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How to reset a locked zte tracfone?

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If you enter too many pattern attempts, then the phone will get locked. In this case, a menu will appear asking you to enter a PIN. You can obtain that PIN using the Send Email option. Then access... 
Try this steps: 1. Press emergency call in idle mode. 2. input 983987#,it will go to the factory reset interface and customer can reset the handset to Default. This will help to unlock your phone... 
You can try the following the steps to unlock your device, 1. Press emergency call in idle mode. 2. input 983987#´╝îit will go to the factory reset interface and customer can reset the handset to... 
go to emergency dialer and press 983987# and you should be able to reset it  
983987# for factory reset ALL user data will erase after reset phone  
go to emergency dialer and press 983987# and you should be able to reset it. THIS IS USELESS YOU CAN NOT TYPE # AT THE EMERGENCY CALL  
Press emergency call in idle mode. in phone dialer enter 983987# then the system will ask for master record reset press ok and then phone will restart and you will be able to use the phone  
manual reset is not working< as well as the 983987#  
Thank you guys, that was really helpful, works!! Cheers,,  
This is the correct code that works: 983987# the stars are not coming up so input star 983 star 987 #.  
perhaps it wasn't explained clearly by the others, but 983987# seemed lacking with star code, it should be (asterisk sign)983(asterisk sign)987#. i just don't know why the asterisk sign is omitted... 
Thank you so much the (Star)983(Star)987# worked for my phone!!!  

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