x96 android box - Restricted Profile Help

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Archiero

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Jan 10, 2017
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Hi,
I just purchased an x96 box and was looking through the features when I saw the security feature for setting up a resticted profile. Since I have kids I thought it would be good to set one up, so created my password and then clicked "enter restricted profile". Not only did it restrict the apps that were availible to me, but now in the sttings tab all the buttons are gone (except for network) so I can't change any settings. As well there isn't anything for me to toggle back to normal profile. I basically am stuck in restricted profile and cant change it. When I turn on and off the box it comes back on in regular mode (all the apps), but then 5 seconds in it says "switching to restricted profile" and I cant make any changes to settings.
Anyone who can help would be a lifesaver.


Cheers
 

mightyjoe123

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Jan 14, 2017
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Hi,
I just purchased an x96 box and was looking through the features when I saw the security feature for setting up a resticted profile. Since I have kids I thought it would be good to set one up, so created my password and then clicked "enter restricted profile". Not only did it restrict the apps that were availible to me, but now in the sttings tab all the buttons are gone (except for network) so I can't change any settings. As well there isn't anything for me to toggle back to normal profile. I basically am stuck in restricted profile and cant change it. When I turn on and off the box it comes back on in regular mode (all the apps), but then 5 seconds in it says "switching to restricted profile" and I cant make any changes to settings.
Anyone who can help would be a lifesaver.


Cheers

I am having the same exact issue. Can you please let me know when you get some resolve

Thanks
 

Archiero

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Jan 10, 2017
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I ended up doing a factory reset. Click on the apps button on the home page. Near the bottom is a button that says "backup......". Clicked on that and checked off delete data and delete "something" then hit restore. Good to go.
Hope that helps.
 

Daz1982

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Apr 28, 2017
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Ok so I got a x96 foolishly done the same thing. Here's how to set it again. While the power is off in the av point on the rear of the box poke a match stick in and there is a button insode. Hold it down. It will come up with options like a boot sort of setup options. I went to clear data or something along those lines and boom back to factory settings. I looked everywhere for a reset button it was only because company I purchased from advised me it was there.
 

Lplater

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May 1, 2017
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Ditto! Is ther e any other option than reseting factory settings? How can i apply the original passcode I entered?
 

Modestie Net

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Aug 24, 2017
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Did you get it fix?

Hi,
I just purchased an x96 box and was looking through the features when I saw the security feature for setting up a resticted profile. Since I have kids I thought it would be good to set one up, so created my password and then clicked "enter restricted profile". Not only did it restrict the apps that were availible to me, but now in the sttings tab all the buttons are gone (except for network) so I can't change any settings. As well there isn't anything for me to toggle back to normal profile. I basically am stuck in restricted profile and cant change it. When I turn on and off the box it comes back on in regular mode (all the apps), but then 5 seconds in it says "switching to restricted profile" and I cant make any changes to settings.
Anyone who can help would be a lifesaver.


Cheers

I know I'm a 'lil late to ask u if u got by the restricted profile... if not... I found out by looking with my phone flash light there's a reset button through the speaker...
 

ttvgeo

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Oct 3, 2017
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X96 restricted profile problem

Now any new solution? When I set PIN code and apply restricted profile after that I cannot reverse normal mode, can't apply PIN code
 

sammyDC

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Jan 5, 2015
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With a factory reset ?

So did anyone work out how to get back removing restricted profile without a factory reset. It seems so counter productive...

Thanks.
 

sosagirl24

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Oct 26, 2017
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Hope it works for you too.

Okay. So, I didn't see a reset button hidden anywhere, but I didn't wanna have to do that anyways. What I've found is that when you turn it off and back on, you can go back out of restricted mode. You just need to be really fast before it re-enters restricted mode again. You have about ten seconds. It's best to connect a mouse because it takes longer to scroll to the apps and options using the remote. But I did everything in time because my password was 0000. As soon as it turns back on, as quickly as possible, go to settings, >security & restrictions, then go to turn off restricted profile. Quickly enter your passcode and you're home free! After that, I'd highly recommend deleting restricted profile. Hope this works for you too!

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So did anyone work out how to get back removing restricted profile without a factory reset. It seems so counter productive...

Thanks.


Okay. So, I didn't see a reset button hidden anywhere, but I didn't wanna have to do that anyways. What I've found is that when you turn it off and back on, you can go back out of restricted mode. You just need to be really fast before it re-enters restricted mode again. You have about ten seconds. It's best to connect a mouse because it takes longer to scroll to the apps and options using the remote. But I did everything in time because my password was 0000. As soon as it turns back on, as quickly as possible, go to settings, >security & restrictions, then go to turn off restricted profile. Quickly enter your passcode and you're home free! After that, I'd highly recommend deleting restricted profile. Hope this works for you too!
 

MiTo55

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Apr 21, 2019
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Yours is the best idea to solve the issue. Unfortunately my GT1 is so fast, that gives me only 1 second. The same is with wired mouse. Is there any experience, if after master (pinhole) reset the Google account should get back all (Kodi reppositories, YouTube account,...) settings ?
 

Bogazicili90

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I have exactly the same problem with my Philips 49PUS7502/12 Android TV. I even didn't set up a PIN CODE for it. I can't get out of this profile. Any solution rather than factory reset? I have many apps and customization.