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    Exclamation Forgot my PIN lockscreen

    hi , i totally forgot my PIN, and a reset your pin doenst appear after entering my pin wrongly. i have nexus 4 4.3, stock no route, i dont want to lose my data specially my contacts since they are not synced on google. please help me.
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    Type in a false pin several times and then asking your Google account's password should pop up.
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    I've the same problem! It's not asking whether I've forgotten my passcode! After 30 seconds of waiting, it gives another 5 tries before restarting the 30 seconds. It does not offer me to enter my Gmail account and Gmail password, which I do remember. Please help!


    Galaxy Nexus
    Android 4.3
    Unrooted
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    I think you'll need a mobile data connection.
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    hi

    i am having the exact same problem.

    Have you been able to resolve yours? if so how did you do it?
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    hanshanzen

    have you been able to find a solution? i am experiencing the exact same problem...
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    Try entering a random PIN multiple times until you get the message "Try again in 30 seconds" then click OK. At that point you should see "Forgot PIN" at the bottom of the screen. Click "Forgot PIN" to log in using your Google account. Your phone must have an Internet connection for this to work. Once you have authenticated with your Google account, you will be redirected to Settings --> Security --> Lock Screen --> Screen Security to update the PIN or pattern to unlock your phone.
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    This is not working. I type 5 incorrect pins, I get a popup saying "You have typed your pin incorrectly <n> times. Please wait 30 seconds to try again." I click OK. The popup goes away. No "forgot pin" link comes up anywhere on the screen.

    Now, in fact I configured the phone for face unlock, so if I power down I get another shot at face recognition. And if it works, I'm in. No. It powered up and brought me right to the pin unlock. No face attempt.

    And even if I could get in with face -- I still can't change the PIN. And I can't reconfigure for a new pin because even though I am in the phone, it requires the pin again for reconfiguring lock.

    Yes, I have a 3G internet connection, and yes, the phone is linked to my google account.

    Phone is a Sprint Google Nexus (Samsung SPH-L700) running stock Android 4.3 (just upgraded OTA today).

    Factory reset is looming in my future, I fear. But isn't there any alternative?
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    I have forgot my s3 lockscreen pin.
    please help me
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    well it doesn't work, I need it unlocked for a party TODAY help me! and make sure your answer works

    Samsung galaxy (idk the rest)
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    I had the same issue but all you need to do is Login to your google account on https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
    then it will automatically find your phone. You have to chose the option "LOCK" it will ask you to type in a paasword that will automatically show on your screen there you have it and your password will be reset witout you having to do factory reset
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamsberg View Post
    I think you'll need a mobile data connection.
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    This has been the best advice out of anything else I read. It completely worked! No factory reset required and it is so easy
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    I have logged in to the Android Device manager page, but it says it can't find my phone. Does that mean that your suggestion won't work, or should we still do the Set Up Lock and Erase option?
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    I can make my phone ring, but after I press set up and lock and it asks to send the notification, I get nothing on my phone. any other suggestions?
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    I have tried the "devicemanager" but it says that i should have activated this option before in order to be able to do that and instead a notification has been sent to my phone WHICH I CANT UNLOCK FOR 5 DAYS NOW AND IM DESPERATE! HELP PLEASEEEEEEEE
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    how did you fix this
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    when it says it sent me a notification, does that mean im receiving it on my computer or phone. because how would i view the notification if im locked out of my phone...
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    How can I do this if I do I turn my internet connection on if my phone is locked?
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    hey mazzin , can you please help me on unlocking my android phone also. I forgot the pin and i'm just stuck on the lock screen.
    I tried using the google device manager thru the web.it found my phone , its rings but I couldn't find the option for changing the password.
    PLZ HELP !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gagan arora View Post
    hey mazzin , can you please help me on unlocking my android phone also. I forgot the pin and i'm just stuck on the lock screen.
    I tried using the google device manager thru the web.it found my phone , its rings but I couldn't find the option for changing the password.
    PLZ HELP !!!
    I think you need to use the Lock option...it will let you chose a new PIN and then you use that to unlock your phone.
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    Dave Junior, You are Awesome dude....Thanks a ton.
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    When I go to device manager it finds my A100, I can ring it and that works but the only other option is "Setup Lock & Erase". I can't set it up since I can't access my tablet because I forgot my PIN. I know my gmail user and pass but I doesn't ask me for it. Just keeps going... 70 failed attempts try again in 30 seconds. Any help? I don't want to have to do a factory reset... :-(
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    where can I find the lock option? T^T HELLLLPPPP
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    im nt gettin the option to type in a password, its just sending notification to my phone but i cant open it cause its locked.............??????
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