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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by SirDarknight, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. SirDarknight

    SirDarknight Newbie
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    Suppose I've put a pattern lock on my device and forgot it.If I press Forgot Pattern, it'll ask me to enter my gmail login and pass.But if my data connection is off then how can I resolve the problem witout factory resetting?

  2. mikeca

    mikeca Android Enthusiast

    WHOA! That's a tough one!

    Sorry I don't have an answer for that?
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  3. SirDarknight

    SirDarknight Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hehe, then I'll wait for someone else. :D
  4. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    I'm not certain because I haven't had to go through this but, I guess the gmail login/pw work without data connection similar to sending text messages?

    Just a thought!
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  5. SirDarknight

    SirDarknight Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hmmm... I thought of that but I don't have that much courage to test it :)
  6. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    where are some wifi connections that your phone was before? home.. friends.. work.. school??? where ever your phone has used before... it should still remember the wifi connection IDs.

    does it still have the wifi on?
    if not.. this is all mute!

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  7. SulkyAndroid17

    SulkyAndroid17 Android Enthusiast

    Just tried it. Doesn't work. Complains about invalid password or username. I suppose factory reset is your only option if you forgot your pin or pattern.
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  8. PaulS

    PaulS Android Enthusiast

    If your phone is rooted you can make a Nandroid backup that does not have the lock and re-install that backup should you need to(I use CWM-Clockwork Mod)

    This is just one of the major advantages of rooting the device and then you don't lose all your info doing a,"Factory"restore.

    Of course a clever phone thief may know of this option but I'm sure there's a way to secure the Nandroid backup as well and if you install an anti-virus like,"Avast" it has a phone tracking option and other security features.

    HTH :)
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  9. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

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  10. ... and even on un-root-ed phones you can use ... Android Device Manager .... to remotely locate your phone, ring your phone, or do a Factory Data Reset. It requires registration before hand ... like immediately after you get your new phone.

    ... Thom
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  11. SirDarknight

    SirDarknight Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks a lot guys, I've figured it out.
  12. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    Great :) do you mind sharing what you did so others who may run into this in the future can benefit.
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  13. SirDarknight

    SirDarknight Newbie
    Thread Starter

    If you read my first post,
    :D actually I didn't have the problem.I just wanted to know what I could do in the worst case scenario.

    I think factory reset is the easiest and most common way.
  14. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    Reading others post, I guess factory reset is only option if no internet access.

    So the gmail info works as long as the phone have data or wifi turned on??? Interesting to know this.
  15. Zangetxu

    Zangetxu Newbie

    So this problem was a hypothetical ? actually i think above quote is the best option imo.

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