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Is there anyway to get past the Galaxy S4 Password Lockscreen?

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21st February 2014, 05:48 PM   |  #1  
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My little brother passed away recently and we have been trying to get into his Galaxy S4 to figure out some things leading up to his death. We have tried to guess it and that hasn't work and also tried calling AT&T which was also no help. Is there any possible way of getting around the password protect or are we just wasting out time? Thanks guys
21st February 2014, 07:16 PM   |  #2  
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Hold the power button, home button, and volume up. When phone boots up, let go of everything except the volume up. Choose wipe data.

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Sorry, but that's the only way. Plug into USB and u can get pics and files. Sorry bout your bro.

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21st February 2014, 08:50 PM   |  #3  
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Hold the power button, home button, and volume up. When phone boots up, let go of everything except the volume up. Choose wipe data.

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Sorry, but that's the only way. Plug into USB and u can get pics and files. Sorry bout your bro.

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I don't know how to get past the lockscreen, but doing a full wipe will defeat the purpose of what he wants. As mentioned, you should be able to get to the pics and files if you plug in with USB.
21st February 2014, 09:34 PM   |  #4  
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I don't know how to get past the lockscreen, but doing a full wipe will defeat the purpose of what he wants. As mentioned, you should be able to get to the pics and files if you plug in with USB.

Would there be any way of being able to read text messages??
21st February 2014, 09:47 PM   |  #5  
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There is supposed to be a way with cmd from a pc But they have to have USB debugging on the phone

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22nd February 2014, 02:09 AM   |  #6  
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Hmmm, anyone knowledgeable in this??
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Hmmm, anyone knowledgeable in this??

try using samsung Kies software. If it is working than take a full backup on your PC. I think kies can take backup of messages.
I personally don't use kies so I am not sure but someone here uses Kies might help.
23rd February 2014, 02:08 AM   |  #8  
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try using samsung Kies software. If it is working than take a full backup on your PC. I think kies can take backup of messages.
I personally don't use kies so I am not sure but someone here uses Kies might help.

Kies will do a backup of the texts but don't know with a password on.


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23rd February 2014, 02:31 AM   |  #9  
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The only options are plug it in and use Minimal Fastboot and ADB to get adb and use commands to disable the lock, or if you know the password to the Gmail account you can use the "Forgotten password" option after putting it in incorrectly a certain number of times.
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There are ways but the first thing you need to find out is if he activated debugging on his phone. The only way to know is to install adb on your computer, plug in the phone to the computer, and in terminal type adb remount (or something similar - it depends on your os)

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