Locked Out of Your Android Phone

Android – Locked Out

Ok, so for whatever reason you have entered your little pattern too many times on your Android phone and you are now locked out. You can’t remember your pattern, something or someone else entered it too many times or something of the like and you are now stuck at the “Too Many Pattern Attempts” screen. The phone is demanding the Google account details that you synced the phone with when you very first turned it on. Maybe you have now forgotten those login details too or the phone is simply refusing to accept the correct login details.

For whatever reason you are at a dead end and stuck at the too many pattern attempts page of doom, however, all is not lost. Far from it my dear reader! If you simply want to get rid of the pattern lock you which you are stuck trying to remember, but aren’t yet completely locked out, you are in luck.

Firstly note that;

  • Removing your battery and SIM or just the battery will NOT solve your problems
  • A hard reset will solve your problems; however, it will erase ALL personal data from your device. You will be able to download your applications from the store again, and sync  all of your contacts again from Google but all texts and personal data that is not synced or backed up externally, say on to your memory car, WILL be lost.
  • Using Android Debug Bridge (adb) will only disable the pattern lock if you are not already locked out completely and at the too many pattern attempts page of doom.

So What Can You Do?

  • Enter your email address in to the device
  • In the password field enter “null” without the speech marks.
  • You will then be prompted to enter a new pattern and once again you have your phone back in action with all data intact.

That Didn’t Work, What Now?

  • There are reports that if you have uppercase letters in your email address and or password that trying again with them in lower case will work.
  • If you have got USB Debugging already enabled on your device, and you are not quite at too many pattern attempts page of doom then you can disable the pattern lock via adb.

How to Disable Pattern Lock via ADB

  • You must have previously enable USB Debugging (Settings -> Application -> Development -> USB Debugging)
  • Download and extract the Android SDK (from here)
  • Plug your phone into your computer
  • In command line navigate to where you extracted the SDK, then to the Tools folder which should contain adb.exe

Do not simply run adb.exe but instead enter adb –d shell. Your command prompt should look like the following;

ADBADB Instructions

  • Now disconnect and power off your phone, and turn it back on and the pattern lock should be gone.

What If I didn’t Have USB Debugging Enabled?

I hate to say it but you are more or less at the end of the road.

A factory reset (also known as a hard reset) is probably your only option.

The instructions below are a guide only, and will only usually apply to stock Android installs and not rooted phones. Please be aware that a factory reset will delete all of your data on the phone (may or may not delete the contents of anything on attached storage devices, including Micro SD cards), this is done at the owner’s (your!) risk and no member of this site will be held responsible for any loss of data or damage to your devices.

How to Factory Reset

HTC Dream

1. Turn the G1 off. If it’s frozen on, take the battery out and put it back in the unit.

2. Hold the Home and Power keys down at same time for about 25 seconds. You will see a yellow triangle screen with exclamation point in the

Now to wipe the device clean:

3. Press Alt+L.
4. Press Alt+W for a factory reset.
5. Press the Home and Back keys again for about 25 seconds.
The device should then reset again and the hard reset is complete.

HTC Magic

1. With the phone turned off, press and hold the HOME and BACK

2. Briefly press the END CALL/POWER button while continuing to press HOME and BACK buttons.
3. When you see the screen with the 3 Android images, release the HOME and BACK buttons, and then press the TRACKBALL.

: If your phone hangs or freezes, remove the battery then wait for a few seconds, and then re-install it. After re-installing the battery, turn on the phone.

HTC Magic Reset


HTC Hero

1. With the phone turned off, press and hold the HOME and BACK and then briefly press the END CALL/POWER button. The reset process will start after a few seconds.
2. Wait for the phone to finish the reset process and then press MENU.

Tip: If your phone hangs or freezes, remove the battery then wait for a few seconds, and then re-install it. After re-installing the battery, turn on the phone.

HTC Tattoo

1. With the phone turned off, press and hold the HOME and BACK and then briefly press the END CALL/POWER button.
2. Press the ENTER button to begin the reset process.

