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11-28-2013 02:45 PM
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  • 1 Post By B. Diddy
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    Default Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    I just updated Swiftkey, and then the back softkey stopped working, so I rebooted. Now there is no keyboard on my lock screen, and just a gray rectangle with a microphone icon in the middle. So I can't type my password to log in! And I tried saying my password, but it is not reacting at all to anything I say.

    Rebooted into safe mode, but that didn't help.

    Any ideas short of factory restore?

    Sent from my VS980 4G using AC Forums mobile app
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    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    Also, I can't even get to recovery mode. When I select recovery from the boot loader menu, I just get an android on its back with exclamation mark inside a red triangle and the message "no command".

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    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    OK. Figured out how to get into recovery from the "no command". So if I have to, I can factory restore.
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    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    I ended up factory restoring.

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    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    I have this same problem with my droid-and I don't have that recovery mode, help?
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    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    Quote Originally Posted by kakacattack View Post
    and I don't have that recovery mode
    You don't know how to get into Recovery mode on your phone?
    Or you do, but the phone won't boot into Recovery mode? (Which would be strange if the phone is booting normally.)
    What model/carrier/firmware?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    Quote Originally Posted by kakacattack View Post
    I have this same problem with my droid-and I don't have that recovery mode, help?
    Welcome to Android Central! Do you have a Nexus 7? This subforum is for the Nexus 7, and if that's what you have, follow this guide to get to Recovery Mode: http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...tion-wipe.html

    If you have a different device, tell us what it is. Different devices have different ways of accessing Recovery, and not all of devices have access to Recovery in the first place.

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  8. Thread Author  Thread Author    #8  

    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    BTW, I figured out what caused this. I had all other keyboards disabled, and when Swiftkey updates, it reverts to Swiftkey being disabled. So I had no enabled keyboard, and thus couldn't log in. So don't disable all other keyboards even if you only use Swiftkey.

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    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    Quote Originally Posted by physioprof View Post
    I had all other keyboards disabled, and when Swiftkey updates, it reverts to Swiftkey being disabled.
    Thanks for following up with your solution and investigation.

    Why did you have the other keyboards disabled? It really only matters which one is the default (doesn't it)?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    Because of my general tendency to disable everything I can that I don't use.

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    Hi! I have this same problem, and prefer not to do a factory reset. Any suggestions?
  12. Thread Author  Thread Author    #12  

    Default Re: Help! Keyboard Gone On Lock Screen: Can't Log In!

    I never figured anything else out, although you might try plugging in a USB keyboard and see if you can type your password.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app

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