Mobile Phone Locked by AVG Anti-Theft - Cannot Unlock
Device Name: GT - 19300 ID: (Can be provided on request if required to fetch my anti-theft password) Email: email@example.com Version: OS 4.3 AntiVirus Version 4.1 Type: GT - 19300
My phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3 has been locked with the Anti Theft Function of the AVG APP for android and I am unable to unlock it.
I had set the anti-theft and registered months ago however I cant even remember ever setting an anti-theft password.
I attempted to acquire a new sim card for the phone. After installing the sim card and turning my phone on the Anti-Theft screen came up stating, "This device is lost or stolen Please return my device firstname.lastname@example.org" followed by a "Please enter unlock password"
I attempted to reinsert my original sim card to see if that would unlock the device however it did not work.
Unfortunately I do not know the Unlock password, and attempted to use the website: "https://www.avgmobilation.com/en/remote-management" to try and unlock my phone, however I have been unable to as AVG could not locate my phone. I read it requires GPS and Wifi along with Cell Tower ID to locate the phone, however the wifi and GPS were both turned off when it was locked (and I am unable to turn either on due to the device being locked) and it seems AVG cannot locate the device either with my original sim card or without it.
I've attempted multiple times over several hours and failed every time. As it stands I am unable to change the anti-theft password nor unlock my device.
Could I please have some assistance with this matter, if possible could you tell me what the password registered as the anti-theft password registered to the device is, as I see that as the only way to resolve this matter if AVG cannot locate the device.
PS: (I also attempted the first 6 letters of every password I normally use but none worked)
Miguel, Have you tried contacting the AVG for Android team directly through AVG >> Settings >> Help >> Contact us?. Otherwise, Re AVG Community Support expert assistance.. They will attend to your posting @ their earliest convenience but please bear in mind it's now the weekend (http://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-forums?sec=thread&act=show&id=190509) in Brno, Czech Rep.. AVG Guru
Hi Alan, yes i've sent them an email directly through email@example.com and also contacted them through the contact us page of this website. Still awaiting a response to either. And alright guess that means i'll have no phone for the weekend ...
Hi Miguel, You should be able to enable Wifi, during phone startup(with new sim it take little bit longer to lock it). Thanks
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Thanks I managed to solve the issue on my own yesterday in the end, doing what you suggested, however I was unable to use my phone while abroad (that's why I was switching the sim card) which was a huge disappointment.
Even if I could turn on the wifi during the slight lag after start up, it was not capable of connecting to a wifi signal and inserting the wifi password to connect as there isn't enough time. For it to work the device has to already be set to connect automatically to a wifi signal which it wasn't while I was abroad.
I suggest allowing for an option on the AVG Mobilization site that allows for one to have their password emailed to themselves or to allow for wifi to be toggled and signals scanned for and passwords enterred to connect to the wifi signals even while the phone screen is locked.
Hello I use my HTC ONE, the Anti Theft locked my phone and i dont remember the password. in the link you supose https://www.avgmobilation.com/ i get messege: There are no devices registered.Please register your device for the Anti-Theft Service from within the AVG AntiVirus app. But i got fro AVG email in 30/07/2014 ---- Congratulations! You've successfully activated the AVG Anti-Theft service for your Android device.
Your device: HTC HTC One Your SIM's serial number: 8938003992125093771 Your operator: UA-KYIVSTAR Please save the instructions below in case your phone is ever lost or stolen.
To use AVG Anti-Theft from any computer:
Visit the Anti-Theft webpage: http://www.avgmobilation.com/anti-theft Log in with your Google account: firstname.lastname@example.org Click your desired action: To find your device:
To lock your device:
To unlock your device:
To sound an alarm:
To wipe all data from your device:
Not near a computer?
Simply text any of the following codes to your device and make sure to maintain the case-sensitive letters below:
To find your device:
Text: LocateMyPhone e9f461930c
To lock your device:
Text: LockMyPhone e9f461930c
To unlock your device:
Text: UnlockMyPhone e9f461930c
To sound an alarm:
Text: ScreamMyPhone e9f461930c
To learn more about this service, please visit: http://www.avgmobilation.com/support/frequently-asked-questions/android
Thanks for choosing AVG! All the best, Your AVG Team
But the letter without my password. How i can unlock my phone? Plz help! THNX
Name : Amgex 3g smart phone powered by Android 4.4 ID : 31517b757b Email : email@example.com Version : OS 4.4.2 | Antivirus Version 4.2.1 Type : Android Hello,
My phone, Amgex 3g smart phone powered by Android 4.4 has been locked with the Anti-Theft Function of the AVG APP for android and I am unable to unlock it. This has happened for the last 3 days I had set the anti-theft and registered months ago however I can’t even remember ever setting an anti-theft password. On the screen there this message Anti-Theft screen came up stating, "This device is lost or stolen Please return my device firstname.lastname@example.org" followed by a "Please enter unlock password" Unfortunately I do not know the Unlock password, and attempted to use the website: "https://www.avgmobilation.com/en/remote-management" to try and unlock my phone, however I have been unable to as AVG could not locate my phone. The phone is connected on WFI, but still it cannot be located. When I quickly scroll, I can see emails downloaded, but the lock message quickly jumps back I've attempted multiple times over several hours and failed every time. As it stands I am unable to neither change the anti-theft password nor unlock my device. Could I please have some assistance with this matter, if possible could you tell me what the password registered as the anti-theft password registered to the device is, as I see that as the only way to resolve this matter if AVG cannot locate the device? Thank you for your support. Michael
same here had some problem of that after updating my avg pro at my android phone got locked up and sunddenly i forgot my email and i dont know the avg pass of my phone i have change my sim cause got puk by my sister :( please help me.
@ Arnel Sensie Arnel, Don't know if this will help?.. Have a look @ this article (http://avgclick.me/LockedPhone). Otherwise, Please click on the following link (http://avgclick.me/AVGtechnical) and fill out your details, select as Android then the name of AVG Program that you installed in your mobile and in description please completely explain about your issue and finally click on Email option. The AVG mobile team will reply back to you via email with a resolution. AVG Guru
@ Allen nAVARRO Allen, Please note that this Community deals mainly with the technical queries regarding AVG Windows products. AVG Android support is provided through email only. Please follow the content of the answer supplied in the previous posting (https://support.avg.com/answers?id=906b0000000cY2gAAE). Also when filling out your details choose Yes for the Question "Are you currently using any paid/trial AVG products?" even though you may be using the Free version and fill out necessary details and click on Email option. AVG Guru
My phone is sony experia 2333..i forgot that i have a anti theft app and i removed my sim card to replace a new one...then the anti theft shown on my screen "this device is lost or stolen please return my device".please enter the unlock password".. i try all the password im usually using but still i cant open it....please help me how to fix it.