Tip: If your phone hangs or freezes, remove the battery then wait for a few seconds, and then re-install it. After re-installing the battery, turn on the phone.

Motorola Droid

To reset your phone to factory settings and erase all the data on your phone,
Touch Menu > Settings
> Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone.
Warning: All data on your phone will be deleted.

Motorola Droid Hard reset with keys

Power off device.
Press X key on hard keyboard + power button, then release both buttons.

When you see exclamation point press and hold VOLUME UP + CAMERA KEY. You will see Android system recovery menu.
With D pad go to data / factory reset, then press CENTER D Pad, then choose Yes.

Nexus One

1. With the phone off, hold the Volume Down button and press and release the Power button.
2. You’ll boot into the menu you see above with the little skateboard guys. Select Clear Storage from the list by pressing the Volume Down button.
3. Press the Power button, and confirm by pressing Volume Up.
4. Sit back while your phone reboots in its virgin state.

LG GW620 [Eve] Hard Reset

To do a hard reset or data reset in LG GW620 aka EVE

Enter using Dial pad


From menu select factory reset or whatever you want.

Motorola Dext

Factory Reset:
1. Holding the Camera button while turning on your phone,
2. When prompted hit the Volume-Down rocker button to go into Recovery Mode.
3. After you get into Recovery Mode,
4. Press ALT+L to reset, then Menu + Back to reboot.

HTC Droid Eris Hard Reset

Perform a hard reset on your HTC Droid Eris. These steps will clear all data and settings off the device.
1. With the phone turned off, press and hold the Volume Down and Send buttons.
2. Press the Power button.
3. Follow the instructions to complete the hard reset.

LG GW620

Hold down the volume down, menu and camera buttons for about 5-10 seconds and a message will appear asking you to confirm the factory reset.

The steps described for the newer Android devices below are generally very similar, if one set of instructions doesn’t work try another as the Android factory reset processes for the Android phones for the last few years are all very similar if not exactly the same.

HTC Desire

1. Turn your phone off

2. Hold the volume button down, whilst doing so press and release the power button

3. You should now see a menu that offers Fastboot, Recovery, Clear Storage and Simlock

5. Select clear storage by pressing the volume down button

6.Press the power button again

7. Confirm this by pressing volume up for yes or down for no

Samsung GT-i900 Galaxy S

Try holding the volume up and the home button, or volume up and down buttons

Whilst doing so press the power button for 2-3 seconds, release but maintain the press on the volume button

Now use the volume down button to select Wipe Data and press power button to confirm. Use the volume button again to select the final confirmation.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Power off the phone in the usual way if it is on.

All at the same time press and hold the volume up, home and power button.

When the phone boots you will be in recovery mode. Use the volume buttons to scroll down to reset and the power button to select the option.

Then scroll down using the volume button again to select Yes – delete all my data to confirm the factory reset.

Samsung Galaxy Note 

At the same time press and hold the Power/Lock for 10 to 15 seconds until the screen flashes on.

Use the Volume Down button to scroll and the Volume Up button to select ‘Recovery

The phone will start up with the Motorola logo and power up to a little Android logo with an exclamation mark.

Press the Volume Up button and Volume Down button together at this screen.

Use the Volume Down button to scroll down and the Power button to select Factory Reset, press the power key to confirm.

Use the Volume Down button to select Yes – delete all user data – and press the power  button or the Volume Up and Down buttons again to confirm

The device will then start performing the Factory Data Reset. Once the formatting is complete , press the Power button to confirm a reboot

Sony Xperia Z3

  1. Access recovery mode on your Sony Xperia Z3 after having completely shutdown the phone power on holding the volume up, home and power button.
  2. Once in recovery use volume up / down buttons in order to scroll up or down and power key to select.
  3. Pick “wipe data factory reset” and perform the same.
  4. Optional: after completing the hard reset operation, from recovery mode you can also choose to clear cache by selecting “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”- this is a best way to solve software related problems.
  5. When you are done, go back to main menu of recovery and from there select “reboot system now”


Turn the phone off completely.

