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Wannabe Geek

# 127323 6-Aug-2013 14:47
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Hi so just today my girlfriend tried to get into my N8010 and got the pin wrong to many time. Easy fix normally yes but there is a downside, my wifi is turned off so can't just simply log into my gmail. My question out there is can i get back in with out hard reseting. On the plus note I do have usb debugging turned on and it is rooted with CWM, also it is running cfw (omega v2.1).

If there is anyway I can get back into it would be a big help to know.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 872854 6-Aug-2013 20:30
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Just tried to do this but adb was unable to find the device after multiple tries. A few people have said this happened when running cfw.

Was having a look though if I do a backup with cwm and hard reset then do an advance restore is there anyway I could just restore the data with out restoring the actual system settings including of course the password?


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Uber Geek

  # 872870 6-Aug-2013 20:35
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Got a cellphone with wifi tethering you can connect it to?

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Wannabe Geek

  # 872883 6-Aug-2013 20:49
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Yea my s2 but as stated my wifi is turned off so can't get it to connect to the hotspot

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  # 872894 6-Aug-2013 20:57
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Is there anything you can do in Samsung Dive? Maybe not but might be worth a shot....

Actually scratch that. It will need wifi on...

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Uber Geek

  # 872913 6-Aug-2013 21:47
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Sithis88: Yea my s2 but as stated my wifi is turned off so can't get it to connect to the hotspot

I mean use your phone AS the wifi hotspot so the Note would be connecting to the internet over your phones 3G connection.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 872915 6-Aug-2013 21:52
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Sithis88: Yea my s2 but as stated my wifi is turned off so can't get it to connect to the hotspot

I mean use your phone AS the wifi hotspot so the Note would be connecting to the internet over your phones 3G connection.

That still needs the notes wifi turned on to connect to the hotspot though.


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Uber Geek

  # 872925 6-Aug-2013 22:06
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Ah, with you now sorry.

A Nandroid backup\restore will restore the current security state, so that won't help you.

adb not being able to see the device will almost certainly be a driver issue. Install the current Samsung Kies application and then try plugging it in and using adb again, you might want to do a reboot in between.

Otherwise, a device wipe is about your only option.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 872982 7-Aug-2013 08:26
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Not being able to connect to adb might be caused by a security restriction put in place with Android 4.2.2. You have to confirm whether the computer is allowed to connect.

It might be worth checking whether you can get adb to work in recovery mode. It might have fewer restrictions than when the device is running, and hopefully still access to the tools needed.

A safer option than playing with the lock screen settings would be to just turn on Wi-Fi. I found this article, which describes how to do it:

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