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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by wynn_david, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. wynn_david

    wynn_david Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I tried to setup a pin # lock on my Android tablet (version 9, 5 Jun 2019 patch). Evidently, the first pin entry was not what I thought I entered, and I can't replicate it. So, my tablet is still set up with just a swipe unlock. Any attempt to change the lock mechanism just goes to the 'Re-enter pin' screen. Essentially, at this point, I can't confirm the pin entry, and Android never thought to allow users to restart the setup process, as far as I can see.

    Is there some way to reset this process and start over with entering the first pin again, or with changing over to a different lock mechanism? I would rather not fully reset if at all possible.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what device do you have?
    sounds like the only way is to hard reset the device.
     
  3. wynn_david

    wynn_david Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Dragon Touch MAX10
     
  4. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    After testing I can't reproduce that on my phone. If I try to setup and enter a PIN once, type a wrong PIN, then exit out and restart the process it asked me to type a new PIN two times like normal.

    After restarting the phone, or trying to set up a password/swipe unlock instead it still asks for the unknown PIN? If so that's odd, and might need a reset. Sort of related info:

    Google Factory Reset Protection:
    https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/6172890

    From Google, Can't unlock your Android device:
    https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/3388218
     
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  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    ok so can you unlock the device? if so that's great. but once the pin is setup, you can't change the pin unless you know what it is. you had to enter the pin twice upon setup, so you entered the correct pin somehow. have you tried all possibilities?
     
  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I smell a rat...
     
  7. wynn_david

    wynn_david Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I went ahead and forced the factory reset. Restart process asked for new screen lock setup. Was able to set up the desired password this time. Thanks for all who offered help.
     
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    maybe you should take a shower:spitoutdroid::spitoutdroid::spitoutdroid:
    :p:goofydroid::p:goofydroid:

    NICE!!!!!!!!!:thumbsupdroid::thumbsupdroid::thumbsupdroid::thumbsupdroid::thumbsupdroid:
     
  9. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I'm glad it was just a passing rat, BTW... Lol.
     
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