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[Tutorial] How to fix "please enter the privacy protection password to unlock" on an MTK Android

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(This post was last modified: 10-17-2017, 06:18 PM by hovatek. )

Its not too rampant but there are times you could suddenly be greeted with a Please enter the privacy protection password to unlock message on your Mediatek Android phone when booting up. In some cases, you actually did set one but in most cases, you never did and have absolutely no idea what a Privacy Protection Password even is.

What causes the Privacy Protection Password error?


This was actually intended to be an anti-theft feature to protect your device but ends up ranging from unreliable to a plain annoying feature because you wind up getting locked out of your own device. The error often occurs when:
  1. You take out the SIM card
  2. The SIM card loses content with the SIM connector (by falling , vibration etc)
The common denominator here is you removing your SIM or it being lifted from the connector (whether intentionally or accidentally). When you encounter this issue, your screen will liike something like in the image below

[Image: Privacy_protection_password_unlock.jpg]

How can I fix / bypass the Privacy Protection Password problem?


To resolve this issue, there are 2 methods

Method 1: Miracle Box bypass



Follow the guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13323.html

# See the video tutorial below or @ https://youtu.be/x4IKRukhsQQ






Method 2: SP Flash tool format



you'll need to format then re-flash the phone's exact firmware (do not flash that meant for another phone model and do not format if you don't have the stock ROM)

Requirement
Procedure
Ensure you have the complete Stock ROM (download @ https://forum.hovatek.com/forum-89.html) then format the phone in SP flash tool (see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html ). After formatting, flash the stock ROM / firmware back to the phone using the same SP flash tool.

# See the video tutorial below or @ http://youtu.be/fOyMJroHXoo






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HI

Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Urgently

I can't get in my phone because I dont have the tecno m3 mtk tool to download, please! I am in desperate need of my phone. I cannot use it because of the privacy protection password. I have a blu studio 5.0 ce. Please respond.


Thank you
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(02-24-2015, 03:54 AM)Reeks89 Wrote: HI

Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Urgently

I can't get in my phone because I dont have the tecno m3 mtk tool to download, please! I am in desperate need of my phone. I cannot use it because of the privacy protection password. I have a blu studio 5.0 ce. Please respond.


Thank you

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(04-20-2015, 06:57 PM)hussbayero Wrote: Thank you sir. My email is [email protected]
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pls i need a working tecno H6 mtk backup
pls i need it urgently
Thanks
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(04-24-2015, 08:19 PM)dondazy Wrote: pls i need a working tecno H6 mtk backup  
pls i need it urgently
Thanks

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Hi I have a Starmobile Octa phone which is not rooted, has a fixed battery, also it has internal memory or no sd card slot. Immediately after booting its unlocked with no privacy protection password but only lasts 3 - 5 seconds and if it is connected to a computer while and after booting it will just show that its charging, no usb options. Is it safe to flash without removing the battery? I dont wanna brick my phone Sad when i shut it off and connect it to usb it detects it for a sec and disappears again. Thanks a lot  Big Grin
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(05-19-2015, 12:51 PM)Mark_Anthony Wrote: Hi I have a Starmobile Octa phone which is not rooted, has a fixed battery, also it has internal memory or no sd card slot. Immediately after booting its unlocked with no privacy protection password but only lasts 3 - 5 seconds and if it is connected to a computer while and after booting it will just show that its charging, no usb options. Is it safe to flash without removing the battery? I dont wanna brick my phone Sad when i shut it off and connect it to usb it detects it for a sec and disappears again. Thanks a lot  Big Grin

you're supposed to install vcom drivers as instructed in the guide. also, ensure you have the exact stock ROM for your phone model
See the video for clarification
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