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  1. jdd77's Avatar
    I am at over a month before I can try my pin again to unlock my htc trophy. I would've sold/trashed/donated the phone long ago if it wasn't for this one particular priceless picture I have on there that I MUST retrieve. It feels like I'll be chained to this thing forever, trying to figure out my forgotton pin as the months turn into years between attempts. All at the mercy of that one pic I absolutely cannot lose. So... does anyone know of a way to unlock the htc trophy without a factory reset? I do not care to use the phone again so a factory reset would be a paradox to my trial and error.
    Did the pictures get uploaded to skydrive in a hidden folder? Is there a windows cloud that pics get secretly stored in? Is there some site I could go to and enter my number and my pin will be revealed? Or better yet, my pics would be there? Can customer service either at htc or windows phone be able to help if I give them the trophy's serial number? Can I trick the phone by putting in a new sim card? Are there any services that specialize in forgotton pin retrieval? Are there any services that can bypass the pin altogether?
    Does anyone know of a way? Please I need some help.
    01-08-2014 04:14 PM
  2. Iatagan Gabriel's Avatar
    Solution is Hard reset.
    01-08-2014 04:17 PM
  3. Aashish Chokhani's Avatar
    How do you hard reset since the phone is locked and wont allow you to try again for 53894 minutes?
    02-18-2014 01:34 PM
  4. Loco5150's Avatar
    Use button combination for hard reset.
    02-18-2014 01:41 PM
  5. irtiza_fayaz's Avatar
    You sir, are the biggest troll of the decade.
    And if you had checked your "photos" backup option then yep, it's uploaded to your SkyDr... Uh, Onedrive.
    If not, stop wasting time. It's impossible.
    02-18-2014 01:43 PM
  6. stickyshocker's Avatar
    I am at over a month before I can try my pin again to unlock my htc trophy. I would've sold/trashed/donated the phone long ago if it wasn't for this one particular priceless picture I have on there that I MUST retrieve. It feels like I'll be chained to this thing forever, trying to figure out my forgotton pin as the months turn into years between attempts. All at the mercy of that one pic I absolutely cannot lose. So... does anyone know of a way to unlock the htc trophy without a factory reset? I do not care to use the phone again so a factory reset would be a paradox to my trial and error.
    Did the pictures get uploaded to skydrive in a hidden folder? Is there a windows cloud that pics get secretly stored in? Is there some site I could go to and enter my number and my pin will be revealed? Or better yet, my pics would be there? Can customer service either at htc or windows phone be able to help if I give them the trophy's serial number? Can I trick the phone by putting in a new sim card? Are there any services that specialize in forgotton pin retrieval? Are there any services that can bypass the pin altogether?
    Does anyone know of a way? Please I need some help.
    Ohh man and i thought i was the only one that had that issue before, i had a titan and it git locked for 20 years so i worked out, bit of a flaw in wp7 lol
    02-18-2014 01:53 PM
  7. jdd77's Avatar
    @irtiza:
    I don't know how coming to an unpopular forum about an outdated OS as a last ditch attempt to ask a question about retrieving my photo....makes me the biggest troll of the decade. But then again I do not know the geek guidelines so I guess Im not following the geek rules? BTW, I'm now at 130,320 mins before I can try my pin again. I won't give up!
    Last edited by jdd77; 02-18-2014 at 02:34 PM.
    02-18-2014 02:14 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    bit of a flaw in wp7 lol
    weirdly enough, i dont think it could be platform agnostic

