DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Droid locked me out

  1. Junior Droid
    prmamidedos's Avatar
    Member #
    1230
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    10
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #1

    Angry Droid locked me out

    I bought and set up my droid yesterday and after leaving it alone for a little while, it would not unlock. I unsuccessfully tried my lock pattern 30 times before it sent me to unlock using my google info. Although I keep typing the correct information, it will NOT unlock for me. Can I hard reset this phone?

    Edit by Admin: Forum thread on entering recovery mode for hard reset here: How-To: Hard Reset your Motorola Droid
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Super Moderator
    New2u's Avatar
    Member #
    21
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tallahassee, Fl
    Posts
    3,628
    Liked
    28 times
    Phone
    Note 3
    Premium Member
    #2
    There was another thread on the same thing, but none of them have figured it out yet. If i figure it out i will get you an update.

    UPDATE: http://www.technipages.com/hard-rese...ola-droid.html
    Resistance is futile.

    On 11/16/2009 DroidNet Became Aware
  4. Senior Droid
    adam8ch's Avatar
    Member #
    1356
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    131
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #3
    i had this problem as well, the technipages instructions are wrong. primidedos posted these instructions in androidcentral forums:

    Spoke to someone from Verizon this morning and found out how to hard reset. Turn phone off, open the keyboard and press x while pressing the power button until you see a triangle with a yellow exclamation point appear. Press the camera button and the volume up button simultaneously until you get a data menu. Using the 5-way pad, scroll down to data reset and click with the D pad. When it is finished resetting, power off and then up again.
  5. Senior Droid
    joegrind's Avatar
    Member #
    214
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    122
    Phone
    Stock/ Naked Motorola Droid
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by adam8ch View Post
    i had this problem as well, the technipages instructions are wrong. primidedos posted these instructions in androidcentral forums:

    Spoke to someone from Verizon this morning and found out how to hard reset. Turn phone off, open the keyboard and press x while pressing the power button until you see a triangle with a yellow exclamation point appear. Press the camera button and the volume up button simultaneously until you get a data menu. Using the 5-way pad, scroll down to data reset and click with the D pad. When it is finished resetting, power off and then up again.
    Good find on this man....called VZW and they had no clue
  6. Junior Droid
    prmamidedos's Avatar
    Member #
    1230
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    10
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #5
    My bad, I should have posted it here as well. Thanks for finding it!! LOL
  7. Administrator
    JohnDroid's Avatar
    Member #
    1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,271
    Liked
    106 times
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    Premium Member
    #6
    Sounds like a good FAQ entry

    How-To: Hard Reset your Motorola Droid
  8. Droid Ninja
    Stigy's Avatar
    Member #
    745
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    1,084
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    Droid
    #7
    Just for future reference, the mode entered with the instructions above is called "Recovery Mode" and is used to manually apply update.zip files and wipe the device.
  9. Senior Droid
    jthorpe's Avatar
    Member #
    1488
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    114
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    Droid
    #8
    This happened to me today too. Found some instructions here. Bad thing about it is that everything was lost on my phone as well. Once you get to the point of having to log back into your google account, you're hosed...
  10. Junior Droid
    smolander's Avatar
    Member #
    2987
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mpls, MN
    Posts
    28
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by New2u View Post
    There was another thread on the same thing, but none of them have figured it out yet. If i figure it out i will get you an update.

    UPDATE: Hard Reset Motorola Droid

    I'm having problems with my exchange set ups. I've lost the ability to sync to my calendars. I'm thinking I might want to reset the device and start from scratch again. If I do a hard reset, do I lose the programs I've downloaded? Obviously they aren't expensive, but I would rather not have to pay to reload them.

    And second question ... when you say "factory reset" does this mean I have to take the phone back to Verizon for provisioning?

    Thanks
  11. Droid Newbie
    reefreef1's Avatar
    Member #
    36340
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Model Here
    #10

    you do not have to do a hard reset if your droid locks you out

    I was so frustrated... It said that I had logged in too many times with the incorrect log in code and so it was making me sign into my Gmail account. I signed in to my Gmail account with all the right information and it still wasn't letting me sign in. I read some of the forums and they were all saying that I had to do a hard reset but I didn't want to loose all of my information. YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO A HARD RESET... all you have to do is create a new Gmail account on your phone and sync it with your phone and sign in with your new account and it will unblock it without losing any information... here is how to do it.

    1.call your Droid form another phone that way you can get into your screen
    2. Hit the back button until you are at the homepage
    3. go into your settings
    4.go into accounts and sync
    5. click add account at the bottom
    6. once you have created the new account make sure to turn the sync off of your old account and sync your phone with your new account

    after all of this your phone should be unlocked... it worked for me.

    once my phone was unlocked I just went in to accounts and sync, deleted the new account and synced with phone with my old account.

    Good Luck.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

droid is locked
,
droid locked
,
locked myself out of my droid
,
locked out of motorola droid
,

locked out of my droid

,
locked out of my motorola droid
,
locked out of my verizon droid
,
locked out of verizon android phone
,
motorola droid locked out
,

my droid is locked

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+