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Forget password on M1 Macbook

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I am learning M1 MAC, on intel Macbook from Terminal can reset the password but I am unable to boot to the Recovery partition and get Terminal, normally press and hold option/cmd+R when reboot can get to Recovery partition, but somehow I can't get in my new M1 Macbook pro. Appreciate if any expert can advice me on.

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  1. shut down your Mac.
  2. press and hold the power button on your Mac until you see “Loading startup options.”
  3. click Options, then click Continue.
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I did, but no option to access Terminal.
once you're in the Recovery app, click Utilities menu > Terminal
There is only Macintosh HD and Options, once select Options there is no Utilities Menus
click Options > then click Continue (it was step 3).
Yes, I did, no Utilities menu, Apple Icon with Startup Disk, Restart and shutdown. Recovery Assistant with about recovery assistant, Erase Mac...

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you have to select a user and sign in.
or click "Forgot all passwords" and follow the instructions.
strange that local user profile is not shown, only my main account which login with icloud is shown. Local account is Admin as well.
strange that local user profile is not shown, only my main account which login with icloud is shown. Local account is Admin as well.

Can you take a picture from your smartphone to show the screen of your new MacBook for the above and upload the photo here?
Do you get a prompt for either your Apple ID or an admin password?
Depending on your intentions, just some ideas:
Keep in mind (in case you want to recover some files) that you can boot in Target Disk mode (hold down T on boot) and connect to another Mac to see the drive (unless encrypted).
Also, you could perhaps boot from a USB 'thumb' drive that was set up properly.
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That's not logging in.  That's just for decrypting the disk, which happens to be the same password as the login, but can be different.  You're supposed to save your filevault decryption key separately so that you can decrypt the disk if you forgot your login password.