How to Hard Reset Phone when you Forgot Lock Pattern

In the previous article we have gone through how to password protects your Android mobile phone with different lock options. In Lock Pattern you are asked to provide the combination of dots which are arranged in grid to unlock the device. This trend is available in the smartphones which have touchscreen input.

It’s fine if you remember which dots to use to unlock, you can get in but what if you have forgotten the lock pattern on your Android handset? But still you can have a try with the lock pattern until you remember some or atleast a part of it. Try to use the combination possible. If you have entered the wrong pattern five times then you need to wait for another 30 seconds to unlock the device.

Pattern Unlock

If you forgot you screen unlock pattern then you need to reset it. The simple procedure is mentioned below –

    1. Continue to enter the unlock pattern five times until you are prompted with forgot password (forgot pattern in some handsets) at the bottom right side of the screen.Forgot Pattern
    2. Tap on the Forgot Password option and you would be prompted to sign in with the existing Google or Gmail account information. You need to provide the ID when you first register or activated your phone. If you have that, it would be easy to get in for you and then change the unlock pattern (atleast by now you would be remembering your unlock pattern).Forgot Pattern Gmail
    3. If you don’t know the Gmail ID or the password is wrong then there is only one solution to hard reset your handset. The data present on the added SD card will not be wiped out but you would lose your personal data or information or contacts stored on your phone memory.
    4. The procedure for hard reset is mentioned clearly at Reset Android mobile.

The problem is that while hard resetting your phone, you might not be able to backup any data and the personal stuff could be gone, but there is no workaround for it except for a few tools available for the computer, connecting which you would be able to browse the file system if the phone allows, and you can at least try to backup the data before you hard reset your Android phone.

207 Comments
  1. Reply amire December 8, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    I dont remember my login info

  2. Reply vankdothsrinivas December 5, 2014 at 11:17 am

    my phone Pattern Code forget…..plz help me

  3. Reply vankdothsrinivas December 5, 2014 at 11:16 am

    i need your help sir,?

  4. Reply ufkingw0t October 25, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Kyocera Rise, 4 digit pin….halp.
    ;_;

  5. Reply azran March 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

    how 2 unlock lenovo a369

  6. Reply N Khan March 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I need help to unlock my device. I set a password for it yesterday, but forgot it today. I tried plugging it to the computer via Mobogenie to download Screen Lock Bypass.

  7. Reply mabz September 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I NEED HELP!!! i need to reset my haipad mid 1689 0S : 4.2, stuck on android logo. i need tha firmware. where can i get it? can anybody give mo.. thank you in advance

  8. Reply nedra September 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I have tried that step on my Samsung ace S5830i because my son put a pattern and dont remember it and I can’t remember the Google adress it was set up on.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      yes it will work for your device

      • Reply Lisa D January 24, 2014 at 6:46 pm

        i need help resetting my ZTE X501. i tried what was stated abpve and nothing happened

  9. Reply Ryan Alnumbra August 27, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    how to go to recovery mode? my unit is myphone A898 Duo…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      you will have to refer the manual for the same as its a lesser known brand

  10. Reply eileen baron August 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    The screen message is too many attempts!!! Emergency call

  11. Reply kshitiz August 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    celkon a9+ reset?

  12. Reply kshitiz August 9, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    i have a celkon a9+ and it is not resetting what to do

  13. Reply Kanwal August 7, 2013 at 9:42 am

    i have Samsung Galaxy S i forgot my pattern and attempt more than 5 Times now it has been locked i usually connected with Wifi and currently it is off so how can i access my phone to unlock screen pattern please suggest.

  14. Reply marshall estes maddux July 18, 2013 at 7:05 am

    hey, I don’t know my email address or password and its on an htc and it doesn’t have a sims card is there any possible way to still reset it.?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela July 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      you will have to hard reset the device to get rid of the password error!

  15. Reply Nike July 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I have Advan Vandroid T2V, I use Telkomsel Sim Card, It good work. But when I change to another Telkomsel Sim Card my Advan V T2V cannot read the Sim Card. I already try to hard reset/factory setting, same result. When I put back the first Sim Card, It work very well, why its cannot read another sim card, if you know what the problem/solution plz inform me, thank you guy’s

    • Reply Pradeep Neela July 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      may be an issue with the Network Lock, i reckon!

