Encryption is the process of transforming information to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge.

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Unsuccessful Encryption

I began encrypting my Xperia Z3 and as soon as the process started, the phone turned off and I was greeted with the following screen: The phone was rooted beforehand and I still have access to a ...
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Lock/sign Android OS from being changed

I want to set up an Android device in a way that all data is encrypted and the OS cannot be changed. I thought about fully encrypting all files including the system partition (like BitLocker). ...
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Password.key any way to read?

I was wondering if there is any way i can read password.key password.key is located under data/system/ and it holds the value for the pin you enter when you switch on the phone. As i thought it ...
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Has all my data really been deleted from my HTC? [duplicate]

I recently sold my HTC One A9 to a mutual friend. It had been upgraded to Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 so I was using the HTC on that for a while. Before I sold it, I did around 3 factory resets to ...
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Device Encryption Fails, but no error too

I have the same problem as mentioned in this thread: Device encryption fails, but no error I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini (4.4.2) and every time I try to run the encryption, it reboots with no error ...
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Password not working / changes after update from COS 12.1 to Cyanogen OS 13

I've encrypted my OnePlus One a long time ago. Now I want to perform the update with the new released Cyanogen OS 13. The problem is that the phone don't want to validate the password from the ...
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Encryption key of android

Is it ever possible to get a backup of my Android smartphone's decryption key (I have my /data partition encrypted) in case something goes wrong? My phone is rooted. I have Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C.
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Recover adobtable storage

I recently had issues with my phone, so I formatted the data storage through recovery to reset it to factory settings. I was using the "Adoptable Storage" feature from Android 6, but now I can no ...
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Mounting encrypted partition from PC - is there anything I can do?

Okay, so basically I have the same problem identified here, except instead of a broken screen, I accidentally broke the UI with this bug. And all I want to do is mount the encrypted partition so I ...
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My device is encrypted. Does flashing a new software ruin it? Can I get the decryption key of my device?

I have Lollipop 5.11 (Note 4), and I have the device encrypted. Will flashing CWM or TWRP or a new software (like Marshmallow) ruin my phone? I would like to add the device is still not rooted. ...
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Change android full-disk encryption algorithm

I've recently managed to get data on my device encrypted. However, after I learn that Android full disk encryption uses dm-crypt underneath I've decided to go a bit futher and replace default ...
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android boot with forceencrypt take a long time [closed]

building cm-13.0 for oneplus bacon here. i want the rom to encrypt on first boot. so i changed the flag in Android fstab file.(device/oneplus/bacon/rootdir/etc) from encryptable to forceencrypt ...
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Android Encryption

If I encrypt my phone i know it will protect my data, however if for example my phone is stolen or lost, the person with it, would they be able to just hard reset it and use it or resale it, or ...
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How do I enable Direct Boot feature on Nexus 6 running Android N Preview 1?

According to these instructions there should be a "Convert to file encryption" option in Developer settings, but it's not there on my Nexus 6 running stock N Preview 1. When I try to search for it in ...
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Can I use encrypted phone as a means of secure storage?

I have an encrypted Android phone. Can I mount this device to my computer and save files to it as a means of secure storage?
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Android 5.0 FDE stopped asking for password during boot

The settings still says encrypted, but it no longer asks for passwod during boot. Lockscreen password is still there. How did this happen (bypassing encryption)? Google search indicated this is not ...
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Hide media on external sd card, lollipop and above

I want an app that can hide/encrypt selected pictures and video on the external memory card without moving them to internal storage where space is at a premium. This is the problem with Keepsafe and ...
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Android Marshmallow encryption of external SD card

When I use adoptable storage on my device, then my SD card will be encrypted. Is there a way to get the "encryption key" with root access? So if my phone dies, I can still retrieve my data from the ...
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Online Nandroid Backup and later restore of an encrypted Android L 5.1 device

I am using an Android One phone with rooted Android 5.1 and the Online Nandroid Backup application to do live (o)nandroid backups. I am also using the built-in encryption, which encrypts the /data ...
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How can I enable encryption on Android 5.1 if setting not available in Settings > Security?

I have Android 5.1 I have been reading that it is possible to enable encryption of the disk. It seems my phone manufacturer has removed or hidden this option in my phone.
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decrypt data-partition in twrp

I messed up my phone trying to get open-gapps working on CM 13. I can't even get into my OS only into recovery mode. I tried flashing several CM-Versions, but that doesn't change much. I think the ...
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Galaxy S5 (Cyanogenmod 13) Bootloop on Decryption

My Samsung Galaxy S5 has Cyanogenmod 13 installed on it; one of the recent nightlies, March 14th 2016 I think. I attempted to encrypt the device. It took a few minutes before rebooting. Now my phone ...
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During Android Encryption, I lost my device keyboard and OS ask me to enter password?

I have Android phone with OS version 4.4, I start encrypt my phone and it started very well. After an hour and restringing several time the device prompt me to "Type password to decrypt storage". Her ...
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Android (HTC M8) has “forgotten” my SD Card is encrypted. Help!

Having a bit of a stressful problem. My HTC m8 (Marshmallow) is encrypted, as well as the external SD card. All my photos are on the SD card. I have lots backed up but I'm having a great trip to NYC ...
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Phone asking for text-box password when use pattern after encrypting

I just encrypted my Moto e 2nd generation LTE running cyanogen mod 12.1, I rebooted to test it and it was just fine but now it is asking me for a text password which I don't understand! Please can ...
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How is it that I don't need to enter my password to decrypt my phone?

