How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Mini In Case You Forgot the PIN, Password or Drawing Pattern

In this article, I will give you information how to unlock Samsung Galaxy Mini. What I mean “unlock” is not to unlock the cell phone provider, but it is to unlock the phone because you’re unable to access the phone menu for the cause such as:

  1. You forgot your phone PIN, password, or lock drawing pattern.
  2. There is something wrong with your phone system that makes your phone malfunction and can’t boot into the menu.

Here’s how to overcome this condition:

If you just forget or don’t know the PIN, Password or lock pattern, then it is very easy to disable forgotten pattern lock on the Galaxy Mini (or any Android phone). What you need is only an active internet connection and your Google (Gmail) account. After you enter several failed lock pattern or pin or password, the phone will ask you to enter your Google Account. What you need is entering the username and password > done.

However, if you forget your Google account username and/or password, and you don’t have an internet connection or your phone software is damage, you can try to factory reset your phone. Factory reset will erase all your data, installed application and of course it will remove pattern lock, pin and password.

How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Mini from recovery mode:

  1. I suggest your phone battery is at least 60% full.
  2. Turn Off the phone
  3. Press the HOME button (the middle button) and the power button at the same time, hold it for several second, wait until the Samsung logo appears.
  4. You will enter the Samsung Galaxy Mini Recovery mode.
  5. Press the volume button down to until the cursor on the word “Wipe data / Factory reset”
  6. Press the HOME button to confirm
  7. Select Yes (for all user)
  8. Reboot

After that the phone will restart, and Samsung Galaxy Mini will return to its original factory settings. Hope you find this article helpful. Best regards,

NOTE: If your phone is not Samsung Galaxy Mini, you can still unlock the phone by doing a factory reset. What you have to search is how to enter your phone recovery mode or how to factory reset the phone. It is easier to search than you type “how to unlock the phone because I forget the lock pattern” or “I forgot my Android phone drawing pattern, and I don’t know my Gmail account,” etc.

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129 Comments to "How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Mini In Case You Forgot the PIN, Password or Drawing Pattern"

  1. camille's Gravatar camille
    November 22, 2011 - 10:55 am | Permalink

    wow !! thank you very much !! :)

    • michael ledesma's Gravatar michael ledesma
      November 8, 2012 - 5:18 am | Permalink

      tnx u very much:)) i solved my problem because of this site! tnx and more power!!

  2. Winnie's Gravatar Winnie
    November 26, 2011 - 8:27 am | Permalink

    but my phone doesnt ask me to fill in my Gmail username and password.
    what should i do?

  3. chris galaura's Gravatar chris galaura
    December 2, 2011 - 1:04 am | Permalink

    thank you very much to the maker of this tips, this is very much helpful… i owe my life to you… i am now in complete access with my android phone… long live….

  4. shenna's Gravatar shenna
    December 10, 2011 - 12:30 pm | Permalink

    thank you vry much…it was a big help for me..thank you,,and more power!!!!!

  5. fiqo's Gravatar fiqo
    December 11, 2011 - 5:43 pm | Permalink

    yo thnks man nw i am save wwooohhoooo nw nt going to set any password

  6. marsha's Gravatar marsha
    December 19, 2011 - 4:14 pm | Permalink

    yohooo! I unlocked the pattern key of my sis! thanks bro! very simple and easy tricks! thumbs up! ^_^

  7. michael's Gravatar michael
    December 22, 2011 - 12:41 pm | Permalink

    thanks mate… i finally rid out the unlocking problem

  8. Jojo's Gravatar Jojo
    January 2, 2012 - 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Dear Admin,

    More happy users. We also had to confirm ‘Reboot’.
    Many Thanks.
    Jojo and his Dad

  9. srga87's Gravatar srga87
    January 22, 2012 - 1:17 pm | Permalink

    i press home button and power button 1 minute and and only what is happening is that the backlight turns on , nothing more

  10. Harshit's Gravatar Harshit
    January 26, 2012 - 6:59 am | Permalink

    hi… Could u help me recovering locked memos on my samsung galaxy note? I have forgotten the pin used there… My note is runin fine otherwise

  11. Kayla's Gravatar Kayla
    February 17, 2012 - 10:19 pm | Permalink

    hey iv tried 30 times with the wrong pin and it still hasnt asked for mmy gmail account yet?

  12. wixs's Gravatar wixs
    February 17, 2012 - 11:48 pm | Permalink

    heya ive forgotten the password/pin on samsung galaxy mini gts5570 and have entered the pin so many times wrong i was just wondering if there is any possible way to reset it myself in stead of sendind it into the shop ????????

