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My Samsung Galaxy Tab2 GT-5100 was locked due to too many pattern attempts and I have forgotten my backup PIN. How can I retrieve my PIN or gain access to my device again?

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My Samsung Galaxy Tab2 GT-5100 was locked due to too many pattern attempts and I have forgotten my backup PIN. How can I retrieve my PIN or gain access to my device again?

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If the tablet is has access to the Internet then you can recover your PIN by entering the email that was attached when you configured the device in the first place. A backup PIN will be emailed to you and you'll be able to unlock the device.

If that does not solve your problem, your other option would be a factory reset. Press Volume Down + Power until the device restarts and displays Recovery menu. Choose Wipe Data/Factory reset and the device will be reset to its factory defaults.

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