Unlock Android Smartphone without Pattern Lock Password

Android introduced a cool new feature to ensure protection of private data to it's users by Pattern Lock technique. It is a unique thinking, other than remembering or setting difficult combination of password characters whether in numeric or alphabetic form. Pattern lock provides a huge set of patterns to choose from. User may set any unique and different pattern according to their wish anytime.
With advantage of locking screen using this unique way, there is also a problem that sometimes many of android users have to face that is what if they forget the pattern they had used to lock their device or try to unlock it with wrong pattern number of times that turned device to get locked permanently ?
If you stuck in such problem so don't worry there are three methods to unlock your device.

Unlock Lock Pattern Using Your Email

Unlock Android using Google Account
First method includes a simple way of logging in to your Google account and then getting RID of that lock pattern.This is easiest and most recommended way of unlocking your device.
So if you have entered wrong pattern for 5 times and then if it is showing you the Forgot Lock Pattern option, then you can login through your Google account and bypass the lock pattern system on your device.

Unlock Lock Pattern Using Command Prompt

If you have forgotten your email too and unable to Login to your Google account then the second method could be handy that includes executing few lines of script in command prompt which will allow you to write any pattern and to get into your OS. As this method includes use of command lines, so it is not that user friendly but it is the most effective way for sure. It involves a few steps :
  • Connect your Android Phone to Your Computer.
  • Open command prompt as Administrator.
  • Now in command prompt window type the following code carefully exactly as it is and then press Enter.
adb shell

cd /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databasessqlite3 settings.dbupdate system set value=0 where name='lock_pattern_autolock';update system set value=0 where name='lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently';.quit
  • Now you will some screen as shown below and then you can reboot your phone and now when your will start again then try unlocking your phone using any random lock pattern and it will work pretty fine.
Unlock Lock Pattern Using Command Promt
  • If you face any problem repeat same steps but instead of the above code try using adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key and then press enter and now try rebooting your device to see if it works.

Unlock Using Hard Reset Option

Hard Reset is an inbuilt feature of android phones and tablets and every device has it. This method will unlock your device but will remove all user's data and settings as well. You should use this method when none of the above methods work for you and you need to unlock your device urgently. This will remove only the data from phone memory and not from the SD card available in phone.
It involves a few steps to unlock device :
  • Switch off your phone.
  • Now while turning your phone on, you need to press some specific combination of keys. Generally it is volume up + power button in many of the android devices so try them first and if they don't work for you so here are list of some popular device combination keys or else better way is to google it.
    • Nexus 7 - Volume Up + Volume Down + Power
    • Samsung Galaxy S3 - Volume Up + Home + Power
    • Motorola Droid X - Home + Power 
  • Now when your phone starts up and you see the logo of your phone, leave the power but continue holding the volume up button until you see android recovery screen.
Unlock Lock Pattern Using Command Promt 
  • You will see some screen like shown above. Just navigate to wipe data/factory reset using volume keys and then press Power button to select it.
  • You will see a screen as shown below
Unlock Lock Pattern Using Command Promt
  • After you reach to Yes option , select it by using power switch and then it will erase all data on your phone and will unlock it and so ready to be used once again .
So these were possibly all methods for unlocking Android device and to Bypass the pattern lock of android device but if you know any other methods so please do comment below and I will add your method too ..


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    1. You are Welcome buddy..!! This info was just to avoid ₹150 charge taken for unlocking...
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