Forgot Your AndroidLock Password? How to remove it with out restore!

TheCoolGMan

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Original poster
Jan 26, 2010
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Hello! If you are reading this you to have suffered the same fate as me. Thankfully I figured out how to remove it!

Step 1: USB Conncet your iPod Touch.
Step 2: Since you can't SSH you can use iFunbox [Windows] or iPhone Browser [Mac] to explore your iPod's files.
Step 3[Read carefully or you will f*ck up!]: With your iPod browser look and enter the "Library" folder. Then look for a folder in there called "Mobile Substrate" enter that and go to, "DynamicLibraries".
Step 4: Now listen up! Find two files called, "AndroidLock.plist" and "AndroidLock.dylib" and Delete those two files only!
Step 5: Reboot your iPod Touch and re jailbreak it if on 3.1.2 (via blackra1n)

Now it should be GONE! You can now remove any extra bull with Cydia/Rock or disable it in SBSettings if it's still comes up. Thanks for reading, tell me if you have any problems!
 

pixelated

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Oct 21, 2008
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OMG, a newbie that wants to help instead of ask stupid questions. Has hell frozen over?
Good investigative work Gman, and welcome to the forums
 

3GBeyotch

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Sep 25, 2009
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Awesome !

Thanks for this I had the same problem -short term memory loss. I did an uninstall in the CLI and was able to get into my phone and rebooted and was able to get back in ok. I thought that I could just reinstall and I could set a new pattern but when I reinstall and go into the Settings->AndroidLock it asks me to enter the old pattern first which if I could remember it I wouldn't of uninstalled it in the first place.

Any idea where it stores the old patterns? I don't believe it's in either of the two files you listed. I did an uninstall again and checked the file system for "Android*" and "android*" and came up with nothing but it's obviously still there.
 

labman

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Jun 9, 2009
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Wowsers

Welcome Gman stick around nice post! saw one guy on youtube that for sure could use this. in fact you might make a video and put it on youtube.
 

Kevinnijjar23

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Dec 20, 2008
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I have an easier way without any use of a computer

Step 1: Call ur cell phone from a different phone when you anwser hit home and hang up the phone this way ur automatically into ur phone

Step 2: go to cydia delete android lock respring your springboard

Step 3: go download android lock again and your set

you can choose which way to do it though
 

TheCoolGMan

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 26, 2010
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I have an easier way without any use of a computer

Step 1: Call ur cell phone from a different phone when you anwser hit home and hang up the phone this way ur automatically into ur phone

Step 2: go to cydia delete android lock respring your springboard

Step 3: go download android lock again and your set

you can choose which way to do it though
This tut is more for the iPod Touches, but if you have an iPhone that is the solution.
 

sixner

macrumors newbie
Sep 7, 2009
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Ha, so I've been toying with the patterns. Well I forgot the pattern I used now. I've uninstalled and then installed again. It's still asking for the old pattern?

Yeah, I feel dumb. Hah.
 

3GBeyotch

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Sep 25, 2009
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Ha, so I've been toying with the patterns. Well I forgot the pattern I used now. I've uninstalled and then installed again. It's still asking for the old pattern?

Yeah, I feel dumb. Hah.

I know I said that yesterday and no one has been able to come up with anything yet.
 

sixner

macrumors newbie
Sep 7, 2009
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I know I said that yesterday and no one has been able to come up with anything yet.
I emailed the creator. Hopefully he can she some insight. I'll pass on any info.

EDIT: recieved an answer.
zmaster said:
log in via ssh to your iPhone and type:

rm /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.zmaster.AndroidLock.plist
killall SpringBoard
In the next version i'll delete the preferences on uninstall
I haven't tried yet, I'm not near my computer.
 

sixner

macrumors newbie
Sep 7, 2009
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I emailed the creator. Hopefully he can she some insight. I'll pass on any info.

EDIT: recieved an answer.

I haven't tried yet, I'm not near my computer.
Yes, i'm quoting myself :D

I checked out the directory. When you open up com.zmaster.androidlock.plist it should tell you the pattern in the string. Worked just fine for me!

Best of luck kids.
-Sixner
 

3GBeyotch

macrumors newbie
Sep 25, 2009
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Yes, i'm quoting myself :D

I checked out the directory. When you open up com.zmaster.androidlock.plist it should tell you the pattern in the string. Worked just fine for me!

