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  1.    #1  
    Hello all.


    WARNING! I hope that this never happens to any of you, my fellow Palmers


    I recently accidentally locked myself out of my phone, by some how in a real screwed up one in a million fashion, managed to misspell my password incorrectly twice in a row, by inputting the new password, followed by confirming the password *face palm*
    I was shocked, and more than anything just had to laugh at myself about the whole thing. What are the odds?

    So anyway, I went to Verizon to see if they could help me unlock it, they could not help at all. They instructed me to speak with someone directly at Palm.
    They said the only way to bypass the lock was to do a partial erase of the system. Caps lock key, sym key and the power button, all pressed together for 12 seconds.
    Now I am going to Doctor because my theme and a few patches are still left behind with remnants.

    Is there any other way out there to bypass having to go that route? or is this how our 'smart-phone' really treats us all, when we make a small mistake?

    Is there a patch or app out there that could be developed, perhaps that could get us around this, at all???

    *sigh*
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    Can I just have a good laugh at your expense?

    I only lock mine with the simple pin and always use the same one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoLLEmUp View Post

    Is there a patch or app out there that could be developed, perhaps that could get us around this, at all???

    *sigh*
    Hey amigo, I feel for you.

    But, this request for a solution can go very wrong.

    Imagine me as a bad guy:

    I accidentally locked "my" phone that has sensitive info (bank acct., credit cards, pictures.) Can someone hack something up so I can steal, I mean recover "my" info?

    Even if only Palm had this capability, I'm thinking it would only be a matter of time before hackers make "locking" our phones meaningless.

    Maybe we should be "smarter than our phones? <joke>
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    Quote Originally Posted by verwon View Post
    Can I just have a good laugh at your expense?

    I only lock mine with the simple pin and always use the same one.

    By all means, laugh away. I know I sure as heck did. After a few choice curse words or 6

    I too, will start using simple pin. Hopefully avoid another repeat headache like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mannyman View Post
    Hey amigo, I feel for you.

    But, this request for a solution can go very wrong.

    Imagine me as a bad guy:

    I accidentally locked "my" phone that has sensitive info (bank acct., credit cards, pictures.) Can someone hack something up so I can steal, I mean recover "my" info?

    Even if only Palm had this capability, I'm thinking it would only be a matter of time before hackers make "locking" our phones meaningless.

    Maybe we should be "smarter than our phones? <joke>

    That crossed my mind as well. Better safe than sorry. Thank you for chiming in Mannyman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoLLEmUp View Post
    Hello all.


    WARNING! I hope that this never happens to any of you, my fellow Palmers


    I recently accidentally locked myself out of my phone, by some how in a real screwed up one in a million fashion, managed to misspell my password incorrectly twice in a row, by inputting the new password, followed by confirming the password *face palm*
    I was shocked, and more than anything just had to laugh at myself about the whole thing. What are the odds?

    So anyway, I went to Verizon to see if they could help me unlock it, they could not help at all. They instructed me to speak with someone directly at Palm.
    They said the only way to bypass the lock was to do a partial erase of the system. Caps lock key, sym key and the power button, all pressed together for 12 seconds.
    Now I am going to Doctor because my theme and a few patches are still left behind with remnants.

    Is there any other way out there to bypass having to go that route? or is this how our 'smart-phone' really treats us all, when we make a small mistake?

    Is there a patch or app out there that could be developed, perhaps that could get us around this, at all???

    *sigh*
    That's the risk you run, unfortunately allowing any other method of unlocking the device creates to many security risks (as I believe was stated before).

    Glad you was able to get back into your phone and hopefully you didn't end up losing any USB data during the process making the life less learned not that bad of a sting.
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    I am with verwon,,when I lock,,just a simple pin,,same one. Much easier to enter 4 numbers.
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    #8  
    +1 on the PIN

    Required by corporate EAS plus it keeps my kids from playing my games.

    I too enjoyed a little chuckle from your troubles. Be glad you can somewhat recover without having to send the phone in. The backup is great.
    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardBeatZ View Post
    That's the risk you run, unfortunately allowing any other method of unlocking the device creates to many security risks (as I believe was stated before).

    Glad you was able to get back into your phone and hopefully you didn't end up losing any USB data during the process making the life less learned not that bad of a sting.
    Thanks a lot.

    I am now back to how things were before the partial erase/reset of my Pre+.

    I did lose all 850+ photos, wallpapers, and videos. But I have a good amount of them in my zipped file from the save?restore app.

    I also lost a couple of beta apps. due to the partial erase/reset, like the NaN player, so I will have to write to the developers, hopefully they will send me the apps to re-install them.

    Other than those two hiccups, I am back in the homebrew scene
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    Quote Originally Posted by djmcgee View Post
    +1 on the PIN

    Required by corporate EAS plus it keeps my kids from playing my games.

    I too enjoyed a little chuckle from your troubles. Be glad you can somewhat recover without having to send the phone in. The backup is great.
    Yes indeed. From here on out, it's all pin exclusive.

    And thank you, ma' Pre+ is back in shape, actually even a bit more snappy than before.
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    you could just keep guessing until you mispelled it right ??? !!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmann View Post
    I am with verwon,,when I lock,,just a simple pin,,same one. Much easier to enter 4 numbers.
    lol yupp. I learned the hard way. 4 is much easier than the 11 characters that i used for my password
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    at least you know the trouble that someone will have to go through to get into your phone if they steal it !!
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  14.    #14  
    yeah, unless they know Palm's super secret reset phone technique lol
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