Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Nexus 7 locked out no WiFi/internet how to fix
With android 4.1 Jelly Bean, you are able to set up a pin, password or pattern to unlock the screen. I have locked my Nexus 7 and forgot the unlock password. The WiFi on tablet is deactivated and can't connect to internet. I remember my gmail account but no way to authenticate with Google account, because the "forgot pin" etc option is not working without WiFi.
If you forgot pin/password/pattern and manage to unlock Nexus 7, you need to hard reset the device to factory settings. That will wipes all the data. Turn it off and hold Volume up, Volume down, Power buttons to get into Recovery Mode, then select "wipe data/factory reset" to get back to the original stock state.