Press the power and volume down key (on the back of the phone) together until the screen comes on.

When the screen comes on with the LG logo immediately press and hold the power on key until the reset menu is displayed.

Press the power key once more to continue to factory reset. And once more press the power key to confirm the reset.

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  • Jesususdasdiucv

    how do u unlock android ideos

    • Anonymous

      Try and power off the phone hold the volume up button the send button and turn the phone on. This should start a factory reset, this will lose your data but your phone will be unlocked. I’m afraid there is no magic fix to remove the lock.

  • how do you unlock the htc wild fire?

    • Anonymous

      If you have followed all the above steps and variations to try and unlock your phone then your last chance is a factory restore. To do this on a wildfire:

      Turn the power off. If your HTC Wildfire is frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it
      Hold the Volume Down button
      Press and release the Power button
      You are now presented with a menu that allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
      Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
      Press and release the Power button
      Now simply confirm your decision: Volume Up for YES and Volume Down for NO

  • Nolefan49

    button on motorola droid stuck will not turn on

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry I can’t help you with this issue specifically, I would recommend contacting your network provider if you are on contract else Motorola for a repair. Alternatively try a repair shop, a Google will turn up some repair places near you. Good luck.

  • Please


    I start in recovery to mount the data in USB storage, but i cant find settings.db
    Another way to unlock them ? (Galaxy S i9000 darkCore)


  • Jasso

    how do i factory reset the Android Galaxy Prevail?

    • mhollander38

      First, try this:

      From the main home screen, tap menu
      Tap Settings, then Privacy
      Tap Factory data reset
      Tap Reset phone
      Enter your password if required, then tap Erase everything to confirm

      If that doesn’t work, or if your phone is frozen:

      Turn the power off. If your Samsung Galaxy Prevail is frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it
      Hold the Volume Down button
      Press and release the Power button
      You are now presented with a menu that allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
      Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
      Press and release the Power button
      Now simply confirm your decision: Volume Up for YES and Volume Down for NO

      All data including third-party applications will be deleted from the Samsung Galaxy Prevail. Once the wipe is complete, the phone will reboot to its factory fresh state.

      • Obeey_despro

        this didn’t work, any other ideas?

  • Mike_szaniawski

    i keep trying this hard reset method for my htc dream but it is not working and i have tried all my chances for the slide lock and i also dont know the email

  • Kaytee_jean

    Do u have like one for the HTC Status?

  • Ashleygrimason

    Hi I have a sanding galaxy ace it want let me in wen I do that null thing and I have lost my USB plug thing for computer way should I do

  • Julie

    Do you have on for the HTC Inspire? Thank you so much…I’m going crazy.

  • how to unlock in Samsung galaxy y…..???

  • guest

    I have an at&t fusion android “to go” phones, and it has locked me out bc of the pattern and I put the right password in correctly with google sign in multiple times, how can I get it to unlock itself?

  • Kishkush111

    I solved my “too many pattern…” issue easily after having more than two weeks of frustration.

    The only thing I did is cancelling the 2 steps verification process defined for my gmail account. I did it using the PC.

    After that, I just entered my username (without the @gmail.com or anything) and password and it worked smoothly.

    I hope I helped anyone out there.


    • Taimoor Irfan

      thanks this really proved helpful…i was too disappointed after reading the article but then i tried your thingy and it worked

      thanks again!

    • Kuru

      I went on 10 websites all saying you have to pay for an app or clean reboot, I tried every trick in the book. That actually worked typing it without the @gmail. Thank you so much!

  • MizzBieber1

    I tried to hard reset my phone but it isn’t working? what can i do

  • Aurora_domenick

    How do you unlock the Samsung Infuse?

  • Smile Alwayz4u

    I faced this problem on Galaxy ACE. tried google search and everywhere i found one solution… to have factory reset.

    Finally i was able to unlock it without factory reset.

    Go to gmail, reset your account password. (most of us tried that)

    Now, connect internet on your phone by pressing power key. Once internet is connected, your new password on gmail will now work in the forgot password option.


