Today I will show you how you can reset a forgotten Android Pattern Lock if you forgot it. Almost All the smartphones provide an option to lock your phone with pattern lock, password, pin, etc. Pattern Lock is a user interface in smartphone which provides security for users to lock their phone using some user defined pattern.
What if you forgot that pattern lock and unable to unlock your phone. Below are some easy methods to reset forgotten android pattern lock.
Method 1 : Resetting with your registered gmail account.
Forgetting Passwords really sucks. Believe me, we sometimes really forget passwords. In this situation Gmail account saves us.
When you are asked to enter pattern lock, and you forget it, just enter any pattern for 5 times. After entering incorrect pattern for 5 times, you will be shown an option “Forgot Pattern”.
In the next screen you will be prompted to enter your gmail address and password. This email should be the one which you have used to register your android device. Note that you must be connected to internet via wifi or GPRS at this point so that phone can verify your gmail account.
Once you enter the credentials, your pattern will be unlocked. You can now set a new pattern.
Method 2 : What if you are not connected to Internet, or you don’t have gmail account, or you forgot your gmail id or password.
Sometimes you may not be connected to internet and you forget the pattern. Then the above method 1 doesn’t work. But don’t worry, its not like the world would end. Resetting pattern lock is easy.
At this situation you may need to format or hard reset your device. You can search on google to know the procedure for formatting your device by entering the following query:
How to format or hard reset [Your Phone Model]
Once you know the procedure to format your device, follow it and reboot your phone. Pattern will be removed.
Note that Doing a hard reset on your device will erase all the data on your phone memory. So, always be on a safe side by regularly taking backups of your phone, like contacts, apps, notes etc.
Method 3 : Resetting Pattern Lock (Without Gmail Account, Without Internet, Without doing Hard Reset, Without Root, Without Losing any Data)
This is the best method if you have don’t have gmail account and there is no internet connection at the time of resetting pattern lock. In the previous method (Method 2), we saw how to reset pattern lock by formatting or doing a hard reset on your device.
But what if you don’t want to lose any precious data on your phone. If you haven’t backed up your data (like contacts, apps etc) this methods is the best. This method uses Aroma File Manager by Amarullz.
1) Download Aroma File Manager (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD)
2) Remove your memory card from your device and connect it to your computer
3) Place the Aroma File Manager in the root of SD card
4) Reboot into Recovery
5) Flashing Aroma File Manager
-> For CWM users follow this :
Mount All Partitions (including sd-ext if you have it)
And Flash Aroma File Manager from SD Card.
-> For Stock Recovery Users :
In stock recovery there is no option to mount partitions. So, Directly Flash Aroma File Manager.
Now click Menu Options, Go to Settings, Select Mount All Partitions.
Now you can see all the partitions are mounted.
6) Now go to /data/system
7) If you want to remove pattern lock, long press and delete gesture.key
8) If you want to remove password, long press and delete password.key
9) Exit Aroma File Manager
10) Reboot & Enjoy
If you have sd-ext mod to increase internal storage, then go to /sd-ext/system in step 6
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