Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to unlock your Samsung Galaxy after Too many pattern Attempts or Forgotten Password.


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Samsung Galaxy Lockout!
So you finally did it, you locked yourself out of your Samsung Galaxy. You knew you should have used a simple pattern or a password you could remember easily. So what do you do now?, nothing works and you need to use your phone again. The worst thing is you did not associate a Google account at the first sign in and that option of regaining access to your device has failed.
Well you have come to the right place we have the solution you need.


What will this Fix DO?


Note this method will allow you full access to your Samsung Galaxy after too many pattern attempts or a forgotten password, however this hard reset will wipe the phone clean, so all data on the phones internal memory will be wiped. The contents of your SD card and  SIM card will however remain intact. This will not damage or hinder the functionality of the device in any way.

Which Devices will this work on?


Now this fix will work on all Samsung Galaxy smart phones including the: Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Y and many other variants of the galaxy line.

We will be using the Samsung Galaxy Y to demonstrate the procedure,but remember this works with other Galaxy devices as well.

How to Unlock the Samsung Galaxy After too many pattern attempts or forgotten password.



1. Power down the device.
2. Hold down the: up volume key,the home button and the power button all at the same time.
The device should power on into the Recovery  mode shown below:
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Recovery Mode


3.Using the home button to select and the volume up and down to navigate either up or down select the third option as shown above which says : Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
4. You should now see the following recovery screen:
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Select Yes

Select Yes-Delete all user to wipe all data on the device. Allow the device to do its thing and finally when it gives the options again-  Reboot.
5. That's it the device will boot up similar to the first time you bought it, simply configure it and the device should boot up and not ask for the password.

Be sure to leave a comment if this was helpful and solved your problem.



180 comments:

  1. thank you, this page was very helpful! (Arizona, USA)

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    1. Glad to have assisted you friend.

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    2. Tq. It was very helpful to reset my son's phone.

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    3. Very Glad you and your son are happy.

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    4. much appreciated....one very happy daughter

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    5. It is very helpful to reset phone.
      Thank you

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    6. thank you worked sweet

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  2. Thank u for this valuable information.....

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    1. Glad to assist and to know this has helped someone.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to say thanks, was wondering if this was helping any one, now that I know I can do more articles like this.

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  4. good thxx for for giving the solution

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    1. No problem-thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  5. this is good IF YOUR LOOKING TO DELETE ALL OF YOUR DATA ON YOUR PHONE this did take the password but also it did delete all of my pictures and ALL data on my phone that is the part that made me very mad i had to redo everything on my whole phone!

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    1. Sorry for your loss, but I did mention it would wipe your phone clean-I even placed the text in red so that you would not miss it, Guess you did not read the entire article on what this fix would do.

      Also without using your G mail account that you used at sign-up its next to impossible to regain access to the phone -so it was this or keep the phone as a souvenir. Next time go into camera settings and tell android to save your pics to the SD card and not to the phone memory. Best of luck and thanks for the comment.

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  6. well thank you for the help i do it by myself without going out the house ;)

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    1. It's great when you can tackle tech problems on your own it also saves you some cash that can be used for other things.

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  7. thank you very helpful

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    1. Glad this article was of help to you. For even greater tech tips check out my improved and newly launched website: BlogTechTips.com

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  8. Thanks a lot for this! It worked tons!

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  9. Great Recardo for your tips, it worked for me as well... really appreciate your information provided.
    Dharmendra

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    1. Thank you for commenting and glad to have helped.

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  10. hi mine is showing a red word in ODIN MODE then down there's PRODUCT NAME, CUSTOM BIN DOWN:NO ,CURRENT BIN, then a green android picture , then Downloading ....., and Do not turn off target !!... so what do i do next ????

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    1. Seems you or someone modified your phone with ODIN from the default boot loader or recovery console, most likely to root or unlock your device and as such you should look into restoring or resetting your device with ODIN.
      The above fix works on all unmodified Android phones and on some modified ones depending on the type of modification. Sorry this particular method did not work for you- simply wait until ODIN does its thing and you should be OK to power off the device once again and look into using the ODIN Mod.

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  11. thx a lot...!!...feel vry happy now...and also thanks for saving my money :-) :-) :-)

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  12. thanks a lot!.. it's really helpful.. thank you very much.. (^^)

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  13. thanks a lot :-)
    Hurrah!! it really worked on my phone

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  14. Thank yoy very much!!

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    1. Glad to have been of help, also check out our other articles and the new and improved Blog.

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  15. Yey!! it works, thanks for the help

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  16. the recovery data did not appear..what should i do?? can u help me ;(

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    1. You are most likely releasing the keys too soon, try holding them longer as the device powers on, on some devices such as my Galaxy S3 it takes a few attempts to get into the recovery mode. Simply try again till you get it.