    • zaza

      u r simply amazing my little gal locked my phone hv tried everything but this worked like magic God Bless you

  • Lopez_b_renden

    How do you unlock the HTC Thunderbolt?

  • MzNikkiMinaj

    How can I unlock my Samsung Conquer?

  • Alexapuppysmith

    How do I unlok my android HTC quietly brillant phone?

  • Semiha842

    My Samsung Instince lock :'(

  • guest

    I cant get into my htc tattoo… i forgot my pattern login and i cant figure out how to reset it

  • Bryce

    Sounds great! What can I do if I’ve tried the pattern 20 times and im stuck with having to use the email? (I don’t have the password)

  • Bryce

    Sounds great! What can I do if I’ve tried the pattern 20 times and im stuck with having to use the email? (I don’t have the password)

  • Fuckyou


  • Beatrizeramirez43

    my mom android one its a samsung n it wont let me log in cause i dont have a account a email one n i really need help

  • lonely boy

    What about a huawei blaze? Im not at the doom screen and would like some help

  • Desirellesylvester

    HOw do you unlock htc evo 4g?

  • cree1988

    How about a INQ Cloud Touch??? I’ve been searching google for 3 whole days to factory reset this thing… only get the android symbol and the triangle with an exclamation mark on the screen….. tried the script in ‘android commander’ and it says permission denied
    any help

  • Irbivorgirl

    Using ADB, I am stuck at the command prompt stage. I can’t get this to work: “In command line navigate to where you extracted the SDK, then to the Tools folder which should contain adb.exe” . I’m entering CMD and then the exact string (caps and all) for where I extracted the SDK (obtained directly from the SDK manager window) and it’s not giving me the prompt. It’s defaulting to :C:Windowssystem 32


  • Rudolphw

    hey i tried the factory reset for my htc dream g1 (home+power button, alt+l, alt+w then reboot home+back), and i’m now at the initial setup wizard. now i cant bypass the setup since my data plan doesnt work nor wifi connictivity option cant be accessed. does that mean that the phone is done for? i live in south america and the htc is t-mobile.

  • Nightengayle21

    how do i unlock my htc inspire kids press the pattern too many times and is locked on gmail screen tried password and id didnt work tried taking battery out then putting it back in help

  • my son lock me out of my LG sprint. i”m at the lock screen that is asking for email n password. don”t remember help

  • Kwccmw

    I sure hope your’re still monitoring here! My son is locked out of his Motarola Razr and we can’t get past the “Too many pattern attempts” screen. Therefore, we can’t even do a factory reset! I called Verizon and went into the store. They claim I need to buy a new phone?!?!?! We reset his password in Gmail and tried the new one. We tried an application specific password. No luck! Any ideas?

  • Jesus

    What about the ZTE Engage? My dad forgot both his Gmail and pattern (he is kind of old) and I have been trying to unlock the phone for the past 2 days

  • NiamhCurran

    How do you unlock a LG Optimus?:-)

  • Shazedastamp

    i need help my cousin tryed guessing my passcode just for fun and he tryed so much time that i can’t get in now and i don’t know my email or pass

  • Park

    awesome mr matt,u r a genius…thank you

  • tonystark

    what about karbonn a21?how do i hard reset it?

  • I figured it out…. two hours later and this is the first thread that is actually done well and organized. I don’t know who you are or where you live but I love you haha no homo!

  • Mark10mx

    thank you, thank you , thank you..you are the man!! matt hollander

    just follow your post and I could resolve sucessfully the same problem in Polaroid PMID70DC tablet….thanks again…

  • Akellnhauser

    This worked just like you said…Thanks

  • Ed

    you are a life safer… thank you very much. null password worked like a charm.. great security. haha.. thank you again

  • thomas

    been on the net, awhile now, and u finally gave me what i was lookin for!!! (the samsung one) Thanks, bro..

  • Nilimajain

    There is one more method of restoring the data after factory reset.
    I got my Samsung Galaxy Ace locked and all methods given here could not work.
    So, I connected phone to the computer and through Samsung Kies software I could take the backup of the data. Then I did Factory reset and I retrieved the data. All was back except the messages, call logs and memos and reminders.

