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Won't accept Google account after too many wrong pattern tries

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  1. ChristianRiise

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    One of my friends took my phone and tried to guess the pattern login. After he got it wrong several times, it asked for my google account and he handed it back to me. I typed in my google account information, but my phone will not accept it. I know it's the correct username and password, since I use it almost daily with my e-mail.

    Since I was on a ski trip in an other country, I had disabled 3G communication to avoid high data rates and since there were no WiFi hotspots, I'd also disabled WiFi to save power. This means that my phone can't acces the internet. Does that have anything to do with it not accepting my account information?

    I've seen others resolve this issue by disabling two step verification on their google account, but it's disabled on mine and already was at the time of the incident.

    I appreciate your help!
     

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  2. Slug

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    Welcome to Android Forums!

    Yes, as without a data connection your handset can't communicate with Google to verify your account.
     
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    Hi ChristianRiise...

    Welcome aboard. Sorry to hear about the problem you are having. However, upon what I've read in your thread, you might need to restore the device to its "factory default settings" to have things back to the way it was.

    This can be done by performing a "reset" of the device. This will wipe the unit of all data and/or debris that might have been causing problems on the device.

    Good luck. :)

    Edit:
    I completely missed this part... Duh!

    Thanks to Slug for pointing out this... and also providing an answer.
     
  4. ChristianRiise

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    Thanks Slug and Rush,
    Isn't there any way to establish a data connection through USB to allow the phone to access the internet? I have an HTC One X. I was stupid enough not to back up everything, so needless to say I would appreciate not wiping it.
     
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    I don't think so.

    To reset, hold volume down power while powering up, I believe you'll be presented with the menu to do the reset. Sorry.
     
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    Okay, I guess a hard reset is the only way out then :s: Thanks for the help anyways!
     

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