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  17. Thanks, don't have a grumpy son anymore after his sister decided to guess what his pattern was!

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    1. Trust me I have seen stranger situations that has caused my friends to get locked out of their Android device and I had to come to the rescue, Glad to teach others how to do the same.

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  18. My friend's son locked my work phone. You have saved me. I am officially declaring undying love!

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    1. Undying Love accepted!! lol,Glad I was able to help, You made my day thanks for you for commenting.

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  19. thank you for this info. it help me much..

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  20. thank you very much my friend !!!!! its very help full.

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  21. Perfect instruction! now that my phone is opened, my blood pressure just receded from almost reaching heart attack level ;-) .....You have a top day.

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    1. Glad to help with the Blood Pressure lol

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  22. thanks this page is very helpfull for me

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  23. great. my handphone is back to normal. u r cool, man :)
    *Riyan

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  24. By doing this, does it wipe contacts? Or are your contacts on ur sim?
    Please answer ASAP :)

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    1. your contacts can be on your SIM or your phone at the same time or partially on both so its impossible to tell.In my experience and to be safe what you need to do is back up your contacts to your SD card. There is a guide at the end of the article it's link #4 beneath: Other Android Tips Too Good to Miss.
      Again See it just above towards the end of the article, good luck.

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  25. Thank u very much. This Procedure worked for my mobile. Thanks to the admin.

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  26. oh..ho...its work and solve my problem .
    thanks..

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  27. samsung galaxy pocket. need my contacts badly. it was saved into phone
    how can i get it? i can acces my data through pc. do you know where the contacts belong?

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    1. Not sure what you mean;I need more details.

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  28. wow very useful and thank you so much for the one who created this page. i did really open my fon.

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    1. Glad to know you were successful in opening your phone, My name is Ricardo and I am the Author, it was great having you.

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  29. tnx. now i can open my phone. thank you for the info.

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  30. Thanks a Lot Dear... You are a savior... You saved my trip to service center.
    I can't thank enough...
    God Bless You

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  31. Thank you sooo much!!!!!! dont mind that i lost some stuff its better than being without my phone!!!

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  32. brilliant thanks

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  33. amen to this brah!!!jahbless!!jahsoldier!!! :DD

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  34. Haha :) Thank you so much for this info!! Very helpful :) :) :) <3

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  35. Thanks a lot for this! It worked tons!

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  36. thank you so much sir ..really helpful for me

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  37. thank you so much. such a life saver! :)

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  38. it really helps.. thanks a lot. :)

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  39. if all contacts are in the phone, nothing in SIM/SD card, then how to save contacts from phone memory?

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    1. Glad to assist, at the end of the article, there is a guide to transferring contacts to SIM card from your phone.Thats #4 under -other Android tips..above.

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  40. Thx Man saved a lot of money for me :D (Romania,Arad)

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  41. thank you very much

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  42. thank you very much for giving me the procedure that how to overcome from my pattern lock
    and ITS VERY SIMPLE ALSO...

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  43. Awesome.. thank u very much

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  44. Bro. When i reboot my phone its too slow to open again. Is it normal?until now im stock on the samsung logo

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    1. No this is not normal as the changes you made as directed by the instructions does not mess with the functionality of your device in any way as can be seen by the many people this has helped.

      Try this Solution as it relates to your problem:
      1. Repeat the procedure and factory wipe or reset your device- Do not reboot as you did the first time.

      2. Choose option four that says: Wipe Cache partition.

      3. When step 2 is complete, reboot.

      Let me know if that fixes your issue Anthony.

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  45. Thanks, it helped me

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  46. work it dude , thanks a lot i found the solution here :)

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  47. Thank You so much!

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  48. REALLYYYY YAARRR...IT WASS TOO HELPFULL TO..ME. ,. I MST SAYY...THNKSS FOR UR VALUABLE ASSISTANCE ......GOOD JOB KEEP IT UP ..!!" (Y)

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  49. it worked.. thanks :)

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  50. thankyou very much!!!!!!!you are my master!!i love you!

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  51. Thank You sooooo mch!

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    1. :) Glad to Have written this article in the first place and see that it has helped great users like you who have taken the time to comment, brings a smile to my face each time I read your comments.

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  52. very help full u doing a great job keep it up,,

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  53. Thank you so much, but my contacts that was on phone are gone, can you help us to find them?

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    1. I am glad this worked for you, in relation to your contacts as per the warning in red above it does wipe the contacts that were stored on the phones memory. I did place a guide on backing them up to your Memory card as well at the end of the article.
      Try logging back into the original Google account that you were using before the wipe, it should have backed up all your data, and should restore your contacts. This is a hit and miss proposition as it sometimes work and doesn't at other times. Its your best chance.

