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Forensic : Disable Pattern Locks on Android

This morning I came across this new method to “Disable Pattern Locks on Android” and I believe that it’s an awesome news for the forensic world. From a mobile forensic point of view, the news will help forensic examiners to recover data, however the forensic examiner will have to delete files and the phone and will alter / tamper the original data, which might be a problem in front of a court. As known, the first rule in digital forensic is : “Do not alter the original data”.

To be able to perform the “hack”,  ADB will have to be installed on your computer and USB debugging  will have to be enabled on the phone. Despite this small set back, the method is working with rooted phones as wells as non-rooted phones, and this is a good news, because every users do not have a rooted phone.

  • The first step is thus to install ADB on your computer multiple tutorials can be found around the web such as these one (Install ADB),(Install ADB), etc.
  • The second step is to use one of the two methods proposed by m.sabra (The XDA forum member).

 Method 1:

  • Open your terminal / shell / command prompt and type in the following commands :

  • reboot the Android device.

 Method 2:

  • Open your terminal / shell / command prompt and type in the following commands :

This method as for effect to delete the pattern from the phone, and thus unlock the phone for you.

Have fun playing with it.

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