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Old 01/11/2011, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a Palm Pixi, maybe 3 weeks ago. My little brother was messing around with it and enabled this screen lock. He did not remmeber what passcode he set as he was mashing the buttons. Is there a way to bypass the screen lock enough for me to open it and turn off the screen lock. It is locked and I have tried everything. Thanks, and I am new to this, so if you could talk to me like im a 3-YR old, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 01/11/2011, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you back up all your info?
i think the only way is to doctor it i believe?
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Old 01/11/2011, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What does that mean?
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Old 01/11/2011, 03:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I did not back up anything, so I assume doctoring it erases everything?
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Old 01/11/2011, 04:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Doctoring your phone will not erase what's on the USB partition of your phone (music, movies, pics, etc.).

And most everything else will be backed up to Palm's servers and restored as soon as you log in to your Palm Profile...

But you will lose some stuff.
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Old 01/11/2011, 05:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Have you tried the last 4 digits of your phone number?
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Old 01/11/2011, 05:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Is the phone in Developer Mode?
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Old 01/12/2011, 10:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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no the phone is not in developer mode. I set the passcode once before, so the code is not the last 4. I am mostly worried about losing the text messages since I need an attachment. Any way to get in without losing these?
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Old 01/12/2011, 11:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Text messages prolly ain't gonna happen... unless you know the super master unlock key!!
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Old 01/14/2011, 01:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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there's a patch to bypass the PIN... can you you install that via USB?
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Old 01/14/2011, 01:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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He won't be able to install a patch if the phone is not in developer mode.
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Old 03/20/2011, 04:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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did you back up all your info?
i think the only way is to doctor it i believe?
I tried to doctor my pre but it asked me to connect my phone with USB plug...even though i connected it I couldn't choose the USB connection because my screen is locked? is there anything else I can do? like holding the power button and volume down button? someone said that to me but i'm not quite sure how to do it
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Old 03/22/2011, 01:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I can think of ten thousand things you could try...well 9,999.
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Old 03/22/2011, 11:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I can think of ten thousand things you could try...well 9,999.
well alot more then that. I have a 3 digit pin, and im pretty sure you can have a longer one too. So yeah glwt.
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Old 03/23/2011, 08:16 AM   #15 (permalink)
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From the Palm website:

You can access USB Drive mode by pressing and holding the orange key/Option + Sym + U after connecting the phone to the computer. This enables you to access USB drive mode if the screen is broken or stops responding to taps.

I had to use it on my wife's Pixi when the screen/digitizer crap'd out.

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Old 08/14/2012, 05:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Text messages prolly ain't gonna happen... unless you know the super master unlock key!!
is there even such thing?
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Old 02/11/2013, 02:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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has anyone found a solution to this?? i've got the same issue now, i created a lock code for the phone, and now its locked and the code i enter is always wrong please help!! i really dont want to lose anything as ive worked so hard in making my pre the very best
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