  16. Reply Alex July 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Everytime i try and get into recovery mode it restarts on me. How are you meant to hold down the power button and home button without it turning off?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      you just need to retry or try entering the device in recovery mode with the help of RAM Manager

  17. Reply alamin June 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    i have a samsung GTI99070 a i forgeotten my patttern password .. after too many pattern asking for google acount and password now.. also i forget that .. so how can i on/reset my phone…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 17, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      you will have to enter the device in the recovery mode and clear the cache and wipe the data

      • Reply kshitiz August 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

        celkon a9+ reset?

  18. Reply Grace June 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Via expert Randy :)

  19. Reply Grace June 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Remove the battery
    Replace the battery but do not power the device on.
    Hold up the Volume button and then press the Power and home button. Hold the Power and home button until you see the Samsung Logo and then release it without releasing the Volume up button.
    Your phone will boot into hboot mode.
    Follow the instructions on screen to navigate through the options.
    Choose Wipe Data / Factory Reset
    Confirm your choice
    After it completes, choose reboot system now

  20. Reply vishu May 16, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    i have changed my gmail password by computer and how to unlocked my pattern lock on my micromax a72

  21. Reply shobhit May 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    a strip of my htc desire c suddenly stopped working. and coincidently, the dots for my pattern lay in that strip. I dont want to spend money on the touch screen now coz im gonna buy another phone soon. So is there a way i can access my information just to back it up now?

  22. Reply Sukanta Panigrahi May 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Dear Sir, My son screen locked my karboon smart 3 tablet giving some numbers but now it is forgotten, Please tell me how it is remove and open my tablet.

  23. Reply sandeep April 21, 2013 at 2:05 am

    karbonn a6 mobile forget the pattern please tell me

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      enter the device in the recovery mode and clear all the cache and wipe the data from the recovery mode

  24. Reply atif April 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

    plz tel me hurry up?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      hard reset the device from the recovery mode and then clear / wipe the data to get rid off the LOCK thing

  25. Reply atif April 16, 2013 at 11:22 am

    i dont forgoten ptren pasword but i forgot gmail id password wat i will do now?

  26. Reply Nyla February 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I have a huawei ascend h688c and my sister forgot the email and password and its locked completely how do I wipe it or anything ?

  27. Reply gracehankitty August 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    i have a galaxy young phone and i stupidly had my security as a password
    and my phone doesnt have a “forgotten password” and i have no idea what to do/..
    please help :)

  28. Reply Gopal August 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    i have galaxy young. i forget pattern and google account what can i do?

  29. Reply dj August 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

    it didnt work with my myphone a818 duo.. is there anything i can do beside from this hard reset??

  30. Reply Treyford July 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I forgot my gmail and i need my phone where is the reset button

  31. Reply Alyssa_gayle22 July 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    where can i found that reset button? i have a galaxy pocket and its not working!! heeeellllp!!

  32. Reply Alyssa_gayle22 July 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    where can i found that reset button? i have a galaxy pocket and its not working!! heeeellllp!!

  33. Reply TRYON July 4, 2012 at 3:54 am

    i have a LG amazon android and i forgot my email and now am locked uot!! and dat hard reset aint working!! HELP!!

  34. Reply Anurag June 29, 2012 at 9:22 am

    thanks

  35. Reply elsonteng June 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    May i know where is teh red buton ? cant found it on galaxy s 2,
    i read out the previous post, mention there is end call button, but where is the end call button?
    Thanks

  36. Reply Xochitl Pacheco June 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

    what if there is not a  ‘forgot  password’ button? 

  37. Reply Xochitl Pacheco June 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

    what if there is not a  ‘forgot  password’ button? 

    • Reply Anne Cabuena June 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      I also don’t have that button I only have the ‘emergency call’ button

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      you need to check with the pattern

      • Reply Matthew Smith June 26, 2012 at 11:49 am

        I also have this Problem, I am using an Andoid Samsung Galaxy S GT-I90000 and it dosen’t have a ‘forgot password’ button or anything in relation. I have tried many ways of hard-resetting it, and even through updating the software but NOTHING at all works. BTW, I have a google account but not with this device seen as I don’t use interent on it. WHAT do I do? What do you mean by “You need to check with the pattern”???
        PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP!!!!!!

  38. Reply Dongqinlu June 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    i have galaxy note  i gorget the patten and my google account, what can i do?

  39. Reply Jenniferlanat June 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    i forgot my unlock pattern ,what should i need to do?

