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

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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: * ...
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Whatsapp encryption key location

I have an old phone (Galaxy S3 international unbrandedand) and I would like to decrypt my whatsapp backup files (crypt8, as recent as the latest backup which is always at 4 AM, I think). I've googled ...
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Decrypt crypt7 without key (phone was factory reset)

I have my whatsapp backup db in crypt7 format. I forgot to backup the crypt key. Now I want to decrypt the crypt7 file but not sure what to do. I have my device with me on which the file was ...
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How do I encrypt entire device using ADB only? (4.4.2)

I have a coolpad arise and want to do whole device encryption, the settings way of encrypting does not work and the company has yet to get back to me with anything other than to go to settings, blah ...
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How do I swap my encrypted SD card for a larger SD card without losing apps and data?

I bought a larger SD card for my phone that I would like to use. The instructions from this SE post explain that the process is as easy as using an SD card reader to copy all files over from the old ...
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Samsung T-805 encryption problem

I'm trying to encrypt the SD card on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S SM-T805 which has Android 5.0.2 onboard (also rooted). I keep getting the error: 'Error encrypting SD card. Unable to mount SD card. To ...
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Does Android locally encrypt your fingerprint?

I got myself a Nexus 6P with a fancy fingerprint scanner. So far I'm a bit reluctant to use it because I can't find any info on how Android Marshmallow stores those fingerprints. Are they hashed (as ...
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will win 7 ask for password to sync files

I have an Android phone. It is encrypted. It has a password to login. I connected this to a Windows 7 computer. It shows it's connected as a media device. Was wondering if Windows 7 computer can ...
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Can't decrypt internal memory; no hard reset available

I have an LG Access (LGL31L) (Tracphone) running 4.2.4 that I recently rooted using towelroot. The phone's memory is encrypted, and after getting somewhat over-zealous with the new root access I ...
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Chromium: Option to save passwords and change encryption greyed out

I am using Chromium build 353428 on PacROM 5.1. After signing in with my Google account, I tried to set a separate sync passphrase (using instructions given here). However, when I click on my account ...
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Xperia E4 - no sim card after encrypting SD card

I have a major problem with my Xperia E4, it doesn't read SIM anymore. I believe it was caused by SD encryption. A few months ago I encrypted my phone, I didn't have SD card at the time. Everything ...
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Mount Android encrypted data partition on PC

My Nexus 4 screen met a tragic end due to violent contact with flooring tiles. Everything works except the touchscreen (which displays fine but does not react to touch any more). I would like to get ...
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Full encryption of a singe purpose device (e.g barcode scanner )

How could we run a single purpose device with high sensitive date on Android 4.4 or later, with full disk encryption and have it unencrypted and unlocked only after entering the device password only ...
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Is the /data dir encrypted when android encryption is enabled?

I am interested to know if the /data dir is encrypted when android encryption is enabled? Specifically, I have an app that utilises a native shared object library I believe this file resides in /...
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Android encryption and Native Library Storage Locations

I have written an app that uses a native shared library via the android NDK When that app is installed on the phone where does the .so file get stored? Also, is there only one or multiple copies of ...
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Device in Bootloop using encryption

I have yu yureka android device which has octa core snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of ram, 16GB internal storage. Recently I migrated to snapshot release of Cyanogen Mod 12.1 (android 5.1) plain ...
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Internal SD card accessible through PC even after encryption

I recently bought a OnePlus Two. The first thing I did after getting the new phone was a full encryption under security settings. But even after that, the files in my internal SD card, such as ...
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How to enable password entry for encrypted lollipop but disable built in screen locker at the same time?

I want this because I want to use a strong password to protect my device at boot time, but protect the screen with one time passwords when it is already turned on.
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Is there cryptsetup android binary

One thing I badly need on android is support for opening Luks volumes. Is there a cryptsetup / cryptfs binary so, I can execute it from terminal on a rooted phone to mount luks volumes. Please donot ...
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Lost root when upgrading from CM11to CM12.1

I recently upgraded my encrypted Nexus5 CM11 to CM12.1 and now i need to reinstall Google Apps. unfortunately it seems to have lost root access which is needed to to install a zip in recovery mode. i ...
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how to see links of all downloading sources

As an example, there is app which download something program,pdf,video,document or etc. But, the downloaded files are not in sdcard. And when the program download it is encrypted by the program just ...
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android encryption: too little time?

