1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    The phone was only disabled for a minute but when i took the battery(getting the sim card out) out and put it back in it was saying that it was locked for 974536 minutes. Any idea how i can fix this? Thanks
    01-11-2015 04:40 PM
  2. Ordeith's Avatar
    The phones clock is wrong. Only way to fix it when locked out is to insert a valid, functional, SIM and wait for the time to get set from the the network.
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    01-11-2015 04:48 PM
  3. AV2RY's Avatar
    No idea what is it but if the time is wrong as Ordeith says you dont have to wait for proper sim card (I think). Just go to Settings > date+time >disable set date and time automatically. Now you can fix your time
    01-11-2015 04:59 PM
  4. SamJHannan's Avatar
    No idea what is it but if the time is wrong as Ordeith says you dont have to wait for proper sim card (I think). Just go to Settings > date+time >disable set date and time automatically. Now you can fix your time
    Unfortunately this won't work if the phone is physically locked.
    01-11-2015 05:09 PM
  5. AV2RY's Avatar
    Oh my bad. I just never seen this kind of locking. Thought you can still use phone without calling. Well, I guess what he suggested will help you then just swap family/friends SIM and see what happens
    01-11-2015 05:15 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If the SIM trick does not work, try powering off and then pulling the battery. Hold Volume Down + Power buttons and reinsert the battery to force a soft reset. (This is a long shot.)

    These ridiculously long waits are seen when the unlock code is put in wrong multiple times after a warning for incorrect code.

    The only known way around it is to Hard Reset. Since we don't know what phone you have, do a web search for
    "<model name> hard reset" and follow the directions for the button push method.

    You loose data, but it beats waiting 677 days to get back into your phone.
    01-11-2015 08:04 PM

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