FBI stumped by Android pattern lock – Asks Google for help
Having difficulty gaining access to a pimp’s Android phone they seized, the FBI has turned to Google for help. The FBI, which didn’t have the right to search the phone without a warrant, obtained one in February. However, after sending it off to the FBI Regional Computer Forensics lab in California, technicians there “attempted to gain access to the contents of the memory of the cellular phone in question, but were unable to do so” says the FBI. Apparently they were defeated by Android’s “pattern lock” screen.