1. FlyingBackwards's Avatar
    what to do if you completely forget the PIN to the lock screen?

    or is the phone as good as bricked?
    06-23-2013 06:50 PM
  2. N2myN2's Avatar
    You can do a factory reset but all your data will be lost if you didn't back it up.
    06-23-2013 07:33 PM
  3. K_Daddy's Avatar
    I think if you try enough times it will trigger an email from Google.

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    06-23-2013 08:52 PM
  4. FlyingBackwards's Avatar
    You can do a factory reset but all your data will be lost if you didn't back it up.
    how does one do a factory reset if the home screen is still locked?
    06-23-2013 09:17 PM
  5. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    how does one do a factory reset if the home screen is still locked?
    You'd boot the phone into recovery:

    1. Power off phone (ex. hold power button and select power off or pull the battery)
    2. Hold Volume up, Power, and Home buttons at same time until you see the model number, then release buttons
    3. Phone should boot into recovery (little Android guy laying on his back with belly open)
    4. Use volume down key to select/highlight "wipe data/factory reset", press power button to confirm selection
    5. Use volume down key to select/highlight "Yes delete all user data", press power button to confirm and it will start factory reset process
    6. Once done it will return to recovery with "Reboot system now" highlighted, press power button to confirm/reboot

    Or see this video:

    06-24-2013 08:04 AM
  6. tomskag's Avatar
    You can adb into the phone and delete the password file.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-24-2013 09:12 AM
  7. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    You can adb into the phone and delete the password file.
    If I'm not mistaken, that requires root access though.
    06-24-2013 10:08 AM
  8. tomskag's Avatar
    Not sure about root, but would atleast require us debugging turned on.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-24-2013 01:36 PM

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