I have a 3rd Gen Moto G that I just enabled encryption on. It showed the warning as usual, "make sure it's plugged in, this will take an hour or more", etc. However, after confirming this, the phone ...
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Most secure peer-to-peer exchange of public keys? [closed]

Just what the question asks: I would like to have two Android users exchange public keys for use in a mobile app while not connecting to a centralized hosted server or website.
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Combining Ghostery and HTTPS-Everywhere on Android?

On my PC (Windows 8.1) I am happily using Firefox with the Addons Ghostery and HTTPS-Everywhere. I really like this combination so I winder how I can achieve the same things on my Android phone. I ...
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What does “encrypt all outgoing email” really mean?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stardust with Android 4.3. In the email app, under security options, there is an option that says "encrypt all outgoing email". But my understanding of S/MIME is that in ...
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How do you encrypt your device running CyanogenMod 12.1?

CyanogenMod 12 and 12.1 'Encrypt phone' setting is broken, and has been for quite a while. Is there any way to encrypt the phone in some other fashion? Can CM be sideloaded onto a phone with an ...
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Decrypt SD card on a phone with a broken screen

I have a Glaxay S4 and I know the password to decrypt the card, and the phone's memory... but the screen is broken and doesn't display anything. Otherwise, the phone is fine. It's my understanding ...
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How does encrypting a bootloader prevent it from being unlocked

As I'm waiting patiently (sigh) for the at&t note 4 root, I have been trying to understand the process of rooting. This website does a good job of describing what a locked/unlocked bootloader is, ...
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Recovering broken ecryptfs on SD-card with lollipop

This morning my phone froze and I had to hard reset it. Now when I boot and I insert my SD card, I get the following two messages: Preparing SD card/checking for errors. A dialog offering to encrypt ...
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Is multi encryption a good way to wipe all traces of personal data before selling the phone?

I am going to sell my phone. It's a Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 from Germany running Android 5.0.1 "Lollipop". What I have done so far is to encrypt, reset, run camera until memory was full to override ...
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Encryt a single user, not the whole device

My android is multi-user. It is crazy to encrypt the entire device. How do I encrypt just a single user's account? More specifically, the only thing I am trying to protect is my gmail account. I ...
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permanently decrypt my android

I have encrypted my android. I now have these problems: I want to switch on and login: The system boots, I the primary user, type my password, the system boots, I type my password (This is a pain). ...
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How to disable device encryption?

I am using Samsung Galaxy A7. Today I encrypted my device and secured it with a password lock. Now I need to permanently decrypt the device but I cant. When I go to settings and try encrypt option ...
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Flash CM on encrypted phone running stock Android

My Nexus 4 is currently running an encrypted Android 5.1. Now I want to flash CM12. Can CM access my Data after flashing or do I need to remove the encryption before flashing?
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Bypass Swipe to unlock in Android 5.0.2

I have upgraded my Sony Xperia Z1 from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.0.2 and now, when the screen is locked, I first have to swipe before I can enter the pattern. When I go to Settings -> Screen Lock, ...
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Redo one-time setup?

Due to a flaw in the way that Android does decryption*, I setup my devices by skipping through all the first boot setup stuff provided by CyanogenMod and Android. I then immediately go into the ...
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adb doesn't find smartphone stuck on Error during encrypting

I have a ZTE unlocked stuck on error during encrypting: It doesn't reboot into recovery mode using the hardware keys combination, it just start up and then reboot into normal mode leading me back ...
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Decrypting full disk encryption

I have latest nightly of cm12 (Android 5.x, Android M). Can I decrypt full disk encryption (which I know code of)? I have twrp and root, they should add support for that
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Is it possible to recover data from SD card encrypted on Android 5.0 if you know your password but your phone isn't functional?

Let's say I have encrypted both internal storage and microSD card with my phone running Android 5.0. Will it be possible to decrypt SD card with my PC or another phone if I know my password but my ...
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CM12 Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Unable to encrypt

I am using the latest nightly of Cyanogenmod 12 (not 12.1) on my Note 3. I wanted to encrypt my phone but whenever I start the encryption process the phone shows a wireframed android and restarts. ...
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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, Cryptonite,...
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My HTC desire C says 'type password to decrypt storage' and I can't remember my password

I got a new phone and am trying to sell my old HTC desire C with beats audio. When I turn it on it says 'type password to decrypt storage' but I can't remember my password, any way I can overcome this?...
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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 ...