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  1. epic melody

    epic melody New Member

    Well, I have a Samsung Captivate, and my friend used up all the unlock pattern attempts on my phone, and I got locked out. Since I'm locked out, I need my GMail account to get in to my phone.
    Unfortunately, I can't remember ANY GMail information, including the alternate email I used to make the GMail account.
    Is there any way I could recover my account differently?
    If not, will I need to get a new phone?

  2. marefin

    marefin Well-Known Member

    Don't take this the wrong way, but how would people here know that you just didn't steal this phone and you are attempting to hack into the phone? My suggestion would be to go to an AT&T store and see what they can do to help. If you're in a contract with them (which I'm assuming you are), they might be able to help you with it somehow.

    edit. But I personally have no idea how to get back in.
  3. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

    When will people understand how important their gmail account information is? There is no known way to recover the information, sorry.

    Try better to safeguard that information next time.
  4. DroidIsMyFirstCell

    DroidIsMyFirstCell Active Member


    Your basically asking how to hack and circumvent the security on a cell phone. I'd take it to your provider.... and not let your friend handle the phone in the future.
  5. I believe the only way is to factory reset the phone, or login to gmail on your computer and try to reset the password.
  6. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    He is asking how else to recover his account. Nowhere in the original post do I see him asking how to get into the phone without legitimately gaining access (unless the original post was changed).
  7. rtd2

    rtd2 New Member

    Just ran across this forum looking for another solutions and saw this thread...I Just had this happen to me last week on my hero. in the past after too many attempts it would lock me out for 30 seconds but last week it aksed for my gmail but it wouldnt take my password. I even tried resetting it through gmail NOTHING!....There is a KNOWN issue with the pattern lock on HTC hero. I tried removing battery ect. but the ONLY THING that worked was this....enter YOUR gmail login info. ( user@gmail.com ) and type "null" as the password . if that doesnt work try user@googlemail.com and "null" as password. once i unlocked pattern lock I disabled mine...I'll risk BUTT DIALING
  8. asb123

    asb123 Well-Known Member

    Learn to inference.
  9. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I don't think that is the problem at all. We should all learn to not assume instead... It is not unfathomable to have someone set up a Google account JUST for their phone and not really use it for anything else and then forget their information. I have done it plenty of times with other accounts.

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