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Too Many Pattern Attempts. Solution - Phone is locked. Can't login with email either

7th June 2010, 10:46 PM |#1  
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Thought I would share this with you all after spending two days trying to unlock my wifes phone!

Before you peform this unlock you must remove the sim card and sd card or it will not reset!

With the phone turned of, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefy press the POWER button.

Wait for the screen with the 3 Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button.

Press VOLUME DOWN to select CLEAR STORAGE, and then press POWER.

When asked to confirm, press VOLUME UP

Restore settings and contacts from the sd card and you're away!
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8th June 2010, 12:07 AM |#2  
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i just had to wait like 30sec to try the pattern again after too many goes. i think.

i must admit tho, i was very, very drunk.
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14th December 2010, 04:44 PM |#3  
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This was work for me:

Before you peform this unlock you must remove the sim card and sd card or it will not reset!

With the phone turned of, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefy press the POWER button.

Wait for the screen with the 3 Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button

Press home key - after a short wait you will see a screen with a Warning triangle and a phone picture
Press Home key and Power on key together- you will see three options
reboot
apply sdcard:update.zip
factory reset

Select factory resset with track ball and click as required.

Hope that helps someone.
2nd December 2011, 10:51 PM |#4  
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Thumbs up You Don't Have To Flash...
Try this:

It was all about this "Two-Step Verification" security of google!

I tried everything... and I mean EVERYTHING (except flashing my XooM), but at the edge of giving up, I signed into my google account and issued an "Application Specific Password" for Xoom from my Google account.

I used my username@gmail.com with that Application Specific Password and it worked. (do not enter spaces in the password)

Let me know if it worked

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12th February 2012, 06:12 PM |#5  
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thanx
took 2 mins to complete cheers man
6th January 2013, 05:42 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by robbie.k

Thought I would share this with you all after spending two days trying to unlock my wifes phone!

Before you peform this unlock you must remove the sim card and sd card or it will not reset!

With the phone turned of, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefy press the POWER button.

Wait for the screen with the 3 Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button.

Press VOLUME DOWN to select CLEAR STORAGE, and then press POWER.

When asked to confirm, press VOLUME UP

Restore settings and contacts from the sd card and you're away!

thanks bro it works well but apps removed
10th January 2013, 06:50 PM |#7  
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Wink Fantastic Advice, Works a Dream!
The following worked a dream saved me hours of time trying myself and tonnes of money in a mobile/cellphone store getting it unlocked you're a genius Robbie.k I cant thank you enough. Phil (TippyTop)

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Originally Posted by robbie.k

Thought I would share this with you all after spending two days trying to unlock my wifes phone!

Before you perform this unlock you must remove the sim card and sd card or it will not reset!

1, With the phone turned of, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefly press the POWER button.

2, Wait for the screen with the 3 Android images to appear, ONLY then release the VOLUME DOWN button.

3, Press VOLUME DOWN twice to select "CLEAR STORAGE", and then press the POWER button..

4, When asked to "CONFIRM", press VOLUME UP

5, Finally "REPLACE" the SD Card and SIM Card to restore settings and contacts and you're away!

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Originally Posted by robbie.k

Thought I would share this with you all after spending two days trying to unlock my wifes phone!

Before you peform this unlock you must remove the sim card and sd card or it will not reset!

With the phone turned of, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefy press the POWER button.

Wait for the screen with the 3 Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button.

Press VOLUME DOWN to select CLEAR STORAGE, and then press POWER.

When asked to confirm, press VOLUME UP

Restore settings and contacts from the sd card and you're away!


thanks for providing this information
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if its on fastboot then
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uhm... wasn't the clear storage option designed to literally wipe everything except bootloader?
Last time i used it i had a hard time figuring out how to use fastboot to get a working recovery to finally get back a rom on my device. The desire was my first android phone and i was completely new to that stuff
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