98 responses to “How To Unlock Android (Sony Ericsson Xperia X10) After “Too many pattern attempts””

  1. Viwen

    Thks for ur post, i was in the EXACT position and wonder WTH i cannot log back in after my kids played with my phone and used up all the tries and my gmail log in dont work

    thk god for u, for internet, and for google search 🙂

  2. ET

    Just wanted to say thanks for the credit and link. Not everyone is as polite as you and mention where they get things from 🙂

    Kudos, and nice blog you got going!


  3. anthony

    Thanks for you post! This worked!!

  4. used tires

    If this works for most people, I am quite shocked at how insure the droid is! I am sure in the future they will probably patch this right? Then we would have to find another way….

    Till then,


  5. Nana andoh

    thanks for your post,
    but my sonnyericsson xperia x10 mini pro is still given me problem
    the parttern is lock after trying for sometime
    and asking me to enter my security question answer even though it is correct the phone is still rejecting it, can you please help me out.

  6. e-mail lookup

    How if this trick doesn’t work for my phone? Do you have any other suggestion to unlock the system?

  7. nikki

    I have the Xperia 10 and have locked myself out with “too many pattern attempts”. As above it is asking for a googlemail email etc. I have forgotten this as I never use it. Typing null hasnt worked. Any ideas how to unlock my phone please?

    1. Andres Nordstrom

      I have the opera 10,
      And vie locket myself out ” to many pattern attems”.
      I did a account once but I can’t remember my email cuz i never use it
      And I can’t remember my password either
      What can I do? Could you please help me,
      I dont really mind if I lose my memory the only think I want is my phone to work again,
      What can I do? Please help me



  9. Essay

    Xperia is full of troubles when we try to unlock it. Most of the, it corrupts the main software and cell gets useless.

  10. Computer Tips Tricks

    It seems helped lots of people there. Great tip.

  11. Dev

    Thank you so much for this blog! My daughter locked my phone and I urgently needed to get directions. Needless to say it still works for the sony ericsson xperia and I upgraded my software today.

  12. Harry

    i cant possibly thank you enough, X10, it worked. thank you

  13. jimmy chen

    both of them don’t work my x10 still lock any thing else to unlock it because my x10 didn’t setup the gmail thing so i can’t unlock it

  14. Andres Nordstrom

    I have the xpera 10,
    And I’ve locket myself out ” to many pattern attems”.
    I did a account once but I can’t remember my email cuz i never use it
    And I can’t remember my password either
    What can I do? Could you please help me,
    I dont really mind if I lose my memory the only think I want is my phone to work again,
    What can I do? Please help me

  15. bethh

    I am trying to update my xperia, but it’s saying i need to connect my phone when it’s already connected, and it’s also saying i need to press something on the phone for the computer to actually detect it but obviously i can’t as my phone it locked. Any suggestions on how i can continue? PLEASE HELP!

  16. akkii

    thnx dude…..u r genius….i stucked in same situation and was going to format my xperia x10 bt thnk God i read ur articles….and its really useful….thnx bro…

  17. Grus

    Thank you so much! My Girlfriend locked my phone thinkin it was hers! Not impressed but as she found this solution and it worked, i cant really grumble!

  18. Michael

    OMG i love you!! i was about to die because i stupidity block my phone ¬¬ and the fucking phone rejected me my google account! but thanks to you!! i could unblock this thing! thank you so much! and by the way why “null” and why it rejects the original password?

  19. sell textbooks

    I didn’t realize that you could crack it.

  20. khalid

    i love u my dear friend
    the trick to place … null…… as password, worked and saved me from so much of trouble. i really wnaa kiss u ..

  21. Tato

    Thanks alot ur a life saver!! Greatly appreciate ur help

  22. sell

    hai friends. I need ur help to unlock my x10.its home network is orange. thanks in advance

  23. Mansoor

    Thanks man, you are genius.

    It worked for me 100%.

    Thanks again.

  24. lauren

    Thanks so much

  25. Lily

    Hallo.. I have the same problem with my X10, but I really cant remember my gmail account 🙁 how can I unlock my phone? somebody plese helppppp…. thx

  26. Khater

    how to install firmware???

