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Topic # 85586 21-Jun-2011 19:49 Send private message

Hi

I have a Samsung GT I5503T which I havn't used for months (iPhone user). When I came to use it today I can't remember the lock pattern.

Is there a easy way to restore it?

I have tried hard resetting it but nothing seems to give the "Rescue" menu like google has said.


Or have I now have a new paper weight?

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  Reply # 483878 21-Jun-2011 20:04 Send private message

Press Volume UP + Home + Power

and you should get the options menu reset.

from there choose factory default

beware, you will lose all stored data



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  Reply # 483883 21-Jun-2011 20:06 Send private message

rince: Press Volume UP + Home + Power

and you should get the options menu reset.

from there choose factory default

beware, you will lose all stored data


I've tried that but It just gets stuck on the screen "GT-I5503T

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  Reply # 483889 21-Jun-2011 20:14 Send private message

remove battery, reinsert battery, Press volume down button, hold dowm, press power on button until phone boots, remove power button but still hold volume down, when andriod logo appears release, two options try touching the lower right corner of screen if that doesnt work, press both vol up and vol down at the same time then select the option to factory reset, then to option to reboot

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  Reply # 483896 21-Jun-2011 20:20 Send private message




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  Reply # 483900 21-Jun-2011 20:23 Send private message

when I hold down the buttons It just stays on the "GT I5503T" Samsung screen, then as soon as I release it, it continues to boot normally

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Reply # 483902 21-Jun-2011 20:23 Send private message

I've just joined up so don't know my way round sites yet.  Have similar problem with Telstra Nokia 2730 & need to unlock it to use with Telecom.  Did you get replies from anyone who may be able to help me as well?  tks



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  Reply # 483907 21-Jun-2011 20:25 Send private message

pbramwell: I've just joined up so don't know my way round sites yet.  Have similar problem with Telstra Nokia 2730 & need to unlock it to use with Telecom.  Did you get replies from anyone who may be able to help me as well?  tks


I'm not needing to "Unlock" my phone, just remove the pattern lock

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  Reply # 483914 21-Jun-2011 20:28 Send private message

You will need to take this phone back to Telecom to get them to send it away for "repair" (if that's the word) - It costs $30.

At the moment, it appears that there is no real way to restore it, believe me I have tried (customers putting them on the live phones in store)




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  Reply # 483926 21-Jun-2011 20:36 Send private message

michaelmurfy: You will need to take this phone back to Telecom to get them to send it away for "repair" (if that's the word) - It costs $30.

At the moment, it appears that there is no real way to restore it, believe me I have tried (customers putting them on the live phones in store)


Cheers for that.


I best be going to find the receipt for this phone then.

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  Reply # 484149 22-Jun-2011 08:48 Send private message

boby55: Hi

I have a Samsung GT I5503T which I havn't used for months (iPhone user). When I came to use it today I can't remember the lock pattern.

Is there a easy way to restore it?


Out of interest, what happens if you keep getting the pattern wrong? does it just lock totally?

DLS


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  Reply # 484160 22-Jun-2011 09:06 Send private message

Actually you can restore these, which I found after hours of trying to unlock my sisters that she'd accidentally locked herself out of (exact same phone iirc). None of the key combos I found would successfully reset the phone into restore mode.

Dont take it into the store! Give me a few minutes to put some details together, I'll post them up shortly.

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  Reply # 484192 22-Jun-2011 09:47 One person supports this post Send private message

Ok here is the gist of it from what I remember. It appears that on my sisters phone, USB debugging was thankfully enabled out of the box. I've just checked and it is the exact same phone so I'm hoping this is the case for you also. Also, sorry I have no idea on your technical level, I get the feeling you will be comfortable doing this though (it's not difficult but does require command line).

These instructions are for Windows, although I expect they would transfer easily to other OS's (although not sure if Samsung have a phone driver in that case).


1. First step is to download the Android SDK from here, just grab the zip version: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html. Unpack it to somewhere suitable.

