How Unlock HTC Phones – A Complete Guide

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July 3, 2018 Shahrukh 0Comments

How To Unlock HTC Phones

How to unlock HTC phones. This article is only for educational purpose. Don’t use this for cracking any other person’s device without their permission. Also, I’ll be not held responsible for any kind of damage caused to your phone by referring to this guide. Though there are least chances that your device will get damaged still I recommend you to attempt everything mentioned below at your own risk.

  • Make sure your device has at least 60% battery level.
  • USB debugging must be enabled in your phone. If debugging is not enabled it can be done from any custom recovery
  • You must temporary disable all the security-related applications like Antivirus on your PC

Method 1: Regain your Original Pattern/Password Lock back (Most Effective Method) 

download ADB files for android 

Step 1: Download and extract the file on your PC. After extracting you’ll find the following files in it:

  1. exe
  2. dll
  3. dll

Step 2: Now connect your phone to PC using the USB cable.

Step 3: Open the ADB folder which you’ve just downloaded. Now press and hold shift button + right mouse key simultaneously on an empty space in that folder.

Refer the image:

How Unlock HTC Phones

Step 4: Select ‘Open command window here’ option.
As soon as you click on it, a black colored command prompt window will appear.

How Unlock HTC Phones

Step 5: In this command prompt window, type the following command to make sure that your device is properly connected to PC or not.
Adb devices
after entering this command, some random numbers will appear. This will confirm that your phone has connected properly.

Step 3: Now type the following commands one by one. Don’t forget to hit enter after each command.

adb shell cd/data/data/ sqlite3 settings.db
update system set value=0 where name=’lock_pattern_autolock’;
update system set value=0 where name=’lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently’; .quit

If above commands doesn’t work then try with this one.
adb shell rm /data/system/gesture. Key

Step 4: Now you need to reboot your phone.

Step 5: After restarting, you’ll see that the pattern or password lock is still there. Don’t panic, just enter any random pattern or password and your phone will get unlocked

Method 2: Unlock Pattern/Password lock without installing Recovery

  1. A computer running a Linux distro or Windows + Cygwin.
  2. USB cable to connect your phone to the PC.


Steps to install ADB:

Step 1: Launch the Terminal Window.

Step 2: Type the following command in it:
sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb

Step 3: Press Enter.

Step 4: Follow all the instructions until everything is installed.

Steps to Reset Pattern/Password lock:

Step 1: Connect your (turned on) phone to PC using the USB cable.

Step 2: Launch the Terminal window.

Step 3: Type the following command in it:

adb devices
adb shell 
cd data/system su
rm *.key

Step 4: Reboot your phone.

Step 5: After restarting, if you see the pattern/password lock, then try any random pattern/password to unlock it.

Success That’s all! You’ve successfully unlocked/cracked the pattern/password lock of your Android phone. So this is all about how to unlock/bypass/crack pattern or password lock of any android phone.

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