  13. wixs's Gravatar wixs
    February 17, 2012 - 11:58 pm | Permalink

    thanks soooooooooooooooo muc u r a life saver !!!!! love you !! ahahahahahahahaahahaha =)

  14. Ross's Gravatar Ross
    February 19, 2012 - 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I have entered my pin 30 times wrong and it still wont ask for my google account and PW :/

    February 27, 2012 - 7:32 am | Permalink

    you guys are just given the smuggling and stealing people how to do this kind of stuff which is to be secret to those legal buyer… your being so unfair… there’s a lot of people out their asking this kind of question because that phone is not there own… they thankful to you did a very good stuff to teach…

  16. usman's Gravatar usman
    March 2, 2012 - 6:25 am | Permalink

    thanks alot i was going to sell my phone but…………………………………….!!!!

  17. Amir's Gravatar Amir
    March 3, 2012 - 7:43 pm | Permalink

    thanks soooooo much i unlock my samasung mini thanks:-)

  18. michelle's Gravatar michelle
    March 17, 2012 - 12:51 pm | Permalink

    thanks loads it worked

  19. jana's Gravatar jana
    March 28, 2012 - 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Dobrý den, u galaxy mini (verze android 2.3 – 800 mhz) nemohu “rozsvítit” displej středovým tlačítkem. Rozsvítí se pouze po stisku bočního tlačítka. Nevíte, zda mohu tuto “funkci” aktivovat i pro středové tlačítko? Děkuji Vám moc za radu!

  20. Gibbo's Gravatar Gibbo
    April 2, 2012 - 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Will the factory reset remove all network & voicemail settings, My phone is unlocked from service provider but I am unable to change the voicemail setting to new provider, so thought I would do factory reset.

  21. Gibbo's Gravatar Gibbo
    April 3, 2012 - 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Tried to change voice mail settings, Contacted service provider (o2) who could not help and tried factory reset but still cannot change. Thanks anyway.

  22. Tj's Gravatar Tj
    April 18, 2012 - 10:42 pm | Permalink

    it doesn’t work with my phone, I have tried a lot but it only comes up with a box made of ‘*’ them and “ramdump” and some other words I cannot remember them then it just stays like that for awhile,
    please help.

  23. aries's Gravatar aries
    May 4, 2012 - 2:58 am | Permalink


  24. Alma's Gravatar Alma
    May 12, 2012 - 4:33 am | Permalink

    wow ths is grt…thanx a million..god bless u !!

  25. Che's Gravatar Che
    May 19, 2012 - 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much I didn’t know what to do until I found this site .. Thank you

  26. pavels's Gravatar pavels
    May 22, 2012 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now MY MUM DIDNT FIND OUT I FORGOT PIN CODE!!!!!!!!!! THX!!!!!! lol

  27. jessica's Gravatar jessica
    May 29, 2012 - 6:20 am | Permalink

    tnx! i recovered my galaxy….

  28. Sileshi Mitikie Menigistu's Gravatar Sileshi Mitikie Menigistu
    June 5, 2012 - 11:10 am | Permalink

    Really many many thanks for saving golden time!!!!!!!

  29. Yelena's Gravatar Yelena
    June 10, 2012 - 4:20 pm | Permalink

    wow! I got my mobile back to work again. I was in trouble for a few days i can unlock the screen, my mobile was totally useless and it was a hassle for me. thank u so much. God bless u. u saved me from paying 25 euros for unlocking my mobile. God bless u

  30. GEORGE's Gravatar GEORGE
    June 14, 2012 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    thank you so much, your a life saver!!!

  31. Olivia's Gravatar Olivia
    June 14, 2012 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

    OMFG thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much this helped me soooooooo much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  32. peter's Gravatar peter
    June 15, 2012 - 7:08 am | Permalink

    man u’re de best cuz my phone was locked for weeks now and couldn’t access it anymore and thanks to for saving me from buying another… i owe u… thanks

  33. gian's Gravatar gian
    June 16, 2012 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    i always failed when i try to follow the procedure. after i follow the procedure is turning of again.

  34. Hiho's Gravatar Hiho
    June 21, 2012 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi it worked ur amazing’ thx soooo much łøł

  35. romeo's Gravatar romeo
    August 7, 2012 - 3:47 pm | Permalink

    yes,,,, ur the answer… thank u so much… it was very easy unlock my galaxy mini. i just follow ur instructions. . but i remove first the sim card and memory card so i can save my data… continue helping others, god will bless u,,,

  36. john rick's Gravatar john rick
    August 9, 2012 - 6:24 pm | Permalink

    t.y very much!
    too lazy forgotten my password!

  37. maryam's Gravatar maryam
    September 1, 2012 - 3:34 am | Permalink

    hey iv tried 30 times with the wrong pin and it still hasnt asked for mmy gmail account yet?

  38. perla's Gravatar perla
    September 1, 2012 - 7:46 am | Permalink

    Wow Thanks!

