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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ljd23, May 10, 2011.

  1. ljd23

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    Hey my brothers girlfriend came home with the new samsung galaxy s only the other day and came to set the pattern lock password on it and then has totally forgotten what pattern she made.

    I know most people have talked about password reminder on gmail using password null...thing is she is not actually given the option to click on forgotten password (only the emergancy call button is there)!

    there are also talks of a full factory reset but i actually cant find any two posts that describe the process exactly the same!

    She took it back to the orange shop today and they have refused to help her!

    Any chance any of you can help!

    It will be much appreciated!!

    Thank You
     

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    Welcome to the Android Forums!

    She can try changing her Gmail password via the web interface of Gmail (from a PC or Mac) but this does not always work.

    The only other thing that you can do is to do the factory data reset on the phone from the recovery menu. To the best of my knowledge there are not a lot of ways to bypass the pattern lock.
     
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    there is a way to reset it using you google account on you computer i havnt had to do it so i dont know exactly where it is. but definatly try this before you system wipe.
     
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    Keep on trying until it asks for the password.
     

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