1. JKarhani's Avatar
    I am trying to reset an intel machine with android 5.0 using fastboot.

    If I do a complete reset, I have no problem, it encrypts normally & boot & works as a charm.
    But what I need is to reset the machine while keeping the data, so I removed this command:
    fastboot format data

    After booting the machine I got a screen saying "to start android, enter your password"
    whatever last password enetered, I get the folowing (as if the password is wrong) & start resetting the machine..it works well, but no data is there too.
    I have no idea to what password does it means nor any of my known passwords work.
    Any Solution?
    N.B : I tried with the screenlock password when i had one & it didn't work.
    03-24-2017 06:16 AM
  2. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Hello there.

    If you enabled the option to ask for a password/PIN on boot, when you start up your device, before the full-boot process is completed, the system will ask you for your password/PIN.

    This is the same PIN you would use to unlock your device after it has been asleep. Basically the screen-lock password.
    03-24-2017 07:36 AM
  3. JKarhani's Avatar
    hELLO D13H4RD2L1V3,
    thank you but I tried it before & didn't work.
    03-25-2017 05:08 AM
  4. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    hELLO D13H4RD2L1V3,
    thank you but I tried it before & didn't work.
    Not sure what's up, but it's likely that something got messed up during the fastboot process which may have rendered your screen lock password useless.
    03-25-2017 09:34 AM
  5. JKarhani's Avatar
    No here you go, the password is 12345678
    whatever you put as yr pinlock!!

    thank you, closed.
    03-31-2017 01:38 PM

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