Locked out of device
Someone I work with his come to me for help because he knows I'm all into android gadgets. I have rooted my last two phones within hours of getting them and have become a flashaholic. Always messing with my devices.
He has a Samsung Captivate that he has "retired" and I'm interested in buying it for a few purposes. Unfortunately, he let his (adult) son play with it and the lock screen pattern is set. He doesn't know the pattern or the google account password associated with the account on the device. (When he upgraded and moved out of the device he had to create a new google account.)
He wants to look into the device one more before he turns it over to me. (I will wipe it and root it for my purposes.) Is there a way to get past the lock screen without the complete reset in recovery?
Sent from my GS4 running GoldenEye 26 while holding a homebrew.
Daily carry - Galaxy S4 (AT&T), ShoStock v8.1 (and jeboo) themed by JohnMcW
Busy time toy - Asus TF700, ZOMBI-X (Beta testing)
Media device for BT audio in the kitchen - HTC Inspire, Fallen
Media device for car audio - HTC Vivid, PAC-man 4.4 [AOSP]
You can't know your limits until you exceed them.
My other device is an all grain HomeBrew rig.