Bypassing screen locks

Just like most other devices, Android devices have got a screen lock mechanism to prevent unauthorized use of someone's device, as shown in the following screenshot:

Bypassing screen locks

Android devices usually have the following types of screen lock:

  • None: No screen lock
  • Slide: Move the slider to unlock the device
  • Pattern: Enter the right pattern connecting the dots to unlock the device
  • PIN: Enter the right number to unlock the device
  • Password: Enter the right password (characters) to unlock the device

As the first two types do not require any additional skills to bypass the screen lock, we will discuss some techniques available to bypass the other ...

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