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How can I unlock my Nokia Lumia 635?

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I'm locked out of my phone with it currently telling me to "try again in 390,030 minutes" what can I do to unlock it?
 

xandros9

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try to lock it again using the find my phone tools at windowsphone.com

make sure your SIM is seated right.

last resort, erase your device and start fresh.
 

RumoredNow

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On Windows 10 Mobile there is a trick: http://forums.windowscentral.com/wi...ing-wrong-device-password-too-many-times.html


For Windows Phone 8.1 and lower:

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.


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RumoredNow

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i did re-flash the phone....it does not work yet

Are you on 8.1 or 10?

You used WDRT and it is still saying wait for unlock?

That is not really possible. WDRT resets the phone to fresh out of the box and you have to do setup. There is no PIN for it to insist upon...

Any more details you can share, like how this happened, error messages from the WDRT, anything???