Have you forgotten your password or pattern in your phone running android device? Don’t worry you’ll learn here how to remove pattern lock by performing hard reset. All you need is little time and effort to do so, to remove the lock you just need to perform a hard reset or factory reset your device. You can factory reset without accessing the setting inside menu from recovery mode, this recovery mode is available in every android operating system.
To remove your lock, you need to access recovery mode first. There are many key combinations for entering recovery mode depending upon your phone manufacturer. Below are the procedure for entering recovery mode in android devices according to specific models:
- Samsung devices enters recovery mode with the key combination of Volume up + Home + Power button from switch off mode, after entering the recovery mode you should select Wipe Data/Factory Reset then press ‘Yes’ and press reboot system now, you can use volume up and down button to navigate menu and power button to select option (few models may have home button to select option).
- Maximum LG android devices have recovery mode, you can get access to recovery by powering off the phone and turning it back on while pressing volume UP(+) and power button at the same time. As you enter recovery, you choose wipe data/ factory reset and reboot phone after data wipe completes.
- Karbonn / Colors / Micromax / Lava / Chinese phones:
- These phones are China made cheap phone with android operating system. As these phones are cheaper in comparison to other brands like Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC many people find these phones affordable. These phones are made up with cheap CPU like MediaTek (MTK), Spreadtrum (SPD), Allwinner etc. As they are android phones they all have recovery menu, but few manufacture try to hide recovery like: you can access the recovery mode but you cannot get the menu.
Till now we talked about entering recovery menu and erasing user data to unlock pattern lock, if you phone cannot access the recovery menu you should perform firmware restore / full flashing to restore your phone to factory settings. You can get tutorials for restoring firmware or upgrading firmware of your phone in the official webpage of your device’s manufacturer, you can search for correct firmware and tool to upgrade using your phone’s mobile number of serial number. Remember flashing can kill your pone so make sure you have correct firmware / software package to flash your phone.