Updated: March 22, 2023
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by Alex Sherwin
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Forgot unlock pin on galaxy s 3

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May I know your first name, please?

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Nice to meet you, *****! That's a lovely name to have!
Did you forget general PIN code to unlock your device?


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Do you have the same Google Account on any other device?

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Open this link


Login if required to the same Google Account you use on your Samsung.
And let me know if you see it there.
How is it going, *****?

Don't see it

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It means the only way to unlock your phone is to hard-reset. But this will cause erasing of all info on your device. Are you sure you can't remember your PIN?

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Do you want to do hard-reset?

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Okay, give me a couple of minutes to prepare an instruction.
Turn off your cell phone.
Then press and hold Volume Up button + Home button and then press Power.
In Factory reset menu use Volume Down key to select "Wipe Data / Factory Reset" option and press Power to confirm the operation.

Got to try again phone only came on

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Okay, take your time.

Do I hit the power while holding the other buttons

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No, after.

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It's just showing the battery status

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Is your phone connected to the charger?

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Can you disconnect it.

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Do it and try again, please.

It's not doing anything

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Okay, thank you for checking. Give me a moment, please.
Try to press and hold the Volume UP, HOME, and POWER buttons at the same time.

Not doing anything

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Are you sure you press them all together?

Belive so

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Nothing happens at all?

Now it's coming on

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Do you see Android logo?

It'ds at the enter pin stage

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Do you mean you simply turned your phone on?

I guess. I turned it off again

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Yes, thank you. If your phone turned on as usual, then you didn't succeed to press three buttons together.
Don't worry, it happens.

I think I hot it now android system recovery

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Do you see Wipe data/factory reset?

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Use Volume buttons to get to it and Power button to choose it.

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Let me know what you will see after choosing it.

Wipe all data can't be redone

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Choose it, please.

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Do you see the process bar or something?

Reboot system now

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Yes, do it.

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Thank you.
How is it going?

It's says welcine

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Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?

No thank you

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I am so pleased to see your issue got resolved!
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