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

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Time needed for full device encryption on Android L with 128GB microSD Card

So last night I decided to enable full device encryption on my Android L device (Sony Z3 compact running CM12). Right as I started I realized I had forgotten to unmount and eject the microSD card. I ...
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Does “trusted device” unlocking work with an encrypted device?

Since Android 5.0, encrypting a device doesn't require configuring a complex alphanumeric screen lock password anymore. Does this also work combined with with unlocking the device using a "trusted ...
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Can I generate the GPG key inside R2Mail2?

I just installed R2Mail2 and it seems to work fine so far, but I didn't understand the key generation procedure at the beginning. What is this key for? Is this already a new GPG key-pair I can use? ...
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How to encrypt an external SD card natively?

There are several questions regarding the possibility to encrypt an external SD card on Android. None of them are satisfactory. They either point to a third party solution (e.g. BoxCryptor, ...
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After Full Disk Encryption, are all subsequent new files automatically encrypted?

I am not talking about the new Lollipop which encrypts everything by default. The older versions, such as Androd 4.2.1/4.2.2 etc. Suppose you went to settings -> security -> encryption, and chose full ...
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How to encrypt data on Android on per-file basis before backup to a cloud storage

I would like to automate file encryption on my Android device before sending them to a cloud storage. I don't want to have a container encryption (like Truecrypt or VeraCrypt) since it will require ...
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alternative to android build in encryption?

I have got a Samsung S3 that forces me to use a 6-charakter password for the phone/SD card encryption. I would like to use a PIN (4-digits) as it was possible in earlier Samsung phones. I am aware of ...
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Android 5.1 encryption password gone after changing back to pattern

I've encrypted my phone (Android 5.1) after setting up a password, and it worked fine. Because I don't want to use a password for the normal screen unlock, I've changed it back to pattern. But now ...
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Force/Enable Pin screen lock

Is there a way to enable/set a pin code for screen lock, independently of the settings? In my case everything is greyed out (except "Password") because I use device encryption.
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S3

I have a Galaxy S3 with OS 4.4.4 and am required to encrypt it for my job. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in the password ...
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Is it possible to decrypt msgstore.db.crypt8 file

I am having a file msgstore.db.crypt8 that is actually backup file of whatsApp. I don't have a rooted phone so is it still possible to read this file ?? If yes then how can i do that ? I tried to ...
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How can I decrypt my photographs on the SD card?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 crashed suddenly and I had to take my SD card out to fix it. After I got it back and put my SD card into it, I realized that the data which was encrypted on my SD card (photos ...
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How to encrypt external sd card under KitKat?

I am going tp buy a device with external SD card and I am wondering if any custom roms support ecnrypting external sd cards. I will root and use a custom rom. Basically I want to be able to encrypt ...
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Mount EncFS on Android KitKat 4.4

On older (rooted) Android versions, Cryptonite was a great solution to mount EncFS encrypted folders, but on my new Android KitKat phone with an emulated storage, that fails. I can successfully mount ...
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Asus EEE Hanging wile Encrypting…waited 5d so far

I am trying to encrypt my Asus EEE pad, which has a separate keyboard attached but have got stuck and would appreciate some help. I have a PIN password for the pad. I went through the settings to ...
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Does android encryption encrypt free space?

The situation is that I used wipe without encrypting first so that people can still recover data. If I now encrypt and then wipe, will the free space also get encrypted so that no one can recover ...
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Where's my mounted stuff?

I have a luks encrypted file in stock Android 4.4.4 that I want to mount to work with. It is located in the internal sd partition (/sdcard). I am able to mount it as root via su without problems. ...
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Removing encryption from recovery

I'm running CyanogenMod 12 nightly on my G900T (klte). Everything works great except for the default encryption password, which causes my phone to boot loop. I've formatted data and done factory ...
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How do i Update my encrypted phone (CyanogenMod 12)?

I want to encrypt my phone (Xperia M). It has CyanogenMod 12 with cyanogenmod recovery. Wanted to know if I could update it the normal way, flashing through recovery, or some other way.
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Calling between Linphone and RedPhone

I have successfully called RedPhone from Signal (iPhone). Can I do the same with Linphone? As I understand both Linphone and RedPhone use ZRTP, but I have not found a way to call between the two ...
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Will sdcard0 be encrypted on HTC One XL?

If I want to connect to our company Exchange server I am forced to encrypt my android (cm11). Q1) My question is whether ever /sdcard0 will be encrypted too. Note that HTC One XL got only ...
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Upgraded to Lollipop, tried to encrypt my phone, now it's not working

I downloaded the update to Lollipop today for my 2nd gen Moto G. A few hours later, I went into the security settings to encrypt the phone. I put my password in, it rebooted and showed a screen with ...
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Fast way to update custom ROM on encrypted phone?

If I add corporate (exchange) account to my phone I am forced to use PIN and now it even forces me to encrypt the phone. I have not done it yet but I need to. I udate my ROM - cyanogenmod - quite ...
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Is it possible to set an encryption password different than lock screen pin?

I set up phone encryption using a numeric password. android 4.4.4 on One plus one (Cyanogenmod 11S). now on the lock screen I'm asked for the same numeric password (but instead of a text input field, ...
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Is there a way for a user to tell if their Android device is encrypted or not?