Best of luck kids.
-Sixner
Yep this worked - thank you for finding the answer!
 

TheCoolGMan

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 26, 2010
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sixner said:
Yes, i'm quoting myself :D

I checked out the directory. When you open up com.zmaster.androidlock.plist it should tell you the pattern in the string. Worked just fine for me!

Best of luck kids.
-Sixner
Oh neat! I'll add this to the thread later on.
 

vruls

macrumors newbie
Feb 9, 2010
1
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i dont get it?? 2nd step on my ipod?? I already exited out
Hello! If you are reading this you to have suffered the same fate as me. Thankfully I figured out how to remove it!

Step 1: USB Conncet your iPod Touch.
Step 2: Since you can't SSH you can use iFunbox [Windows] or iPhone Browser [Mac] to explore your iPod's files.
Step 3[Read carefully or you will f*ck up!]: With your iPod browser look and enter the "Library" folder. Then look for a folder in there called "Mobile Substrate" enter that and go to, "DynamicLibraries".
Step 4: Now listen up! Find two files called, "AndroidLock.plist" and "AndroidLock.dylib" and Delete those two files only!
Step 5: Reboot your iPod Touch and re jailbreak it if on 3.1.2 (via blackra1n)

Now it should be GONE! You can now remove any extra bull with Cydia/Rock or disable it in SBSettings if it's still comes up. Thanks for reading, tell me if you have any problems!

it didnt work i have windows and im using i funbox an i dont have the menu for library
 

tctony

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Jun 15, 2009
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I found something interesting the other day in regards to AndroidLock, in case you forget it.

If you SSH/iFile to var/mobile/library/preferences/com.zmaster.AndroidLock.plist you can see what your lock pattern is (it uses numbers). 1-3 is first row, 4-6 is second, 7-9 is bottom.
 

jeenahi

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Mar 23, 2010
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omg!!! i thought i couldn't do anything.. but thank god. U're such a life saver!!!!!!! :D
 

tuan time

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Jul 8, 2009
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has anyone found a solution with the notifications blocking the clock? Or should i be looking for a custom clock that's more in the middle of the screen?
 

cherishcherub

macrumors newbie
May 24, 2010
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i deleted androidlock after i found it annoying,

cydia said it had been deleted...

but when my ipod locked, android lock was still there and the previous combination didnt work.

there is no file on my ipod

please help...

:apple: :confused: :confused: :eek: :eek: :mad: :mad: :apple:
 

Naethyn

macrumors regular
Feb 6, 2010
116
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I have an easier way without any use of a computer

Step 1: Call ur cell phone from a different phone when you anwser hit home and hang up the phone this way ur automatically into ur phone

Step 2: go to cydia delete android lock respring your springboard

Step 3: go download android lock again and your set

you can choose which way to do it though
I forgot my AndroidLock password and then tried this, it didn't work but I found out that if you try to enter your code like fifty times instead of getting the PIN LOCKED FOR A MINUTE screen it will load up your PIN screen if you have a four digit number pin and let you get into your phone.
 

reubenroyapple

macrumors newbie
Jul 23, 2010
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Activator

download activator from cydia. on activator, go onto the "Anywhere" tab and scroll to "lock/unlock" on that select whatever you want, suck as swipe bottom left hand corner. in the lock screen, swipe bottom left hand corner, and it will bypass the android lock. then go on cydia and delete it :) :apple: 
 

wiiareonfire

macrumors newbie
Nov 16, 2008
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Atlanta Metro Area
I found something interesting the other day in regards to AndroidLock, in case you forget it.

If you SSH/iFile to var/mobile/library/preferences/com.zmaster.AndroidLock.plist you can see what your lock pattern is (it uses numbers). 1-3 is first row, 4-6 is second, 7-9 is bottom.
I had this problem. I went into the .plist and used the password that was laid out. It didn't work. I changed the code, rebooted, and viola! Thanks! (Totally uninstalling this thing)
 

Yansen

macrumors newbie
Feb 6, 2011
1
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I found something interesting the other day in regards to AndroidLock, in case you forget it.

If you SSH/iFile to var/mobile/library/preferences/com.zmaster.AndroidLock.plist you can see what your lock pattern is (it uses numbers). 1-3 is first row, 4-6 is second, 7-9 is bottom.
You are a GENIOUS!!!:eek: :p