1. OkrimIll's Avatar
    hello, i fkd up. i was trying trigger app plugin with lockscreen options, setup to lockscreen, put a password (that i remember) and started the action. problem is, the pwd i just entered was not the one my phone is asking me. and i have no idea what the password may be ( i used some time ago lockscreen password just to try it out and disabled it immediately)

    i'm on samsung s3 neo 4.4.2 rooted, no custom recovery or anything else.

    now. i'm trying every password that comes to my mind but i can't unlock it.
    lockscreen is stock android, and i can't get past it.

    i tryed google android device manager but it says it wont change password because a lockscreen is already there...
    i also tried with my avg account but it didn't affect the lockscreen pass as expected.
    i can't use samsung device finder because i don't have an updated account and i disabled samsung apps on my phone.

    i'm reading that a stock factory reset with root may be bad. is it true?

    so what can i do?

    i found some solutions but most of them need usb debugging. and i can't unable it.

    can i install a custom recovery? i tried installing cwm http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...xy-s3-t2939265 (with odin but the installation failed (dunno if i did something wrong)

    what are my options? besides buying a new phone...

    thanks
    04-29-2016 04:32 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Rooting has nothing to do with factory reset, but depending on the phone, you may or may not be able to get into it after you reset it. (You may still need the password.) Depending on the carrier, they may be able to remove the password for you. (Recovery should also have nothing to do with any of the other things here, but a custom recovery won't reset the password.)
    04-29-2016 05:07 PM
  3. OkrimIll's Avatar
    Rooting has nothing to do with factory reset, but depending on the phone, you may or may not be able to get into it after you reset it. (You may still need the password.)
    i was reading about phones not booting properly or not booting with stock factory reset and root enabled.
    so it is not true?

    Depending on the carrier, they may be able to remove the password for you.
    sorry for my english but i live in italy. the carrier? so yout verizon etc? how can they operate on a password set on the device? i don't think they can do it here anyway...


    (Recovery should also have nothing to do with any of the other things here, but a custom recovery won't reset the password.)
    i know, but i found this: [Tutorial] Hacking/Bypassing Android Password/Pattern/Face/PIN | Hack Cave

    i was trying to use pattern password disable but i had a problem installing a custom recovery and i'm getting scared about trying again...
    04-29-2016 05:25 PM
  4. OkrimIll's Avatar
    well... i did a factory reset. reinstalling everything now. worked fine. too bad i din't have samsung find my phone feauture enabled
    04-30-2016 06:42 AM

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