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    Someone maliciously locked my tablet, such that it can't even be powered off without a passcode (read: ex dating, etc). I've tried all the standard procedures to force a factory reset (power+up-volume+home), these do NOT work in this scenario.

    What am I missing here? Is there another way I can reset this back to factory settings -- I'm not sure I care about what's actually on the device.
    08-18-2019 05:38 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I guess you didn't have a good screen lock set up, because if you did, a person wouldn't be able to get into your device to do this kind of thing. That person would also have to know your lockscreen PIN/password in order to create a new one, so that also suggests you shared your password (or use passwords that are really easy to guess), which is also asking for trouble.

    You're unable to do a hardware factory reset as described here? https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-28334

    Please register on this forum, which will allow you to engage in discussion more easily, as well as post images. https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    08-19-2019 02:45 AM

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