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Pattern Lock.. Defeated!

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By haykuro, Senior Member on 23rd February 2009, 09:06 PM
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EDIT: updated with step-by-step instructions.

Step 1. Download the Android SDK (http://developer.android.com/sdk/)
Step 2. Make sure to configure the ADB usb interface drivers (search the forums for more information on this if you're confused.)
Step 3. Plug your G1 into your computer (via usb). (Settings -> Application -> Development -> USB Debugging, must be enabled [it is enabled by default in JesusFreke releases i think])
Step 4. Open command prompt and enter the following:
Code:
> adb -d shell
# sqlite3 data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
sqlite> update system set value=0 where name='lock_pattern_autolock';
sqlite> .exit
# exit
Step 5. Now power off the phone, and turn it back on. Tada! No more pattern lock.
Last edited by haykuro; 23rd February 2009 at 10:53 PM.
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23rd February 2009, 10:23 PM |#2  
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Sorry, Im speaking on behalf of the simpler folk, but how exactly do you go about doing this, and if so can you make an update.zip that would do this?
23rd February 2009, 11:18 PM |#3  
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hey haykuro, probably you should post this in the development sub-forums..
anyways great stuff man..the code looks so simple lol..i am sure you toiled hard tho!
thanks again.
24th February 2009, 03:38 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Joeriginal

Sorry, Im speaking on behalf of the simpler folk, but how exactly do you go about doing this, and if so can you make an update.zip that would do this?

None of this is done on the phone itself. It's done using the adb utility for your computer. Just download the adb.exe file and the USB drivers then repeat the commands shown above at your command prompt.
24th February 2009, 03:44 AM |#5  
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whats the point of this?
24th February 2009, 03:49 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Great NY

whats the point of this?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=485903
24th February 2009, 03:58 AM |#7  
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Yay! Now I can finally use that stolen G1!

J/k I already got rid of the previous owner's account by flashing DREAIMG.NBH

(No, I did not really steal a G1 )
24th February 2009, 09:14 AM |#8  
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interesting to know

thx.
24th February 2009, 11:13 AM |#9  
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Could be useful if you forget your own pattern Maybe we can remove the regular lock screen now?
24th February 2009, 01:25 PM |#10  
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As a follow-up, how difficult would it be to replace the regular lock screen with a different one (non-pattern based)? I struggle with the pattern one, because it's pretty easy for anybody to hold the phone up to the light to see the pattern. Would be useful to have a different, more secure lock screen.
24th February 2009, 06:48 PM |#11  
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That would be awsome if you could get rid of the first unlock with hitting menu

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