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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by joemonkey, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. joemonkey

    joemonkey Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i have the phone in my pocket this evening, when i get home i get the 'too many pattern attempts' screen, and when i try to unlock using my google account, it fails even i use the right account and password because i can login to gmail from my laptop.

    what should i do now to get pass this on my phone...

    ** updates *****
    i did some research online and found this solution, strange but works...

    as stated above, i try my google account and a password, this works on my laptop, but x10 keeps telling me invalid username or password. so i type 'null' as the password and it WORKS.

    next time if you get the 'too many pattern attempts'....you can type 'null' instead of your password.

  2. rosered

    rosered Android Expert

    Mate that is a seriously cool piece of advice! That question is asked soooo many times on the SE forum. Cheers!
  3. joemonkey

    joemonkey Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    you are most welcome. the beauty of this forum is everyone can share valuable info.

    i sincerely hope my input can help to eliminate unnecessary stress for others when they accidentally lock their phones like i did.
  4. rosered

    rosered Android Expert

    Well the only advice that the Sony Ericsson moderator gave was to do a repair via PCCompanion which then deletes all your stuff and as you can't get into the darn phone you dont have the opportunity to save it/back it up. Nice to see that they are once again forging the way in customer support!!!

    I have just posted a link to this over there, hope that's ok with you.
  5. rosered

    rosered Android Expert

    Joe, someone just came up with a valid point... if you know someones email you can then get into their phone with this. Bit of a worry?!
  6. stocker

    stocker Member

    This happened to me, and I did find that you might have to try entering the correct password 4-5 times in a row. Don't know why, but it works.
  7. joemonkey

    joemonkey Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    true, but if i know someone and his/her email, then they are probably friends, in which case there is no reason i should mess with friend's phone, right?
  8. rosered

    rosered Android Expert

    I tend to see the best in people so agree that it wouldn't be much of a problem but it does seem a bit mad that you can over-ride the password with the world 'null'. Interesting to see if it helps the person on the other thread this morning too.

    The naughty side of me thinks it would be quite interesting to get on to a friends phone and fiddle with it just to be a bit evil:p, altho there would probably alcohol involved and regrets in the morning!
  9. joemonkey

    joemonkey Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i totally agreed with you on that. i believe the 'null' password solution is purely a bug with the phone. after all, i doubted you can log into your gmail account with 'null' using your computer, right?

    i am surprised the person who got locked out did not update his posting. one would think he/she would be anxious to find a solution, if not stressed to the max...hehe
  10. cazzio87

    cazzio87 Lurker

    i ave tried everythin u lot just sed n none of it works! any more ideas??
  11. rosered

    rosered Android Expert

    The only thing you can do is a repair/reset via Sony Ericsson Update Service, downloadable from the support part of their website.

    It will reset your phone to factory settings so you will lose all the data on there. Hope you have your contacts saved or synced!
  12. mclowell

    mclowell Lurker

    what if you wifi settings is off how could i log in my google account?

    please help me

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