How To Unlock Android Phone Password Without Factory Reset


On this guide I will show you how to unlock any Android phone password, PIN, pattern lock or fingerprint, after factory reset or without password, using Unlocky’s PassLess tool, which will generate a secret code to unlock an Android device.

We all know how important is to lock screen on our Android phone by setting up a password, pattern lock, pin or fingerprint in order to protect our data and privacy. But forgetting the password we’ve set up before it’s a basic human instinct. Fortunately, there are some methods to unlock Android phones password without factory reset and we’ll share with you in today’s guide.

Before going through our unlock Android phone guide, let me tell you how important is to backup your data regularly. In case of a Android factory reset, which we’ll show you later in this guide, you may lose all of your important data. However, if you did a backup you can restore all the settings and documents (photos, contacts, apps, etc) you’ve made on the device.

With that being said, let’s proceed through some methods to unlock android phone when forgot password, no matter which device model you’re using, such Samsung, LG, Nokia, etc. All of the described ways below have been tried by our team and if are follow them correctly it’s impossible to not succeed.

TIP: In order to avoid losing any data or damage your device in any way, we strongly recommend using Unlock’s PassLess tool, which is free and it takes just a few minutes to unlock any Android phone lock password.

Unlock Android Password with Unlocky’s Passless Tool

With our brand new tool – PassLess – you can unlock any Android locked screen within 3 minutes or less without losing data, without factory reset, without installing any app on your device and, of course, without any cables or connecting your device to a computer – as PassLess works online on your browser.

It works through secret codes that allows you to access hidden features on your mobile device and your device’s IMEI. Once a unique secret code has been generated you will be able to access a hidden menu through you can bypass lock screen on your device. Even more, you can also bypass FRP lock on any Android device instantly.

Some of the best PassLess features include:

  • unlock all types of Android screen lock.
  • unlock any Android phone password including new releases.
  • works online: no download or install needed.
  • it removes any lock in 5 minutes or less.
  • will not damage your device or warranty.
  • will not require a computer or any cable.

Please make sure you deactivated any ad-block software, otherwise Passless Tool it may not work.

Method 1: Unlock Android Phone Password Through Forgot Pattern Feature

If your Android device is running on Android version 4.4 or older, there is a “forgot pattern” feature that helps you to easily do the Android screen lock bypass. You’ll have to enter for at least 5 times a wrong pattern and then you will find the “Forgot Pattern” option at the bottom of your screen.

forgot pattern android device

Once there, you have 2 options to unlock Android password when forgot password:

  1. through your Google account – log in and you’re be able to set a new PIN or pattern lock.
  2. through answer question – here you have to answer the questions you have added when made your Google account.

Method 2: Remove Lock Screen on Android via Android Device Manager

If you linked your Google account with your Android device, this means you can find the device on your Find My Device page, but make sure you have this option turned on. Beside erase and secure device, there you can find a LOCK option. This feature is all we need to set a new lock screen such a password.

android set a new pin

Clicking on the LOCK feature from left sidebar, a window will show up. There you need to set a new password which will be used to unlock Android screen in future. You can also set up secure and erase the device from the menu.

Method 3: Unlock Android phone Password Lock with ADB

This method require to have some technical knowledge or to be familiar with the ADB tools (Android Debug Bridge) and command line, but also your locked phone needs to have USB debugging enabled. Once you have downloaded ADB (check this article on how to download and install) on your computer, let’s proceed through a few steps.

  1. use a USB cable to connect your device to computer or laptop.
  2. open the command prompt by pressing Win + R and then enter CMD
  3. once here, type this command and you’re Android device will disable the lock screen:adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key
adb lock screen lg

You’re almost done. Now just restart your phone and you will see that the screen lock has been disabled. Now you can set a new password for your own privacy.

Method 4: Bypass Android password via Safe Mode

If you have installed an 3rd party app to set up a lock screen for your device, then this option should work for you. If you don’t already know, the Safe Mode option will disable all apps that you have installed on your phone.

To boot into Safe Mode, press the power button then long press power off option. Then you will be asked if you want to reboot the device into Safe Mode. Select OK and restart the phone. Once turned on, look for the app which you had used to set the lock screen and uninstall or wipe the data. Now you can set a new lock screen for your smartphone.

Method 5: Disable Screen Lock on Android with Emergency Call Hack

Believe it or not, there are some users saying they can bypass Android lock screen when forgot password with emergency calls. Even some said this solution works only on Android 5 and below, others said this might work on recent versions too. As you may know, even if your screen is password locked, you can do some commands, such finding the device’s IMEI and more.

So if you’re asking if you can unlock Android password using emergency call, the answer is YES! Let’s proceed through the steps:

  1. tap on the Emergency Call option on your device’s lock screen. Once the dialer shows up, enter like 10 asterisks (*) then double tap to highlight the characters and copy it. Now paste, and copy it and paste it again until the field is full and can no longer be highlighted.
  2. Now go back to your lock screen and launch the Camera app. Access the drop-down notifications menu and then go to the Settings. Once here, you’re being asked to input a password. Paste here the string you have copied in the first step until the interface would be crashed. Now the Camera app will be opened and your phone will be unlocked.

To be honest, I haven’t tried this method yet, so I am asking you if this worked for you. When I forgot my lock screen password I have used Dr. Fone lock screen removal tool. I highly recommend this software in case the methods described here won’t work for you – even I doubt it.

Extra Method: Remove Android Password by Factory Reset (Hard Reset)

Our last solution to bypass Android lock screen is through factory reset. This method will erase all data from your device so it’s very important to have a backup before going with this, but it will also remove the lock screen pin or password as well.

Follow these steps to bypass screen lock by restoring the phone to factory reset:

Step 1: when your device is turned off, press power and volume down at the same time.

Step 2: release the buttons when the Android logo is displayed, then immediately press and hold the power again.

Step 3: when Android System Recovery screen is showing up, you can release all the buttons.

Step 4: using volume buttons go through menu and select wipe data / factory reset by pressing the power button.

Step 5: now select reboot system now to restart the phone. Once restarted the screen lock will be disabled.

If you did a backup recently, check these settings on how to recover data on Android device. I recommend to do a backup regularly in case of any data loss in the future. Check out the video tutorial below on how to hard reset an Android device.
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