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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by killbali, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. killbali

    killbali Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys,
    Well i'm kinda big trouble, a friend borrowed me his phone with an android screen lock on it you know with the bubbles you have to link them together in the correct order.
    Well i forgot how to do it and now it asks me for my gmail account attached, but i don't have internet access on the phone.
    I went to the nearest telenor ( where he bought his phone) they said repairing it will cost ME OVER A HUNDRED DOLLARS! ( this phone is about 2 years old i could buy a new one for him but i don't have any money now )
    Any ideas how to unlock this phone, how to make internet access on it to let me type the gmail adress in and unlock it?
    Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks :banghead:
     


  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

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  3. killbali

    killbali Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply but that didn't help me. Every tutorial says that i should input the account+pass then it's done. But nobody says how am i meant to that without internet connection....
    Any ideas about making internet access on the phone?
     
  4. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    What phone do you have? You may have to perform a factory reset. Does it have an active SIM in it?
     
  5. killbali

    killbali Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yes it does. I don't know its model i left it at my friend's house. But i believe it was a 1-2 year old samsung. I googled and searched almost every forum but nobody has any idea how to unlock it without accessing the internet...
     
  6. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    I believe you'll have to factory reset it.

    When you find out what model your phone is (sometimes it will say underneath the battery), search online for the manual - it will tell you how to rest the phone.
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    Please be advised that a factory reset will remove your friend's user data including all email and text messages. User files should be safe, but there have been exceptions where the device is completely wiped with a reset. Please PLEASE tell your friend before resetting it. You might not have a choice without a data connection, but better before hand.

    Since it is an older phone, there might be some security holes you could exploit. One is to call the phone from another phone and when it rings pull down the notification bar and press the home key. There are a few others, but don't recall the steps.
     
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  8. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    What happens if you try to sign in with the correct email address, but enter null as the password? I know that used to work on lots of phones, so it's worth a shot.
     
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