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Too Many Pattern Attempts – Solution

Android is most popular operating system for mobiles.This Operating System is designed by Google and is available for free.Smart phone making companies are using Android as their mobile phone operating system.This system has benefit of thousands of free applications available over Google Play.A common problem which mobile users are facing is that their mobile is locked after too many wrong pattern attempts.

Pattern Lock in Android Mobile
Pattern Lock in Android Mobile

Most of users lock their mobile by using pattern lock.Pattern lock is a kind of lock in which you have to draw image by connecting  adjacent circles.You can browse your mobile only when you make right pattern.In case you draw wrong pattern ,you are asked to redraw the pattern.

If you add wrong pattern for more than 20 times then your phone get locked.Now you can’t try new pattern or use any other feature of mobile phone.Even you can’t make any call.In this case your phone is totally locked.

Solution for Too Many Pattern Attempts

If you have attempted wrong pattern many times and your phone is locked ,then there are following solutions:-

First solution is to use Google account associated with mobile.You need to log in into your Google account and then you can disable or change the pattern lock.Internet (mobile data) on your mobile should be working otherwise you need access to WiFi to do that.If  your mobile is not connecting with internet then you have to go for second solution.

Too Many Pattern Attempts
Too Many Pattern Attempts

If WiFi or mobile data is Off on your mobile then you can’t authenticate online to unlock your device.You can enable WiFi as well as mobile data by connecting your mobile with Android Debug Bridge (ADB). This method requires USB Debugging feature enabled which is under ‘Developer options’ of your device.

Second solution to overcome “Too Many Pattern Attempts” problem is to format the mobile device.You need to make hard reset of your mobile to overcome pattern lock problem.For most of the Android devices ,you can hard reset the device by pressing POWER + VOLUME + HOME button simultaneously.Please remember that all your data (images ,music files , videos and contacts saved in mobile ) will lost during hard reset and your phone will be restored to factory setting.

Let me know if you didn’t find hard reset code/method for your mobile.I will find it for you.

Third solution is to use desktop app.You need to know username and password of Google account associated with your mobile device.Name of the app  is Screen Lock Bypass Pro. You can download it in Google store.Install this app on your device and you can bypass the pattern lock.

 Steps to Bypass Pattern Lock Using Android Debug Bridge (ADB)

You can bypass pattern lock using ADB.For this method to work ,you need USB debugging mode enabled.By default this feature is enabled automatically.

Connect your device to computer with the help of USB cable and issue following command through ADB

adb shell
rm /data/system/gesture.key

Reboot your android device and now supply following commands

adb shell
cd /data/data/­s/databases
sqlite3 settings.db
update system set value=0 where name=’lock_pattern_autolock’;
update system set value=0 where name=’lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently’;

Restart your device.

You have done.It will accept any pattern lock now.Let me know if you got any error.

To protect Your Android Device Read our Article : Apps To Track Lost or Stolen Phone For Free

Sher Singh

I am a blogger writing on various topics including new technology, websites and how to use them.There are number of services provided by each technology and websites but users are not aware of them.This blog shows use of such services so that users can fully utilize any technique, software or websites.

745 thoughts to “Too Many Pattern Attempts – Solution”

  1. sir i have Cherry Mobile Flare (s100) i did this methods but when i tap volume down + power button Entry QPST DOWNLOAD appears but when try tapping volume up + power button a green screen appears and nothing happens pls help meeee!! :((((

  2. By too many pattern attempt my cousin brother has locked my Htc wildfire s. My mobile data and wifi is not connected, How do I unlock my Phone now? I;ve tried POWER+ VOLUME DOWN+ HOME key, bt it only gives power off, restart or flight mode ? Plz Help…

  3. sir,i have micromax a50.It is showing the error “too many pattern attempts” after i draw wrong pattern 20 times.Actually it was correct pattern but i enabled visible pattern in settings.Now,i want to hard reset my phone or suggest any other suitable method.

