If you can’t use your Vivo phone because it is locked due to several incorrect patterns or password attempts, here you will learn 6 easy methods to unlock a Vivo phone. Although all the solutions given here work seamlessly, you are strongly advised to use these tricks only on your own smartphone, and that too if it is extremely necessary. With that said, this guide, the website, the owner of the site, and the author of this tutorial do NOT promote unethical usage of the processes explained here.
How to Unlock Vivo Phone without Losing Data
This section explains the procedures on how to open a Vivo phone without losing data in the following 2 cases.
- Case 1: How to Unlock Pattern Lock In Vivo Without Losing Data
- Case 2: How to Unlock Vivo Phone Password Without Losing Data
Case 1: How to Unlock Pattern Lock In Vivo Without Losing Data
If you have forgotten the pattern to unlock your Vivo phone, the following three solutions will help you regain access to your smartphone in no time.
Solution 1: Use the ‘Forgot pattern’ Feature
This solution teaches how to unlock a pattern lock in Vivo without losing data. The step-by-step process is given below.
Step 1: Enable the Forgot pattern Option
Grab your locked Vivo phone and enter the wrong pattern a couple of times until you see the Forgot pattern option at the bottom-right corner of your smartphone’s screen.
Step 2: Choose a Security Method
Tap the Forgot pattern option to get to the Unlock screen window. Tap Answer question or Enter Google account details, and tap Next.
Step 3: Unlock Vivo Phone Without Losing Data
If you chose the Answer question option in the previous step, enter the correct answer to the security question you defined at the time of creating the pattern lock. This will unlock the Vivo phone.
On the other hand, if you select Enter Google account details, enter the username and password for your Google account that you used to register your smartphone, and tap Sign In. This will unlock the phone.
Solution 2: Use UMT
UMT stands for Ultimate Multi Tool. UMT is a computer application used to flash ROMs, unlock networks, remove passwords, etc. from CDMA and GSM phones.
With the latest security feature, it is almost impossible to regain access to your Vivo phone unless you enable the Bipolar Read-Only Memory (BROM) Mode.
You can learn how to unlock Vivo phone password without losing data using UMT by following the instructions given below:
Step 1: Enable BROM Mode in UMT
Download and install UMT on your PC. Launch the program. Click Enable BROM from the Vivo MT6765 Special from the right pane. Note: The numbers followed by ‘MT’ may differ due to several factors.
Step 2: Connect Vivo Phone in Pre-loader Mode
Power off your Vivo phone. Use the genuine cable to connect it to the computer. Press and hold down the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons until UMT says that your phone is connected and the pre-loader file is backed up.
Step 3: Reset Device and FRP
Check the Reset / Format and Reset FRP boxes from the Functions section on the UMT window. Click Execute.
If UMT displays no activity, press and hold down the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons on your phone again, wait while UMT does its work, and you see the Success message on the app’s interface.
Step 4: Bring Vivo Phone Back to Life
Disconnect your phone from the PC. On the UMT window, click Disable BROM from the right pane, when the Open box appears, go to This PC > C: > UMTool > UltimateMTK > Backup, and click and open the pre-loader file that is present inside the folder.
Next, reconnect your Vivo phone to the computer and press and hold down the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons one more time to allow UMT to flash the pre-loader file into your smartphone.
Note: You may have to repeat this process more than once if it doesn’t work on the first attempt.
Next, disconnect your phone from the PC and long-press the Power button to see if the password, pattern, or PIN lock has been removed.
Solution 3: Use a Backup PIN
While setting up a pattern lock, your phone prompts you to specify a backup PIN as well. This practice ensures you can regain access to your phone without losing data should you forget the pattern. This method may not work on newer models, but you can have a try. The process to unlock a Vivo phone with a backup PIN is given below.
Step 1: Enable the Backup PIN Option
Enter the incorrect PIN a couple of times until you see the Backup PIN option on your Vivo phone screen.
Step 2: Enter the Backup PIN
Tap Backup PIN and on the next screen, enter the backup PIN you specified when setting up your smartphone. Tap OK to proceed if the window doesn’t redirect you to the next page automatically.
Step 3: Create a New Pattern
When the phone prompts (or even if your model doesn’t), set up a new screen lock. You can still set up a pattern, password, or pin lock.
Next, lock your Vivo phone and try unlocking it using the new pattern/password/pin to see if it works correctly.
Case 2: How to Unlock Vivo Phone Password Without Losing Data
If you have forgotten the password for your Vivo phone, you can use the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) commands to unlock it without losing your important files. The method is given below:
- Enable Debugging Mode on your Vivo phone. (The process may vary depending on the model of your smartphone.)
- Use the genuine USB cable to connect your phone to a PC.
- On your computer, click the Search bar from the taskbar at the bottom.
- Type CMD and press Enter to launch the Command Prompt on your computer.
- Type the adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key command in the Command Prompt window.
- Press Enter.
- Restart your Vivo phone to see if it is unlocked.
Other Ways to Unlock Vivo Phone (Erasing Data)
If you have already backed up your data and don’t mind erasing it from your smartphone, you can use a few other, comparatively simpler ways to unlock a Vivo phone. One of the most common methods is explained below.
1. Use the Google Find My Device Feature
If you have activated Google service and turned on the ‘Find My Device’ feature, this is the easiest method to unlock your Vivo smartphone. To learn how to open a Vivo phone without a password using the ‘Google Find My Device’ option, you can follow the instructions given below:
- Use a web browser on your computer or another smart device to go to google.com/android/find.
- Sign in to the same Google account you used on your Vivo phone.
- Click the Lock Vivo phone option under the All Devices section.
- Click ERASE DEVICE.
- Click Erase from the Erase all data menu.
- Confirm your action when the browser prompts.
- Wait while all the data on your Vivo phone is erased and the smartphone is restored to factory defaults.
- Once the phone reboots, personalize the settings as they were before.
2. Factory Reset Vivo Phone
Another way to unlock Vivo phone is to factory reset your device. This will erase everything on your phone including the screen lock no matter if it is a pattern, password, or pin lock. Here is how to factory reset Vivo phone.
- Open Settings app.
- Find System and press it.
- Choose Reset options.
- From the options offered, choose Delete all data (factory reset).
- Confirm by pressing Erase all data.
- After a few minutes, all the data including the screen lock will be erased and your Vivo phone will be like a new one.
If you cannot follow the guide above, you can google for more details. The steps might be a little different on different models of Vivo phone.
3. Use a Third-party Tool
The last method to unlock Vivo phone is using a tool that is particularly designed for this purpose, for example, Wondershare Dr.Fone – Screen Unlock (Android) which is a popular unlock tool for almost all Android phone brands including Vivo. It is a desktop program and can remove Android lock screen in 5 minutes. However, it is paid software. If you have no other solutions, it is recommended to have a try.
It’s pretty common to forget the password or pattern to unlock your Android smartphone. If you have important data that you can’t afford to lose, you can try the ADB commands, UMT method, backup PIN, or use the Forgot PIN option to regain access without doing any damage to your information. On the other hand, if the data is already backed up, you can erase everything using the ‘Google Find My Device’ feature to unlock the Vivo phone.