phone is on airplane mode den wat to do

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  6. It worked...
    Thanks a ton... :)

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  7. Very Funny

    Only today I was in the same predicament.I tried Vishesh's idea but it failed. To make matters worse I couldn't switch on my sim, and wifi settings where not on auto-connect. Wanna know what I did to get network on my phone (needed it to login to google to unlock phone)?

    Well ... I DIALED 999!

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  8. Even after entering the correct google id and password, if the phone cannot be unlocked means the phone is not connected to the internet which is necessary to unlock with google id.

    Try this;
    • Press the power button and choose "Data network mode" to activate data network
    • Insert a SIM card which has a working mobile data plan
    • Wait the phone to connect to the data plan (it will display the connection on top)
    • Now try entering your google ID and password

    Hope this helps !!!!!!!

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    1. thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... i searched for many methods online but yours was the only one that worked. tnx for saving all my data!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. thank you sir. i searched for many methods, yours worked.

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    3. Brilliant! Even it will cost me some money coz I can't register for the data plan first, but the data is more valuable. Thank you very much!!!

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    4. yeah... it realy worked dude ... thanks a lot

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    5. Thanks so much !!!! You made my day ! was able to connect to the net after choosing data network mode and got my account validated .... thanks a ton !!!

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    6. Hi Neo,

      I do not get "Data network mode" in my Canvas HD A116. Is this brand specific or I do not follow the steps? I pressed power button and held for sometime. Options I get - Power off, Reboot, and Airplane mode. Thats it. :(. please help

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    7. This is really awesome , tried a lot many ways , Thanks a ton , Saved a lot many data , Superb laish , Thanks once again

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    8. its wroked a lotttttttttttttttttttttttt

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    9. its wroked a lotttttttttttttttttttttttt

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    10. Thanx Laish its Successfully done...

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  9. Hey thanks so much! You saved me rebooting & losing 2 years of photos. Originally I had multiple account problem you mention. It was asking to login with email, but wouldn't accept my details so I restarted HTC Desire S & then tapped & tapped and when I got back to security screen it NOW asked for login via Google account. Login accepted. I backed up my photos straight away!

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  10. thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... i searched for many methods online but yours was the only one that worked.

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  11. thanks to Bhupendra Singh25 August 2013 13:34

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  12. Thanks to Bhupendra Singh it worked like a charm, But small correction, when you are in call your phone will be still locked, So press home button and slide down your notification screen at a time real quick and press on data connection or wifi (which is available) before you lost your notifications screen (you may succeed in 5 to 10 attempts) I succeeded in 5 attempts....

    Mine is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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  13. Thanks a million Alphonse Marecha. The 999 trick worked for me :) All i did was to go to emergency call and dialed 999 there. As soon as the call was connecting, i immediately kept moving my thumb from top of screen to bottom quickly and suddenly the wifi menu popped. I connected the wifi and then simply entered my email and password and things were all good !!! Thanks again Marecha

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  14. lol my problem is my android phone wifi needed the password so i can't go to settings and put the password of the wifi so how can i put the password with it ? anyway if u guys have a problem in scrolling the notification above it is easy just click the emergency call type anything then erase and scroll down the notificaitons and on the wifi make sure the wifi u use is automatically connected like my problem the wifi that i apply needed the password.. :'(

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    1. Too Many Pattern Attempts....
      My Samsung Galaxy Y is blocked because of many attempts on wrong passwords.
      During Net Surfing I found to login with Google Account, on the other hand my Wifi is not connected.
      Simply U guys not to waste your time simple follow the following steps.
      1: Select Emergency Call and Call 911 or 15 (in Pakistan)
      When the mobile is dailing Emergency Call, Scroll Down the Notifications and Enable Wifi, if your Wifi is already saved then there is no need to give password, otherwise if there is new Network then it will ask for the password. that all ............ Enjoy

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  15. hello sir.. I have intex tab... nd there is too many patterns.. help me..