There is a semi-relevant thread on SO https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12640708/check-if-android-filesystem-is-encrypted that explains how a developer would determine if full-disk encryption is ...
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Mounting an encrypted filesystem from the terminal

I have a USB-OTG device with an encrypted LUKS filesystem. Typically, on Linux you just run cryptsetup luksOpen ... to open up the device. On Android 4.4.4 (CyanogenMod 11M9), how can I unlock an ...
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Decrypting wpa_supplicant.conf on Samsung Galaxy mobiles

When I do cat on wpa_supplicant.conf file on Samsung mobiles, I see that the passwords are encrypted. But when I open the same file on LG mobiles, I can see the passwords in plain text. This is what ...
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Removing Encryption from Device [duplicate]

I have a T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy S4. I have rooted it and currently running danvdh's Pure Nexus 4.4.4 ROM. I have my device encrypted and on ART runtime. I found the new 5.0 ROM and ...
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How does Samsung implement SD card encryption?

My android device just stopped working. I still have my SD card, but all data in it is encrypted. Encryption has been performed at file level, so I have the directory structure and filenames in plain ...
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How to make full backup of encrypted Lollipop Nexus 5 device?

This guide describes how to make full backup of whole memory block. My N5 is encrypted with Android 5.0. As far as I understand new mechanism, it envolves dependency on some external data taken from ...
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Can I undo the encryption on my Samsung Ace Style?

I want to keep my info private, but I don't want to mess up accessibility or have trouble answering my phone when I'm driving. Can I undo the phone encryption after I have applied it?
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Does Vaulty app use AES encryption?

In the knowledge base of the Vaulty app to answer this question: Is Vaulty safe? they say that they modify the files and the files are safe. I wonder if Vaulty is really safe and specifically whether ...
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my RCA tablet does not have an encrption option

I have an RCA Pro 10 tablet with Android 4.4.2. Under the security setting there is no option for encryption. My other tablet (which is not an RCA) has the encryption option. My question is, Did ...
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Did my tablet ever start the encryption process?

Before I went to bed yesterday I switched on encryption on my Kindle Fire HD (Cyanogen KitKat ROM), and ended up seeing this screen: Looking around, apparently it's supposed to also have the text ...
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Merging a Crypt7 and a Crypt8 whatsapp backup

I have been searching a lot in the past couple of weeks on how to merge two whatsapp backup. Last month I got a new phone, installed whatsapp along with my old backup. During installation, whatsapp ...
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Is 4.0+ Disk Encryption compatible with Custom Recovery/KitKat ROMs?

There is a prior question that answers this for Android 3.0 but some stuff I have read elsewhere has said that installing TWRP will not work with encryption in more recent versions of Android, so I ...
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How to manually intall an OTA zip on an encrypted HTC One GPE?

I have a HTC One that was converted to a Google Phone Edition. It's full stock, no root and original recovery, and received the 4.3 and 4.4 OTA updates without a problem. I encrypted my phone, and ...
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How to downgrade from Android 5 to 4.4.4 on an encrypted phone?

After certain troubles with Android 5 (see How to fix file permissions on Android 5 so that a certain app can access certain files?) I decided to go back to 4.4.4 on my Nexus 4 for the time being. ...
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Boot to lock screen with encryption

After upgrading to Android 5 on my Nexus 10, I've now gone the extra step and enabled encryption. One thing that bothers me though: It doesn't boot to lock screen any more. I get asked my lock ...
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Installing Certificates on an Android device

From my understanding, to connect to a certificate-based VPN, one must download say a p12 file onto the Android device, then use "Install from Storage" in order to install the certificate and use it ...
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How to stop beeping noise from the unencrypt device screen

I have encrypted my phone, and set it so that it reboots each night - this works fine, however after it reboots, it asks for my password to unencrypted the device - still fine, however after a bit, it ...
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How to change encryption password - Android 5.0

My encryption password is too simple and was wondering how I could change it without having to reset the whole phone? I know there is an app for Android 4, but what would be the procedure on an ...
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How to get the “encrypt external sd card” option to show (on a LG Optimus F6)?

The "encrypt external sd card" option doesn't show up under Settings->Security on my LG Optimus F6, or my Huawei Y301-A2. A microSD card, FAT32 formatted and empty, is inserted and recognized ...
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encryption and fingerprint unlock

Can you use the finger print scanner to unlock when the phone is encrypted? Everywhere I've looked it says you cant do it but I encrypted my phone and i can still use the finger print unlock when ...
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Android Lolipop broke my enyrpted nexus 7 (2012)

I just received the update and now my device does not boot any more. I comes to the point where I have to enter my encryption password. The first time it did this it said: “Unfortunately your ...
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Encrypting Galaxy S3 with custom recovery

I have installed CWM recovery long ago to root my device. Today, I want to encrypt storage using Android's built-in device encryption. I set the lockscreen password, then confirm the operation but ...
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K-9 Mail not working with Openkeychain

K-9 does not seem to find the installed Openkeychain app. OKC works fine and so does K-9 except for this problem. Both programs have been installed from F-Droid and are the the latest version. I am ...
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Security of Android cryptography in versions < 5.0 against government agencies

Recently, both Google and Apple announced their new OSes encrypt the device by default. This caused a lot of complaints from government agencies. Let me quote an article ...
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Loss of internal memory (encrypted) after swapping SIM card

To be able to install the e-mail client to receive my job e-mails on my cell phone, I had to encrypt its internal memory. Everything was working fine, until the day I swapped the SIM card for a minute ...
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I encrypted my phone (samsung S4) of which i dont remember the password. Need help to unlock it and save the data

I am using Samsung S4. I can't remember the password i setup while encrypting it. Is there a way to unlock the device ? If it cant be unlocked how do i factory reset the device or i'll have to go to ...