  • Htc Tattoo

    thanx bro …it was a headache for me for 3 days to unlock my Htc Tattoo phone.i tried everything available on net..But ur suggestion filling ‘Null’ in password space works.And finally I m Using my phone again.Thanks again Bro.

  • Tousif Iqbal

    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

    • Anderson

      Thank you
      you´ve just saved my life =)

    • Hayley Simons

      Thank you!! this was so helpful! you saved my phone ;D

    • diligent diva

      oh my gosh thank you soooooooooo much it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! may GOD bless you. i have been locked out of my phone for two months now. u r awesome,keep up the good work.

    • Kimberly

      i have downloaded Moborobo and it tells me to put the debugging on but since my phone is locked, I cant do it. HELP!!

    • Minu

      what do you mean by flash your mobile device?

  • Carl Lipscombe

    Hoping this helps anyone that might come across this page looking for a way to unlock a phone running Kit Kat (4.4) there’s no way to reset the password on the phone, but go to https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager and then press lock and it will allow you to enter a new password.

  • Lehel

    Removing the pattern via ADB worked indeed! Only comment I have is that I had to use sqlite3 with its full path (In recovery mode), like this:
    /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases # /system/xbin/sqlite3 sett


  • Anthony Matteson

    i did just wat it said got me into my samsung. love this website

  • GREAT THANKS to the HTC DREAM method developer for am done with this hectic pattern that I had spent months without accessing my music, galaries,,,,,,,,

    *The modification is,,,,,,

    *Pressing VOLUME DOWN button + POWER button.
    *A triangle with an exclamation mark appears after a 20 seconds elapse….
    *Volume buttons scroll up / down for that action you want……..
    *Power button ORDERS the selection……

    Thanks very much…..
    Martin Muhumuza

  • Amos sikaonga

    How can i hard reset HTC inspire?

    • Try the generic type resets for the new Android models towards the bottom of the page.

  • Mari

    Any ideas on how to unlock Sony Xperia V?

    • Try following the updated instructions for resetting the Sony Xperia Z3.

  • i am so confused i don’t even know how to do this?
    my best friend locked my phone and its now asking me for a gmail account (which i dont remember) and i cannot type it in.
    ive read all of your guys replies and comments but its just not working for me.
    i tried holding the power button and the volume buttons but a purple screen just pops up and i do not see what all of you see.
    HELP!? are there any other ways to unlock my phone or is it the end of the road fpor me!?

    • Cass lynn


    • Laurastevens

      I have the same I have lock my phone I don know my password it is Stevens1988 and my email is Laura barraclough88@ iCloud.com can not get in

  • help

    Hard reset wont work the phone just turns back on..its a Samsung Galaxy sll but if I hold the vol – button an option to download os pops up and stays there

    • Please see the updated instructions on the page, these should solve your problem.

  • Luthor The God Destroyer

    This is wrong…. Shut up. I know how to fix it the easy way. Go on a computer and log into your google account. Change the password. Then, reboot your phone and enter you google account with the new password. Voila. Your welcome.

  • hydrodummy

    Hi, I have a Kyocera Hydro, that I dont remember the Gmail account for. Would any one know how to factory reset it?

  • sad mom

    My 11 yr old tried to figure out his brothers touch code, locked it and sent it into auto factory reset. He has an LG G3 – is there ANY way to bring back his personal data and pictures?

    • mhollander38

      Unfortunately not. You would have to try a data recovery firm.

      • sad mom

        Im assuming that’s not going back to Verizon right? And we’re talking $$$ to do so? I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

        • mhollander38

          You could ask Verizon but I don’t believe they would offer this service and yes, depending on the amount of data and how securely it has been wiped will grow the cost. 🙁

        • mhollander38

          Or a third party but most if not all will charge a fee. This can be either a flat rate or for example based on the amount of data lost or recoverable.

