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    I uninstalled my Swype keyboard and was in the process of reinstalling a new one when my phone screen shut off. Now, on the lock screen, no keyboard pops up when I try to enter my password, only the Google Voice red button, which doesn't actually record anything. It just stays statically in red 'waiting for results.' When I press the keyboard image next to the password input box, the 'Choose Input Method' option shows up, with no options to select from.

    How can I get past this little snaffo which has completely locked me out of my phone?
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    Another member recently experienced a similar Kafkaesque dilemma. Have you tried a soft reset?

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    Of course. Just takes me to the password screen at start up.
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    Are you still having this problem. Will try to get you advice. Sorry for the delay.
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    Yes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    -BUMP-
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    I am having the exact same issue right now. I was un installing GOSms and the locked out. ive tried soft boot and am trying to find a hard boot method that will work for att.
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    Any solutions? Anybody? This can't be that hard to resolve, you would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TandroyFoty View Post
    Any solutions? Anybody? This can't be that hard to resolve, you would think.
    Oh dear. This is getting missed. I hope you are not on the same sandwich!
    You could also ask in your phone forum, and ask in 'Introductions' , under Android Central Community.

    Meanwhile try clearing cache in recovery. What phone was it?
    If a Samsung, power off, wait, hold volume up button, power button and Home button together. Wait for recovery screen, scroll down with volume button to green choices upper left to clear cache partition, select with power button, takes a few seconds, reboot with power button.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
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    Nevermind, I managed to reboot it and clear the cache partition. Did nothing. Still boots to the lock screen and requires a password, while Google Voice does not recognize any sounds.
    Last edited by TandroyFoty; 07-14-2014 at 12:34 PM.
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    (Nexus 5 clear cache, done)
    [GUIDE] Nexus 5 Recovery

    Try posting in the Nexus 5 help thread below, and also try asking in Android Central Community - *General Help and How To " (no link available) .

    Nexus 5: Problems & Issues

    Or 1st say hi in Introductions - Android Central Community, you will get better help from ambassadors there.
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    I doubt it will help, but try forcing the phone into Safe Mode: with phone on (and at the lock screen), press and hold power button until menu pops up. Now, press and hold "Power off" until Reboot into safe mode query pops up.
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    Damn, no. Still takes me to the log on screen as soon as it boots up, even in Safe Mode.
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    I don't understand why the Google Voice doesn't work either though. It's always worked fine before, it just doesn't recognize any input at the moment. I'm completely stuck.
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    Your only option may be a full factory reset...
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    Yup. If you haven't found anything else a wipe data / master reset is the best option.
    I did it once recently and it's not so bad. Hook a usb for copying files, try syncing and backing up with Kies, check your Samsung account log in on a pc and sync if you can with Samsung. If you don't get an answer on the other forums here I would go for it. You'll get your phone back.
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