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How to Unlock Android Device, How to unlock iphone

Updated on February 15, 2015

Android is a operating system for mobile phones, there are many other operating systems are available in market: Java, Symbian, Blackberry, Windows, Firefox, Sailfish etc. Symbian developed by Nokia and only installed on Nokia Smartphones; Android is cheaper in cost than other so it is installed on most devices. Android operating system is designed by Android Inc. developed by Google. The first version of android was Android 1.0 and the latest version is Android 4.4 KitKat. Right now KitKat is only installed on Google Nexus.,

Apple Inc. has its own operating system for their smartphones and the operating system is called as i OS, It is installed on every iPhone.

The best feature of these new operating system is they are not programmed to use alphabetical or numerical digits for phone's security lock. They are using patterns for phone lock and you can create a different and difficult as well as easiest pattern for your phone's security. The problem is when you create a difficult pattern; you may forgot it sometimes and you won't be able to open your phone. You have to visit a phone store to unlock it, But the good thing is you can unlock it yourself within 10 minutes which can save your money and time. The unlocking procedure and methods are shown for Android and iPhone below:

Unlocking Android Phone:

This method of unlocking is called as [adb shell method][root] method. What you have to do in this method is you have to make some changes in android programmed root, To unlock your phone you will need a computer or laptop and a USB cable of your smartphone. Read easy steps given below:

  1. Connect your Android phone to computer or laptop with the help of USB cable
  2. Go to android directory; you can see it in your computer
  3. Now search for "adb shell" ( do not enter the quotes while searching just enter adb shell )
  4. when you found it, just open it and you will see written code in this file
  5. Make some changes with the code
  6. Replace the written code with below code just copy and paste it.


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When you successfully done;

  1. Just restart your phone,
  2. When you restarted your phone you will see Lock Pattern Screen on your Log Screen.
  3. Now just enter any lock pattern, your phone will be unlocked with any pattern, but remember it is just to root your phone to unlock; you have to change it.
  4. Go to Settings and change the lock pattern again with a new one,
  5. Now you have successfully unlocked your phone just enjoy unlocking.

Unlocking Apple iPhone:

iPhone is most famous and popular smartphone all over the World; Designed by Apple Inc. Founded by Steve Jobs; The man who wanted to put a ding on the universe and i think he has succeed. Apple Inc. always wants to give their best service to the iPhone users. The operating system of iPhone is just awesome, It has a lot features which other operating system do not have; Unfortunately this smartphone also get locked sometimes because of forgotten pattern or may be some other reason but for all the causes of locked one method is enough to unlock it. This method is also very easy you can unlock your phone yourself by following these simple steps, You will need USB Cable of your phone.

  1. Connect the USB cable to your computer and leave other end disconnected from your phone, We will connect it later.
  2. Now launch iTunes application in your computer.
  3. Press and hold the Home key and Power key; turn off your phone
  4. Now connect the disconnected end of USB cable to your phone; press and hold Home key while connecting the USB cable to your phone
  5. Keep holding the button HOME till you see a message in iTunes; " iTunes has detected an iPhone recovery mode"
  6. You must restored the phone before it used in iTunes; Click on OK and continue
  7. Click on Summary Tab in iTunes
  8. Click on Restore and your phone will be unlocked after restoring


  • This method will restore all the data, files, settings everything including password for iPhone
  • Keep backup of your files and whole data before proceeding for iPhone

© 2014 Angel Amariah


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    • tjdavis profile image

      Teresa Davis 4 years ago from Moscow, Texas

      Very informative article. I have a samsung and have been thinking of unlocking. Thanks!!!

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      Tammy Frost 4 years ago from Oregon

      Very Useful Hub here... Thanks for sharing.

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      Bookmarked this. I hope I never forget the unlock pattern, but this is useful for anyone that does.

      Shared with my followers and voted across.

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      TomRy 4 years ago from USA

      Amariah, great hub, my iphone has had problems recently. Been thinking of switching to Android.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I wish I would have had this a couple of months ago for my iPhone. This is valuable information and I am printing it to keep on file. Thanks so much. Voted up and sharing!

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      Karine Gordineer 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Hi Amariah, Nice hub. Technology is something I think we all need some help with - thanks! Looking forward to reading more of your hubs.

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      Johnkadu123 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thanks for the hub. I tried the method and it worked. However I wish the manufacturers would sort it out prior to selling the phones. This cottage industry in unlocking devices is rather tiring for me. Anyway this is very useful information. I certainly found it invaluable.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Great Information. I did not realize that it was that simple. Thanks for explaining it.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for the advice!

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      Angel Amariah 4 years ago

      Thank you and my hub score is rising I'm happy :)

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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Good useful advice Amariah. Good to see you writing more hubs. You have a lot of technical knowledge that people need to know. You should see your hub score rise soon, but don't worry if it takes time. Voted up.