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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shivks15, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Shivks15

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    I have locked out my Galaxy nexus after too many attempts by my friend. Though I know the pattern, It gives option to provide the gmail id and password, but its not taking in (i guess because wifi is switched off and internet is not available in current gsm). How do I unlock it?
     

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    i got the same result
     
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    take it back to where you bought it.
     
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    I bought a GN for my wife for her birthday right after they came out in Dec. This was her first smartphone. I got on the phone to switch her phone number to the phone and while I was on hold she informs me that she set a pattern and forgot what it was. She locked it up after trying to many times. The only fix I know of is a factory reset. Luckily she didn't have anything on the phone yet. if she did that now it would be no beuno.
     
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    There's a way around this, I'm just having trouble remembering. I had the same problem the first couple of days I had it, and I was able to get around it somehow -- turned it off and back on. Or connected to computer via USB. Can't remember. But something got me to the point where my Google login was able to be used, and then I reset the lock command.
     
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    There must be a way...because don't tell me...my son can just play around with it and permanently lock me out?! And the only way to unlock is to completely wipe it and start all over?? There must be an easier way! I got to tell my wife to keep her Nexus S away from our children!! The good news is that the Wifi setting is always ON.
     
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    If you're rooted you can disable the lock by connecting to the sq db:

    ./adb shell
    # sqlite3 data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
    sqlite> update system set value=0 where name='lock_pattern_autolock';
    sqlite> update system set value=0 where name='lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently';
    sqlite> .exit
    # exit

    If not, there is a workaround where you call the phone from another phone - this will allow you to access the menu and turn on wifi. On next boot use the google credentials to unlock the phone.

    another bug which is probably fixed is to enter your gmail username, but the password 'null' (without quotes).
     
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    I know a hard reset worked for me on my revolution.
     
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