  40. Reply Jenniferlanat June 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    i forgot my unlock pattern ,what should i need to do?

  41. Reply Jenniferlanat June 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    i forgot my unlock pattern ,what should i need to do?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      you can either get via Gmail or via hard reset method!

  42. Reply Kaidence Makenzie Delcour June 7, 2012 at 1:07 am

    all i wanna know is if there is a pattern liock on a skyrocket

  43. Reply taz June 2, 2012 at 3:06 am

    guys just use the first word of ur email adress. so if ur email adress is cupcakes@gmail.com . put ur username as ‘cupcakes’ and have ur usual gmail password! read this from a previous comment and it alctually worked on my phone xx

  44. Reply taz June 2, 2012 at 3:06 am

    guys just use the first word of ur email adress. so if ur email adress is cupcakes@gmail.com . put ur username as ‘cupcakes’ and have ur usual gmail password! read this from a previous comment and it alctually worked on my phone xx

  45. Reply taz June 2, 2012 at 3:06 am

    guys just use the first word of ur email adress. so if ur email adress is cupcakes@gmail.com . put ur username as ‘cupcakes’ and have ur usual gmail password! read this from a previous comment and it alctually worked on my phone xx

  46. Reply vasu May 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    i have forgot my android lock patter and forgot gmail id or password .

    my tablet name is vizio tablet pc .
    pls tell me that what can i do
    to open my tablet .

  47. Reply READ ME May 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Just thought I’d post this cause I was just about to reset my phone and loose everything because I couldn’t remember setting up a google account/gmail account for the android market when I had first gotten my Samsung Galaxy S2. If you are in the same position check out this link to find out what your username and password is.
    http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=46346&from=12382&rd=1

  48. Reply ALEMPS May 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

    hi I have a galaxy y pro and I forgot the password, not the pattern, the other, what can I do? does the phone have a limit of how many times I can try? If it is tell me please… because there´s no other option and I already try 25 times and I’m afraid if I try again something wrong gonna happen…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      enter the phone in the recovery mode and wipe the phone or you can get the security code via gmail

  49. Reply Ameen May 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Today, i just installed new external memory card. After that it was working fine with my Galexy S II.
    now im trying to put my “unlock pin” but a massage apeared to me try again!!
    I dont know whats going on ?? is momery card affect that?!!
    however, I read he above but, it does not have a forgot password button to enter my gmail account ! what can i do now ?

  50. Reply khateebrey May 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    chillax every 1………. its a flaw in android
    first, if your gmail account is obama@gmail.com
    type
    username: obama
    password: null
    u can thank me….:P

    • Reply taz June 2, 2012 at 3:08 am

      thankyouuuuuu!!

    • Reply Britt June 27, 2012 at 6:08 am

      I would thank you, if it worked..

  51. Reply Arshi May 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    IF ANYONE FORGET PASSWORD TNEN USE YOUR YOUTUBE ACCOUNT.. IT’S WORK ON GALAXY ACE :) HOPE WORKS FOR U ALSO.. IF U HAVE NO YOUTUBE ACCOUNT THEN FIRST MAKE IT.. AND USE IT ON CELLPHONE TO UNLOCK.. :) Ty

  52. Reply alvin May 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    hey….please help me,my samsung galaxy y is locked,i forgot my pattern and my gmail password….what should i do????please help me :(

  53. Reply Watt Pad May 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    My samsung galaxy y is locked because of too many pattern attempts. I also forgot my username and password, at the same time. how could I unlock my cellphone? please answer me quickly. What’s the easiest way to do? thanks.

  54. Reply Watt Pad May 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    i forgot my username and password in google. how can I open my cellphone?

    • Reply Arshi May 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      TNEN USE YOUR YOUTUBE ACCOUNT.. IT’S WORK ON GALAXY ACE.. HOPE WORKS FOR U ALSO.. IF U HAVE NO YOUTUBE ACCOUNT THEN FIRST MAKE IT.. AND USE IT ON CELLPHONE TO UNLOCK..

      • Reply ayoo May 25, 2012 at 4:51 am

        Arshi- after u make the youtube account do u use the gmail that u put in at the begining?

  55. Reply tong May 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    how to unlock my phone???i forgot my gmail address and password too~~~so what i gonna do??

