Question Broken Android Tablet suddenly unlocked

andej

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Hey everyone,
I'm seeking some help with a bizarre situation involving my Android tablet. So, here's the deal: I accidentally dropped a jar of peanut butter on my tablet, and the display cracked and stopped responding to touch. I could power it on, and the background was visible, but I was locked out since I couldn't enter my PIN. It was connected to my own WiFi, Bluetooth was turned off, face and fingerprint unlock were disabled, and I had no backup method to access my data. USB Debugging was turned off, so I couldn't use that either https://routerlogin.uno/ .
Frustrated, I spent the entire day attempting various unlocking methods, but to no avail. Then, as I was heading out later that evening, I noticed the tablet turned on and was somehow unlocked! It wasn't even close to me. Also, I plugged my tablet into my PC and could copy all my data over.
I'm stumped and can't figure out what caused this. Has anyone experienced something similar? Any ideas or explanations would be greatly appreciated!
I'm open to all suggestions and really need help understanding this strange occurrence.
 
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B. Diddy

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Welcome to Android Central! Do you recall if Trusted Places was turned on, and set to automatically unlock the device while at home? Trusted Places is notoriously unreliable, so it's possible that you were used to it not working (i.e., always having to unlock it manually, even at home), but it might have finally worked that one time.
 

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