Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How to Unlock / Reset Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360) After Too Many Patterns Attempts


I would not label myself a techno junkie because I have never really been into gadgets even when I was a teenage. That would be primarily because of resource issues but it has something to do with the dynamic changes we see in the technological outputs literally each day: I cannot cope up that fast enough.

But nevertheless when I meet a snag (a technological snag at that) I welcome the challenge. And so after battling with one yesterday, I thought it would be better to share the results in my blog. I personally find some of the tips found on the internet too difficult to follow. I hope this one would work out for those who may be having the same problem. 
 

The Problem: Too Many Pattern Attempts

One simple way to protect your Samsung Galaxy Y from nearby intruders is to have a keypad lock of some sort. For this particular phone you can either: 1) have a pattern lock or 2) the usual password, only this time it can be a combination of numbers and letters.

When you have reached a certain number of incorrectly inputted pattern (5 in my case), it will double lock and you have to wait for around 30 seconds to attempt your lock pattern. In this so-called double lock period, you have the option to unlock your screen by supplying your Google account. Unfortunately, there will come that uncertain time when that screen for supplying that Google account will be the only thing the phone will give you. The more unfortunate thing is when you enter the correct account but you can’t still open your phone!

The Solution: Factory Reset

Factory reset: it’s the best I could come up with, unless you want to rummage through the constellation of possible solutions found on the internet.

  
Here’s how to do the factory reset:

1. Turn off your phone.

2. Press/Hold the Volume Up button (found on the left side of the phone) and the Power button (found on the right side).

3. Somehow the phone will open but as you hold these two buttons press the Home button many times found on the lower part of the phone’s face. You will see a menu (Android System Recovery) like the one found above.
  
 

4. Choose Wipe Data / Factory Reset. Then you have to confirm the rest by choosing Yes – delete all user.


5. Once you have chosen it,  the /data and the /cache directories will be wiped out. You will then be given the notice “Data wipe complete”.

6. You will be brought back to the main menu and you have to choose Reboot System Now. This will open your phone as if it is a new one.


The Limitation


The only limitation I see is that it will effectively clear out the data you have stored in your phone. Contacts, messages, some installed programs perhaps. And so I suggest that you constantly back up your phone data by either using a memory card or storing your contacts directly into your SIM card. For the messages, constantly screen capture those messages you think important.

So there you have it. I hope that this will help you out dear reader.
    

173 comments:

Srikanth M said...

it's wonderfull ...thank Q

dangerous monster said...

hi Sir, thank you for sharing this very informative details.... It worked on my Samsung Galaxy Y... I don't need to go to any repair shop to pay for P200 or more.. Thanks again! God bless! (^_^)

S.P.Jaiswal said...

It is very important information. My problem has completely solve by using the instruction given.

Thanks..

Anonymous said...

It worked! Thank you so much! :D

ambz said...

Thanks working ...keep rocking

Regine Mercadal said...

I've already tried the first step and it worked.. But my screen is unable to press the wipe data/factory reset. What should I do then?

Pransism said...

Hi. You may use the volume buttons on the left side of your Samsung Galaxy Y to choose your intended action/s.

Regine Mercadal said...

@ Pransism.. Hi. Thank u very much for the help. It had finally worked on my phone. :)

ankita said...

thnku sir.. it really work.. :) :)
i am so happy....

Anonymous said...

thank you for the help, my phone is working again, thanks a lot.
- sanjoy.

Mero Bachat said...

thank you for sharing such type of instruction .




Mohan

pranay said...

soooo muchhh tnkzzz..u sv my 200 bal..u r really genious

Anonymous said...

wooow ..it worked...fantastic ....what a wonder full website ......now my phone is out of the jail.thank you very much..tears of happiness :")

_gauri

yat said...

thanku Bhai
Its Really Work and I have Saved my 250 Rs.
Thanx

Anonymous said...

thx for the help

Anonymous said...

thank you so much sir....It works :)
-johagonoyjr

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir, All informations are very Helpfull. My Galaxy S5360 is now working without paying even a centavo. More power to you and your family. Thank you so much and God bless us all.

Anonymous said...

its really working boss

Mandhir Bansal said...

Thnx sir, god bless u sir

sowjanya vasimalla said...

its lovelyyyy i loved it sir ummmmmmmmmaaaaa.... <3

narayana Kumar said...

thank u soooooo much sir.....very useful page for smsng glxy Y users. Any instructions for activating the mobile without deleting the contents in the phone memory??? But anyways thanks a lot sir....