  27. sinc

    I could not unlock the phone even after entering correct gmail info. I tried your suggestion re entering ‘null’ for the username and it worked! Thanks.

    British Columbia, Canada

    1. ALG

      OMG!! this guy saved my life! i thought i had to wait longer! but goin 2 days without my super smartphone wasn’t so bad! but i felt incomplete! THANKS SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME PATTERN UNLOCKER 🙂

    2. Sarmed

      I am using this unlock tool to nlock my x8 but there was a problem with the user name and password… It says bad username and password..plz can any one help me to unlock it.
      Thanks in advance.

  28. sinc

    In my previous reply, I meant entering ‘null’ for the *password*, not the username. I used the correct username.


  29. Garry

    i have try the null system but it cant unlock my X10. My wife mistakely locked my X10 by too many pattern attempts! I cant even use my phone to connect to the internet because i had not activited my gmail account before it happened. It can not be flashed because no system can communicate with it since i can not gain access to the screen were it will prompt me to Mount with a PC! My X10 cant be connected to my labtop or desktop because its locked. I only have my password to my sony ericsson forum! I just bought it November at Dubia. I live in Nigeria. What will i do to unlock it?

    1. sammy

      ugh have anybody answered you because im having same exact problem

  30. Chinhin

    Hey could you explain in a simpler method? i dont really understand, thanks.

  31. ismail

    if u can my friends to send instruction i m blocked plz plz

  32. Raychal

    My little sister forgot her unlock pattern and it was not taking the gmail user information and i followed the null instructions and it unlocked her phone. She has the Sony Ericsson XperiaX10. Thank u so much for your help 🙂

  33. ET

    Thanks for listing me as a source, that kind of honest behaviour ain’t standard on the Internet these days.

    Nice blog!

    Cheers /ET

  34. frank

    i have been locked out of my x10 its not excepting my google acount isn’t working and the null cheat isn’t working what can i do??

  35. ronnie

    It worked!!!!

  36. Alex Riveros

    My brother bought a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 in San Francisco at a BestBuy store. They told him that the phone was unlocked and ready to use it. When he handed it to me here in Lima, Peru, I found that it was locked and with a AT & T logo on the back.
    How can I unlock it? I have tried three unlocking companies through the Internet, but they said the phone is too new and that they don’t the unlock code yet.
    Your help will be highly appreciated.
    Best regards,

    1. Unlocking

      We can unlock this phone for you at unlocking.com . I’m surprised you couldn’t find another company to do this as it is one of our most popular phones that need to get unlocked.

  37. Dylan

    Omg thank you so much, the null theory worked! Cheers!

  38. Solution

    Try logging in with your youtube account. It worked for me the first time i tried it, and nothing else worked 🙂

    1. Dodge Neon SRT4

      Excellent Tips. thanks a lot. This theory worked.

  39. Ram Babu


    Thanks for your information, it was quite helpful. After entering (null) in the password field it started working. I think Sony Ericsson and Andriod have to do something about this problem. It is not a good trick to unlock the phone from this kind of problem.

    Many thanks.

  40. Komodo Dragon

    Thanks for explaining how to do this! I agree that Sony Ericsson/Android better take a look at the issue soon and do the needful.

  41. Tyler

    This sounds complicated, but there is another way. If you call your cell phone from another line, you can answer the call. If you end the call, the phone may have a glitch where you can see the home screen before it switches back to the unlock screen. When you end the call, you can use the touch screen to navigate to settings and disable the use of the pattern lock. It is a tedious process but keep calling your phone and you will eventually navigate far enough to disable your lock and you will be able to use the phone.

  42. didistar20003

    Thank you!!! this site really helped me to unlock my x10.

    1. Samuel

      I was searching through google for my problem with my xperia x10 and I found this forum which should help me! Basically I forgot my pattern unlock and I tried it 5 times and I had to unlock it with my google account. I’ve tried 2 google accounts and they wont sign in and they work on my laptop! Its been locked all day and its not unlocking!

  43. natasha glavish

    followed all suggested options, then my brother suggested i go to you tube and ask the same question (how to unlock sony xperia after too many pattern attempts) there was a whole list of videos that actually show you what to do…….and it freakin worked yay!!!!! (don’t let the kids play with your phone)

  44. Tanumoy Sarkar

    Null worked for me! Thanks brother! You saved me from a heart attack!

