1. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    So, you don't need to know the knock code to get into someone's phone and lock it from them. I found this out cause my family was messing with my phone last night.

    Basically put in the wrong knock code 5 times and then you are redirected to put in the pin. Put in wrong pin #s about 2-3 times and then the right one. You'll then be redirected to where it will make swype the default method to get into your phone or you can change it.... BAM! Now someone unlocked your phone and can lock it on you.

    If someone were randomly guessing at your pin they could do it unlimited times (my sister used up every option she could think of to try to get into my phone). Which is not good. Cause once they do get it, they could lock your phone on you.

    If you have a G3 try it. I want to see if you can do it, too.

    This is a MAJOR bug. Ugh.
    07-26-2014 07:37 PM
  2. Duncan1982's Avatar
    So, you don't need to know the knock code to get into someone's phone and lock it from them. I found this out cause my family was messing with my phone last night.

    Basically put in the wrong knock code 5 times and then you are redirected to put in the pin. Put in wrong pin #s about 2-3 times and then the right one. You'll then be redirected to where it will make swype the default method to get into your phone or you can change it.... BAM! Now someone unlocked your phone and can lock it on you.

    If someone were randomly guessing at your pin they could do it unlimited times (my sister used up every option she could think of to try to get into my phone). Which is not good. Cause once they do get it, they could lock your phone on you.

    If you have a G3 try it. I want to see if you can do it, too.

    This is a MAJOR bug. Ugh.
    But the person is still required to enter a correct pin code.

    So can't see why this is a hack?

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    07-26-2014 07:46 PM
  3. TheTruth5442's Avatar
    But the person is still required to enter a correct pin code.

    So can't see why this is a hack?

    Posted via Android Central App
    Pretty much my thoughts, just put it to something secure that only you would know, like the last four digits of your SSN or a membership card or something no one has no need to memorize?
    07-26-2014 07:48 PM
  4. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    But the person is still required to enter a correct pin code.

    So can't see why this is a hack?

    Posted via Android Central App
    When they do figure it out, which they will with the unlimited tries thing then they can hack into your phone.
    07-26-2014 07:50 PM
  5. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    Pretty much my thoughts, just put it to something secure that only you would know, like the last four digits of your SSN or a membership card or something no one has no need to memorize?
    Yeah, like identity theft hasn't happened already... Lol
    07-26-2014 07:51 PM
  6. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    No 4 digit pin is 100% secure. Someone will guess it especially with unlimited tries.
    07-26-2014 07:51 PM
  7. TheTruth5442's Avatar
    Yeah, like identity theft hasn't happened already... Lol
    That was an example to be taken lightly. If you have a gift card you hold onto, use that. And it doesn't have to be four digits, you could use a lot more than that (watched a video of someone setting it up and it says: "PIN must be at least 4 digits", hence you could make it significantly more.
    07-26-2014 07:57 PM
  8. Duncan1982's Avatar
    That was an example to be taken lightly. If you have a gift card you hold onto, use that. And it doesn't have to be four digits, you could use a lot more than that (watched a video of someone setting it up and it says: "PIN must be at least 4 digits", hence you could make it significantly more.
    A pin is a combination of numbers right, so that probability of this actually happening is very low indeed.

    Not saying impossible but to a theif how many attempts before they give up?

    Are they going to go the distance that could take a very long time and especially if set above the 4 digit well you can answer that one.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-26-2014 08:06 PM
  9. frope01's Avatar
    No one will be with my phone long enough to crack anything.

    Sent from Frope's sweet G3.
    07-26-2014 08:09 PM
  10. ffejjj's Avatar
    No one will be with my phone long enough to crack anything.

    Sent from Frope's sweet G3.
    Couldn't agree with this more

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-26-2014 09:40 PM
  11. xocomaox's Avatar
    If I stole a phone I would boot into recovery and factory reset that first thing.
    07-26-2014 10:24 PM
  12. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    A pin is a combination of numbers right, so that probability of this actually happening is very low indeed.

    Not saying impossible but to a theif how many attempts before they give up?

    Are they going to go the distance that could take a very long time and especially if set above the 4 digit well you can answer that one.

    Posted via Android Central App
    They could create a script that tries a million possibilities at once when they connect the phone to the computer.
    The average joe wouldn't but it is possible.

