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How to Unlock an Android Phone without Any Data Loss

Part 1.Unlock an Android Phone with dr.fone - Android Lock Screen Removal

If you or someone accidentally forgottenor mistyped/mis-enteredyour lockpassword and caused it to lock it permanently, of course you will find ways to unlock it at first. But if you are not connected to the internet, or did not register a Google account for your device, your last resort would be to factory reset your device. That will totally wipe everything you have and saved in your device. If you want to unlock your lock screen without having to worry that your device data will be erased, dr.fone - Android Lock Screen Removal is your phone unlocking software.

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Steps on how to Unlock an Android Phone with dr.fone - Android Lock Screen Removal

1. Connect your Android phone to your PC that has dr.fone installed then run the program. Once opened, proceed to''More Tools'

Dr. Fone interface

3. Then, you should see the "Android Lock Screen Removal''tool so proceed into it.

Dr. Fone More Tools

4. Click the ''Start button'' if your device is recognized.

Dr. Fone android Lock Screen Removal

Follow the instructions on the program to get the Android phone into "Download Mode".

Dr. Fone android Lock Screen Removal

5. Loading process will just take you a fewminutes because it is going to vefiry first your device's compatibility.

Dr. Fone removing lock screen

6. Wait until everything is done. You should then see your device already has no lock screen.

Dr. Fone lock screen removed

That's how to unlock Android phone with just one click using Wondershare's Dr. Fone.

Part 2.How to Unlock an Android Phone without Any Data Loss with Aroma File Manager

If you weren't able to open your Wi-Fi or data connection, or enable USB Debugging, this is the way for you to unlock your lock screen. This could be a bit complicated but it should work.

STEPS

1. Dowload Aroma File Manager on your PC. This is a tool that unlock android phones. Android users can use it for free.

Aroma File Manager download page

2. Go to your Downloads folders and copy the downloaded zip file.

Copy Aroma zip file

3. Plug in to your PC a memory card that you can insert on your phone later. Then, go to your list of connected devices and select the memory card.

open memory card on pc

4. Paste the copied Aroma zip file. Once copied, eject it from your PC then insert it in your Android device.

Paste aroma file manager

arom file manager pasted

5. Enter Recovery Mode for your device. Each Android device has their own ways of entering recovery mode, so takea look at this link and find your device.

Enter recovery mode android

6. When you are already in Android Recovery Mode, use your volume keys to navigate to''apply update from external storage'', then select the zip file you copied a while ago. It will be flashed on your device.

Android system recovery

7. After it, restart, and recovery mode will reopen as Aroma File Manager, so go to its settings and select ''Automount all devices on start'', then restart. Back in Aroma File Manager, go to the directory data>system. Check if the ff. exist. If they do, delete them. Then restart again.

gesture.key (pattern) / password.key (password)

locksettings.db

locksettings.db-shm

locksettings.db-wal

signature.key

sparepassword.key

arom file manager

Now you have your device booted up and your Android lock screen is still locked, justgesture in or enter anything. It will be unlocked. And that's how to unlock an Android phone using your device.

Part 3.Using Minimal ADB and Fastboot to Unlock your Android Phone

If you weren't able to connect to Iinternet, but you fortunately enabled your USB Debugging option before your device was locked, the ARONSDB tool from the Android SDK package can help you unlock your Android phone.

STEPS

1. Go to Minimal ADB and Fastboot download page.

Minimal adb and fastboot dowload page

2. Download the tool's latest version.

Minimal adb and fastboot downloaded

3. Open the downloaded Minimal ADB and Fastbootzip file and install it.

Minimal adb and fastboot installer zip

Minimal adb and fastboot setup

Minimal adb and fastboot installation complete

4. Make sure your device is connected, then go to Minimal ADB and Fastboot installation directory.

This PC [Win 8& 10] or My computer [Windows 7 & below]> Local Disk (C:) [primary drive]> Program Files [for 32-bit] or Program Files (x86) [for 64-bit] > Minimal ADB and Fasboot.

Local Disk

Program Files (x86) folder

Minimal adb and fastboot folder

5. Inside the folder, hold Shift key on your keyboard, then right click your mouse. An additional "Open command window here" will appear so select that.

Minimal adb and fastboot open command

6. ADB terminal will pop out. Now, first is type in adb devices. This is to check if your device is recognized by ADB. If there is no device listed below, try to remove and reconnect your device and retype the command. If there are listed device already, proceed.

Minimal adb and fastboot command window adb devices command

7. Finally, type in the following commands one by one. These commands will remove your lock screen.

adb shell

cd /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases

sqlite3 settings.db

update system set value=0 where

name='lock_pattern_autolock';

update system set value=0 where

name='lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently';

.quit

Minimal adb and fastboot adb shell command

This would work if you have your USB debugging turned on before it was locked. That's how to unlock Android usingADB.

Part 4.How to Unlock Android Phone without Any Data Loss using Google Account

If luckily, you left your Wi-Fi open and luckily connected to the internet, this is the easiest way to unlock your Android phone.

STEPS

1. Retry incorrect password or pattern until the ''Forgotten Password/Pattern'' appears below. Then select that.

android forgot pattern lock

2. Check''Enter your Google Account details'' then tap next.

Unlock screen enter google account details

3. Input your Google Account details; username and password. You are done.

Account unlock Google

You will be given an option to input a new password or pattern right after you enter your Google account details. But if not, Google must have emailed you your temporary password or pattern that you will input to unlock your lock screen.

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