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

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Access encrypted internal storage without touch

Is there a way to access the encrypted internal storage without using the display? I damaged the display of my nexus 4 (Android 4.4, cm-11-20140104-SNAPSHOT-M2-mako) and need to access the encrypted ...
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CyanogenMod delete WhisperPush account

This question is about the new WhisperPush-feature in CyanogenMod-ROMs: http://www.cyanogenmod.org/blog/whisperpush-secure-messaging-integration Prerequisite: Me and a friend of mine have both ...
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How do I know I'm entering my password in the real decryption prompt?

I have a Nexus 4 phone with full-device encryption. As I took it out of my pocket, it was displaying the "Type password to decrypt storage" screen. Presumably it had crashed in some way and rebooted, ...
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How to set a better encryption password

How would I go about setting a stronger password for disk encryption on my android device? I had set a PIN already before enabling full disk encryption, and it proceeded to use that PIN as the ...
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Any way to auto-update cyanogenmod with encryption enabled?

I've been enjoying cyanogenmod a lot, but the auto-updates don't work, since I encrypted the phone. I'd like to have both, if possible, even if there's a bit of work involved. Is there any fix / ...
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SIM Card not detected after encrypting device

I have a Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo (Model GT-S5310B) running Android 4.1.2 The device is not rooted and the update notifier tells me I have the latest available version installed. Today I tried ...
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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 ...
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How can I read the chat logs from WhatsApp messenger on my Windows machine?

How can I copy over the whatsApp chat messages to a text editor? Are there any specific files I need to copy? I don't care for the media files, I just need the transcript of chat. I am using the ...
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Android Encryption porting

I'm currently trying to enable the full disk encryption in Android on my custom board. Some informations: The /data Partition is the 4th Partition on my SD Card. after the /data Partition there is ...
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Can an encrypted Android phone be unlocked with an USB drive some way?

I want a fast way to login to the system without entering difficult credentials. If the usb key is not present there won't be the ability to decrypt the system ... Some 2-factor solution without NFC ...
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How to boot an encrypted S2 after Wipe without being asked for the encryption password which is no longer accepted?

On my encrypted S2, I started to install CM following these instructions. Rooting the phone worked fine. But after I wiped it from the Volume-up/home/power-key console, I was not able to locate the ...
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Type password to decrypt storage

I'm receiving this message when I boot my Galaxy S4 and I cannot use it: Type password to decrypt storage I haven't encrypted anything and I don't know why I'm receiving this message. Is there any ...
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How do I connect to a jabber.org account with Chatsecure?

When I set up my jabber.org account in Chatsecure it doesn't connect. Another account on jabber.ccc.de works.
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Can PIN lock be disabled/enabled via Secure Settings with full device encryption?

I use Tasker and Secure Settings to enable/disable PIN lock based upon connections to select WiFi and Bluetooth devices. I've recently unlocked the bootloader and rooted my phone. I would like to ...
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adb restore not working for shared

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.1 … I've read that we could root it without wiping the data … well didn't work for me! I wasn't scared, because I made a full backup using: adb backup -apk ...
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After activating the device encryption on my S2 running CM 10.2 nightly, my CDMA radio stopped working

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (Sprint, codename d710), and I just installed the latest CM nightly (10.2). Everything worked until I encrypted the device. Now the radio doesn't work (network: UNKNOWN, no ...
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Client-side encryption of messages across apps

Is it possible to encrypt any message (part) across apps? I'd want client-side encryption using pgp keys (asymmetric public/secret) integrate into multiple apps (like WhatsApp, GoogleTalk, ...), ...
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Why isn't there any encryption application on GSM calling?

I just wondering the reason why there is no encryption tool for GSM calling in android. Is it legal or technical problem? Thank you
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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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Decrypt encryptes Android Phone (MIUI 4.2)

I've encrypted my Phone because of my organization's policy. Unfortunately the device is a bit slower and moreover I am not able to update ROMs anymore. I do have root access and my device is running ...
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What file level function is used to read/write SQLite database file [closed]

I am working on some sort of implementation for SQLite file encryption in Android devices. I would like to get some info about the low level function inside the SQLite source code (Amalgamation ...
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Rooted, Encrypted Galaxy Note 8" stuck in bootloop!

I am a noob. In a nutshell, I poked at things I shouldn't have after rooting/encrypting my galaxy note 8" tablet (GT-N5110) and now it continuously loops through the boot up screen. It gives me just ...
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Device encryption fails, but no error

I am trying to encrypt my android device (Samsung S3, Modified 4.1.2). I have set a password and made sure my device is plugged in and charged over 80%. When I select the encryption option, the ...
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Device encryption and broken screen

Assuming you have a device that is encrypted by the factory encryption option in the security settings of the device, and having said device suffer a fall and end up with a broken screen, what are the ...
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Samsung Galaxy encryption failed

I updated my GT-19100 Phone to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean from the previous version. For this venture it was necessary to decrypt my phone first. After the update I started again an encryption. The process ...
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Android - Exchange encryption - SD card 'damaged'

Mrs has a HTC One S, asked me to set up her work email on exchange. No problem. Got to the device admin-security policy part; a little bit surprised by requesting encryption & pin lock but what ...
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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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How do I keep my email and passwords secure without full-device encryption?

