Q&A: Forgot e-mail and password to unlock G1?

Question by SamanthaStatic<3: Forgot e-mail and password to unlock G1?
My aunt gave me her old one for my Birthday. But, When I turn it on, it says “locked, press menu to unlock” so I press menu and it take me to a screen that says “enter g-mail address and password here” and I tried my g-mail account, wont work. Whoever had it before me locked it with theirs, and I need to know how to get passed it.

She doesn’t remember the log in, so no that’s not an option.

If I bring it to T-Mobile, how much will they charge me?
^That’s what I rEAlly need to know.

What should I do?

Best answer:

Answer by MaMa
I don’t beleive they will charge u,but call T-Mobile & ask if they can help.

Give your answer to this question below!


  1. . Power off the G1
    2. Hold Home Key + End key for 20 seconds or until you see a “triangle with an exclamation point and a picture of the G1”
    3. Open the QWERTY keyboard and hit Alt+W
    4. Restored!

    this will do a factory reset and bring the phone back to stock. this should make the phone fresh and ready for u to log in, but u do however need the android data plan in order to log in.

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