Too Many Pattern Lock Attempts. Help!

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    My daughter thought it would be really fun to try to crack my pattern lock. It has now locked up and is asking for my gmail login and password. However, when I enter that it is not accepting it. It's like it doesn't even try to validate it comes back immediately and tells me invalid userid or password.

    Any way out of this?
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    no real idea if this would work but try turning it off for the night and try it again in the morning
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    1) create a new gmail account on the computer.
    2) call your cell phone with a different phone.
    3) answer your cell phone then hit the back button and it will take you to the home
    screen.
    4) turn on wifi so it can do data and voice at the same time (remember that the phone
    is still connected)
    5) go to Settings -> Location & Security and disable lock pattern (you'll need to
    enter to correct pattern previously set)
    6) go to Settings -> Accounts & Sync and click "Add Account" and add your newly
    created Gmail account.
    7) hang up the phone.
    8) turn the phone back on, at the lockout screen, enter your new Gmail account info
    and it should let you back in
    9) once the phone is unlocked, you can go in setting and remove the newly added Gmail
    account and keep the old one.
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    When I try to set up the new account it says it can't find my network connection even though it shows it is connected.
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    I had to disconnect my wifi connection and then reconnect and it worked!

    Thanks a lot BD!
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    Anytime...:)
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    Absolutely brilliant, bravo.
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    @ Forum Mods: Please sticky this or put it in the FAQ section.
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    lol the things people come up with to work around issues. crafty you are!
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    ... i dont know how verizon does it, but when i had the g1 with tmobile you had to call and reset the account.
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    I got my Motorola DROID only abt 3 months ago & it was wonderful until the touch
    lock stopped working & now I see that altho I am able to get into the reformat area
    by pushing on x & the on button simulataneously (sic) it says that I am unable to
    reformat it. Although I was scared to do this anyway as Im worried about losing my
    photos & videos. I of course tried the signing in undedr a different gmail address
    but nothing here either on old or new. I tried calling in with another phone but
    even that wont let me in past the "end call" button & so I cannot get into the
    settings at all. . With the accessories & apps I got for this phone I am into it for
    about $600, & that is a lot of money for me but I needed it for cases I work on of
    missing kids. So Im really furious to find out that this has been an ongoing problem
    since at least JUNE of 2009! I have been up all night working on this & Im just
    livid to find out that Motorola KNEW that these touch locks were a problem & that
    this problem could potentially cause some real inconveniences for folks but
    apparently did not want to cease being uncool by going back to the pin # locks.
    Thats the only reason I can think of that they kept these new locks. They look cool
    & the kids like them. Please excuse nmy typos but I have been working on this
    nonstop since about 7pm last might. I know Im preaching to the choir on here but it
    still feels nice to vent. lol I suppose my insurance from Best Buy will not cover .
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    This is a Google experience phone, and that lock screen is native to Android, Motorola really didn't have anything to do with it. What is it telling you when you try to sign in to your Gmail account?
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    This doesn't make sense. If you forget your lock pattern you get a chance to unlock using your gmail address and password. Are you not being offered a chance at that?
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    Ohhhh

    I was faintly wondering about that but found this site & got excited. It says invalid username & or pw. But it does not have time to really validate it one way or the other as it is just immediately pops up as saying its invalid. I tried using another gmail adress too & that one looks like its doing somethying as it spins around & says its "checking" but it will cont checking uintil I resrart the phone. Then its back to the google screen. I cant even answer this phone when it rings now. So its google then? Not Motorola? Im just so disgusted & frustrated & Im ready to throw it frankly.
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    The droid was introduced in Oct 09 so how can this be a problem sense June? This smells.
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    Yes of course I am being offered a "chance" at that. However apparently it is in the google system as it is not validating it one way or the other. It does not have time to in fact before it says its an invalid pw or name. I went back & rereerad my post & see I did not explain it very welll. I forgot to add that there is apparently a big problem with the pattern locks failing to recognize the code entered into them and also on Googles end too as mine is by no means an isolated incident I discovered as I started to research this last night. Although I thought it was all motorolas fault until someone on here pointed out to me that Motorola does not have that much to do with it at all. some ppl have had luck bypassing these problems & getting into settings long enough to remove the lock but I tried EVERYTHING & not a one worked. Dena
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    So can you log on to this gmail account on your computer?
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    I think he/she is referring to other Android phones that were around before the Droid.
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    So it won't let you do a factory reset from recovery? You won't lose any pics or videos on your sdcard.
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    well I am not sure exactly what "smells"...lol

    However I have been working on this all night & I assure you that I am not very good at cells & several times I got my info on the DROIDs mixed up & in fact I posted my first post on here in the Eris forum on mistake. My name is Dena Rush & I live in Oregon & I assure you this is not some conspiracy that I came up with just for fun. I just wanted to see if others had any sugesstions that could help me fix my phone. Dena
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