  56. Reply Arshi May 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    IF ANYONE FORGET PASSWORD TNEN USE YOUR YOUTUBE ACCOUNT.. IT’S WORK ON GALAXY ACE :) HOPE FOR U ALSO IF U HAVE NO YOUTUBE ACCOUNT THEN MAKE IT.. :) :)

  57. Reply Vanessa May 5, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Hey I was just wondering what if you don’t know your password but know your gmail but the Internet isnt switched on. I have tried to reset it but it’s not working. My phones an lg

  58. Reply Vikki May 3, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I have a Kyocera Zio and i dont have a forgot pattern button what do i do?

  59. Reply summer May 1, 2012 at 3:43 am

    will this work on a samsung galaxy 5? im in really big trouble and need help!!!!!!

  60. Reply kess April 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    too many patterns on my xperia mini. locked out. tried connecting it to the pc to run sd update but not reading memory card. to make matters worse it somehow is now in latin or portuguese or spanish….. help me please

  61. Reply al-francis April 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    ey guys for samsung s2 user to reset to factory setting just hold on the power button and volume up and at the same time the ok button so its three buttons at a time then select the factory reset and after that select the reboot and your done good as new:) that’s for password lost of pattern problems…

  62. Reply al-francis April 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

    how can i go to recovery mode pls teach me im using samsung galaxy s2…

  63. Reply cece April 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I have a mytouch4g that i changed the pattern lock on and cant remrmber it…luckily i was able to select not to use a lock on my phone before it went into lock mode but now i cant figure out how to change the pattern lock without having to know current and it says i also need it to reset phone…what do i do, any advice?

  64. Reply Abbas April 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Dear!Help me plz!..I have samsung galaxy young…..I forgot pattern n after too many attempts it requires to sign in throu my gmail i.d linked with android but i dont remember the password and cant get email back…..now what shoul i do…plz tell me the way i could also prevent my data plz!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      YOU CAN ENTER INTO THE RECOVERY MODE

  65. Reply gerald April 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    i have a motorola photon 4g and my nephew somehow screwed it up now i cant get in my phone

  66. Reply houssam April 19, 2012 at 3:38 am

    my nam is houssam pleaz help me i heve samcun galaxy an i forget password :( we can help me

  67. Reply Rian Colston April 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Basically Google is a cunt. Thats it.

  68. Reply Becky April 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Hi, I don’t have the forgotten password button and I don’t know how to unlock it and I dunno how to wipe the data and one more thing I don’t have a gmail account what should I do I need help it’s my Christmas present!!!!

  69. Reply Becky April 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    On my phone I don’t have a forgotten password? What do I do?

  70. Reply Daisuke April 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I can’t remember my google account. What should I do?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel April 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

      hard reset your phone and signin with a new Google Account.

  71. Reply kant April 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    How to unlock Samsung galaxy y phone

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 11:11 am

      we dont have clue on how to unlock devices!

  72. Reply david April 4, 2012 at 3:38 am

    hi samsung galaxy here i have locked my phone and my gmail wont let me unlock it, does anybody have a clue how i could unlock it

  73. Reply jind April 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    tell me sir

  74. Reply jind April 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    hello neal i have a samsung galaxy pro gt-b7510 , and i forgot my pattren and also my google account now how can i unlock my fon ,,,, ur hard reset method is not working on my phone

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

      get into the recovery mode and wipe the data to hard reset the phone! all the data will be lost!

  75. Reply jimmy April 3, 2012 at 4:10 am

    i have forgotten my pattern password, and i cant remember my googlee account what do i do ?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      CLEAR AND WIPE THE DATA FROM THE RECOVERY MODE!

      • Reply Arshi May 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

        where i find Recovery Mode !! ??

  76. Reply sunny sharma (TBOD) April 1, 2012 at 4:33 am

    i m in a same condition as [mr.Patrick Lai] dude plz help ne as soon as possibl

    THANX

  77. Reply sunny sharma (TBOD) April 1, 2012 at 4:28 am

    as i read your comments i m gona follow u and i m gona RECOVER & CLEAR EVERYTHING.,.,., but IS this posibal to get that data BACK.,.,., coz i have very important MAMO, CONTECTS , MSGs , so is this posibal to get that back.,? plz help me dude

  78. Reply Leigh March 30, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Hi, I have a Samsung galaxy y, and I have forgotten my lock pattern I’ve tried unlocking it too many times that it has come up with the google mail page, however that also isn’t working, how to I hard set it to clear everything? The way suggested doesn’t apply to my phone.

