Because I figure someone will probably ask, I'm asking about this because I have a phone that I want to get into that is protected by a pattern lock. I haven't examined it yet, but I am strongly expecting:
- No root
- No custom recovery
- No ADB debugging enabled
I know I can bypass the pattern lock from CWM/TWRP (rm /data/system/gesture.key)...but I would prefer to not have to do an overwrite of the recovery partition if it can be avoided. And whether or not this ends up being needed for this phone, it will be good to know for future reference.