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    Locked out of Galaxy Nexus phone

    I just bought the phone and was playing around with different screen lock settings and i thought that i had changed it to a PIN but I guess I must have cancelled it and it is going to a pattern password, but I don't remember what it is and can't get into my phone. Please help!
    Last edited by Mandy; 02-10-2012 at 04:02 PM.

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    Not sure if it will still work, but back in the day with the old Droid 1, you could have someone call you and answering the call would get you in to the phone. You could then make necessary changes.

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    I just tried that but it just brought me back to the password screen again. Thanks for the idea though

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    I think the only way to bypass this is to do a factory reset. Pull battery and boot into factory recovery (power button + vol up&down). When you get Android laying down with exclamation mark push all three buttons and should get into recovery mode where you can do a factory reset.






    Before you flash anything can you get back to stock? How to get back to stock using Odin



    Have you backed up your files and pictures? I see too many desperate cries for help recovering deleted priceless pictures with no solution.

    Need to hard reset? How to Hard Reset-Factory Data Reset.

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    It's just staying on the andriod and exclamation mark page even when i push all the buttons? Is this supposed to happen?

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    It should take you into stock recovery if you push all the buttons at once.






    Before you flash anything can you get back to stock? How to get back to stock using Odin



    Have you backed up your files and pictures? I see too many desperate cries for help recovering deleted priceless pictures with no solution.

    Need to hard reset? How to Hard Reset-Factory Data Reset.

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    Ok it's out of the andriod screen now, but it's back to asking me for my password again.

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    It didn't come up with options for factory data reset?






    Before you flash anything can you get back to stock? How to get back to stock using Odin



    Have you backed up your files and pictures? I see too many desperate cries for help recovering deleted priceless pictures with no solution.

    Need to hard reset? How to Hard Reset-Factory Data Reset.

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    No, it just started up again.

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    Get back into that mode and hit volume up two times to recovery. That should take you there.






    Before you flash anything can you get back to stock? How to get back to stock using Odin



    Have you backed up your files and pictures? I see too many desperate cries for help recovering deleted priceless pictures with no solution.

    Need to hard reset? How to Hard Reset-Factory Data Reset.

 

 

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