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    Please help! Locked out of Droid!

    Okay so my child took my phone and played the guessing game with my droid till he could no more. It then required the main gmail account's username and password, I entered it in several times with no avail. So I tried turning it off and on, battery pulling, etc. Also note that I have the 2.1 update so the "call fix" won't work. I want to do a factory reset but I have unread texts which I'm worried will be gone if I do so, will the texts be sent once again? Or will they be gone forever? Thanks.
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    If you call yourself, and quickly press the "home" button a few times, you should be able to get onto the home screen, read the texts, do whatever you want, and then change your lock pattern.
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    how do I call myself if I'm locked out of my phone?
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    Do you have a house phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NPTran23 View Post
    Okay so my child took my phone and played the guessing game with my droid till he could no more. It then required the main gmail account's username and password, I entered it in several times with no avail. So I tried turning it off and on, battery pulling, etc. Also note that I have the 2.1 update so the "call fix" won't work. I want to do a factory reset but I have unread texts which I'm worried will be gone if I do so, will the texts be sent once again? Or will they be gone forever? Thanks.
    If all else fails! All new data will remain new and resent until read!

    Getting back to stock (SBF method):

    You will need to have RSD Lite installed to flash the stock 2.01 sbf file for Motorola Droid.

    Download the following file:
    1. Connect your phone to the PC via USB and turn it off then while your phone is booting hold up on the DPAD.
    2. Run RSD Lite 4.6 as Administrator (For all you Vista and 7 folks out there. If you are using XP you may not need to run as Administrator)
    3. If your phone is not displayed in the "model" column you may need to do the following:
      1. Select the "config" option from the upper left corner of the tool
      2. Select DeviceId Options
      3. Select one of the two options available. By default neither are chosen, and my phone shows up fine with neither one selected.
    4. Click the [...] next to the filename box and browse to where you saved the .sbf file you want to use and double click the .sbf file.
    5. Hit start and below it should give you completion progress.
    6. Your phone will reboot and you will be on a stock 2.01 phone with no root installed.

    Credit to ikithme for the original post, Unroot/Unbrick your phone using .sbf, which I've altered slightly here.

    You now are on a stock phone, unrooted, just like when you first got your phone. You can apply the OTA (over the air) update files to get to the current version.
    check me out:

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    I tried calling from my home phone but it doesn't let me press the home button, so if I wanted to factory reset (I hope the unread texts come back to me) how would I do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NPTran23 View Post
    I tried calling from my home phone but it doesn't let me press the home button, so if I wanted to factory reset (I hope the unread texts come back to me) how would I do it?
    It used to work, sorry.
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    what if you answer the phone call and hit end....... that should put you on the home page........ then go in and redo the lock screen
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    Just tried, it went back to the gmail username and password screen. Does anyone know how to reset it so that I can go back in?
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    Try quadjack's method. It's a bit cumbersome but it should work.
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