    No one will be with my phone long enough to crack anything.

    Sent from Frope's sweet G3.
    You can't control it when they steal it...

    If I stole a phone I would boot into recovery and factory reset that first thing.
    You'd need to get into the phone first. You can't boot into recovery on a G3... or at least I don't know how. Tried the power volume down thing (or up) and it didn't work.
    07-26-2014 10:41 PM
  13. Fried Rice Mofo's Avatar
    And this is why you use Cerberus.

    Enter the pin in wrong 3 times and it automatically takes a front-facing picture, and sends the location of the phone to my email.

    So on the EXTREMELY unlikely chance I don't have my phone on me and nabs my phone, good luck.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-26-2014 11:28 PM
  14. arisenfury's Avatar
    You'd need to get into the phone first. You can't boot into recovery on a G3... or at least I don't know how. Tried the power volume down thing (or up) and it didn't work.
    Volume down and power for ~5 seconds.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    07-27-2014 07:24 AM
  15. xocomaox's Avatar
    You'd need to get into the phone first. You can't boot into recovery on a G3... or at least I don't know how. Tried the power volume down thing (or up) and it didn't work.
    Nope. You can boot into recovery menu on the Verizon variant easily.
    av8er-rick likes this.
    07-28-2014 07:09 AM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    No 4 digit pin is 100% secure. Someone will guess it especially with unlimited tries.
    Nothing is 100 % secure. You should take precautions such as using Android Device Manager... That way before they can try unlimited attempts you can change the password to a word via the Web by logging into your Google account.. Or simply wipe the phone.

    As my old college professor asked one to stump us (he knew we'd over think it).... What is the most secure computer in the world? You could imagine what we all thought of... But he said..

    Answer : one that is shut off, unplugged (power and ethernet), and locked away in a safe.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    07-28-2014 05:42 PM
  17. Wicell's Avatar
    8 digit pins are where it's at...

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-29-2014 01:29 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    8 digit pins are where it's at...

    Posted via Android Central App
    That would drive me crazy... Well... Any password drives me crazy. I like instant access to my phone . My phone is always glued to me so I am not too worried.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    07-30-2014 08:50 AM
  19. BBSeattle's Avatar
    I believe that there are 10,000 possibilities on a repeatable 4 number combination.....Sure, anything is possible but I would say this is unlikely.

    No 4 digit pin is 100% secure. Someone will guess it especially with unlimited tries.
    07-30-2014 09:01 AM
  20. Jacob Reiter's Avatar
    I believe that there are 10,000 possibilities on a repeatable 4 number combination.....Sure, anything is possible but I would say this is unlikely.
    It took me 4 days straight to enter in 0000 to 9999. Sore thumbs
    belodion likes this.
    10-10-2014 01:46 AM
  21. belodion's Avatar
    Heh heh. Welcome to AC and the G3 forum. ☺

    (Quiet aside to all other members): Anyone missing their G3 four days ago?😨

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-10-2014 06:16 AM
  22. flsifuentes's Avatar
    It took me about 10 minutes, 1234, and boom baby! unlocked
    04-29-2015 12:23 AM
  23. Andrea Meyngon Smith's Avatar
    OMGosh, You are the best!!!! My names Andrea, and my BF bought me a LG Tablet off our longtime friends. So she Reset it to Factory , for us...well it was a surprise is for me!!! Dave didn't have to do that!! I'm Super, Super Greatfull , and jaked that now I have my own because we were sharing his I Pad! So I choice a "Knock Code" while in the car on the way home, too excited to wait...lol, didn't write it down ( even though I always have a pen n paper in my purse) , the glare from the sun didn't help, So I just figured ya, It's ok because I'll Remember it!!! An 8 digit fricken, stupid Tic, Tac ,Toe thing!! I'm sure you guessed by know, that I forgot!! So I googled how to " Fix" it , and as my BF shaking his head, I came across Your site!! Remembering my "Pin" I followed your instructions and .......BAM far as the BF is concerned , I ROCK!! Truth is it's YOU who ROCK!! Seriously , I can't thank u enough!! You are the Bomb !!! Thanx A Million!! Thanks 2 U, I'm Happily using my new LG Tablet!! Thank You Kindly and God Bless!!
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