HTC EVO 4G :: Locked Out Phone Due To Too Many Pattern Attempts / What To Do?
Sep 12, 2010
Too many failed pattern attempts due to a friend attempting to get into my phone. I have forgotten my gmail login. I tried to send username to backup email address but I tried the only other 2 email addresses I have, only to recieve an email from google stating that an account didnt exist with these backup email addresses.
After fighting with sprint for 3 hours I came to find out they are unable to give me the info to the gmail account that THEY set up when I got my EVO. Apparently the only thing they can do is reset my phone causing me to loose all of my numbers, photos, ect
I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace.Recently i changed my unlock pattern but i forgot it.Now im at the "too many pattern attempts" screen(i need to sign in to google account).I know my ID and password but it still says invalid username or password when i type it.I wanted to do a factory reset and i have a problem there too.When i boot into recovery mode it automatically opens cwm recovery.When i go to wipe data there,it says data successfully wiped but i still need to sign in with google account.I dont have internet conenction on phone since i cant enable Wi-Fi because the phone is locked.
I have a sony ericsson X10, it has a security pattern lock on the phone. However this has gone off in my pocket and now the phone is locked. I can not remember the google email address for the phone and now i can not access the phone. Orange customer service has told me to get in touch with google, in order to delete the old account [whatever that may be] but there is no number for google customer service.
Is there any way to decrease the unlock pattern attempts before you need to insert your gmail account? I would like it to require my email/pass after about 5 wrongs attempts. Currently it took 15 times till it required a password.
I had my tablet (ASUS TF201) on face recognition mode with a backup of a drawn pattern and my friend decided to keep getting it wrong and now it asks me to log into my google account, i know my google credentials are correct. but my Wifi isn't switched on, is there any way i can enable wifi or bypass the google verification and put in my pattern without restoring?
I've got the device rooted and im pretty sure the debug mode is enabled in my develper settings.
My 7 year old, 5year old & 3 & 1/2 year old are able to do terrible things to my phone & computers! I hope I am one of many frustrated & forlorn parents who have great kids that are obviously a rung or 3 up the evolutionary ladder! Perhaps we should start a support group! LMAO I am new to android & so far I love it, so much that you can do on this platform & as i am a lateral thinker it is so much fun being able to get apps that seem to allow my though processes & not miss a beat, what a delight. NOt too impressed with the pattern lock at the moment though but I am hopeful of finding a solution there or admiring my Very expensive paper weight that might have been so much fun!! I am currently very tentative about all the programming stuff but I guess in time & with help from all the learned folk out there I will be able to have the best & most productive tool completely customized for me that I could imagine. Do let me know if I am deluded as it would save me much heart ache, Hope to be educated well here so thanks in advance for your patience & assistance!
On my motorola droid and other andriod devices there is a known issue where if you enter too many incorrect pattern attempts it ask's for your google email/password but doesnt accept it. Even though its the correct password, the only fix is a hard reset. Is that bug still around on the incredible or has google fixed it?
I'm searching for an app (or hack, or whatever) which allows me to do custom actions when there are too many incorrect unlocking attempts. For example, when 5 incorrect patterns are entered, get the location and send it to a remote web server. In my case, I would like to start Cerberus tracking, but that's not the main point.
Is there an app, or custom lock screen, or any security app that allows me to do this?
got my phone (htc desire x) locked again (yes, I am stupid sometimes ).First time it wasn't a big problem to me, just adb into it an set a pattern value to 0 an boom, lockscreen bypassed. Problem : since then, the androidversion got updated from 4.0 to 4.1 and it doesn't work any more.
Bootloader locked. Not rooted. no custom recovery installed. USB debugging enabled.
is it possible to bypass the Google lock screen on an android 4.1 device? Tried different funny things like pushing home button or calling myself, then some more komplex ways with adb commands and so on, but all of them lead me in the end to either a custom recovery or root.if there is a way to get a CR on an locked device? Or how to adb pull some files from the data section? And I read something about adb'ing into the device in recovery and removing the security settings, what about something like that? I don't want to steal anything, if I would like to steal the phone, I would just resetting it
Good evening. Please help me regarding my phone's pattern lock keys. It got locked-out due to many wrong attempts to unlock it. Now, it needs a google id in order to reactivate the phone. I do not have a google id stored on my phone so i cannot reactivate it. What options can I do in order to reactivate it.
