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Unlock Android Password without Factory Reset

Setting a password or PIN for your Android device can keep your private information stored on the phone under protection. However, not everybody can always remember the Android phone password or PIN. Do you have the experience of forgetting the Android phone's password and have trouble to access the phone? And you know the only way to unlock Android phone password is setting the phone to factory settings. But in this way, all stored data on your Android phone will lose.

Here in this article, we will show you two different and useful ways to unlock your Android phone without factory reset. The methods are compatible with Samsung, Google Nexus, LG, Motorola, HTC, Huawei and other more Android devices.

Solution 1: Unlock Android Phone Password with Google Account

Solution 2. Unlock Android Phone Using ADB without Factory Reset

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Solution 1: Unlock Android Phone Password with Google Account

You can unlock your Android phone by using Google account as long as you have signed in Google account on your Android device. Just follow the steps in the below to see how to achieve that:

Step 1. Input a random password to unlock your Android device for 5 times.

Step 2. After 30 seconds when you retry to your Android device, here will be a prompt saying "Forgotten the password".

Step 3. Choose "Unlock via Google" and enter your Google account password. Then, you can enter your Android phone..

unlock android via google

But if you don't have a Google account or you have forgotten the password for your Google account, you can read on to follow the solution 2:

Solution 2. Unlock Android Phone Using ADB without Factory Reset

Few people knows ADB, but it is a powerful and efficient tool to remove the password or PIN for your locked Android phone. The best of the tool is that it can unlock your phone without losing any data.

Step 1. Download ADB and encrypt it to Local Disk C on your computer.

Step 2. Connect your locked Android to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 3. Choose the option "Charge Only" instead of the "USB Debugging".

Step 4. Go to click "Start" on your computer and choose "Run". Then, key "cmd" and enter cmd. After that, you should key in the code as below:

cd c:\adb

adb shell

cd data/system


Step 5. You can see there is a folder named "password.key". Just Delete it and key in "rm password.key".

key in code

Step 6. Finally you can reboot your Android phone.

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