Forgotten Pattern Lock? Here’s a solution
As you might already know, Android uses an innovative approach to lock your phone and prevent accidental dialing. It is moderately strong security.
Now, what if u have forgotten pattern. In this case XDA senior member m.sabra has written up two easy ways to bypassing Android Pattern Lock without root. It requires ADB and device have enabled USB debugging enabled. Root is not necessary but its recommended feature. Even FBI failed to unlock the phone. One method will change few values to zeros and other method will simply remove gesture.key. If one doesn’t work for you just use both.
As m.sabra explains try both methods:
- Use first method.
- use second method.
Connect device to PC , run ADB. Both methods are through ADB.
- adb shell
- cd /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases
- sqlite3 settings.db
- update system set value=0 where name=’lock_pattern_autolock’;
- update system set value=0 where name=’lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently’;
- adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key
NOTE: this is for those who have forgotten their phone’s Pattern Lock not to others phone.