1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    hello took my phone to repair shop and i have ad a new screen put in as i damaged it and now it says try again in 260 minutes for the pin code i no the pin code.is there anyway to speed this up thanks.
    03-05-2016 11:36 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Sometimes this is a glitch.

    Often times it is from too many invalid PIN attempts.

    Regardless, the solution is the same. Hard Reset.

    Power off the phone > hold Volume Down > press Power > keep holding Volume Down until you see the exclamation (!) screen, then immediately release the Volume Down

    Now tap Volume Up / Volume Down / Power / Volume Down

    You should see the spinning gears and your phone will reflash the last OS version held in recovery. You do loose data, but get your phone back. Sign into your Microsoft Account and restore your backup during the set up.


    If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Sometimes this is a glitch.

    Often times it is from too many invalid PIN attempts.

    Regardless, the solution is the same. Hard Reset.

    Power off the phone > hold Volume Down > press Power > keep holding Volume Down until you see the exclamation (!) screen, then immediately release the Volume Down

    Now tap Volume Up / Volume Down / Power / Volume Down

    You should see the spinning gears and your phone will reflash the last OS version held in recovery. You do loose data, but get your phone back. Sign into your Microsoft Account and restore your backup during the set up.


    If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-05-2016 05:31 PM
  4. hfxlad's Avatar
    thankjust seting up now not sure if i mad a microsoft account for the phone but i do have one.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-06-2016 06:07 AM

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