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spyke31

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I recently turned my phone into a fancy paperweight & have been trying to figure out how to fix the issue. I believe there is something wrong with the pattern lock not recognizing the gesture..or however that's supposed to be said. I understand the sticky-icky sort of deal when people ask about how to bypass lock screens & the point system that goes along with breaking the rules. Am I allowed to ask how to run the ADB to delete *.key files? I've downloaded the Android Studio, but have no idea if I've even downloaded the right software. I tried to find out more about twrp, but that just made my brain ooze out my ears & my eyes bleed. It's been a very long time since I screwed around inside computer/phone systems & I'm embarrassingly out of practice--that's what seems to happen when the social work career starts to demand more time.
Thanks!
Jen
 

Macboatmaster

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IMHO the answer to your question is NO.
I consider that it comes within our rules
Bypassing Passwords/PINs/Access Codes
We would not want to help someone gain unauthorized access to a device or website. Posting hacks or cracks to bypass forgotten or unknown passwords, PINs (Personal Identification Numbers) or any other type of access code is not permitted. However, it may be possible to give advice on methods made available by the vendors/providers in order to regain access.
Basically as I understand it the Gesture lock is simply a development of using PIN or Pattern Where you draw a pattern etc and is basically an access code to the phone.

There are a number of suggested ways to circumvent the lock - being forgotten, not accepted etc and one of them as you say is to use Android Debug Bridge.

However I see this as a hack/crack, as it is not a method recommended on any official phone forum.

If you own the phone then of course you may do as you wish, but the stumbling block, to us assiting you, is that we
have no way of knowing, that you are entitled to access this phone.

Therefore in summary I do not think we can help. I have referred your topic for decision by a Administrator or Moderator of the site.
 

spyke31

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I kind of figured as much. I don't want to get myself in any trouble here--which is why I asked.
No worries!
Thanks for the response!!
~Jen
 

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What I can offer if it of any help and presuming the phone is Android
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/...th-the-correct-password.1240955/#post-9679902

although that is for a tablet the procedure is basically the same with most Android phones.
However be aware that a hard reset will delete all data and return the phone to factory condition.
Thereofre not only will you lose personal data, but if the phone basic settings were set for instance - by Vodaphone - all those go as well and therefore it MAY no longer accept a particular network SIM
Not all phones are subject to this service provider settings.

PLEASE note as I said the decision is not mine - that is why I have referred your topic for a decision.
 

Cookiegal

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Macboatmaster is correct in his assessment of the situation. These security patterns, PINS, fingerprints, etc. are there to prevent unauthorized people from gaining access to a 'phone and since we can't confirm they actually own said 'phone we really can't help circumvent these measures.
 

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