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  1. SirDarknight

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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?
     

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  2. mikeca

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    WHOA! That's a tough one!

    Sorry I don't have an answer for that?
     
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    Hehe, then I'll wait for someone else. :D
     
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    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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    Hmmm... I thought of that but I don't have that much courage to test it :)
     
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    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!

    reset!
     
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    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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    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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    ... 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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    Thanks a lot guys, I've figured it out.
     
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    Great :) do you mind sharing what you did so others who may run into this in the future can benefit.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    So this problem was a hypothetical ? actually i think above quote is the best option imo.
     

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