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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. SOLUTION : Take out the SIM from the phone (Phone-A), put it on another phone (phone-B), Enable data connection on Phone B. Re-insert the SIM back to Phone A. Power on Phone A. Now, you should have the Internet connection on Phone A.
    Once, you have the internet connection, you should be able to sign-in.

  2. I have bought an Microdigit Tablet PC 7inch M700G Prime some months ago from Saudia Arabia, presently i am staying in Bangladesh, but now i am fetching a problem with it. When i am trying to turn on it, it showing that Too many pattern attemps!. But i am using my original user name and password but nothing is happening.I am not able to connect the tablet with internet by GSM or wi-fi. I tried to format or reset by pressing reset but nothing happen, then i tried to press power button and volume down but it appears a black screen with Chinese language. i am not able to understand anything. so what i have to do. i think i may need to change the firmware version but how i will change it and where from i get the firmware version? Or is there any other way to recover the tablet pc?

  3. i have gt 5300 samsung ..can u help me unlocking my phone by formating it…….how.many times we need to press power vol+ and home key.? i did it bt i didnt get any response from phone……help me

  4. Wow! Thank you bro., sincerely speaking, I don’t know how to thank you.

    My phone was locked due to too many unlock pattern attempts, I tried unlocking it by entering all the gmail accounts I ever created and couldn’t unlock it. I went to Samsung office in Wuse II – Abuja for assistance but they advise me I would loose everything, so I rather go to Samsung Service Care at Utako – Abuja. When I went there, they said they can unlock it but only after I pay N 4000 and yet still, I would loss all my data. But, I cant stand the idea of loosing everything and hence, I said no way!

    I went back to my office and started surfing the net. All the related postings I came across were advising on factory reset, which means compromising my data. I continued searching until I found your posting. I followed your instructions and in less than 10 minutes I succeeded in unlocking the phone with all my data intact. Thank you very much once again.

  5. Hi,

    I have a Hyundai mini i9300 android phone, I try key hard resets but none of them works, I can’t find any hard reset keys pertaining to my device, I think this is a china phone. Please help me find a Hard reset key for my device.

    I tried Volume up+Home+Power key but nothing happens
    I tried Volume up+Power key but nothing happens
    I tried Volume down+Home+Power key still nothing happens
    I tried Volume down+Power key nothing happens
    I tried Home+Power key still I cannot enter in recovery mode or Fast boot.

    Please can anyone help? 🙁

  6. sir i have a phone of w300 cherry mobile your 1st solution give in the top is i cant use bec its off 2nd i dont know how to format it i use (open + volumeup) its not the same in samsung can you help me sir..thanks you

    1. Hi Mark,

      Any news about your problem? Was it already solved? How? May phone is also W300 cherry mobile and it was locked because of too many pattern attempts. Please help..

  7. i have my mobile locked n its showing too many pattern attempts….i cant unlock my mobile….my mobile model is samsung galaxy s advance i9070…..please help me….

  8. good, my phone is firefly A530 and it was locked beacuse too many pttern attempt?can you give me a suggestion how to unlock?

  9. i put the pattern and forgot it now too many attempts and now requires email etc but it isnt working i did the power+volume up down thing but the highlight isnt moving up or down my mobile is Qmobile A50. please i need help please…please

    1. press volume down + volume Up + power button and keep pressing till ur phone shows recovery mode and factory mode the press volume up key and go to the recovery mode and thn volume down key and select wipe data/factory reset and go on for further screen instructions.


  10. i tried the process with ADB,but permissions are denied in each case.what to do?Please help me,how can I unlock my phone without loosing my data

  11. Mine is Hisense HS-U1, it written as “attempts!” and it can’t connect to WIFI while it is locked. Please help

  12. Sir i’ve a problem, i have tried the screen lock pattern for about 20 times, and now i’m unable to unlocked it! The name of my phone is by2 i5000 android os version, is there a way to solve this problems?

  13. my phn’s screen is locked nd its not even accepting the username nd password what should i do em just felling helpless please help me

  14. my phn’s screen is locked nd its not even accepting the username nd password what should i do em just felling helpless please help me my mobile is iball ANDI

  15. I am using tecno p3 nd my phone is locked bcos of toomany tried patterns.pls help me i dont know what to do

  16. Hi,

    My niece locked my Razr xt885…too many pattern attempts. Now it’s asking me to enter my gmail account and password. I have done it multiple times but it keeps saying i have entered an incorrect or invalid username or password. My wifi is not connected and i can’t get to my settings or menu…the only thing i can do is make an emergency call. Could you please help me!


  17. (Zopo zp900) is my adroid phone it was locked beacuse too many pttern attempt, i pressed volume up + home button with Power button ,a screen appeared after my selecting any options it can not go to next step,any one can tell me a step to unlock without losing my data… please.

  18. i have a huawei ascend (i guess thats the brand) model # is h866c i have tryed the power+ volume but i got nothing i would really like your help

  19. it’s not working for my Samsung galaxy mini it keep rebooting…….nothing else @@@ another menthod plzzzzzzzzzzzz

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