So I was playing around with my phone today, just trying to create a cool symmetrical pattern on my droid. Mind you this was just on the screen where after about 5 tries it locks you out for 30secs. So i keep playing around with it and than the email and password screen shows up, saying i have to log in. Alrite sure, so I just put in my credentials and it fails. Things I have tried: 1. @gmail.com, @googleemail.com 2. password null 3. case sensitive 4. playing around with people calling me and emergency dialer, etc. 5. changed password 6. battery pulls I have basically tried everythign there is except a hard reset which im trying to avoid. I am currently trying to do this through the adb shell, however failing miserably. I have a rooted 2.1 droid. I am a little bit familiar with the adb prompt (im sure I have it installed correctly and etc) I'm following this guide Android: Too Many Pattern Attempts. Phone is locked. basically I dont understand what he means by ./adb shell When am I supposed to enter this in the command prompt? I think I am doing it correctly since I'm putting it as where Id normally just type adb shell and itd work correctly. But ./adb shell doesnt work. It says "." is not a command or somesort. Please help, I really do not want to do a hard reset.