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How To Unlock Pattern Lock Or google Password On Android Without Losing Data

My last tutorial was on how to unlock an android phone when you have forgotten the lock screen pattern or password. The last tutorial will cause you to lose all your files like: pictures,contacts,messages e.t.c which are stored on your phone.
Hence, today I am going to show you how you can get access to your phone even if you have forgotten the lock screen pattern or password using an awesome app called AROMA Filemanager.

AROMA Filemanager was created by an Indonesian called amarullz. He shared this app at the XDA forum, and he called it The World's First ANDROID Recovery Based Filemanager. I very much agree with him because of the awesome features it has.

FEATURES OF AROMA Filemanager
1.       It is a light weight app about 1.36mb
2.       It is straight forward
3.       It enables you to copy, cut, delete, make new folder while you are in recovery.

HOW TO USE AROMA Filemanager
1.       Charge your phones battery to about 60% or more if your battery backup is quite low.
2.       Insert a functional memory card into your phone.
4.       Save the file named “digitalbog.com_aromafm-1.91.zip” in your memory card
5.       Switch off your phone and boot into recovery mode
·         For Samsung Galaxy devices and Most Android phones—Press down the power button and choose power off, then wait for it to go off. Now hold the volume up button {+} and the power key simultaneously till you see the Samsung logo, you can now release these buttons and your phone will boot into recovery.
      
·         For LG devices--- Press down the power button and choose power off, then wait for it to go off. Now hold the volume down button{-} and the power key simultaneously till your phone starts up, and shows you a hard reset menu. click the power button to accept it so it will boot into recovery.
 ·       For HTC devices--- Press down the power button and choose power off, then wait for it to go off. Now hold the volume down button{-} and the power key simultaneously untill your phone starts up, release the power button but keep on holding the volume down button{-} till you see the bootloader,now choose recovery option . click the power button to accept it so it will boot into recovery.
      
·        For Google Nexus--- Press down the power button and choose power off, then wait for it to go off. Now hold the volume down button{-}, volume up button{+} and the power button simultaneously untill your phone starts up, release these 3 buttons.then you will see start with an arrow around it,move down twice using the volume down button{-} and highlight recovery. Press the power button to start recovery mode.
·        For other devices you can ask in the comment section below
·        The should be similar to this:
     

6.       Now select Install Zip from SD Card/Apply update from external storage
7.       Navigate to the memory card where the AROMAFILE MANAGER.zip is and select it with the power button.
8.       From the aroma File manager navigate to settings,scroll to the buttom and select  “Automount all devices on start”
9.       Now navigate to Data Folder >> System Folder  and find >> “gesture.key” or “password.key”  for pattern lock or password lock respectively.
10.   Delete any of the .key files you find, then exit aroma file manager reboot your device… just like magic the pattern would be unlocked.
                                       
                                         
                                    -----METHOD 2-----

This method will involve Android Debug Bridge {ADB} commands.  ADB is a very useful  command line tool that lets you communicate with a usb connected  android device by running a variety of commands whose binaries are stored in the file system of the device  at /system/bin/...              

NB-- If USB debugging mode is off on your phone don’t bother reading this method
 For This we would need:

·         A windows PC { any version }
·         Original USB cable
·         An android SDK developer toolkit {Download FROM HERE}
·         USB Driver for you device if it isn’t already installed on your pc you can google device name  and driver to download it online
·         The appropriate command lines to be given below..

STEPS
1.       Unzip the downloaded android SDK developer toolkit from above and install it.
2.       Open the program, uncheck all packages except Android SDK Platform-tools as shown below.
                                       
then click on install packages.
3.       Connect your locked Android phone to your pc/laptop via usb
4.       Navigate to the folder that you installed the SDK tools in and open the platform-tools folder. This is where the ADB program is stored. Hold Shift and right-click inside the folder. Choose “Open Command Window Here”.
                                      
5.       To test whether ADB is working properly,after  connecting your Android device to your computer using a USB cable run the following command: adb devices. You should see your device in the list which confirms that your USB drivers have been correctly installed. As shown below:
                         
Then the following lines of command. Press enter key on your keyboard after each command
·         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

If these above commands do not work try THIS:


·         adb shell rm/data/system/gesture.key


THAT IS ALL!!!  YOU CAN REBOOT AND ENJOY YOUR UNLOCKED ANDROID DEVICE .

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