1. Shweta Prasanna's Avatar
    My phone model is Sony Xperia tipo. And I have locked myself out of my phone as I cannot remember the pinlock code that pops up when you start the phone. Its not the simlock code but one that locks the phone. And now the only option out is to reboot the phone but there is important stuff that I stored in my phone which I want to recover, so is there any way out? If there is no way out, then I am willing to reboot it. I tried the volume up and down press and simultaneous pressing of power on off button but the screen only showed safe mode and nothing else. If anyone knows any solution, please help me out.
    08-29-2014 10:50 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The reason behind a pinlock is that you can get your phone, well, locked up and safe. You could try to connect this to a PC and see if you have access to your files, but something tells me that'll be a no-go.

    There are, of course, tools out there to 'hack' your phone and bypass the pin, but since I know no specifics, I can't really tell you which ones. But I do know it's not a simple click-and-unlock solution.
    08-29-2014 11:02 AM
  3. Shweta Prasanna's Avatar
    Not an issue, I would like to know how to reformat/reboot my phone in the legitimate way.
    08-29-2014 11:16 AM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Well, you can do the reformatting by going into Recovery mode (which, unfortunately, I don't know how to access on your phone), but I wish I could help more with trying to back up your data first.

    Is there a Sony software you could use to do the backup, maybe? Like Apple's iTunes or Samsung's Kies.
    08-29-2014 11:23 AM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Found this elsewhere. It's worth a shot.
    NEW way to BYPASS and REMOVE PASSWORD or PIN… | Xperia ZL | XDA Forum

    Several YouTube videos I can't watch at work came up, too. Just search for Sony Xperia Pin Lockscreen Bypass.
    08-29-2014 11:28 AM
  6. Shweta Prasanna's Avatar
    I had checked that link before and it seems sony has already released a patch for the same, so it doesnt work. But thanks nonetheless for replying.
    08-29-2014 12:26 PM

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