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    Question Locked out of my S5

    Hey, I set a new pin on my phone, swapping from the fingerprint option, and now my phone wont let me in. I have typed the pin I set and a number of different combinations that I could have accidentally programmed but nothing is working....
    How do I unlock my phone now when there is no 'unlock via Google' option??
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    Welcome to AC
    If there is no prompt to sign in with your Google account, I'd suggest going to a carrier store and seeing if they could help.

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    As UJ95x says, you should get a prompt to be able to unlock it from your gmail or google account, on the lock screen.
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    ... or try Google's Android Device Manager from your Google account and lock the screen with a new code.
    If it is still enabled in Security settings by default it will work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    ... or try Google's Android Device Manager from your Google account and lock the screen with a new code.
    If it is still enabled in Security settings by default it will work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    This.
    LOL. I only lurk to answer these questions now. It's all I know!

    I discovered the new lock override thing when I gave my back up Samsung out for 3 weeks, locked it remotely myself when I forgot to wipe it, then when I got it back. none of my default codes would get me back in. So I turned to my pc in desperation.
    A lot of you guys knew it could do this all along!

    Hope it works for the OP.
    We should quote your ADM guide more.

    Any more of these, send them to me.


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    Does anyone know why there would be no prompt to use the Google account details to unlock, after several wrong PIN entries? That's rather worrying.

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    My only guess would be that he didn't set up a Google account?

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    D'OHHH!!! I hadn't thought of that.

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    There are no prompts options with a pin code on my Samsung. You just get timed out for 30 seconds.

    However putting a pattern lock asks you to set a pin as a back up, and if you cannot input a pattern after 5 attempts you get the choice of inputting the pin

    OR

    entering your Gmail and password instead.

    Weird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    There are no prompts options with a pin code on my Samsung. You just get timed out for 30 seconds.

    However putting a pattern lock asks you to set a pin as a back up, and if you cannot input a pattern after 5 attempts you get the choice of inputting the pin

    OR

    entering your Gmail and password instead.

    Weird?

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    He meant the G-Mail and password

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    He meant the G-Mail and password

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    You have all lost me - but I missed the other 2 posts while writing above. Time for the valium!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    You have all lost me - but I missed the other 2 posts while writing above. Time for the valium!

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    OP never even replied

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