I understand that my Android phone is encrypted, however I never input any password to decrypt the phone. If the key is stored in some hardware component but is automatically retrieved every time my ...
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Canonical explanation of Android Encryption and Vulnerabilities

Note: Well, the bounty expired and one possible reason could be effort required to address as I gather from comments. Seeing the number of upvotes, it appears to be of interest to others as well. I ...
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Does full device encryption protect my data from Google and the government?

Apple recently made waves within the tech community by refusing to comply with law enforcement in regards to accessing encrypted user data. Their statement was that they do not have the technical ...
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Trim not supported in data partition?

I have a rooted Lenovo a369i. I use lagfix(fstrim) to trim partitions. Previously it was working well with /data but after I encrypted my phone it doesn't. I decrypted my phone by formatting. But now ...
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SD card encryption

The way Android goes about encrypting data on SD cards is vague to me. I've read about ASEC files, OBB files, /data/misc/systemkeys/AppsOnSD.sks, and keystores. I know that keys used to encrypt SD ...
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Encrypting files in android [closed]

I am trying to develop an app in which I could give users option to encrypt files. The scenario is : Users would select files or folders to encrypt. They would be presented with a EditText Box in ...
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Is my Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 encrypted or not?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 running MIUI 7.1.2.0 (latest OTA update, based on Android 5). I encrypted it. Then I restored to factory settings, first from the Android menu then from the recovery menu ...
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How can I decrypt or view images encrypted in Sd card, in other phone?

I had enabled Sd Card Encryption in my "HTC Desire 816 (d) phone in July 2015, after that I had taken backup of "Phone memory" in my computer, But few days back my phone got stolen. Due to which I m ...
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How do I safely “copy” my gpg keys from kgpg on Linux to an Android app like openkeychain?

The title says most of it. I have a key pair setup on kgpg running under Kubuntu 12.04 Linux on my notebook. My smartphone (Galaxy S3) has no SD card slot. I want to be able to transfer files between ...
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Global readable private keys found in storage/emulated/0/data - Possible security risk?

I found following global readable files in /storage/emulated/0/data/IMS: cert.pem private_key.pem I have full access to this files with my file-manager/text-editor, so I think any other app will ...
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CM12.1 on Galaxy S5 in endless boot after encryption enabled, then pattern changed

As written in the title, I have a Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) with CyanogenMod 12.1 installed ("klte"). Everything worked semifine (apart from occasional reboots), and after a while I decided to encrypt the ...
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What is the command to encrypt Android rooted phone directly from the command prompt?

I want to encrypt my Android phone which has an engineering/userdebug binary. Generally it takes around 1 hour, but I heard it can be directly encrypted it with the adb command-line tool. So how do ...
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How do I mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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Micro SD Card Not Detecting

I am Using a Android phone Sony Z3 (5.0 - Lollipop), the Issue is My SD Card My Micro SD Card is not detecting in mobile and PC Let me tell u clearly what i have done step by step? Encryption ...
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What is Marshmallow encryption protecting?

I installed CM 13.0 onto a Nexus 6, which includes Android 6.0.1, and I have set a PIN. The Settings UI reports that my phone is encrypted. However, my phone is able to boot all the way to the lock ...
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TWRP: “E: Unable to mount storage” after encrypting phone

I get E: Unable to mount storage error in TWRP after encrypting my phone. CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM (based on Android 5.1.1, my phone is HTC One M7) in use, CM uses AOSP encryption that is supported by ...
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How do I recover lost data on a damaged SD card that was encrypted by my tablet?

I encrypted my 64 GB SD card using my Samsung Galaxy tab 3. I don't know what happened to my SD card but when I turn on the tablet, instead of allowing me to use the card, I get the following ...
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Where is stored type lock (if users have to enter a password/SIMM or a pattern)?

I'm working on source code of Lollipop. It seems the type lock (if users have to enter a password/SIMM or a pattern) is stored in a database, /data/system/locksettings.db. This database is located in ...
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Mirroring screen without booted phone

I'm a little paranoid about security. So I've encrypted my sd card and my whole phone with the android 4.2.2 encryption option. When I boot the phone it asks me for a (looong) password to decrypt the ...
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AccountManager: how can passwords be stored and retrieved without also storing the decrypt key?

Can the Android AccountManager be hacked and its account passwords retrieved? I mean, how is the decrypt key stored in a way that is safe from being retrieved by password-spoofing software? Is special ...
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Encryption password was made invalid by changing my screen lock password

I've been using a 6-character password on my android phone for a couple of years now. It was the same password I was using for my screen lock. Two days ago, I went into my phone's settings and ...
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My Phone Installed a Duplicate System on Top of Existing One. Uninstall How?

My phone has been randomly restarting by itself and after its last restart, the screen showed the "New Phone" setup wizard like what you'd see when you get a new phone. I went through the setup ...
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How to make Startup PIN make a loud noise

My phone unexpected rebooted itself this evening while I was cycling. This was unfortunate, because I was logging my ride with GPS, and my phone was inside a pack where I could not tell it had ...
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How to do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4?

I decided to try encryption on my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 wifi version just for fun. But during encryption process (somewhere at the end) it turned off the screen and hung. Anyway my tablet was ...
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Android 4.4.4 lenovo a6000 plus. Apps Not working post encryption

I encrypted my lenovo a6000 plus (with android 4.4.4). Most of the apps (the ones which were installed by me from play store and not pre-installed) are not operating now showing the following error: * ...