Is it possible for a stranger to unlock a phone....locked with a fingerprint and pattern and how?

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asked Mar 20, 2017 in Smart Mobile Devices by tpl_9208 (330 points)

4 Answers

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Yes it is possible if your device have Android Device Manager enabled.

  1. On a computer or other mobile phone, visit:
  2. Sign in using your Google login details that you also used on your locked phone.
  3. In the ADM interface, select the device you need to unlock (if it isn’t already selected).
  4. Select ‘Lock’
  5. In the appearing window, enter a temporary password. You don’t have to enter a recovery message. Now click ‘Lock’ again.
  6. If it was successful, you should see a confirmation below the box with the buttons Ring, Lock and Erase.
  7. On your phone you should now see a password field in which you should enter the temporary password. This should unlock your phone.
  8. Now, before you go on with your life, go to your phone’s lock screen settings and disable the temporary password.
  9. That’s it!
answered Mar 20, 2017 by verno786 (550 points)
What I meant was......if my phone get lost or stolen.......will the person who picked it up unlock it?
Yes the person will be able to unlock your phone with several unlocking apps that one get download.
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Sadly it is possible. One has to just reset it to factory settings using the side volume buttons with the on and off button. (he doesnt need your info anyway)

For you as the owner should you forget fingerprint scanner password, just enter wrong password for up to twenty times.. It will them ask for your google account tgen youll be able to reset it
answered Mar 22, 2017 by Khetha (560 points)
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Hello, So it is possible for a stranger to unlock your phone. I always go by the saying " anything MAN made can be HACKED". Software today makes this available. Depending on your mobile phone as most phones use Android software, so one can quickly fall victim to a lost and stolen phone that they can reset.
answered Mar 27, 2017 by Slick_Rick09 (220 points)
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Even without software hacks. The fingerprint scanner does not record actual fingerprints but rather it creates a digital print. Theoretically it can be unlocked by someone else using their finger but it's a slim chance. Simply flashing the device will give a thief access. Any cellphone shop (not the network carriers) flash phones without questioning ownership
answered Jul 12, 2017 by Zoldyck (640 points)