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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Snazzy, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Snazzy

    Snazzy Well-Known Member
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    While taking apart my Galaxy I broke the copper ribbon to the lock button and now I cannot unlock the phone! Is there a hack or other way to unlock this phone? It currently has Galaxo 1.6.3.3

    I can probably boot into recovery and flash any zip but currently I cannot get to the home screen as it is locked so Lock 2.0 or other Market app is not a solution. Any thoughts?
     

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  2. DaSchmarotzer

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    I think the current GAOSP release uses the End Call button as an unlock button. You could look into that.
     
  3. jjcobm

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    Jeez that really sucks....

    GAOSP Beta 2 is the only thing I can think of....
     
  4. maurinet

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    Download LockBot, you can unlock the phone by shaking it.
     
  5. apolloFER

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    On Donut Galaxo (1.6.3.3), if you use pattern unlock you can unlock it with both LOCK key and END CALL key. I just realised that today. :)
     
  6. DaSchmarotzer

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    It would be a great solution, but he can't even unlock the phone to install an application.
     
  7. inFECT

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    Well, than he should use a tool like android commander to install an app via usb.
    Also adb would work too.
     
  8. UKLooney

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    My galaxy isn't about at the minute for me to try, but give this a go >

    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell input keyevent 82
    The command unlocks my 1.5 Pulse, but not my 2.2 N1. Not sure what luck you will have with the Galaxy, maybe it is a different keyevent code for its unlock button.

    You could install said apps from adb
     
  9. Snazzy

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I will be trying these out and will report back.
     
  10. Cougar

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    Stock JC6 here, the [end call] button wakes up the phone in the same way that the lock button does.
     
  11. DaSchmarotzer

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    I'm on Galaxo, and it does wake it up. However holding it won't unlock the phone: it will only make a menu appear.
     
  12. weasel

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    Could you not use a pair of metal tweezers or something of the sort to complete the circuit, unlock the phone and then have at it ???
     
  13. Snazzy

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    Tried that. The problem is it is not typical wire more like a ribbon that looks like plasticized copper if that makes sense. The plastic shielding is not removable and I cannot get any contact. The ribbon shares with the camera button but the break is after, not sure if the camera button is functional either.

    I have an N1 now so the priority to fix this is less. I will be taking another look this weekend.
     
  14. weasel

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    I hate you ...
     
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  16. Snazzy

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    Happy wife, happy life.
     

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