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Old October 22nd, 2008, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright so i know this is probably not the right section i just need an answer quick... So ya i was messing around with the drag password thing( when the phone goes idle) i was drawing random patterns. Then it locked up.. It wouldn't let me into the phone.. I clicked forgot password.. and it asked me for my Gmail account and pass.. Turns out i just used some randomly suggested gmail account name i have no clue what i typed in the first time i used the phone. I was just gonna not use my gmail link up..

Is there ANY way i can resolve this issue quickly so i can fix my phone tonight

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Old October 22nd, 2008, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 07:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd say your only resort at this point is to call Customer Care...and remember what you're doing next time!
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Alright so i know this is probably not the right section i just need an answer quick... So ya i was messing around with the drag password thing( when the phone goes idle) i was drawing random patterns. Then it locked up.. It wouldn't let me into the phone.. I clicked forgot password.. and it asked me for my Gmail account and pass.. Turns out i just used some randomly suggested gmail account name i have no clue what i typed in the first time i used the phone. I was just gonna not use my gmail link up..

Is there ANY way i can resolve this issue quickly so i can fix my phone tonight
Man, that is intense! I might have a solution for you. I know that you stated you put some random information as a login, but have you tried going thru these steps? If so, then i would say call Tmobile, or Google and hope that it can be resolved.
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Can you do a hard reset? This will restore your phone to factory settings. Here's how: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=438444

I'm not sure if you'll be able to do it because your phone is locked.
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some one else in this forum had a guide on how to hard reset with the power button and some other button combination that allows you to restore to factory default so just look around or maybe stArt a new thread on how to restore to factory setting, hope thAt helps
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Don't worry, I was locked out of my account as well. I just did this 'Hard Reset' and it worked for me!!! (It didn't delete any contacts or saved info for me): If your T-Mobile G1 Google smartphone is not responding or is frozen, you may have to opt for a hard reset. Hereís how:
1. Turn the G1 off. If itís frozen on, take the battery out and put it back in the unit.
2. Hold the Home and Power keys down at same time for about 25 seconds. You will see a yellow triangle screen with exclamation point in the middle.
Now to wipe the device clean:
3. Press Alt+L.
4. Press Alt+W for a factory reset.
5. Press the Home and Back keys again for about 25 seconds.
The device should then reset again and the hard reset is complete

- http://www.technipages.com/t-mobile-g1-google-phone-hard-reset.html
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Don't worry, I was locked out of my account as well. I just did this 'Hard Reset' and it worked for me!!! (It didn't delete any contacts or saved info for me): If your T-Mobile G1 Google smartphone is not responding or is frozen, you may have to opt for a hard reset. Hereís how:
1. Turn the G1 off. If itís frozen on, take the battery out and put it back in the unit.
2. Hold the Home and Power keys down at same time for about 25 seconds. You will see a yellow triangle screen with exclamation point in the middle.
Now to wipe the device clean:
3. Press Alt+L.
4. Press Alt+W for a factory reset.
5. Press the Home and Back keys again for about 25 seconds.
The device should then reset again and the hard reset is complete

- http://www.technipages.com/t-mobile-g1-google-phone-hard-reset.html
This will delete everything on your phone. But when you start it up again, you'll be prompted to sync with Google again like when you first got it... Just to be clear.
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