Android Phone locked out - how to unlock it without Hard resetting it
The phone shows a message : wait 30 seconds until next try (translated from french).
I did hit by mistake the recovery button which lead me to a login form asking me for username and password to unlock the device.
My phone is set-up with my google apps account 'firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've tryed everything and it fails to unlock telling me 'wrong username or password'...
For example I've tryed : email@example.com, login, my other gmail address with and without the @gmail.com...
I've googled and find why it won't works :
Apparently, the phone needs a wifi internet connection so that the login/password check passes. It's plausible as the login failure is instantaneous while it should take some time to check your password over the internet through a 3G connection
it's said here by ladygrant87 :
but the given solution won't work for me : call yourself, pickup, send you a mail, get it for the drop down menu(top of the screen), click the link, activate wifi, try login/password again to get it unlocked.
I couldn't get the drop down menu.
Any other solution fails (which involve playing with home/menu physical buttons) expect this one which do not involve an Hard Reset of the phone :
type your login address that you use to configure your phone without the @domain.tld extension and as password type the 'null' string without quotes.
(big big security hole btw !)
For example, if you use a gmail.com address like firstname.lastname@example.org, type :
if you use a google apps mail account like email@example.com, type :
Then it ask a new lock schema. Once it's done, your phone works as before.
(Even if I use mylookout.com solution for backup I didn't want to hardreset !)
- where I found the solution : http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/topic/37705-helpphone-locked-htc-magic/
- the bug in google code reported on september 2009 : http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=3006