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Richard, Hardware Engineer
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I forgot my pin to unlock my samsung galaxy s3. How should

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I forgot my pin to unlock my samsung galaxy s3. How should I recover it back?
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To check, is this for the screen lock, or for the SIM card lock?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Its for the screen lock

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The only way to remove the lock is to reset the phone. There is no other way as this is the point of the security.

This will remove all data and return the device to new, but we cannot avoid this.

To do this, please do the following.

Turn the phone off by removing the battery and putting it back in.

Press and hold VOLUME UP and Home(center) button

Press Power until the phone vibrate

Wait until you see the Android logo then release all the buttons.
Select Wipe data/Factory reset with VOLUME DOWN, press Power (right hand-side)

Select YES -- delete all user data with VOLUME DOWN and then press Power

After format, press Power again to reboot phone. (select reboot system now)

Once completed, you will need to setup the phone again, like when you first received it, and the lock will be removed.

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