Which obviously wasn't read. I ALREADY TRIED THAT, cheers mate! Trying to restore it back to stock does no good, the tab still boots back to the password screen. So if trying that process is my only option I guess this thing is nothing but a paper weight. I really wish I could get some help with this, I've found several threads on this same issue over the years, no one has a resolution.
Please don't toss a generic 1 response to rule them all reply then close my thread. I've tried the basics to address this issue I still always boot back to the attached screenshot. Someone please help me.