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  • It works no matter if you forgot the password or got a second-hand Samsung device.
  • Only remove the lock screen. No data loss at all.
  • Work for Samsung Galaxy S/Note/Tab series, LG/G2/G3/G4, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, etc.
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How to Unlock Android Phone without Any Data Loss [2023]


Apr 17, 2023 • Filed to: Remove Screen Lock • Proven solutions

If you are stuck in the middle of entering your android phone because of forgot password, this is the right page for you. We are here to tell you how to unlock an Android phone without a password, PIN, a fingerprint. Let's dive into it now.

Part 1. Unlock an Android Phone with Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android)

If you or someone accidentally forgot or mistyped/misentered your lock password and caused it to lock 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 save it on your device. If you want to unlock your lock screen without having to worry that your device data will be erased, Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android) is your phone unlocking software.

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Note: This tool temporarily support unlocking part of Samsung and LG locked screen without losing data, other Android phone will be wiped all data if you try to unlock the screen with Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android).

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Remove 4 Types of Android Screen Lock without Data Loss

  • It can remove 4 screen lock types - pattern, PIN, password & fingerprints.
  • Only remove the lock screen, no data loss at all.
  • No tech knowledge asked, everybody, can handle it.
  • Work for Samsung Galaxy S/Note/Tab series, and LG G2/G3/G4.
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Steps on How to Unlock an Android Phone with Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android)

1. Connect your Android phone to your PC that has Dr.Fone installed then run the program.

2. Then, you should see the "Screen Unlock" tool so proceed into it. After that,  click "Unlock Android Screen/FRP" > "Unlock Android Screen".

Dr.Fone home

3. Then choose "Remove without Data loss" to unlock part Samsung/LG devices without data loss and find your device model.

Dr.Fone android Lock Screen Removal

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

  • 1. Power off the phone.
  • 2. Press and hold volume down + home button + power button at the same time.
  • 3. Press the volume up to enter download mode.

Dr.Fone android Lock Screen Removal

5. Loading process will just take you a few minutes because it is going to verify 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 an Android phone with just one click using Wondershare's Dr.Fone. If your device is not Samsung or LG, you can use a more advanced mode to unlock your phone.

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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 are provided below, please follow the step-by-step guide carefully to avoid a boot loop or any other damage.

1. Download Aroma File Manager on your PC. This is a tool that unlocks 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 into your PC a memory card that you can insert into 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 its own ways of entering recovery mode, so take a 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, just gesture 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 the Internet, 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.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to follow

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 the 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 the 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, the first is to 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 devices 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 using ADB.

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.

The step-by-step guide for you to refer

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.

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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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