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

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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 ...
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How do I re-enable swipe to unlock?

I recently encrypted my Android 4.4.2 device (S4 Active) and have now unencrypted it. However the only options I still have to unlock my phone are PIN and Password. When I attempt to change it it now ...
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My Device has Randomly encrypted itself???Restore data?

After flashing Ubuntu touch my whole device encrypted itself i don't know the pass code I cant wipe nor restore a backup nor backup what can i do to save all my data. How can i restore this and my ...
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Sudden Encryption, No recovery mode

My girlfriend's phone (A Samsung Galaxy SII) is now stuck at an encryption screen. When you turn it on it wants a password, problem being we never encrypted the phone. It was rooted, if that matters. ...
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how to backup files from an encrypted SD card for upgrade

recently bought a new SD card and I want to transfer the files from my current one to the new card. However, the files on the current card are encrypted and I have no way to copy them. I need some way ...
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How can i encrypt “/storage/emulated” with terminal commands?

I have encrypted my Android device in the terminal with: su; vdc cryptfs enablecrypto inplace PASSWORD During boot the following message appears: Type password to decrypt storage On which ...
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How to disable visible password feedback on the decryption screen of encrypted devices?

How do you disable visible password feedback on the decryption screen during boot (for encrypted devices)? I have unchecked "Make passwords visible" under Settings/Security/Passwords but this does ...
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How to obtain crypto header and footer from Nexus 5 Android 4.4

I'm interested in how to find the crypto_header and crypto_footer for disk encryption on a Nexus 5. A lot of articles have them for specific devices and I was wondering if there was any information on ...
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Is there a way to map/translate a pattern-lock to a numeric PIN?

I just encrypted my Moto X (Gen 1) (KitKat 4.4.4) using the default encryption option from the Settings > Security menu. After the encryption process finished, it asks me, "Type password to decrypt ...
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Encryption precautions on android

So I want to encrypt my phone and my SD card. What are the precautions should I have? What if my phone doesn't work anymore. Can I restore the data again? What should I do in order to make sure that ...
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S5 Phone and SD Card Encryption: Do I need to enter in password twice?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. If I encrypt the phone and the SD card, presumably with the same PIN/password, do I need to enter in the PIN two times to access the SD card? I see that encrypting the ...
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TLS version support

I am trying to backtrack the versions of TLS support on Android. More in detail: From which version of Android started TLS 1.0 support From which version of Android started TLS 1.1 support From ...
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Unlock encrypted Android from ADB

I have the following problem: Somehow, this evening the touchscreen of my Sony Xperia Z broke. I have two thin cracks in the display and everything on the right side of the crack does not react. I ...
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Remove password from Galaxy Tab4

My wife set password to her tablet and asks me to remove it. I opened settings -> security -> device encryption entering password but option none (i.e. no password) is disabled (with message ...
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Does encryption, factory reset, encryption make a safer used phone?

I recently purchased a used Moto X. I know the person I bought it from so I'm not terribly worried but here is my idea to shore up the security on a used device. Don't put in your SIM card or log ...
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How can I use Public Key Authentication for SFTP in ES File Explorer?

I want to use SFTP to transfer files from Android to a Linux box using Public Key authentication rather than a traditional user name and password. Ideally I would like to use ES File Explorer (as I ...
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Encrypted Sony Z1 Compact stolen - will it be possible to reset and reinstall phone without PIN code?

Today my Sony Z1 Compact Android phone (4.4 Kit Kat) is stolen. Bad luck, but nobody's hurt and I'm quite sure my insurance will cover this. I've encrypted the phone and external SD card. Now this has ...
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Where is my TWRP backups on encrypted Android?

I encrypted my Android tablet which is a nexus 7. After that I did couple backups. Today I wanted to see the size of the total backups so I open the TWRP folder on my sdcard. There is nothing there. ...
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Encrypting Nexus 7 vs. screen lock

I read in this article that a non-encrypted tablet with only screen-lock on can have data read through USB. Is this really true for example for a Nexus 7 tablet? I mean - if I lock the screen you ...
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How to decrypt your device? [duplicate]

I encrypted my device thinking it'd be an added security thing. But after encrypting I realize, I cannot use slide to unlock ! There's no option given in the settings that says decrypt the device. ...
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Change Input Method without unlocking the phone?

Recently, I've installed a WiFi Keyboard application to my Android phone. This way, since both the phone and my computer were connected to the same WiFi network, I could access the phone's keyboard ...
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Decrypt Samsung S2 files?

