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raystef66

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This is mostly common knowlegde by many users and already explained in another topic but in the last couple of days i needed to help some guys with a lockscreen problem like wrong PIN, pattern or password for whatever reason it started.
Instead of deleting some files I made a small flashable zip which can be held on your extSD in case something might go wrong in future ;)

Normally with deleting in twrp file manager : /data/system/locksettings.db you would be good to go.

In other cases you might need to delete :

/data/system/gatekeeper.password.key
/data/system/gatekeeper.patern.key
/data/system/locksettings.db
/data/system/locksettings.db-shm
/data/system/locksettings.db-wal

Anyway, just flash this zip : A2017X_remove _all_ locksettings NEW VERSION due to typo - thnx @dnlilas

......and password, pattern and pin will be removed :good:

Btw, if you have FP + pin, pattern or password and apply this zip, only the FP remain. Pin, pattern or password are gone.

Tested on G version. Should work on U/CN too although in some cases it had no effect. Just try and see ;)
 
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rogeliomalpa

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Thanks. It worked on a Note 3 SM-N900P i was unlocking for a customer. Lucky me i was able to install TWRP and it didn't force me to do a factory reset so i could avoid resetting it from recovery menu thus triggering on the Samsung lock status. I guess security on those days was none to zero. I feel confident that the route i took to remove the pattern is not available on newer phones/ android versions.
 

dnlilas

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Just for information: there is a typo in updater-script:
delete("/data/system/gatekeeper.patern.key");
instead of:
delete("/data/system/gatekeeper.pattern.key");
 
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garminx

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hello community ,
Do I need Twrp in phone ?When I want use the script ?
How to use this script ? I must rebulid fota and paste script ?
best regards .
 

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    This is mostly common knowlegde by many users and already explained in another topic but in the last couple of days i needed to help some guys with a lockscreen problem like wrong PIN, pattern or password for whatever reason it started.
    Instead of deleting some files I made a small flashable zip which can be held on your extSD in case something might go wrong in future ;)

    Normally with deleting in twrp file manager : /data/system/locksettings.db you would be good to go.

    In other cases you might need to delete :

    /data/system/gatekeeper.password.key
    /data/system/gatekeeper.patern.key
    /data/system/locksettings.db
    /data/system/locksettings.db-shm
    /data/system/locksettings.db-wal

    Anyway, just flash this zip : A2017X_remove _all_ locksettings NEW VERSION due to typo - thnx @dnlilas

    ......and password, pattern and pin will be removed :good:

    Btw, if you have FP + pin, pattern or password and apply this zip, only the FP remain. Pin, pattern or password are gone.

    Tested on G version. Should work on U/CN too although in some cases it had no effect. Just try and see ;)
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    @raystef66

    Just for information: there is a typo in updater-script:
    delete("/data/system/gatekeeper.patern.key");
    instead of:
    delete("/data/system/gatekeeper.pattern.key");
    1
    @raystef66

    Just for information: there is a typo in updater-script:
    delete("/data/system/gatekeeper.patern.key");
    instead of:
    delete("/data/system/gatekeeper.pattern.key");
    Good find ! Indeed there is ;)

    A2017X_remove+_all_+locksettings