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  54. thanks.. a big help..:)

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  55. my device has been hanged up , after pressing all the buttons its standby with samsung name on it

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    1. Never had that issue, power down the device, if the power button does not work pull the battery. Then simply power on again and follow the instructions by hitting the button combination, only let go when the logo flashes the first time.

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  56. thanx alot i give u five stars this is much helpfull thank you :)

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  57. Thanks ! It works as an easy way.

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  58. Thanking you,Its really good and helped me so much...You are great to do such a useful things..

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  59. Thanks a lot, finally i can open my galaxy y. :)

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  60. Thank you so much for this quick and easy "tutorial" or tips. It helps a lot! :)

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    1. Sir, After wiping and rebooting my phone, the logo of samsung shows then goes to black.. then I can't turn on my phone now.. what should I do? but before rebooting my phone isn't fully charged, do u think it's the problem as well? pleass help..

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    2. First let me say that you should never attempt to do anything on your phone that involves fixing it without a full charge-that goes without saying. Did it power down when you were wiping it before it was able to finish?
      Remove the battery and redo the wipe after clear or wipe the cash partition and reboot. Best of luck.

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  61. while choosing the options, my phone battery accidentally came out and now my phone wont turn on. Please helpppp!!!

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    1. My friend you might have just accidentally bricked your phone, the process should not be interrupted once it has started. Try this:

      Check to see if your battery is OK in other words if its faulty.Make sure its charging while the phone is off. Then while its off Pull the battery once more (While its off) leave it out a bit and power up once more. If it powers up simply attempt the flash once more-being extra careful this time.

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    2. OK. now my phone is fine again and i tried the method again but i cant select the options with home or power button. when i pressed home button, options appeared and when i pressed again to select, options disappeared. it wont go to the next selection- no no no no yes no no no. now i am stuck. how can i get out ? pls help thanks.

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    3. should i just take out the battery?

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    4. Yes based on what you are telling me.

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  62. omg, ive been seating here for 4 hours wondering what to do and you have saved my life, there is so much on my phone and thanks to u and an sd card that saves automaticly i didnt have to loose anything, i think that u r my knight in shinning armer thank u so much i just cant stop crying of happyness thank u xxxx

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    1. I am speechless, So Glad this was able to help you out of your bind, it made writing this guide worth every minute I spent putting it together.

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  63. Hi Ricardo Gardener if i did this process my total contacts and messages in phone memory only if i did this method i will lose all data or not ?

    pls help me my total contact's in phone only i dont want to lose my contact's pls pls pls

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    1. Hi chowdaryorkut Yes you will loose everything in your phones memory and that includes contacts and messages.
      I do not have a solution for you in terms of backing them up now that you have been locked out. I am sorry this method will give you back access but the sacrifice is your contacts and messages. In the future please back up your data esp your contacts.

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  64. Great ..it worked well for my Galaxy Y ....thanks :)

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  65. Bro my phone got locked ..Too many pattern attempt..i have tried several times my phone is Galaxy grand quattro I8552 but my phone is not going under recovery mode instead restarting and also tried several combinations of volume+menu+Power button.. trying from last 3 days totally tired..do you have some other method where i can unlock my phone like boot or something or via computer please help

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    1. This is your best course of action, Your phones does have the mode all you need to do is do the button combination and only let go when you see the Samsung logo. That's it try the method again.

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  66. my phone keeps going back to login details to unlock my google account but I don't have my google account details.. what to do, please help

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    1. You need to follow the instructions and do the button combo, only let go after seeing the Samsung logo or Brand of your phone displayed for the first time.
      If you do it wrong you will go back to the login Screen.

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  67. need help phone is still coming up too many pattern attempts log in too your google account

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    1. You are not performing the button combo correctly, only let go when you see the first logo of your phone.

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    2. don't combo perfectly it still saying too many pattern attempts login to your google account ;) ???

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    3. Well works ever time for me on every device I have ever tried. Describe the button layout of your device: Physical home button or not and give me the model and brand.

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    4. Samsung galaxy GT-I9000 it has the excactky the same button layout as the one in your step by step pictures

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    5. Do the Button Combo as indicated and only let go after seeing the Samsung logo flash once. Always works perfectly for me in all phone models that I have tried.

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    6. all application will be reset or not?

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  68. all application will reset or not?

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    1. All applications will be reset and you will need to re-download your apps and such

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  69. thanks for this valuable post...

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  70. thank you so much.....hope there was a way to save the data as well!!

