Please help! Locked out of Droid!

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    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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    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.
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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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    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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    you have tried your username and password? making SURE they are enterd correctly? i guess i have not had or seen that problem.......... ok what about this..... when you are in the call push the home button and go into the menu>location&security>lock pattern? remember not to end the call just hit the home button
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    I have already repeated many times that I'm on the 2.1 update. There's no way to go back or to go home with that update. And I don't mind having to erase everything, I just want to be able to read my unread texts after resetting.
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    And yes, I'm positive my Gmail username and password are correct, if I'm able to check my email on my computer, why wouldn't it be?
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    hmm.. you could check your messages while on the phone. so like i described. call from a land line or another cell, answer it. then click the home button. then go to your messaging. then open it then read them.
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    You have to power off, then while holding the UP direction on the dpay, ppower up, holding both until the screen lights up a little, you are now in the correct mode to flash SBF stock 2.1 using the RSD Light app.
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    1. Download the following files:
    Code:
    [URL="http://rescue.macleod-web.net/rsd_lite/RSDLite4.6.zip"]RSD Lite[/URL]
    [URL="http://rescue.macleod-web.net/rsd_lite/USB_Drivers_32_bit_4.2.0.zip"]32 bit drivers[/URL] [B] or[/B]  [URL="http://rescue.macleod-web.net/rsd_lite/USB_Drivers_64_bit_4.2.0.zip"]64 bit drivers[/URL]
    [URL="http://rescue.macleod-web.net/sbf/moto-droid2.01stock.sbf"][SIZE=2]2.01 stock sbf file[/SIZE][/URL]
    • Install RSD Lite. Unzip the file and run the msi file
    • Install the drivers.
    • place downloaded .sbf file on desktop

    2. Connect your phone to USB and turn it off then while your phone is booting hold up on the DPAD.

    3. 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)

    4. Click the ... next to the filename box and browse to where you saved the .sbf file and double click the .sbf file.

    5. Hit start and below it should give you completion progress and all of that.

    6. Once your phone is done being flashed (It may take a while so don't unplug it) it will reboot and you will be back at stock 2.1 no root.

    7. Once you are back to stock 2.0.1, OTA will do it's do!

    done!
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    Are you guys serious? There is no solution for this but wipe the phone? This problem has been prevalent since 1.5 and all Google has done is closed the loop hole so that you can't actually resolve this?

    This is ****ing horse****.
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    If you have ADB installed on your computer, i can walk you through how to fix this with no loss of any data or apps...
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    Without flashing the phone also? What's ADB?
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    yes without flashing as well, standby for linkage or message me on aim/yahoo to the left...
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