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

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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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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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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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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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Does Android support the Exchange ActiveSync policy “Encrypt storage card”?

Without middleware, without Google Apps, does Android support the Exchange ActiveSync policy "encrypt storage card."? According to Wikipedia, Android doesn't support the ActiveSync command to encrypt ...
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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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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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What Android sync'd data is encrypted?

With the release of the firesheep plug-in for firefox it has become trivial for website browsing on open Wi-Fi networks to be hijacked by 3rd party listeners. Android offers the convenient auto-sync ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does encrypting an Android device add any real security benefit over a key-lock?

Would encrypting my Android device make my data any safer in case of theft? It seems to me that since the encryption key necessarily is identical to the PIN code or password used for the key-lock, ...
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Cannot Factory Reset after Encrypting

I encrypted my phone but now want it not encrypted so have to factory reset. However, if I try to do this from the CWM Recovery it says -- Wiping data... Formatting /data... Error mounting /data! ...
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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 can I decode a mobile encoded file?

I am using filelock software in my Android phone. You can encode (encrypt) any file in this software by a password. I forgot my password and without password I cant decode my file. Is there any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is full device encryption possible on LG Optimus L5 II (LG-E460)?

After starting the encryption process from within the Device Policy Manager for Google Apps the device will reboot, and immediately get stuck on the boot loader while happily displaying the LG logo ...
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How to disable lock pattern/pin on lock screen with new Android 4.3 update?

I just did an update on my Galaxy S3 and now it is required that I have a lock on my lock screen. Before the update, I had the simple "Swipe to Unlock." Now, when I go into Settings>Lock screen>...
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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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How to do backups and updates properly with full device encryption?

I think about the following use cases: 'Perfectly' reverse encryption without losing settings Update ROMs. Even if /system, /data, /sdcard (internal) are encrypted Low level Backups with CWM. When ...
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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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How can I encrypt my external SD card on Android?

I want to encrypt or password protect on my external sdcdard. Thus whenever I remove my ex SD card it will not allow to show any of its data without password, even if it is inserted in Computer. Is ...
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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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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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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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Wipe data on wrong password inputs

I've found several obsolete answers, but this question about situation nowadays: What's the most robust solution to have the device (Android 4.2-based) protected? Turn on device encryption (there ...
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Is data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db being encrypted?

I rooted my phone (Galaxy Nexus 4.1.1 JRO03C). I am able to access nearly all files under data/data/* folder. However, a few files cannot be opened, such as data/data/com.android.browser/databases/...
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Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) - Encryption, select different PIN than Screen Lock

I was wondering if one can select different passwords for device encryption in ICS? Having the same password for encryption and unlocking the screen isn't quite that secure... Thanks for hints.
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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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Does the lock screen on a encrypted device provide different security than an unencrypted device?

I am wanting to encrypt my phone and sd card. I have been reading around about it all week and still don't understand a few things. I though that the encryption was like blackberry encryption, where ...
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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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What is the Streaming Decryption setting in Google Drive?

I notice a "Streaming Decryption" option under Encryption Settings. For me, it was not selected by default. The description under this setting is a little unclear: Decrypt documents into a stream ...
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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,...