  39. me's Gravatar me
    September 5, 2012 - 3:15 pm | Permalink

    i have tried 30 times fulll battery and wont work

  40. Jessica's Gravatar Jessica
    September 7, 2012 - 9:05 am | Permalink

    awsome thanks saved me $50 bucks the local samsung dealer wanted to charge to reset it

  41. dianne's Gravatar dianne
    September 22, 2012 - 7:19 am | Permalink

    thankyousomuch!it works!

  42. dee's Gravatar dee
    September 26, 2012 - 12:34 pm | Permalink

    not work for me. the screen says

  43. Arief's Gravatar Arief
    October 8, 2012 - 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Halo.. If I unlock my handset & get the factory reset, you said it will erase all datas in internal memory. It mean I lost all of phone number in phone book, text in inbox & unread messages? TIA

  44.'s Gravatar
    November 7, 2012 - 7:42 am | Permalink

    I tried that How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Mini from recovery mode:
    But it didn’t work y?

  45. Leona's Gravatar Leona
    December 7, 2012 - 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Good nut crack mate it dont work .

  46. Ali's Gravatar Ali
    December 15, 2012 - 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Help! My daughter forgot her password on her Samsung Galaxy Mini 2. I have tried to get this screen on to bring the phone back to factory settings and all I do is just turn it back on. I’ve followed the above steps. I turn the phone off. It’s fully charged. I hold the two buttons until the Samsung comes up and I release and all I do is turn on the phone. Cannot get this screen I’m supposed to get.
    What am I doing wrong?
    Please help! Very frustrated!

  47. Azhar Abbas's Gravatar Azhar Abbas
    January 18, 2013 - 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Thnx buddy you solved my problem and as wel money…… Lov u

  48. Macy's Gravatar Macy
    January 18, 2013 - 9:40 pm | Permalink

    After i have turned my phone off, and then hold the home and power button, it just turns it back on again! How do i get it to come up with the recovery mode? Please help me my phone is stuck on the lock screen so i can not do the factor reset! HELP ME!

  49. Haumaha's Gravatar Haumaha
    January 23, 2013 - 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Mate thankyou sooooo much, i had forgotton pattered on my ph, lost sleep over it, friends told i had to buy a new ph, thank god for you guys or gals. Thankyou so my friend,. Darren

  50. Vyque's Gravatar Vyque
    February 22, 2013 - 8:03 am | Permalink

    Hey folks,
    Is there a way I can bypass the PIN Screenlock without a hard reset for galaxy y GTS5360 as I really need the data in the phone?

  51. Mindy's Gravatar Mindy
    March 7, 2013 - 2:48 pm | Permalink

    What if I have Samsung Galaxy mini pop plus (GT-S5570i) ? Is it possible to somehow unlock it? I forgot the code and and I just cannot remember what it was. Please help!

  52. Ace Reyes's Gravatar Ace Reyes
    March 21, 2013 - 12:35 am | Permalink

    Thank you very much for that great article. Very useful. thumbs up.

  53. barayan's Gravatar barayan
    April 8, 2013 - 10:56 am | Permalink

    thank you very much for this article.. very useful… godbless…

  54. AdiData's Gravatar AdiData
    April 9, 2013 - 6:50 am | Permalink

    when push POWER and HOME buttons …
    only show freeze Android Construction Robot … with text = Downloading

    nothing more after ….

    why ?

  55. abbie's Gravatar abbie
    May 12, 2013 - 10:48 am | Permalink

    omg thank you soo much this was some amazing advice i lost all my data but it was worth it thank you

  56.'s Gravatar
    October 14, 2013 - 3:41 am | Permalink


    MY samsung galaxy pop plus is lock because my friend attemp so many time
    wrong pattern, so my cell ask me the user name and passward but I am not rember that. so what to do for unlock the my cell . pls help me


  57. aceyork's Gravatar aceyork
    March 24, 2014 - 3:59 pm | Permalink

    thank you very much ^_^

  58. otis chilumpha's Gravatar otis chilumpha
    September 8, 2014 - 9:46 am | Permalink

    i have tryed these ways to unlock Samsung galaxy min GT -I8190 but no to avail it is booting to normal screen, admin what can i do to resolve this, i have forgotten my email as well as password pressing home button and turn off button at the same time is not working what can i do please help me i love this phone i buy it $100

  59. jessica's Gravatar jessica
    September 11, 2014 - 12:18 pm | Permalink

    so my samsung galaxy s111 mini wont turn on past the samsong screen? any ideas what i can do? my kid got a hold of it and was playing witht it and i didnt notice till it was to late. also before it did this it would except my google email and password kept saying couldnt connect any idea

  60. pac's Gravatar pac
    November 7, 2014 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    thanks so much for the article very useful

    • pac's Gravatar pac
      November 7, 2014 - 9:51 am | Permalink

      i helped a friend i feel like a real IT EXPERT LOL..

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