  79. Reply Becca March 28, 2012 at 9:17 am

    How long does it take to reset? I followed steps to hard reset and it says, \Downloading… Do not turn off target!!\ Its been like that for almost an hour! Is that normal?

  80. Reply md shahbaz March 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    i forget my email/id and password
    of my anroid phone what to do please help me…

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      you need to hard reset the device!

      • Reply jimmy April 3, 2012 at 4:11 am

        how do you do that ?

  81. Reply kunal March 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    i have an nexus s. today i forget my lock pattren n so i got an condition where it say too many patteran lock…so i give it correct id and password as i am useing my account on internet..but it said invalid username or password. but my android markit shows proper installed appz in pc…i have no net connection in my phone due to wifi off. so i decide to hard reset but when i hit the recovery mode then no triangle with exclimation comes… and i don’t get the factory reset..plz help me…i am so upset as i try 100 of time to open it…

  82. Reply Windy March 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I forgot the pattern and I dont get the second option after 30 second with the option to unlock via e mail. How can i unlock it now??

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

      you need to reinsert the battery and enter into recovery mode to clear the cache and data!

  83. Reply bluedolphin671 March 2, 2012 at 3:23 am

    My daughter forgot her pattern and her lg enlighten vs700 droid verizon phone has locked up. She cant get
    into google account. What to do?????

    • Reply Amit Bhawani March 14, 2012 at 3:45 am

      Did you go through the process mentioned in the above article?

    • Reply Pradeep S April 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Then u need to hard reset your cell.. it will erase your all data, To do hard reset Hold Power-ON+Volume Down+Search or Power-ON+Volume Down+Home

      • Reply yatie April 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

        hi, i did that & icon that appeared is “downloading” “do not turn off target!!” i’m using samsung galaxy s2…..:((

      • Reply multimediachandru May 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm

        this option is very use full…. tnx dude… :)

  84. Reply vinny February 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Hi

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Europa GTI-5500, same problem, i know the dot pattern, but my kids have locked the phone, and i cannot get into the google account or reset or retreive the google account.

    I need to do a factory reset on this model.

    The power key hold and home key hold for 30 seconds does not work.

    Any ideas ??

  85. Reply kathy February 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    my model is different. it doesnt have the red button. its a sony ericsson though, i forgot the password to the security question and i dont have a google account! how can i reset my mobile?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 12:15 am

      go to recovery mode and wipe all the data to get away with the security lock!

  86. Reply carimah February 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    i forgot my gmail account

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      you need to reset from the recovery mode!

  87. Reply carimah February 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    i have galaxy y i forgotten the pattern to unlock the screen please help??

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      go to recovery mode and then clear the cache and wipe the data

  88. Reply bryan February 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    i can’t open my samsung galaxy i know my pattern but my friend try to unlock it but he excedeed the limit.now my phone need my gmail account and i forgot it how to unlock my phone again?

    • Reply bryan February 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      galaxy y

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 22, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      you need to again reset the phone from recovery mode!

      • Reply kbeezy April 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        how do you do it though

  89. Reply Rina February 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Hi,
    I have tried so many times keying in the password numbers but it doesnt prompt any forgot password option and how do I go to the recovery mode when I cant even pass through the password lock.

    Please help.

    Thanks.

  90. Reply Alron Lucien January 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Hi,
    I have a complicated question.
    I’ve got a sony ericsson xperia mini pro and activated the pattern lock for safe guarding my data on my phone. But at the same time I have also activated the PIN lock on the same phone. Now when I go to unlock my phone I enter the PIN exactly the same which I registered on the phone and it doesnt let me in. On the other hand after a several tries it says “you have incorrectly drawn your unlock pattern 5 times”

    Please help me and also reply with a copy of your reply of solution to my email address as well.
    Thank You.

    alron.lucien@gmail.com

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 12:38 am

      you now need to reset the phone from the recovery mode by clearing the cache!

  91. Reply Rhianna January 14, 2012 at 5:49 am

    i have A pandigital tablet and i forgot my pattern…how do i unlock it?

  92. Reply luke January 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    hey there… my sister found a samsung s2 phone when she went on holiday to spain-she said it had a pin so she could not unlock it and gave it to me.. ive had this sat on my shelf now for about 6 months… is there anyway i can get into the phone so i can use it?… might aswell thanks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 24, 2012 at 12:14 am

      you need to unlock the device!

