If you somehow locked yourself out of your phone and you’ve brainstorm on different possible combinations to get back in, but no way. Now, you feel like you can’t get it done and the thought of not being able to login to your phone keeps giving you nightmare. Worry no more, for here is a list of 5 proven ways to bypass android’s security lock screen.
These different methods are all proven ways to get you back into your phone but none of them is universally applicable to all phones. You just have to try it all and know the one that gets the job done.
1. Try Android Device Manager
If you got a new Android phone, trying the Android Device Manager is perhaps your best bet. Provided you are logged into your Google account. To do that, enter this link using any internet enabled device.
Once it found your device, click on the “Lock” button at the bottom. But if the service is having trouble finding your device, refresh your browser a few times, and it should make the connection within attempts if your phone is compatible.
After clicking the “Lock” button, You’ll be prompted to enter a new password. This will replace the PIN, pattern, or password that you forgot. Enter the new password twice to confirm your choice, then click the lock button.
If done accordingly, it can take up to 5 minutes for the new password to be effective. All you have to do next, enter the new password to unlock your device.
2. Use The “Forgot Pattern” Feature
If your device is running Android 4.4 or lower version, you should try the “Forgot Pattern” feature. To get this feature, enter five failed unlock attempts and a message will prompt up that says “Try again in 30 seconds.” While the message is showing, tap the button at the bottom of the screen that reads “Forgot pattern”
You will be prompt to “Enter Google Account Details,” then enter your Gmail username (email) and password. Google will either send you an email with your unlock pattern, or you can change it right away.
3. Perform A Factory Reset.
If you’re more concerned with getting into your phone and don’t mind losing your stored data. Then, a factory reset should work fine for you.
The “Factory Reset” process varies, depending on your device type, but for most phones, start by powering the device completely off. When the screen goes blank, press and hold the volume down and power buttons simultaneously. This will bring up Android’s bootloader menu. From here, locate the “Recovery Mode” option using your volume down button and press the power button to select it.
Next, hold the power button down and tap the volume up button once, then your phone should enter recovery mode. From here, use the volume button to highlight the “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option, and press the power button to select it. When the process is finished, select the “Reboot System Now” option and your device is free from the lock screen.
4. Use ADB To Delete The Password File
This method is more technical and it will only work if you’ve previous enabled USB Debugging on your device. secondly, it will only work if you’ve allowed the computer you’re using to connect via ADB. But if you meet those requirements, it’s a perfect way to unlock your device.
To get this done, connect your phone to your computer with a USB data cable, and open a command prompt window in your ADB installation directory. Type the following command and hit enter.
- adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key
Next, reboot your device and the secure lock screen should be gone, allowing you to access your phone temporary, so make sure you set up a new pattern, pin or password before you reboot again.
5. Bypass Third-Party Android’s Security Lock Screen
If your lock screen is a third-party app rather than the Android stock lock screen, booting into safe mode is the easiest way to get around it.
To get into safe mode:
Locate the Power Off option and long-press it until you can see the words ‘Reboot to Safe Mode.’ then, click OK option to continue.
After that, wait for booting into Safe Mode. If you are now in safe mode, you can see ‘Safe Mode’ at the left bottom corner of your screen.
After accessing to safe mode, go to the settings screen and uninstall your third-party lock screen app and reboot your device to get out of safe mode. When you get back up, your lock screen should be out.
We hope you’d be able to get back your android’s locked phone with at least one of the listed method.
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