cant unlock my phone

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Feb 25, 2012 3:05:27 AM

Hi there, I am new to this forum so go easy on me please.:*)

I have a Galaxy s2, I have passworded it to stop my son from using my phone as he is only little, I have put in the exact password
but I have the warning error message, sorry try again. It is the right password as it the one I always use, but no I cannot get into my phone.
Even my husband has typed the password in slowly & correctly but nothing seems to work. I have changed my password about a week ago & I've even tried that, incase its corrupted. Nothing.

Any idea's what I can do next? I need the phone as its my life line

Feb 27, 2012 12:10:35 PM

This was suggesed in a couple of other forums but I don't know if it works.

1) Log in to your google account on your pc, the same account you registered for your phone

2) After logging in look at the top right corner of your inbox/email page, it would say your google username. Like say if you name is John, and you have a google id thats registered to your galaxy s as ,john123@gmail.com. Now this google id on the top right corner of the page would be displayed asjohn123@googlemail.com

3) Type in the google id, thats visible on the right hand top corner of your page (likejohn123@googlemail.com) into your galaxy s handset locked page, and type in the password.

If nothing else works you could try a factory reset of the samsung galaxy s2 (see link) it will erase all data on the phone but you'll be able to use it again.

Hope that helps!

Feb 28, 2012 12:03:22 PM

Dears,

I have the same issue exactly.. that my security option is PASSWORD not PATTERN to lock the screen. and my kid was playing just pressing anything at screen. now I inserts my correct password and it says: sorry, try again!

I tried as you mentioned with my gmail account (gmail ID) to type it as password, but even this fails!

Any solution!!!

I DON'T need factory reset I can't loose my data.

Feb 28, 2012 3:48:35 PM

Unfortunately, if you cant remember your password at all, the only way to reset it is to factory reset :(

But even if you do that, you wont lose your contacts, as those are backed up in the cloud by Google and synced to your gmail.

Mar 1, 2012 12:17:38 PM

Log in to your google account on your pc, the same account you registered for your phone
After logging in look at the top right corner of your inbox/email page, it would say your google username. Like say if you name is John, and you have a google id thats registered to your galaxy s as , john123@gmail.com. Now this google id on the top right corner of the page would be displayed as john123@googlemail.com

3) Type in the google id, thats visible on the right hand top corner of your page (like john123@googlemail.com) into your galaxy s handset locked page, and type in the password.

Mar 1, 2012 3:43:29 PM

jakson Robert
Log in to your google account on your pc, the same account you registered for your phone
After logging in look at the top right corner of your inbox/email page, it would say your google username. Like say if you name is John, and you have a google id thats registered to your galaxy s as , john123@gmail.com. Now this google id on the top right corner of the page would be displayed as john123@googlemail.com

3) Type in the google id, thats visible on the right hand top corner of your page (like john123@googlemail.com) into your galaxy s handset locked page, and type in the password.

Does that really work? Never heard of that method before!

Aug 3, 2012 6:40:48 AM

Lynne Gerry
Hi there, I am new to this forum so go easy on me please.:*)

I have a Galaxy s2, I have passworded it to stop my son from using my phone as he is only little, I have put in the exact password
but I have the warning error message, sorry try again. It is the right password as it the one I always use, but no I cannot get into my phone.
Even my husband has typed the password in slowly & correctly but nothing seems to work. I have changed my password about a week ago & I've even tried that, incase its corrupted. Nothing.

Any idea's what I can do next? I need the phone as its my life line

Hi, There are difference in unlocking a phone. One is unlocking from the cellular service provider and another is our master password unlocking for our phone. Unlocking from the service provider can be done at sites like prounlocking.com but no sites can unlock your phone password. There is only one way that we must reset the phone using master "Restore factory setting" which must be available at the security settings of a phone. Or we must go to a phone service center to reinstall the entire software of a phone. Re installing software will lead data loss (phone book entries). All the best. Please feed back if my suggestions useful to you.

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Mar 12, 2013 5:27:50 PM

Hi guys, I've installed JB 4.1.2(I9100XWLS8_I9100FOPLS3_FOP) and also rooted my galaxy s2 GT-i9000 but it turns out the sim is locked. I've tried the chainfire galaxy s2 SIM Unlock, but didn't work. Someone in this forum had posted a thread regarding the problem, but was only accessible by the admins. Can you help?

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