If you’re locked out of your Android device, you can use the ADB (Android Debugging Bridge) tool to bypass or disable the template lockout. You can obtain this tool from the official website. ADB tools are compatible with Linux and Windows PCs, making it a simple process to bypass the Android lock screen using ADB tools.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to bypass the pattern lock on your Android device using the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) tool:
- Enable USB Debugging: On your Android phone, go to Settings > About Phone > Build Number and tap on it several times until you see a message saying “You are now a developer.” Then, go back to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging and enable it.
- Download and Install ADB Drivers: On your Windows PC, download and install the ADB drivers from the official website. Make sure to choose the version compatible with your device and follow the installation instructions provided.
- Connect Your Android Phone: Using a USB cable, connect your Android phone to your Windows PC.
- Open Command Prompt: On your Windows PC, press Win + R to open the Run dialog box. Type cmd and press Enter to open the Command Prompt.
- Check Device Connection: In the Command Prompt, type the command adb devices and press Enter. This will display the list of connected devices. If your device is listed, you are ready to proceed.
- Access ADB Shell: In the Command Prompt, type the command adb shell and press Enter. This will give you access to the ADB shell on your device.
- Grant Superuser Permissions: In the ADB shell, type the command su and press Enter. This will grant superuser permissions.
- Remove Gesture Key: Still in the ADB shell, type the command rm /data/system/gesture.key and press Enter. This command will remove the gesture key that is used for the pattern lock.
- Set New Pattern: Exit the ADB shell and reboot your Android phone. Now, when you set a new pattern lock, it will bypass the previous pattern lock.
That’s it! By following these steps, you should be able to bypass the pattern lock on your Android phone using the ADB tool. Keep in mind that this method requires USB debugging to be enabled on your device.