    I've seen numerous iPod touch 2/3's locked for the minute equivalent of 40 years

    Since its a WP7, maybe you could jailbreak it and get direct access? I never tried so I would never know.
    02-18-2014 02:21 PM
  9. anon5878284's Avatar
    Use "Find My Phone" service on the WindowsPhone.com website to remotely lock your phone with yet another code, and perhaps that lets you enter in the newly created code. :) (Try it, I never did)
    02-18-2014 02:35 PM
  10. walter1832's Avatar
    Ohh man and i thought i was the only one that had that issue before, i had a titan and it git locked for 20 years so i worked out, bit of a flaw in wp7 lol
    So...Don't leave us in suspense! Did it work after the 20 year wait????
    Coolaaron88 likes this.
    02-18-2014 02:52 PM
  11. jdd77's Avatar
    @prayaas:
    Thats worth a try. I'm sure I'll have to reactivate my phone with a sim card for that to work though. And Wp7 takes those old large sim cards that aren't even made anymore. It will be a project for sure but I have 130,320 minutes to try and figure it out. Lol
    02-18-2014 02:52 PM
  12. walter1832's Avatar
    @irtiza:
    I don't know how coming to an unpopular forum about an outdated OS as a last ditch attempt to ask a question about retrieving my photo....makes me the biggest troll of the decade. But then again I do not know the geek guidelines so I guess Im not following the geek rules? BTW, I'm now at 130,320 mins before I can try my pin again. I won't give up!
    You have to tell us what this photo is...that you would wait so long and travel to Mordor with elves and dwarves to get this photo...my precious!
    irtiza_fayaz likes this.
    02-18-2014 02:54 PM
  13. jdd77's Avatar
    @walter:
    You may laugh at me when I tell you this.. There was this old abandoned house with many windows near a lake I was fishing at one afternoon. I took a picture of the house because it looked like it would make an interesting picture. Later when I looked at the picture, there was a girl with a body like a genie coming out of a lamp in the top most window. If that wasnt enough to send shivers down my spine, there were also contorted faces of older men in the broken windows. I have showed this picture to a few people. But alas, this picture of GHOSTS remains locked.. Also just as strange I had downloaded those pics from my phone on my laptop a couple years ago but that laptop has long since been nonfunctional. A double wammy. Any other pic would not be worth the trouble but now do you understand why I need to get this picture?
    irtiza_fayaz likes this.
    02-18-2014 03:26 PM
  14. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    To the op, did you enable photo backups to SkyDrive? If you did, it should be there. If not, you have to wait until you can type it in. Sorry.
    02-18-2014 03:33 PM
  15. jdd77's Avatar
    @unstoppablekem:
    I have checked SkyDrive and unfortunately there are only three pics from my camera roll saved there.
    02-18-2014 03:50 PM
  16. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    @unstoppablekem:
    I have checked SkyDrive and unfortunately there are only three pics from my camera roll saved there.
    I'm sorry then. As it's WP7, it isn't as secure. Maybe there is another way?
    02-19-2014 02:48 AM
  17. blistering barnacles's Avatar
    09-26-2014 01:34 PM
  18. blistering barnacles's Avatar
    Please some one take me out of this issue... Can't afford to loose my data
    Pranshul Sood likes this.
    09-26-2014 01:34 PM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    Please some one take me out of this issue... Can't afford to loose my data
    First some positivity, I love your name Haddock.

    OK, you can try calling support, this is a bug I've seen before on Windows Phones, iOS devices, etc.

    Please tell me you back up your data. If your photos and stuff were only on that phone, I'm sorry, but from what I know, its probably safe to consider them lost. Please tell me you left the backup enabled and the SkyDrive media upload feature on.
    You back up for these exact reasons, severe failure, loss or theft, etc.

    I know there was some random stuff that could be tried, there are other threads like this somewhere, but i cant recall.
    09-27-2014 12:52 PM
  20. John Peter5's Avatar
    plz release this problem...and send to the precautions details.
    09-30-2014 12:07 PM
  21. John Peter5's Avatar
    same problem occurring in my phone...so plz snd the screen unlocked details immediate....
    09-30-2014 12:11 PM
  22. F3rzz's Avatar
    have you tried using an u b u n t u liveCD or liveUSB to retrieve information from that laptop?
    Quhi likes this.
    09-30-2014 01:45 PM
  23. xandros9's Avatar
    have you tried using an u b u n t u liveCD or liveUSB to retrieve information from that laptop?
    Yes, because smartphones have CD and USB ports.
    More seriously, we're talking about phones here, so that advice wont help here unfortunately.
    09-30-2014 02:03 PM
  24. F3rzz's Avatar
    Yes, because smartphones have CD and USB ports.
    More seriously, we're talking about phones here, so that advice wont help here unfortunately.
    I'm gonna quote this from the OP:

    I had downloaded those pics from my phone on my laptop a couple years ago but that laptop has long since been nonfunctional
    sometimes it's just Windows that's wrecked, reintalling may fail, etc. So a liveCD could be the perfect solution.
    in case is other part of the laptop wrecked, he could try and connect the HDD to a tower, i did that to recover my files once my laptop finally got bricked after multiple fails and warnings lol.
    10-08-2014 10:33 AM
  25. LEHUY's Avatar
    You sir, are the biggest troll of the decade.
    And if you had checked your "photos" backup option then yep, it's uploaded to your SkyDr... Uh, Onedrive.
    If not, stop wasting time. It's impossible.
    10-09-2014 10:12 PM

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