2. Unfortunately the tool we need (adb) does not come out of the box anymore, so we need to run the SDK Manager tool. Browse to the 'android-sdk-windows' subfolder that came with the zip. Inside is a program called 'SDK Manager'; run it up (takes a few seconds). It will initially prompt you about installing a bunch of packages ('Choose Packages to Install'), cancel out of that until you are left with just the 'Android SDK and AVD Manager' window.

On the left hand pane, go to 'Available Packages'. Now on the right, expand 'Android Repository', and check 'Android SDK Platform-tools, revision *', then hit the 'Install Selected' button. After this process is complete, you should now have an additional folder inside your unzipped file structure called 'platform-tools'.. if so, things are going well :)

3. Now open up a command prompt and change directory into your unzipped android sdk, specifically into this new 'platform-tools' directory.

4. Plug the phone into your computer with a USB cable (USB mini on the phone iirc). Give it a minute to connect etc. NOTE: If windows cannot find a driver for the phone, you will need to download and install the 'Samsung Kies' software associated with the phone. It is available on the Samsung website, Google will find it no problem. If this is the case, do the Kies install and reconnect the phone.

5. Back in your command prompt type 'adb devices'. You should get something saying 'List of devices attached', and another line with something like 'xxxxxxxxxxxx device', this line represents your phone and verifies that the SDK tools can see it.

6. Now you just need to type 'adb reboot recovery', this should initiate a reboot of the phone into recovery mode, just like the key combo was supposed to!

Now I'm pretty sure the above is correct but it was some time ago that I did it so if you run into trouble/have questions let me know and I'll see if there is something I've missed. Cheers!


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  Reply # 484259 22-Jun-2011 11:02 Send private message

If you enter the wrong code enough it should give you the option to recover the device via your Gmail account.




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  Reply # 484291 22-Jun-2011 11:47 Send private message

stevenz: If you enter the wrong code enough it should give you the option to recover the device via your Gmail account.


Oops yeah this is true. Unless one isn't configured Undecided



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  Reply # 484499 22-Jun-2011 17:00 Send private message

CapBBeard: Ok here is the gist of it from what I remember. It appears that on my sisters phone, USB debugging was thankfully enabled out of the box. I've just checked and it is the exact same phone so I'm hoping this is the case for you also. Also, sorry I have no idea on your technical level, I get the feeling you will be comfortable doing this though (it's not difficult but does require command line).

These instructions are for Windows, although I expect they would transfer easily to other OS's (although not sure if Samsung have a phone driver in that case).


1. First step is to download the Android SDK from here, just grab the zip version: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html. Unpack it to somewhere suitable.

2. Unfortunately the tool we need (adb) does not come out of the box anymore, so we need to run the SDK Manager tool. Browse to the 'android-sdk-windows' subfolder that came with the zip. Inside is a program called 'SDK Manager'; run it up (takes a few seconds). It will initially prompt you about installing a bunch of packages ('Choose Packages to Install'), cancel out of that until you are left with just the 'Android SDK and AVD Manager' window.

On the left hand pane, go to 'Available Packages'. Now on the right, expand 'Android Repository', and check 'Android SDK Platform-tools, revision *', then hit the 'Install Selected' button. After this process is complete, you should now have an additional folder inside your unzipped file structure called 'platform-tools'.. if so, things are going well :)

3. Now open up a command prompt and change directory into your unzipped android sdk, specifically into this new 'platform-tools' directory.

4. Plug the phone into your computer with a USB cable (USB mini on the phone iirc). Give it a minute to connect etc. NOTE: If windows cannot find a driver for the phone, you will need to download and install the 'Samsung Kies' software associated with the phone. It is available on the Samsung website, Google will find it no problem. If this is the case, do the Kies install and reconnect the phone.

5. Back in your command prompt type 'adb devices'. You should get something saying 'List of devices attached', and another line with something like 'xxxxxxxxxxxx device', this line represents your phone and verifies that the SDK tools can see it.

6. Now you just need to type 'adb reboot recovery', this should initiate a reboot of the phone into recovery mode, just like the key combo was supposed to!

Now I'm pretty sure the above is correct but it was some time ago that I did it so if you run into trouble/have questions let me know and I'll see if there is something I've missed. Cheers!



You sir are a Savior! this worked perfectly!!

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