  • mandy r

    someone please help me i cant do factory reset my stuff is too important ive tried everything in the comments and nothing will help my wifi is of and the phone is locked …i have pics from homecoming and military ball on there someone please help meeee

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  • chennakrishna

    Recently i forgot my pattern for my tablet this article helps me to unlock my tablet,thank you.If you wanna see more details see this http://www.searchforsolutionsonline.com/2015/05/how-to-unlock-android-phone.html

  • Kimberley Morgan

    It will work but I don’t want to loose my personal data
    I’m crying
    My mum will get mad if I loose contacts and stuff
    Also I knew my password but my friend took it and she did it on perpose

  • amy o’grady

    thank you so much

  • Just observing

    I have the exact same issue. .did u find a solution. ..would really help me out here!

  • Smith Joseph Brian

    I downloaded a lock screen app will it still work and get rid of the pattern I forgot

  • Feli Wilson

    I have seriously locked my sim me.. I reset the factory settings in the the hopes I wouldn’t need to enter a sim me code but now that option don’t even show up and now I have a bloody code to unlock my sim omg what a life any advice??

  • latheefa

    Pls help my phone lock google account

  • Nottechsavy

    Hi, i hav a moto razr maxx… i just found it to be working after months …. tried to remember swipe code but have now locked it. I do not have old gmail acct info it was associated with, and im unable to open it…..i desperatley need the contacts on my phone. Can anyone help me get back in?… if i disconnect battery with it reset?

  • Hector Sanchez

    Thank you! I was just about to reset my phone because nothing was working

  • Need to know iy

    I’m trying to come in recovery mode with my htc desire eye but it won’t get in recovery mode but it will just go to the fasboot menu and i need to do an android update can someone please tell em how to fix it or at least how to relock my bootloader

  • Joseph Kross

    I need help. Marshmallow updated onto my phone and now the swipe pattern doesn’t work and am locked out. I have Sprint, Samsung S6 it is saying wrong pattern 1 hour wait time between, it is the correct pattern prior to going from lollipop to marshmallow android 6.0.1 gives you option to enter backup pin which I am entering correct back up pin & not working either. Lollipop used to let you use google back up password but marshmallow doesn’t. I will not factory reset as I know one day (hopefully today) there will be a work around. Tried find my device through samsung but it isn’t compatible with sprint. Tried google android device manager, to reset password, it says phone is already locked. So no simple way to crack through but I am hoping someone out there can give me the fix.

  • Wasim

    With my Samsung A7 the finger scan option suddenly not displaying , it is asking for Backup Password. But I for gate the backup pass. There is a option coming to open lock via google account. its asking google Id and password. What Pass and Id I used in this phone , I putted that. But the box is saying Im wrong with Pass and Id. Though the pass and ID is still working with my laptop. Now what to do ? please suggest.

  • mystilyn

    When I get to the reboot screen it doesn’t have a reset options except for the boot loader, the download option&the reboot option,iv tried them all and it still directed me to the google account print and I don’t know it?

  • Kathie Baba

    Samsung 4 locked up, nothing worked Tried all the tricks posted Now what, Can’t open phone at all to do anything

  • Bobi Toward

    i have thunderbolt, hadnt used in forever, account is closed, cant remember email associated wit it. i only want pictures. i have swipe screen not the “locked out screen” (afriad to keep trying as dont want this screen to appear
    what can i do?

  • That’s not the issue at all. My phone automatically locked itself and I have to have a 4 digit password to login! Have tried everything. This Samsung Galaxy is a piece of crap!

  • Anudeep Aero

    i lost my mobile recently (redmi note 3) and the phone is locked is there any chance to see my personal data by the theif without my password???

  • reginald mccoy

    i have a master lock on it

  • k

    thank you! countless hours, worthless talk with tracfone, and umpteenth article pulled about lock out google screen on LG…… i am IN. maybe it was just your knowledge presence? as i got only to the “null” part. didn’t work first try. tried my password again and wala! noticed now in safe mode. i’m now afraid to leave safe mode HA.
    but thank you!

  • k

    PS… held out doing a master reset. so glad