My break from posting smartphone related tweaks and hack is over. Hence my choosing to provide you this easy fix for password and pattern related problems on your android devices.
Funny enough, the number of persons using the tecno, infinix, itel and gionee android phones seems to be going higher than the ones using other brands of high end android phones. This is proven also by the number of persons that has been on my box daily asking for one tips or the other, all using the MTK-powered android devices.
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Today I want to personally provide a guide to lift yourself from all those forgotten password or pattern issues on all android phone brands irrespective of whether tecno, gionee, samsung, sony, lg or whatsoever brand name.
Bonus Tip : Download some special “file managing” apps that will help you backup all apps and games to your external sd card or cloud servers so as to prevent data loss in case of likely future password related issues.
Syncing your android phone data with that of google server or dropbox will always provide you an edge and painless advantages in case of a need to format your android phone, tab, phablets and other android devices.
Recover your Forgotten password or pattern by the use of gmail or your google account
This method works for all android phone‘s brand and does not require data or internet connection to work.
Why few android users prefers locking their phone with a code, the majority of us uses security pattern which could be difficult playing around it when forgotten, this is when your gmail or google account comes into play.
After being greeted with this awful message “you have incorrectly drawn your unlock pattern 5 times ” or “too many wrong pattern attempts” or worst still you aren’t getting any prompt but knows that you have forgotten your pattern and even in most rare cases a pattern security access was set up by your younger ones without your consent. Here is how to fix them up quickly
==> tap the “Forgot Pattern” to bring up google account options
==> enter your gmail or google account details in the various boxes and hit the “Sign in” button to unlock your phone or tab
==> setup a new security lock or pattern that you can easily remember
Recovering your Forgotten Password or Pattern on Tecno and Gionee Android Phones
The google account recovery option works for all android phone and devices at all irrespective of the brand, it is exactly the same for this hard reset option, just that tecno, gionee, infinix and other Chinese android phones uses separate keys combination to get into the recovery menu. Here is what to do if you ever get stocked on the prompt screen on forgetting both your pattern and google accounts as a tecno android user
==> Switch your phone off
==>press and hold the volume up + the power button almost simultaneously for about 5 seconds (while still holding the two) until it boots to recovery mode (recovery menu)
Bonus tip: you can also release the power button while keep pressing the volume up button until that very reset menu appears.
==>select wipe data using the volume up and down buttons
==> select yes by pressing the menu button
==> press “reboot now” to get your android device back to it’s factory default
Bonus Tip : Use the steps outlined in the beginning of this tutorial to backup your games, apps, settings and sundry so as to get them back easily by simply logging into your google or gmail account after a full format, hard reset or factory default restore depending on what you address it as.
Recovering your Forgotten Password or Pattern on Samsung and other android phones
Every other android phone brands like the huawei and zte will work just fine by following the two tips above, but in the case of slight differences in the keys combination for getting into the recovery menu, you can try this one to get your ass outta that ugly action screen prompt. Huh!
Now follow my tutorial below;
==> Power off the phone
==> Press and hold the Volume UP + Home (or center) button
==> while holding the two keys above press the Power button until the phone vibrates
==> Keep holding those keys till the Android logo appears —> now release your hands from the buttons
==> Select Wipe data or Factory reset with Volume down button
==> Press the power button to accept your selection and click yes to perform the action
==> press the power button again after the format action to restart your phone
further reading : http://www.3ptechies.com/forum/mobile-phone-unlocking-inlcuding-blackberry-jail-breaking-rooting-etc/techno-t3/msg3322/
Bonus Tips for Recovering your Forgotten Password or Pattern on other android phones:
If the tips above didn’t work for you, it is certain your brand uses another key combinations to bring up the recovery or reset menu .
Now if you are here, try this other combinations below to see if they work for your brand or drop your comments below for more troubleshooting options .
Here is the other key combinations to explore
==> Volume Up + Camera button
==> Volume Up + Home + Power button.
==> Volume Down + Power button.
==>Volume Up + Power button.
==>Home + Camera button.
==>Home + Power button
==>Volume Down + Volume Up + Power button.