Anonymous said...

it dint work.. pressin of the menu button doesnt help.. also i dun wanna lose any kinda data..
is der no odr way to get out of this problem??
plz help!

Anonymous said...

its really working...thnku so much

Anonymous said...

thank you it help me a lot..

Anonymous said...

ooohhh its really working thanks much it's help me a lot.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir, I was able to reached the "Android system recovery" window at one time but I cannot select "wipe data/factory reset" or any of the menu. Now my problem is I cannot go back to "Android system recovery". Please help me solve the problem of my galaxy Y phone. Thanks

Anonymous said...

thank u...... it really works......

Pransism said...

Dear readers, in choosing any of the parts of a menu simply use the volume buttons (up or down) on the left side of your phone. When you are trying to reset your phone the touch screen is temporarily unusable.

sahil malik said...

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I've already tried the first step. But not any respons
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Anonymous said...

It's very HELPFUL my friend THANK YOU!!!!

Satish Rathod said...

Thank u sir....with ur help i ws able 2 unlock my mobile without goiang to any shop free of cost

Aniket said...

wooow it's wonderful .
My problem has solve.:-)

Lynn1322 said...

Thank's a lot for the big help! it's very useful and informative..God bless you friend! ^__^

muhammed jaseem said...

Thanks very thanks

For this step unauthorised service centre charging around 500 rupees ........

Pradeep kundu said...

dear sir nothing happening in my galaxy by the given inf as u suggest wt shud i do

jesryll cahatian said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! YOu just save my life from execution (from my parents) thank you :') You have such a good heart :))) tears of Joy

mukesh kumar singh said...

I m unable 2 follow step 1 n after step 1 i have 2 leave volume n power button or keep them holding n wch 1 is menu button. . ?

Ronnie Martinez said...

Thank you very much for this very useful post. please keep it up and be a blessing for others! more power to you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Please help me..for after i factory reset my samsung galaxy y,i could no longer connect to my wifi and not even to packet data network..what to do..tnx!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot.... You saved me lots of money

rohit said...

my volume down button is not working due to a hardware problem.how can i fix this too many attemts of pattern lock

Rajat said...

Perfectly worked on my galaxy y.. Thanks brother..

jessin said...

i`ve just unlocked my phn with ur help,thankss alot dude:)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Problem solved too.. thank you bigtime.. :))

Anonymous said...

Yes I could reboot but I've lost all data :( including my phone no...:((
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Anonymous said...

Thanks sir!!

keziah malabago said...

thank you sir! it really worked on my phone :) thanks a lot! God Bless :D

Anonymous said...

for the first attempt to open the recovery menu i tried it until i cursed. hahaha

Rochel Villar said...

Hi Sir,

thank you so much for the information you shared. It really helped me a lot when my phone went off. Now it has been revived, and I didn't need to consult any technician or service center..
I hope many more would benefit with this info..

thanks again and god bless :)

Bicky Sk said...

Itz not working on my samsung GT-s5302

Francis Lowamoe said...

thank you so much sir! i have opened my phone without any difficulty. thank you indeed and may god bless you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks A Lot

Anonymous said...

Good answer bro thanks i got it......

Unknown said...

thank you sir, it really helps a lot. it's true it worked to my phone

Sheryl Monton said...

THANKS A LOT FOR THE INFO... IT HELPS REALLY..

Anonymous said...

I've tried both the steps but its not worked. Its got hanged on starting screen "Samsung Galaxy Young GT-S5360". What should I do then?

sha usman said...

ALHAMTHULILLAH thank you for your instructions.Its Marvellous!

Rajesh said...

its working thanks

Rajkiran Choppara said...

thanks a lot sir..good illustration...
i have escaped frm the scoldings by this

Dev Ashish said...

it is really amazing..
thank you for sharing such kind things with us

Unknown said...

It helps a lot..bye2 repair with cost^^

Anonymous said...

it doesnt work with my phone... pls. help me!!! T^T

satbir singh said...

thanx

Vishnu Raaj said...

Fabuloussss :-) :-)

Great blog.. Very helpfull too.. Thanks a lotttttttttttttt

Anonymous said...

Really good and accurate information. Thanx for helping out, you'r the best.

MISS NAUGHTY said...

thnx buddy. i never thought it would be so easy...

Binod Sapkota said...

thank you soo much brother

Aparna N said...

thank you so much for the information..u done a great job.

Anonymous said...

thanks you so much nice......

faisal tokek said...

its working..thanks

Anonymous said...

THAAAAAAAAAANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH. Such a great great help. :))

budakSenget said...

Thank you much , it is save my money to end it at the center

Anonymous said...

Thnkx man. Was of great help. Cheers.

SD said...

damn too happy ty sir,,,saved my money as well as valuable information...

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much dude!

genesis danielle villarey said...

hello, your post is a great help... Thank you so much for being kind and unselfish.
God Bless you!

santosh said...

thank you very much..
i got my phone back
thank you

frederick said...

Hello, thanks for the wonderful tip..using the steps i was able to reset the program... itsa big help...thanks good nyt

gng said...

hello it says I must add Wi-Fi network and I don't knw wht to do.

Shameem Ahmed said...

very very thanks it was great solution

shajadul hoque said...


thank u so much

Anonymous said...

thank you so much bosss :)

Praveen Kumar said...

Hurrey its worked..

Musthu said...

really thanking you sir, for your valuable info...keep it up

rahul said...

thankuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu soooooooooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Gr8 sir,,,,,,,,,

Dhaval Balsara said...

Dear Sir
thanx a ton
its a very useful info for users of android
also it works for all samsung phones
amzazing work
keep it up.

Anonymous said...

thank you,i saved hundreds of pesos for the reformat.

Anonymous said...

A very very veeeeeeeeeeeerrrry thanks..... thank god and u also..





Anonymous said...

hey thnx a lot, its working

Anonymous said...

not working

BIRAJU SINGH said...

my galaxy s5360 is pitten locked how to open

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much sir, it just resolved my issue and I'm very happy for such advantage out of your guidance. keep helping God bless u!

Bryan Ponge said...

will applications be deleted when these steps are followed

manjula damerla said...

really it's work great.thank you very much.

Arun said...

Thank you so much for Help...

kris mark mascariola said...

thank you so much your so kind

Anonymous said...

salamat kaayo!

Loah said...

Thank you so much! ahahaha I wont get in trouble hooray!

Anonymous said...

Hey,

It worked for me.

Many Thanks......

Govind Sathyanarayana said...

Thank You its worked....

Govind Sathyanarayana said...

Thank You its worked...!!

Anonymous said...

I CANT UNLOCK MINE I NEED MORE ASSISTANT

Jimmy said...

wooow, dis is great. Thank u veeery much. problem solved so simply.

Jimmy said...

Infact, you are too good. Thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much :)

dilshad saakib said...

Thnx sir

dilshad saakib said...

Thnx sir

dilshad saakib said...

Thnx sir

Atoh Pleasure said...

it worked. Thanks so much am so happy i dont need to pay 5000frs

Anonymous said...

thanks mannnnnnn!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic.This took a while but we have the phone up and running again.
Thanks a billion!

satish said...

Thanks working

Anonymous said...

Thanks man

Anonymous said...

thanks for this info..
it helps :)
but feels so sad.. many of my contacts saved from my phone memory have lost..

Anonymous said...

Awsome info...thank you so much my daughter was devastated when she locked her phone... safe me the stress cheers

Anonymous said...

Thank You Bro.. Mind Blowing. Many Many Thanks. Amazing Yarr.. Realy Work. I'm Firoj Ali From Bazpur Urrtakhand India.

liza said...

i didn't work on my phone
pls help

Knowledge World said...

Thanks for this valuable tutorial. I have been searching for many days for Reset code my Samsung unlock code. thank you so much your so kindness.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. Tried all possible things before reading ur solution. Thanks buddy for the help!! Really appreciate it!!

Akshay K Patel said...

Thank you so much!!! you have saved thousands of Rupees for people

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, It works....

Muhammad Yasir Iqbal said...

thank you so much for help me.
my dear sir.
thank a lot of you.
GOD BLESS YOU.

Leonard Azcarate said...

Thanks a lot for the help....:)
It helps me a lot. I don't have to go to cellphone repair shop. keep helping others.

Prit said...

It's wonderful ...Thanks... :)

Anonymous said...

thank you very much! May Allah bless you :)

Thomas De Black said...

it was really helpful

Anonymous said...

I tried the first, second and third step but it doesn't show the android system recovery

aas mohmmad said...


hi sir thanks to share this information
i hope you will also share latest problem solution for andoriod
to me..

diandra said...

Hardly did I believe I could finally open my phone once I failed opening yet I've entered the correct google account+password.Thank you, sir. *bows*

Sardar Abdul Basit Khan said...

thanks for this yar itts very important

sridevi-gara said...