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  71. Hi Ive tried your splution and it worked BUT as soon as the android logo appears after the pressing yes for that factory reset the text showed russian language cant understand a thing..any idea about this my phone is samsung galxy ace..TIA

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    1. I cannot say about the Russian Language change as I have never seen that before, I assume its the options except that they are in an alternative language.
      What I suggest is that you translate whats on screen using Google and navigate the onscreen menus -you could even use Google translate to tell you what each text means and you should be fine.

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  72. phil kelly , Scotland , UKJuly 31, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    thank you very much for going to the trouble to help the less phone savvy amongst us ,worked great !!

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  73. Robert Gazy, Bedford. UKAugust 7, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Worked a treat, happy daughter for once. Thank you! :-)

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    1. :) so happy for you and your daughter my friend, brings a smile to my face

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  74. Am. using samsung GT 15500 and I ve tried this method for 100 times,but did not see any menu.please what should I do..

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    1. Ok with your device its a little different:
      1. Wait at the too many pattern attempt screen and let the battery run down to the warning that says low battery pops up.
      2. Then click battery usage and then click on the Home Button.
      3. You should now be on the Home screen, go to location&security in settings and find and disable the pattern lock or simply try and put in the old one that worked to change it.
      4. If the above fails try creating a new G-mail to associate with your current account in this mode and once again log in to your account using wifi from the too many pattern attempt screen.

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  75. it did not work for my samsung galaxy s4

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    1. Really i just tried the following and the S4 went into recovery mode quite easily, it also works on the S3 the same way:
      1. Power off the device
      2. Hold the: Volume up+Power and Home button down all at once.
      3. As soon as you see the Galaxy s4 or 3 logo let go off the buttons.
      4. Navigate with volume key and power button and follow the rest of the instruction above.

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  76. thanks.. i just having a hard time coz my home key button got broken but luckily i made it to factory reset page and made it to select the wipe all data user very fortunately anyway thanks man or this effective and easy guide ^_^ God Bless u...

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    1. Glad you were able to get through the entire tutorial and fixed your problem despite the broken home button my friend.

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  77. thanks for the help...

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    1. You are most welcome, thank you for taking the time to say thanks

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  78. I have one happy daughter :) thank you so very much :)

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  79. Thankx alot you saved me much appreciated so helpfull

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  80. Thanks this really helped a lot:)

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  81. thanks alot...........really helpful....please leave ur pin if u are on bbm channel

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  82. thank u so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh alot

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  83. Thanks a Trillion ! Glad i came across your method & didn't do the first one i see as it involved downloading an app to my laptop!

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  84. Thank you so much. May God bless you.

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  85. Thank you very much

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  86. I attempted this on my Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung icon would only flash on and off. When I release the buttons my phone will go back to the to many pattern attempts, where it asks for your email and password. What can I do??? Please help

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    1. The problem is your timing, try this hold all the buttons mentioned above Volume up, home plus power button and as soon as the Samsung logo displays the first time let go of all buttons except the volume up, let me know if that works for you.

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  87. Thank you soooo much, this very helpful!

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  88. Tq. It was very helpful to reset my phone.

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  89. Thank u dear i solve my problem without going market nd give money . . TC :-)

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  90. thanks so much .. it was very helpfull <3

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  91. It's work for me too. my mobile model is samsuny galaxy y. THANK YOU!

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  92. It worked. Thanks Ricardo.

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  93. It didn't work for me I'm still getting the sign in to Google account screen :( please help!

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    1. Attempt again and be sure to wipe the data on the device.

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  94. apparently i have followed the steps and it has somehow worked but turning on the phone, there is this languange i dont understand and the phone keep asking the SIM pin. what could be the problem now?

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    1. That's strange: For the language during setup there is a language option, should be easy to switch back to English either during initial setup or through settings after. As for the SIM pin if its your phone the only way a SIM pin can be on it is you set one so you should know your own pin friend. If you remove the SIM card it will allow you to access the phone but you need to probably contact your service provider to get the find if you forgot it, have your info on hand that you got when you first got your phone or SIM card with your carrier.

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  95. it has worked yeeeeeeeaaaaa. thanks Ricardo

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  96. Tried this solution, and it worked. Thanks.

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  97. Thank You for the great solution..

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  98. Thanks a lot. it worked for me!

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  99. awesome it worked
    thanks

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  100. thank you! it works!!! :)

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  101. thank u very mush

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  102. THANK YOU very much Sir,it was very helpful...

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  103. THANK YOU :) finally I got it unlocked it's a miracle lol for real thank you so much

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  104. THANK YOU very much sir.. its ws very helpfull thank you

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  105. it is so usefull thank you Brother Ricardo

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