Forgot password for android device not able to reset it



  • I recently bought a new phone and forgot about the old one, and now I can't remember the password for the old device. I tried

    1. google findmyphone: didn't work
    2. hard reset: asking for the password
    3. ADB : USB debugging is on but can't accept the pop up

    Is there any way I can reset the password of the device?



  • OEMs these days store lockscreen password on some separate partition => resetting /data and /system doesnt make the phone 'forget' the prev password.

    But there is a solution that works on most of the devices (the solution is flashing all partitions without formatting the partitions that store imei). Get the firmware flash tool for your device (eg sp flash for mediatek devices, something similar exists for qualcomm devices too).. A googling in the format "how to flash stock firmware on " would lead you to the right page.

    I can't give any specific guide since you haven't mentioned your device model and there exists no generic guide except the outline I mentioned above.




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