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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mattyp, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. mattyp

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    Basically my friend took my desire and wanted a play with it... however i had the pattern unlock on it and he got it wrong 20 times and now i need to put in my gmail account details and password. Despite this i never use gmail and have used my secondary email to find out my detail, but adding these details dont work on my phone!?!?!?
    is there any other way to get me back on to this amazing phone !!!
     

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    It locks after 5, not 20 ;)

    You then get a further few goes to enter you Gmail before the phone locks.

    To unlock using Gmail, you must have signal, and IIRC it has to be network signal so move out of range of a stored wifi point.
     
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    Always wondered how many times you can get the code wrong before it locked....

    Anyway, can't help your there... sorry...
     
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    after 5 times you have to wait 30 seconds, then you enter it few more times before it asks for your g-mail..

    but sorry, I can't give much help..
     
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    Restore it.
     
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    how do i restore it ?
    any help will be great cheers!
     
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    Before you restore it, if you already havent. Try typing your gmail account name without the @gmail.com bit. So "example@gmail.com" would just be "example"
     
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    Ok so never been on a forum until tonight but had to register to say a MASSIVE thankyou!!! My daughter locked my phone and android gmail/ online google account and pasword combo kept sayin invalid.
    Tried just first part of address and voila...... Happy me!!!!!!!:D

    (btw did take a couple of tries but WORKED!!!!!!)

    THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    A BIG THANK YOU MATTYP!!! same as the above issues, my friend locked the phone out and i was not able to unlock it... the info that you provided was very useful and my HTC is back in action. Appreciate your help..


    THANK YOU AGAIN!!
     
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    The same thing happened to me my friend got hold of my phone and i dont no how many times they tried to do the pattern but it asks for my gmail account , the thing is i dont no my gmail account :( any suggestions ??
     
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    How do you not know your google account?

    Take it to your store with your receipt and they may be able to help you.
     
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