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|01-26-2013, 12:36 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Sammy galaxy II questions
I may have a galaxy 1 Perhaps its a 2 I dont know what the difference is but I can say its not as wide as other galaxy 2's ive seen.
My question is this. A year or so back I changed to verizon from Tmobile. When I did that I used a new non smart phone. The old Tmobile phone was the afore mentioned galaxy.
Now since this phone no longer had service I used it as a mini tablet on wifi. The phone worked much faster without the sim card so I never reinstalled it when I was done for the day nor did I put it somewhere safe, at least that I know of.
I have since moved and along with the move I changed internet providers. During this time I had forgotten the lock pattern on the phone. And in trying to unlock the phone I managed to permanently lock it.
Now for the issue at hand.
I have a vital piece of information inside of it that I cant replace. I
I need to get into the phone, I cannot use my gmail to do so as I no longer have the internet connection nor do I have cell service.
While typing this I had an idea. If I found a tmobile user with a compatible sim card could I use that to help me get into the phone as it will enable it to have data again???????
Any ideas are welcome....
Said info is stored as text.
|01-26-2013, 12:46 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Then you can change the settings.
Google samsung s2 locked out. there are lots of suggestions.
|01-28-2013, 09:03 AM||#3 (permalink)|
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Your only hope may be to start the phone in "bootloader" mode, and then try to manually pull the data off the phone. I recently had to do this when I borked my Galaxy Nexus.
It is a long process and a pain in the butt.
To get into bootloader mode: with phone off, press and hold 'Vol -', 'Home' button, and 'power'. To pull the data, you'll need the correct Samsung drivers on your computer and also will need to install ADB (Android debugging bridge: how you can manually push/pull files to/from your phone). It is a loooong process to get ADB set up, so check the phone forums (I recommend xda developers) for the details. Good luck!
|01-28-2013, 09:22 AM||#4 (permalink)|
I think the phone you have is a Samsung vibrant
as said above xda is the place to start
oh boot loader so much fun
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