My phone is locked after entering the unlock pattern incorrect too many times.It asks me for gmail username/password but this doesnt work, have tried dozens of combinations etc.The only option I think at this stage is to root the phone, but my Bootloader is .92.Can I root the phone using this?It's an unbranded Desire, running Froyo official HTC update.
My son has been playing around with my phone and now when I unlock the phone it is coming up saying that there have been too many pattern attempts and that to unlock, I need to sign in with my Google account. Problem is, not sure what my Google account details are. I have a GMail account but that doesn't work.
I've tried AutoLock and LockBot and maybe I didn't set an option correctly, but I can't seem to get a password or pattern unlock after a reboot/power off/on cycle.Both work fine during normal power on operations, but when I power cycle the phone it just comes up with the normal swipe unlock right into an open Eris with no password/pattern required. Kind of defeats the purpose by allow a bypass of the security.Maybe I'm missing something here or having a Homer moment.
My daughter decided to try and get in my sons phone (Captivate) and ended up locking him out. The phone now says "Too Many Pattern Attempts" and is asking for his google user name and password but when he enters that information it says invalid user name or password. He knows that the google user name and password are correct as when he enters them in google mail on the computer it works fine. Any suggestions?
I have forgotten my unlock pattern and was prompted an error message, "Too many pattern attempts"....to unlock, sign in with you Google Account. Here's the issue, I have tried to log in many times and it won't allow me. I have no issues logging into Gmail on my home computer. I changed my password on Gmail and re-logged on my cell and no success. I tried to do a hard reset holding home button, up volume, and pressing the power button until the Samsung logo appears. I also tried to call my phone and access the memo pad so at least I can get to my home screen.no success.Any suggestions? I think my phone has a bug and it probably needs to be sent out..
My friend is currently locked out of my LG MyTouch. She used a pattern lock and can't remember the Pattern nor her Gmail account or her password. With the past two Android phones I had, I would just Boot into recovery (Vol. Down & Power button), but this phone won't load into one. I also tried Vol. Up and Power. Nothing. I then tried both, but it went into the "S/W Upgrade" screen. Is there anyway to bypass this without having to send it back?
i have HTC explorer and my phone is completely locked and cant even access my phone with the Email ID even though i knw d username nd password as well...i came 2 knw dat it requires WI-FI or mobile network on...bt dyzzz happened wid me b4 as well bt i was able 2 access my email widout internet connection...
how do i access my phone cant even hard reset it as my volume buttons arent working ...
i got a fascinate like 2 days ago and i set a patter lock to it, i know this very well, its very simple but i was procratinating from my homework earlier and kept entering different patters because i hate homework and i have add. Anyways i did this to the point where it required a google id login. So i sigh and attempt to login, does not work, i try 10 more times before i find out that this is an ongoing android problem. I do a hard reset, still doesnt work. Now 5 hours later im pissed beyond belief wondering why google put so much effort into a dumb pattern lock and why it still does not work after a full restore.
I'm trying to access my tablet Odys Xpress to change the ROM. The problem, after reading several posts on how to do, is that windows 7 does not recognize the driver. Surely it's because I have not activated the tablet's USB debuggin. But change can not access because it has a screen lock pattern type I do not know.how I can remove the pattern lock screen?
What happens if I enabled the pattern lock by updating the setting LOCK_PATTERN_ENABLED, but have never set a pattern? I would check, but I don't want to reset my phone (I don't see a way to clear the lock pattern). Does anyone know?
I'm locked out of my phone and I believe it's being caused by the "No lock" app. There was an upgrade available for that app, which I performed today, and a few mins later when I went use my phone I got presented with a keyboard to enter a password to continue. I have never set a password for this anyway. So I'm locked out and cannot access anything.
i had the pattern unlock on it and he got it wrong 20 times and now i need to put in my gmail account details and password. Despite this i never use gmail and have used my secondary email to find out my detail, but adding these details dont work on my phone!? is there any other way to get me back on to this amazing phone!