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  16. Unlock it Without Losing ur Precious Data

    Well Guys I ve come up with a simple yet effective solution for this great great problem. Just browse google for Moborobo app. Download it on ur PC or lappy, Install it. Now Follow the steps.
    1. Connect ur Android Phone through USB to the PC.
    2. Moborobo will detect ur Device. (Don worry it ll detect Automatically).
    3 Now there are several options, go for Backup/Restore.
    4. Backup the contents u want to, it includes Contacts, Messages as well as Apps.
    5. Once Backup is done check out the backup contents at the file location u ve backed it up. Note u ll not see the exact files like contacts n all, it ll be some sort of windows application. U can Back it up once more in a different folder just for safety.
    6. Now the part which u dint wanted to do. Flash ur Mobile Device.
    7. Switch Off ur Device. Remove the USB cable from the device.
    8. Hold the Volume Up, Home and the Power On/Off Key together for sometime.
    9. The Company Logo will get Displayed still hold the keys together, the company logo ll be displayed again, still hold all the keys till a Black Screen with some options ll appear.
    10.Now u ll see some options in Orange color. Select the Erase all Data/Factory Reset option using the volume up/down key. Press the home or any other select key to start the process. within Seconds the Factory Reset ll be done.
    11. Now again select the Reboot option from the same menu (after Reboot u ll get back to the same Menu)
    12. After Reboot ur device ll get started from fresh.
    13. Now again connect the device to PC/Lappy through USB.
    14. Start Moborobo application. Again it ll detect the device.
    15. After detection go to the options Backup/Restore. Select Restore and the file location where u ve stored the info. Select the data u want to restore, Contacts, Messages n Apps. Then Restore it.
    Browse ur Mobile for the Data U ve Restored. Thats it Enjoy!!!. It took me 3 Days to come up with this solution, but it ll take anyone just 10mins to implement it. So whoever using this technique, after the successful attempt just mail me a thanks quote along with ur result. More Ideas are still Open, if someone comes with a much simpler Idea, everyone ll be thankful. Tousif Iqbal

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    2. bossss it needs usb debugging :-(((
      my case is that wifi disabled,no network,usb debugging disabled,HTC one x
      what should i do :-(((

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    3. Tousif Iqbal: thanks it worked in my phone

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    4. I have Smartisan But pro 2 v 3:5:1 China mobile I can't get pattern unlock and many time try mobile cont.no 30767 time after then tries another pattern so if u have solution pls give me hint? And also I try to recovery mood but when I get rebootsystem there is no wipe coach/ reset factory only the recover mood have 1/ reboot system now 2/ reboot to bootloader 3/ apply update from ADB 4/Apply update from SD card 5/wipe cache partition 6/view recovery logs 7/power off only so how to get Smartisan recovery mood or how to unlock pattern unlock way pls give me hint?

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    5. I have Smartisan But pro 2 v 3:5:1 China mobile I can't get pattern unlock and many time try mobile cont.no 30767 time after then tries another pattern so if u have solution pls give me hint? And also I try to recovery mood but when I get rebootsystem there is no wipe coach/ reset factory only the recover mood have 1/ reboot system now 2/ reboot to bootloader 3/ apply update from ADB 4/Apply update from SD card 5/wipe cache partition 6/view recovery logs 7/power off only so how to get Smartisan recovery mood or how to unlock pattern unlock way pls give me hint?

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  17. Dear Bhupendra,

    Many Thanks for your support. It works thanks.
    Bhupendra Singh25 August 2013 13:34.

    To All,

    Let me give me one overview for this:
    Actually when we start using Gmail (Google Account) from Android phone, it asked for one time "Application-specific password". Which could be in the below format:
    "abcd dbac addb cadb".

    Since it is one time normally we dont remember it. But we can regenerate it.