  45. bobsingh

    hi guys , In accidently my kids just done to many attempt on the pattren thing and it got locked . It was telling me to sign in for google mail. i even tried it , but it never worked .
    could someone help me urgently and i even looked at the null method but i don,t really get it . please please help .

  46. jessica

    hi im rele struggling to try and get my bf phone unlocked for him none of the above has worked anymore suggestions???x

  47. edd

    thanx man

  48. swati

    thank you, thank u. i coudnt get my set unlockd from so many stores including d sony ericssion support center form my place. God bless u.

  49. jlaston

    hi my ideot of a brother put a pass patten on and he does not remember the code and i do not have internet on it and when it askes me the secrity question i ancer but its wrong plz help

  50. Andrew Hetherington

    How do you find your username?

  51. G Choe


    1. juan

      i putt null ass the password and it still dous not work

      1. emily

        turn it off and back on again. IT WORKS!

        1. scobal

          no it doesn’t!!!

      2. Anonymouse

        do you have a Wifi or something to connect to internet ? we have a both same case :'(

  52. Deutschland

    I also have an iPhone and in my opinion, I think the X10 is better. Is a hassle to have to use the iphone and be tethered to iTunes all the time. There are already thousands of apps available out there for the Android OS. The touch screen interface is probably better on the iPhone. But the user interface and features on the X10 is, in my opinion better.

  53. juan

    the phone can unlock because it sais that i have to put mi gmail email and password but i forgot mi password and i trid to make a new one made it n i put it on the phone and it still dousnt unlock

  54. Lingkar Merah

    nice info, that great info.

  55. seby mendes

    i have sony ericsson xperia i10 is is locked by attemting to many patterns,so kindly help me to unlocked it.


    1. abmalik

      my notification bar doesn’t come down

  56. haylee romero

    my xperia x10 android wont unlock i tried everything when i downloaded the update thing my phone wouldn’t connect so i don’t know what to do please help me

  57. Minecraft Mods

    hey.. it’s work! thank for your tips

  58. Trish Rodriguez

    Thank you so very much! it worked with my X10. God bless you and thanks for sharing your info!!!

  59. Rik


  60. sunny

    hey , i hav xperia x10a rogers , i tried password as null , but didnt work , and my usb also not working , please guide me how i get the solution for too many attempt pattern.

  61. scobal

    none of the above work its all totally pish!!!

  62. alexi paz


  63. purchases settlements

    Great advice I had a friend with this problem and you really helped him out.

  64. Q1

    Hello , i have android Q1 phone and its locked and requred
    ussername and password . And none of the thing worked.
    What to do?

  65. purchases settlements

    Is there a jailbreak for any of the android LG phones yet

  66. Kamil

    Thank you so much for the majic “null”, it worked for me after losing hope!

  67. Pooja

    Hey, THANKS A MILLION, the password null worked for me…..
    Just wanted to say for people whom it wasn’t working, you can try just putting in the ID instead of full email address as I was putting the full e-mail address and so it was not working….

    Once again thanks very much, you saved me from spending almost 100 pounds on it or getting a new phone…. really helpful, much appreciated….. 🙂

  68. Jacinto Dávila

    Thanks a lot too. I am surprised this is actually true. But it worked. I wonder how many other amazingly stupid bugs does this machine has. Thanks to people like you we survive despite.

  69. Nouman

    I try every thing like null and other tricks now after all this when i try to update my Android version through PC it says memory card needed and it is already in it….Help……there is option in notification that you want to enable card or not and due to too many pattern attempts i am not able to enable memory card……..

  70. Brad

    Thank you so incredibly much!

  71. purchase settlements

    Thanks for the tutorial I was wanting to do this.

  72. tommy

    what if i you forgot my e-mail address? i cant remember it, what should i do???

  73. Servetta

    Thank you so much. It worked. Went to cell phone company and they sent me in circles and said I might have to buy a new phone. Found your info just now online..and it worked. Thanks again!

  74. arti d

    worked like a charm! a million thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. idahor

      Hw did u do it mine isn’t working

  75. ppc professionals

    thanks for the info I really need to look into this more.