Somehow my wife's phone was locked today, so that when she tries to do owt, it asks for 'username (email)' and 'password'. Unfortunately everything she's tried has done nothing. Is there anyway of finding out her username n password via Pc for example?
Since getting the phone a month ago, it has downright refused to send an SMS to one of my contacts. It is someone that I could send txts to with my old phone, and I can call and receive calls and texts from them on this one, but it simply refuses to send a text! Each time it gives me an error message saying 'unable to send after multiple attempts', and retrying just keeps giving me the same error. Getting help from my network provider they pulled the SIM and then put it back in and it worked! For one txt. After that it has continued to fail. They replaced the SIM and it has still failed. Is there any chance this is a problem with the phone?
I've had the phone a day and when it's locked (on but black screen, have to press top button to unlock it) and pattern recognition also on received calls go straigh to voicemail. If the phone is unlocked and on, ie when using it I can receive calls. why phone does not take calls when locked??
I am running lithium mod rom. I ran fix permissions in RM and rebooted the phone. Now when it pulls up the screen to enter my PIN the PIN I had set no longer works. I have tried several battery pulls trying to get into recovery with no luck.
Phone is rooted, romed. Running great, etc. etc., I go to plug my phone in for a small charge, and when I went to take it off, the battery charge light was still on. Weird. I hit power button. Nothing. Battery charge light remains on. I do a hard reboot, and it came back up fine, no issues. What would cause it to freeze up
I've been looking around for a while trying to see if anyone posted something like this and I have not found anything quite like what is going on with my phone. I got my pattern code wrong enough times so my vibrant is requesting I enter google account information in order to let me in. I have not been able to access the phone this way since it will not accept the google info I am inputting. I know my username and password are correct since I have verified them on my computer to ensure that I am using the correct information.
I have followed the instructions for accessing the recovery mode menu..and have deleted user data and cache twice, and the phone is still prompting me to enter my google username and password. I contacted TMobile support and they were useless. Is there any way for me to bypass this screen? What is the proper way to do a real master reset of my phone that will actually delete the data I have already inputted into the phone?
I am somewhat freaking out because I just bought this phone today, and cannot believe this is happening. I've been searching these forums and online for hours looking for a solution but nothing that I have found has worked. If I could get the phone back to factory settings that would solve the issue, but I can't find a set of proper instructions that actually delete the data since the phone is still prompting me for the google information due to my getting the pattern code wrong.
I'm with VF, luckily I didn't get the dreaded OTA last week. My phone is totally unbranded, so I'm wondering if it will let me install 2.2 manually without the need for a goldcard and all the messing about. is there an easy way to check ? I don't want to attempt an install for it to screw up and brick the phone.
I can't open my HTC magic..I locked my phone so you had to "draw" the code everytime you used it..The problem however is, that I've drawn it wrong to many times..I now have to type in my google acc. But I'm unable to do that, cause my magic is offline, to turn it online, I have to open it,. So, that's impossible..
I was trying out the Pattern Lock feature on my HTC Incredible S and got locked out after too many incorrect attempts. I can't use my email address and password to verify my account as my data and wifi are switched off.
To get around this problem, I've transferred to my microSD card the XtraSec apk that will allow me to remotely switch on wifi and data. However, I'm not sure how to trigger the installation of the apk when I can't get past the lock screen .Can I use fastboot to access the file explorer app (ES file explorer) or apk installer app to get the apk to install?
I haven't rooted the phone and it's running the latest version of Android. I'm not sure if I have USB debugging enabled. I'd like to avoid doing a reset if possible coz I haven't backed up the things that aren't on the sd card.
Why does my music start up even if the phone is locked? It kills me everyday, my battery dies out because my Ally plays music all day long without me noticing it. Another, while I have your attention, and haven't looked around for the answer of this one: How do you keep your phone screen on during calls: Checking messages is a burden for me!
Menu -> Settings -> Accounts -> Phone (Backup Assistant) Padlocked? Mine is locked. Is anyone else's? I saw a thread where someone belived it happened at the Verizon Store when they synced the phone for the end user. Just like they did for me with no explanations.Could this be why contacts created on my phone seem to be invisible to all kinds of syncing?