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

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TheCoolGMan, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. TheCoolGMan macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2010
    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!
  2. pixelated macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    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
  3. 3GBeyotch macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2009
    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.
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

    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.
  5. Kevinnijjar23 macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2008
    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
  6. TheCoolGMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2010
    This tut is more for the iPod Touches, but if you have an iPhone that is the solution.
  7. sixner macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2009
    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.
  8. 3GBeyotch macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2009

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

    Sep 7, 2009
    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.
  10. sixner macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2009
    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.
  11. 3GBeyotch macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2009
    Yep this worked - thank you for finding the answer!
  12. TheCoolGMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2010
    Oh neat! I'll add this to the thread later on.
  13. vistoripod macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2010
    on my ipod

    i dont get it?? 2nd step on my ipod?? I already exited out
  14. vruls macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2010

    it didnt work i have windows and im using i funbox an i dont have the menu for library
  15. tctony macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    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.
  16. jeenahi macrumors newbie

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

    Jul 8, 2009
    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?
  18. jeff8942 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2010
    i followed all the steps, however i couldnt find "Library". someone help please.
  19. cherishcherub macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2010
    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:
  20. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    I wish this didnt cover Lockinfo, but, I dont think theres an easy way around that.
  21. Naethyn macrumors regular


    Feb 6, 2010
    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.
  22. reubenroyapple macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010

    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: 
  23. wiiareonfire macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2008
    Atlanta Metro Area
    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)
  24. Yansen macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2011
    You are a GENIOUS!!!:eek: :p

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