    • Reply Rahul March 4, 2012 at 3:06 am

      Dude,
      Be honest and have the phone returned to the original owner.The owner might be having some important data and contacts.I know how it feels like when somebody loses his phone and people like you just keep it as if it was yours.

  93. Reply Houston Lawing December 19, 2011 at 8:11 am

    what would the password be on an htc desire

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 19, 2011 at 9:34 am

      you need to reset he phone, we cant comment on the password which you have set!

  94. Reply Sourabh December 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Hey , Thanks man.. for this advice.. ,but what should one do incase of Samsung Galaxy s2 phone??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 17, 2011 at 12:47 am

      YOU NEED TO ENTER INTO RECOVERY MODE AND CLEAR EVERYTHING!

      • Reply Gillian Jane May 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm

        Hello

        i just read some of your conversations and how to enter into recovery mode to clear everything?
        i got samsung galaxy s2 and its asking me for a google account now when i try signning in it wouldnt work it always response with invalid usename or password any advice for me to do?could you help me or can you tell me how to do the hard reset? thank you.

  95. Reply amith December 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    hey guys,

    get the data network mode activated before you guys try to unlock using you gmail account it will work. most of the times we wouldn’t be having the data network mode activated hence it shows incorrect username or password.

    hope this helps

  96. Reply Robert December 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I ave a samsung galaxy neo and i have forgotten my unlock pin and it does not have a forgot password button! what can i do?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 4, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      you can follow the procedure, are you facing any issue?

  97. Reply cesar December 4, 2011 at 6:50 am

    does it work with Galaxy s4g??? help no gmail and no password!!

  98. Reply Savvy November 25, 2011 at 7:43 am

    i dont have a internet access on my samsung galaxy gio, and i only got it yesterday so i am pretty new to it but, i somehow forgot it, so i cannot access internet to unlock it :(, PLEASE HELP ME

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 25, 2011 at 10:51 am

      you need to reset your phone, for resetting you need not have internet access!

  99. Reply G baby November 21, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    bought a galaxy S obvs not brand new from store lol need to unlock it for my FIDO chip honestly too lazy to read thru this so if someone cud pls help me out and tell me step by step instructions on how to unlock my new phone that wud be awsomerzz <3

  100. Reply Orrla November 20, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I have changed passwords on my gmail account since I registered my phone (I change it every few months). Just to be clear, I just need to log into my gmail account using my EXISTING password correct? When I read this it sounded like the password I used a year or so ago when i got my phone. I don’t want to screw my phone further my entering the wrong thing now.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

      CHECK WITH THE PASSWORD OF YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT! HAVE YOU OPTED FOR ADDED SECURITY?

  101. Reply Patrick Lai November 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I already change the gmail password & try to unlock my sumsung galaxy S2 screen with new password but not successful. What to do next ?

    Thank you.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      get into the recovery mode and reset the phone by clearing everything!

  102. Reply Patrick Lai November 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Sorry, can you show me more detail.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      Any problem with your mobile phone?

      • Reply Patrick Lai November 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

        may i reset my gmail password by PC & use the reset password to unlock my sumsung galaxy S2 screen ?
        Thank you.

        • Yogesh Patel November 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

          Gmail password can be changed or modified on PC as well.

        • Patrick Lai November 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm

          I already change the gmail password & try to unlock my sumsung galaxy S2 screen with new password but not successful. What to do next ?

        • Yogesh Patel November 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

          Well if that doesn’t work out then going through recovery mode and hard reset it.

        • Alice April 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm

          i’m having the same problem at the moment, how did you end up fixing yours?

      • Reply remona February 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

        please help me unlock my pattern

        • remona February 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

          what do i do now

        • remona February 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

          please help me ..i did everthing you asked me to do.

        • Pradeep Neela February 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

          any error message?

        • remona February 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

          what now

        • Pradeep Neela February 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

          you can do the hard reset, wee you able to do factory reset?

