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I just got an Xperia Z, and I don't know the pattern

21st February 2014, 11:38 PM |#1  
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Alright, I just purchased an Xperia Z, second hand, but i don't know the pattern. I have tried various times to hard reset it, using dozens of tutorials online and it wouldn't work. Another problem is that my computer is unable to find drivers for it, so I could not even reset it using Sony PC companion. Tips please?

 
 
22nd February 2014, 12:11 AM |#2  
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Contact the person that sold it to you and ask them what the pattern is.

22nd February 2014, 12:46 AM |#3  
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Contact the person that sold it to you and ask them what the pattern is.

My brother purchased it from France, and brought it to me. I live in Algeria. I have no contact with the original owner.
22nd February 2014, 01:06 AM |#4  
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Did you install the drivers that are supplied with Flashtool?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2635830

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22nd February 2014, 01:07 AM |#5  
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Im in no way an expert on this subject but have you tried these drivers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2635830 ?

Also install fastboot, flashtool etc etc

Then when they're installed, get the 4.3 FTF and flash it with flashtool, wiping the entire phone.
23rd February 2014, 04:59 PM |#6  
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Alright, I just purchased an Xperia Z, second hand, but i don't know the pattern. I have tried various times to hard reset it, using dozens of tutorials online and it wouldn't work. Another problem is that my computer is unable to find drivers for it, so I could not even reset it using Sony PC companion. Tips please?

If you're stuck at the lockscreen pattern, and your phone is stock Sony and unrooted, then invoking the retail demo bypasses the lockscreen. Press emergency call and type "star-hash-star-hash-S E L L M O R E-hash-star-hash-star" ( *#*#73556673#*#*). This causes the store demo mode to run and bypasses lockscreen. Press volume or any part of the screen to exit, go to settings and disable screen lock....

Dead Cookies leave no trails...
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23rd February 2014, 06:28 PM |#7  
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Assuming that you don't have any data you'll require and it's all stock.

Just download and use Sony Update Service and restore the phone. That should install the appropriate drivers too in the computer.
@Cookie Ninja That's a pretty cool method but won't it ask you to enter the pattern when you try to disable pattern unlock?


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23rd February 2014, 10:32 PM |#8  
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Guys, he obviously got past this and couldn't be bothered to let anyone know or say thanks.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658102

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