My Samsung S2 just went dead with the encrypted SD Card in it and I found out that KIES didn't backup that memory. The phone was repaired but now I cant read the files on the SD. Anyone out there who ...
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How to enter password for decrypt without system keyboard on android

I was trying to release some internal memory on my CUBOT GT-99, so I started disabling some system apps using one rooted app. One of apps I was disabled is system keyboard because I don’t use it ...
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Encryption code apparently not same as lock screen code

So after I encrypted my Moto X with a numeric passcode, it seemed to boot and unlock fine. But I changed my lock screen code to an alphabetic one. Now my phone will decrypt to my alphabetic code and ...
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S5

I have a brand new Galaxy S5 with Kitkat (4.4.2) and am required to encrypt it for work. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in ...
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Recovering data from broken android phone which is sent for replacement

Sent broken android phone to Sony customer care for replacement. I had the device encrypted with a 4 digit numeric pin. I erased it. I found when searching on Google that data can be recovered easily ...
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How to encrypt android device without screen lock? [duplicate]

I want to encrypt my phone to protect sensitive information. But I do not want to enter a password every time I pick up my phone. That seriously hampers the usability. Particularly because the ...
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android mobile 4-2 “Encryption unsuccessful”

I have a Prestigio Mobile Phone running Android 4-2. The phone crashed earlier and I attempted a Re-Boot but now the device wont boot and all I get is a screen saying "Encryption unsuccessful ...
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Extract data from encrypted Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android device

I have the US Samsung Galaxy Note 8 GT-N5110 and last night I downloaded and installed the latest kitkat firmware. After I unlock the phone (I have full encryption on), it just goes to a black screen. ...
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Will encryption encrypt my “internal sdcard” (personal data)?

First, a note. This question stems from the big confusion that are terms like internal storage, internal sdcard -- at least to me -- and the fact that factory reset, which claims to "erase all data ...
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Sony Z1 Compact: will encrypting my phone disable the camera button?

I just bought a Sony Z1 Compact with Android 4.4. It has a special camera button on the side. When the phone is off, you can press this button for a longer time, and the camera apps opens directly, ...
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Encrypted Android phone - sharing files

I am using Sony Xperia M with Android version 4.3 (Jelly bean) with official update. Android allows me to encrypt my files. You can get this menu: Settings --> Security --> Encrypt phone. Now I want ...
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NANDroid backup/restore of CM11 encrypted device after wipe

is it possible to restore a NANDroid backup of a encrypted device running CyanogeMod 11 (KitKat 4.4.2) after performing "Format Data" in TWRP recovery (this function wipes the encrypted partitions)? ...
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Recover data from encrypted SD card

I have an HTC Butterfly phone and what I did was I ordered a new SD card with much larger memory. I had my previous card encrypted already and took that out and inserted my new card in. The phone ...
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Use cryptsetup to encrypt /data

Is there a command line in linux which uses cryptsetup luksFormat, to produce exactly the same encryption as the one used in Android? I am looking to encrypt /data partition offline and transfer it to ...
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Upgrade with encrypted storage

I would like to upgrade my cyanogenmod to the latest M build. but my storage is encrypted, so i guess this will lead to some problems. First of all i cant even seem to make a backup with CWM.
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Longer disk-encryption passwords on Samsung Galaxy S5?

I'm trying to encrypt my Samsung Galaxy S5 (AT&T) and it only allows me to use a 16-character passphrase for my encryption key. Is there a way to bypass this or change the encryption key to ...
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How to fix a black screen (bricked) after rooting an encrypted device

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Per work policy to add an exchange account I had to encrypt my phone. After doing so, I needed to root it to create a swap partition as it was constantly running ...
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How to remove a decrypted Androis 4.1 phone?

I tried out encrypting the phone, but now I want to decrypt it, so I can use again pattern to unlock. How can I do this without resetting the phone?
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Password protected video

I want to protect my instructional video with a password. There is a use case. When a user wants to play an encrypted file (update: file located on user's android device), the encrypted file will ...
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How to do reset/wipe on galaxy nexus with encrypted data

My galaxy nexus, rooted, open bootloader, was running cyanogen mod 10.2 with encrypted data. I tried to wipe and sideload 11 maguro onto it, and install hung on fixing fs_size in crypto footer. On ...
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Which android devices have optimized encryption hardware?

I've been using a Nexus 5 for a while and using FS encryption. Apple's iOS Security document states that: Every iOS device has a dedicated AES 256 crypto engine built into the DMA path between ...
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Howto encrypt my external SD card [duplicate]

Today I encrypted my android phone. Now I want to encrypt the external SD card as well. When I open System settings > Security, I don't see an option to encrypt the external sd card. I'm on Android ...
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Cyanogenmod: Encryption unsuccessful

I encrypted my phone. That worked fine. Then I installed another version of Cyanogenmod. This cannot decrypt the data (which is OK: There is no important data on the phone). It tells me to perform a ...
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How do I mount an existing Truecrypt container on an AOSP rom like Cyanogenmod?

I have an existing Truecrypt container (AES encryption), how do I mount it on my AOSP rom? I have already downloaded Cryptonite (which contains Truecrypt in command-line form) but I'm not sure what ...