    Do one thing just go to setting and generate new Application-specific password and then follow the same step as Bhupendra has suggested. For easy reference I am copying the same stuff:
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    Bhupendra Singh25 August 2013 13:34
    The problem that phone is not getting unlocked using google id ight be due to the unavailability of the internet.
    So to start the mobile data you follow the mentioned steps:
    1. Just ask someone to call in your number
    2. pickup the call during which you will still have phone unlocked
    3. now you click to get the notification and there switch on wifi
    4. connect using some internet source
    5. now try unlocking the phone using google account
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    Have you noticed one thing, once we connect through WiFi (during call itself) it tries to sync Google account data, but it didnt succeed, as we have already generated new one time Application Specific password. Now enter new password, as we have changed/generated new password. Just enter the same 16 letter password wait for authentication page.
    If it got success means now your google account is setup/in sync with new password. Just disconnect the call and enter the same in Lock screen.

    Yipee here you go.

    Thanks Bhupendra for your solution.

    Regards
    Vikram

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  18. i don't know how to get to my phone i am not sure which google account i use ...is there any other way i can unlock my screen pattern

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  19. its nt working in my micromax bolt.....tried nd waited a lot bt cudn't find soln......pls help!...send a soln as soon as possible!

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  20. @salaseini sale: Ideally in android phones you can have one gmail and gtalk account. For that account we need to use one time app specific password.

    @Shivani surti: It worked for me, and even after that incident i didn't go for any pattern making security :).
    You can contact service center too, they can reset it. Only thing is your all phone data will be wiped out.

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  21. i tried all the method but no one works plz tell me what to do i dont want to loss my data

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  22. my phone is Alcatel ONETOUCH PIXI. i have try the all the solution you have given without any success.
    i cannot still find back my user data.
    in factr i creat a backup but lately , it was already blocked.
    i download and install Moborobo app it doesn't connect with my phone.
    i don't know what to do please help me!!!

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  23. gt i5700 too many pattern attempts

    I just unlocked it.. What i did is

    1) switched off my mobile
    2) Taken out My sim Card
    3) Put another sim card which is working in another mobile which is having internet enabled
    4) i have given my gmail user name and password which helped me to reset the pattern. and enable my wifi

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  24. very funny its not working i have tried to many time

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    1. If Wifi is not ON then Email and password wont work
      So to get it unlocked you first need to connect it to internet
      by doing so you can unlock yr phone by entering correct email and password (In case you remember it correctly)

      If yr WiFi is OFF then try this to connect internet:

      Press 'Emergency Call'

      Then slide the notification bar

      Now switch on Wifi

      Enter Email and password



      Thats how I got my Samsung Galaxy Y Duos unlocked without loosing any data

      Go for it .... It may work

      BEST OF LUCK!!!

      Dev...

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    2. i m nt able to do it!.....is der any other way of doin it??????......reply as soon as possible..........need my phone back!!!!.......

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    3. Me too not able to do it, i have valuable data on phone memory. Plz help me.

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  25. my gmail id miss out and my paswad

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  26. my tab has no sim slot no home button and wifi is of ;(

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  27. I have another solution:
    If you have a toucher this is going to work
    1)you need to ask someone to call your phone
    2)answer the call then click your toucher flip it to the next page
    3)click the wifi logo and stop the call and then type your correct GMail




    I just tried it and it work :))))
    I thought i cant find a solution to unlock my phone im glad it worked

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  28. but what if the gmail details are deleted? :( i have uninstalled them, i'm remembering the password but i'm unable to login, what should i do now?

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  29. hey ,how to slide /where is notification bar? plz i cant

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  30. Im using HTC ONE X and yeah its locked , unable to connet to WiFi nor mobile data ... I tried the calling from another phone method but when i picked it up , there is nothing i can do to reveal the notification bar . Therefore i cant somehow switch on WiFi nor mobile data . What should i do ????

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  31. what i can do when data connection and wifi are not opened/actives

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  32. Hello deme daba,
    If you are unable to switch on Wifi/Data network I guess you will have to go for hard reset. Recently I did myself for MOTO mobile. Optionally you may visit any nearest service center for this.

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  33. i have a pattern lock on the phone and its not giving a forgot password option after attemps.. any clues

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  34. I do not get "Data network mode" in my Canvas HD A116. Is this brand specific or I do not follow the steps? I pressed power button and held for sometime. Options I get - Power off, Reboot, and Airplane mode. Thats it. :(. please help

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