        • remona February 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

          am i doing something wrong

        • isamu April 16, 2013 at 8:41 am

          I had forgot my password for my galaxy s2 this should work for most android phones………hold volume up, power key, home button at the same time until phone enters recovery mode, using the volume buttons go down and select wipe data factory reset then select yes if it comes up asking you to confirm password just enter 0000 ok keep doing this 0000 ok it usually takes 5 or 6 attempts after this phone will be wiped then go up and select reboot phone. phone will be factory reset you may loose all previous data but hey forgoton password no longer a problem

        • Pradeep Neela April 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

          you can probably enter the device in the recovery mode and then clear / wipe the data for clearing the password policy

        • leigh June 7, 2013 at 11:01 am

          how do u go to recovery mode

        • shammi juneja July 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm

          this is not working in my phone galaxy y how much time it will take

        • remona February 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

          please

        • Pradeep Neela February 15, 2012 at 12:15 am

          you can reset the unlock pattern!

        • riz May 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

          how to i reset my phone i forget my pattern lock and nothing is open

      • Reply patrick April 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

        i foget my password pattern in lock screen my is galxy y ..

        • patrick April 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

          hot to reset my galxy y ..
          ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

        • Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

          IF YOU HAVE ADDED THE GMAIL ACCOUNT THEN YOU CAN RETRIEVE FROM THAT OR YOU CAN ENTER RECOVERY AND CLEAR ALL THE DATA AND WIPE THE SAME!

      • Reply brandon whitlock May 13, 2012 at 9:00 am

        my sister has entered the code in wrong and now it is asking me to enter my google account and I have forgotten it… Can someone please help me as I’m lost without my phone

        • Pradeep Neela May 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

          hard reset the phone in the recovery mode, it will be fixed! wipe the data too

  103. Reply Patrick Lai November 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    My Sumsung galaxy S2 have been lock due to too many pattern attempts. I have try to unlock by key in my gmail user name & password but not successful (May be wrong password key in), so may I reset the password by my PC and try ? or how to do ?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      Go for harware reset of your phone by entering your phone through recovery mode.

      • Reply Patrick Lai November 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm

        Can you show me more detail ?

        • Yogesh Patel November 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

          regd?

      • Reply dylannnnn March 15, 2012 at 7:24 am

        @Yogesh Patel, how do i do that?

  104. Reply Yoanie November 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I can’t seemed to find the “forgot password” button… how should i unlock my galaxy gio now??

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

      So have reset your phone.

  105. Reply MIchelle September 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Hey,
    I’m despirate, I’ve got the same problem, but only i have forgotten mij password, not the dottpassword. does anybody knows how i can fix that?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 15, 2011 at 12:10 am

      you can recover by entering your recovery module by entering the Google Account credentials!

  106. Reply eve August 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    i have change my gmail passord by computer, can i use the new password to unlock my sumsung galaxy s2?

  107. Reply liam August 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    i have typed it in 215 times and no luck how do i get it to come up ?

    • Reply jessie April 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

      me too!! ive tried mine for like freakin 230 times and it still wont pop up if i forgot my password!

  108. Reply Aly August 19, 2011 at 2:43 am

    i have a samsung replenish and i dont have a forgot pattern button what do i do?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 19, 2011 at 10:09 am

      did you forget the pattern!!

      • Reply jay August 21, 2011 at 6:26 am

        i have a samsung galaxy pro and did not make a note of the pattern and forgot it. i have tried every combination in the book – NO LUCK

        • NeaL Pradeep August 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

          you will get to reset the same with your Google Account!

        • Yuwan May 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

          My Phone not including Acount email ?

          so can u help me ?

        • zulubooi May 23, 2012 at 8:37 pm

          have a samsung galaxy pro,have tried the null password but it does not work, another thing is have forgotten my google account password and when I reset it, it shows secondary email which i do not remember also!!!!!!

        • rose March 17, 2013 at 2:04 am

          what is your google account

      • Reply KeeAisha April 13, 2012 at 6:11 am

        Uhmm i let my sister see my phone she try to do my code locked up my phone and i forgot my gmail account what do i do ?

        • Pradeep Neela April 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

          just enter into the recovery mode and wipe the data!

        • deja April 24, 2012 at 2:10 am

          how do you wipe the data

        • cheil April 27, 2012 at 6:21 am

          how to do it?:(

        • jazz May 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

          how to wipe data

        • Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

          you can from your recovery mode!

      • Reply kantavismyles@yahoo.com May 7, 2012 at 1:28 am

        hell yea nigga

      • Reply riz May 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm

        hello brother yeah i forget my samsung galaxy note pattern lock nothing is open on my mobile and plz help me wat should i do

      • Reply wajeeh March 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        i forgrt mt htc pattern how can i open tha cell phone

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