  4. than you so much, i was like a stupid trying my google acc hundred times without any internet connection 😀 thank you 🙂

  5. My micromax p275 has locked with too many password attempts
    Can u tell me how to do a factory reset! Thank you in advance…

  6. my samsung glaxy y phone is locked getting – Too many pattern attempts!

    Could you please help me to unlock the phone

    thanks in advance

  7. my phone mts sp100 is locked due to many pattern attempts .it is android ver.2.22. plz
    help me how to unlock it.i tried above tricks bt not working properly.

  8. hello sir,
    i am using Micromax a45 punk now..and in that devise i want to hard reset my phone but as your mention in above 1st comment when i press POWER+VOLUME key then nothin diffrent…my devise is start like as usal…pleas help me sir…how i open recovery mode on Micromax A45 punk…please help sir…Thankyou

  9. I’ve the same problem (too many pattern attempts on my galaxy note 2 and my phone is locked). my internet is off (both WIFI & data) so
    unable to verify my Google acct. Then i saw a comment @ Screen Lock Bypass Pro. under the review : “However you may be able to enable it on a locked device by holding down the power button and choosing the data/WiFi option” Then i tried and it works!!
    what a lifesaver!!!!

  10. I am also facing the same issue and tried hard reset of my phone using the UP Volume key + Home key + Power key but this just restarts the phone like
    I normally do. I even tried the Android Debug Bridge but do not have have permission to remove gesture.key file.

    My phone model is GT – I5510.

    Please advise if there is any other way our apart from hard reset and losing all the data.

  11. my phones iocked due to too many pattern attempts. I don’t remember my gmail account username or password so I cant unlock my phone but could I create a new gmail will that work and try to unlock it with that?

    please help my phones my life 🙁

  12. i don want to hardware reset my fon………… pls help……….. galaxy ace,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, pls pls pls
    fon not connected to internet nt able to connnct to gmail

  13. save me man
    tired A27 phone is locked and data transfer option is off
    i cudnt open ma phone
    need help

  14. On my android phone, holding down the power button brings up a menu. One of the options is Data Network mode. Pressing this connects the phone to the internet. My normal gmail username and password then works to unlock the phone.

  15. I have an HtC Chacha,which is currently mot connected to wifi or mobile internet.
    The vol+power+home option doesnt seem to work.
    Can you please suggest other ways to unlock my phone?

  16. Hey guys…
    I got the success 🙂
    that’s it… finally i solved it with my MICROMAX A57

    1. Hi Mililnd,

      Thanks for your recommendation, I was this close in loosing all my pictures and videos of my husband and kids in thinking to reset my galaxy tab, I was hopeless but then I tried your suggestion and it worked!

      I lost this page and try to search for it again just to thank you. THANK YOU SO MUCH MILILND! I really appreciate it.

    2. Thanks dear. Finally I connected to internet and solved the problemI was very upset and disappointed and didn’t want to lose my data. You saved my data.

    3. hai mililnd,
      i tried ur recommendation but its not work..
      do u have any suggestion for me to unlock my phone?
      mine is alcatel onetouch glory 2s..

  17. hi i have a Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-19070 and it got too many pattern lock would you please help me i cant connect to my gmail account also as i cant on the wifi.

  18. Try to connect with your Broadband Stick to your Mobile Phone with specialize USB hub. make sure that your broadband stick set to automatic connection… then input your username (email) and password. Please reply if i was able to help you.

  19. home+power+vol option doesnt work.mine is moto fire XT530.pls tell other option.wifi/data connec is off.reply early plzz

  20. For those who have Alcatel One Touch 918N, you can try this base on my experience.
    1. Put your Broadband SIM to one of the SIM slot.
    2. Open your phone
    3. On an Emergency Call screen, press back space button
    4. On an standby mode, scroll down. then you can see Drop Down Menu
    5. Then you can Turn on your Wifi / Data Connection
    Maybe, other Mobile Phone will also works…have a nice day…

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