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By duckredbeard, Senior Member on 30th April 2014, 03:50 AM
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Someone I work with his come to me for help because he knows I'm all into android gadgets. I have rooted my last two phones within hours of getting them and have become a flashaholic. Always messing with my devices.

He has a Samsung Captivate that he has "retired" and I'm interested in buying it for a few purposes. Unfortunately, he let his (adult) son play with it and the lock screen pattern is set. He doesn't know the pattern or the google account password associated with the account on the device. (When he upgraded and moved out of the device he had to create a new google account.)

He wants to look into the device one more before he turns it over to me. (I will wipe it and root it for my purposes.) Is there a way to get past the lock screen without the complete reset in recovery?

Sent from my GS4 running GoldenEye 26 while holding a homebrew.
30th April 2014, 07:07 AM |#2  
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This might depend on what update it is on, but you can try that.

More generic ideas:

There are also tools that have the capability to bypass it that some professional shops would have, but probably would be hard pressed to find one of them and between the time and $, probably not worth it.
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