Thank you so much that,this post really usefull.

siyabuswa mzoboshe said...

Thank you very much it worked easy fro siyabuswa mzoboshe

Anonymous said...

Do not get the factory reset page... Please help!!!

Anonymous said...

thankd bro

saumya said...

Thank you soo much for this. This is the second time it happened with me. I had to pay for it last time. Now it's as good as new without any loss of money. Thank you!

rehan ahmed said...

thank you sooooooooo much sir...........

Anonymous said...

it was a great help!! :D tnx a lot

Antonio Ortega said...

really good....thanks.....

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. Very informative and its actually working. Keep rockin! :)

Eva Quraisha said...

Thank you! Finally I can open my phone! Thank you so much! Only this blog give accurate information... :)

Mausam Thapa said...

thank yoy very very much it really helped

Anonymous said...

Thanks for ur help

shinzuko moquera said...

im thankful .because 2 weeks from now..it finally worked on my samsunq phone .thank u sir for sharing this very imformative details ..i dont need to go to any repair shop .my problem has completlely solve by usinq the type of ur instruction given..thanks aqain ..muaaah,!!

shinzuko moquera said...

it really worked on my samsunq qalaxy y ..thank u sir ..for sharing this informative instructio given ,,i dont need to go any repair shop ..my problem has completely solve ..thankx aqain muaahh,,

Anonymous said...

it really worked on my samsunq qalaxy y ..thank u sir ..for sharing this informative instructio given ,,i dont need to go any repair shop ..my problem has completely solve ..thankx aqain muaahh,,

judeth said...

salamat POH . HINDI POH BA MASAMA UN KUNG NAkailang attemp ako kasi nung mga ilang bese ayaw tapos nung huli ok na?

wala poh bang mangyayari sa phone q?

niraj dhimar said...

Please help me...
my phone galaxy y s5360 NEMESIS.ONE.AROMA.SIGNED install but my phone not open.

please massege me..........

Anonymous said...

if my phone is locked to Smart Telecom, will this procedure make it unlocked to any telecom network like Globe?

Mohini Arekar said...

thanks its great information

now my mo. is working

thank so much

sekar tn said...

sir this is very useful for me... thank u very much... i don't need go to any repair shop to pay for 200 or more.... thanks again..

Roopa said...

Thanks a lot.. It was really very very needful!! Thanks once again

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your help. My partner was going to throw his phone away but thanks to you I saved the day.

Anonymous said...

it did not work in may galaxy y phone :( nothing appeared.

Anonymous said...

thank u so much. it saved me time and money.. God bless.

Mohammad Umair Khan said...

jazakallah....THANKS A LOT..
ALLAH BLESS U.
MOHAMMAD UMAIR KHAN.
ALIGARH.
U.P
8126709742

Alexiz Buenaventura said...

hi, i after doing the first step "press volume up and power button my phone turns on, but when i press the home button many times,, it shows nothing,,

i cant go on the (Android Recovery....)

Please help thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that very nice info..your the man.....thank you so much...th

jorelyn coyoca said...

THANKYOU SO MUCH!! FOR THIS SUPER USEFUL INFORMATION! NO NEED TO GO TO ANY REPAIR SHOP TO PAY ALMOST P230 ..

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is very useful information and thank you so much it realy worked, even though after a few trials to get to the Factory settings screen, but boom!!! it worked so well. I salute you man

Anonymous said...

I still cannot pass the first step. Please help me ! Is the volume up button and power button have to be hold/press at the same time or not? and when we should press the home button ?

REPLY PLEASE ... Thanks

rameshkumar p said...

it's a very important information. thanks u so much............

nandu said...

it's amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!
thank u sir.......

Anas Hiromi said...

thanks..very helpful:*

Anonymous said...

its working, thanks..very helpful..



JoeAbdullah

aurel said...

Tnx for this post... Ur really awesome... wish you will continue to help others.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million it worked

Anonymous said...

my problem solved.thank brother

Anonymous said...

thank you dear.....awesomeeeeeee,,,,

saloni singh said...

thnqqq sooo much... it really helped me out :))

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot........It works perfectly now!!!!

Chaitu said...

Unbelievable effort.. Thank u soooooooo much....

Anonymous said...

hi Sir/Madam thank for sharing this solution to solve my problem of my cell phone

thanks...

Apral Aruee said...

Hi Sir, thanks for all your information that make my back to normal again

it is working perfectly

cheers..