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How can I unlock my phone?

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my phone is locked

my phone was password protected and when i removed its sd card and re-inserted it my phone lock screen says try again in 523416 mins. can anyone help me to slove this problem

arjan wolthuis

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Jul 27, 2014
Re: my phone is locked

Try resetting your phone. I don't think you want to wait 8723 hours before you can use your phone again


New member
Nov 12, 2012
Re: my phone is locked

Yep... Reset.

Method 1 - 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.

Method 2 - WDRT
Download and use the Windows Device Recovery Tool found here: https://forums.windowscentral.com/e...singleTopic%26topic%3DFA142987&token=wqem9L-X

Less Sure Method - But may save your data IF you are running Windows 10 Mobile

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