I bought a cheap, no-name Android 4.1.1 tablet a while back, and was dismayed to find that the "Encrypt Data" option was simply not present in the "Settings" -> "Security" menu. I then upgraded to a ...
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Why/ How do some manufacturers remove the Encryption option? [closed]

I've owned two Android tablets now - one a no-name cheapo device (running 4.1.1); the other a more mainstream Asus Memopad HD 7 (4.2.1). Neither have had the "System" -> "Security" -> "Encrypt Data" ...
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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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Use custom lock screen on encrypted Jelly Bean device

I recently enabled encryption on my Nexus S running Android 4.1.1. I'm aware of all the benefits and drawbacks, and device encryption is definitely something I want. It's currently working fine. ...
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R2Mail2 - GnuPG encrypting email to a different email address than in the public key

I have a friend's public key with the associated email address bla@bla.com. I would like to use the key to send an encrypted email to the email address not@not.com. Is this possible in R2Mail2 for ...
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Performance impact of device encryption

As far as I know, most or all Android devices don't have any hardware cryptography accelerators, so the block-level storage encryption happens on the CPU. How high is the impact of encrypting and ...
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How do I decrypt files on SD card that I encrypted on a different device? [duplicate]

I encrypted my phone and SD card on my Note 2. I broke that phone, but recovered the SD card. How do I decrypt the SD card to get all files out (I do have password for it) with the new phone?
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Ways to remove android device encryption

Since I still encounter issues with modified boot images and recovery images I want to remove the device encryption from my Nexus 4 (running 4.3). I known that there is no "official" way to to this ...
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Cannot log in to my android phone anymore

Few days ago I got firmware update in my S3. After update, I realized the default QWERTY keyboard is lost. There was only voice input. Then, I downloaded painfully "Go Keyboard" with voice search in ...
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Decrypt my Micro SD Card

I have been looking every where for an answer to this. I had a Razor MAX with an encrypted card in it. Well I dropped that phone and it died on the spot. I now have a SG3 and the micro sd card ...
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Can the LG 768 be encypted?

I have an LG 768 device. It is running Android 4.04 with Kernel version 3.0.21 and build number IMM76L. I can find no way to encrypt the device. None of the menus lead to an option to encrypt. Has ...
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Cannot perform OTA update on encrpyted Nexus 4

I encrypted my phone because of an Exchange policy with my employer. However, to apply the OTA update, I must decrypt. But the encryption option is greyed out at Settings. I tried removing my Mail ...
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K9-Mail PGP encryption problem

I have a bit of a problem with PGP and K9-Mail on my Galaxy S3. I'm using the GPG Mail plugin on my computer (Mac OS X 10.8) and can read and write mails just perfectly. Today I decided to setup PGP ...
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Using luks manager app for creating file based containers for encryption, is there any chance that unencrypted data appears in crash dumps etc?

My PC is fully encrypted and protected with TrueCrypt using. I don't use TrueCrypt encrypted file based containers as they are not safe from the OS itself. The official TrueCrypt site states that file ...
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No encryption option on Huawei g510 and Android 4.1.1

I recently bought a Huawei g510 with Android 4.1.1 and I was going to encrypt it, but I just can't find the encryption option in the settings panel or any other place. I looked around on the net but ...
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Decrypt Samsung S3 Phone

I have recently encrypted my S3 to allow me to get work emails, but I have now decided against this as it has caused the phone to run like a dog. When I attempt to decrypt the device it says I need to ...
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Android 4.1.2 Full Device Encryption

I have a FDE enabled on my Android. However on JellyBean when device restarts I never get a boot password prompt,just regular unlock screen. I remember on 4.0 ICS, after reboot Android would ask me ...
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Standalone program for managing encrypted partitions? Or, How can I manage encrypted partitions in recovery mode?

Android uses dm-crypt for providing disk-encryption as stated in the implementation notes. Those notes also state (emphasis mine): While the actual encryption work is a standard linux kernel ...
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How can I quickly remove all of my data from my device and then get it back again?

Soon, I'll have to give my phone (a non-rooted LG Nexus 4) to another person for some time. As the phone contains very sensitive information, I do not want this person to be able to access any of it. ...
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Android 4.2 “Partition…has a different major than its disk!” error in logcat

I'm using a Samsung i9100 running Android 4.2.2 via sentinelrom_v4_75_i9100. No changes to the kernel outside what came with that ROM. I've tried encrypting a number of different 4.2.2 ROMs and ...
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Nexus 4 encryption

I encrypted my nexus, and now forget the password after the power is run out Can anyone tell me how many digit required and its rules (upper case, number, etc)?
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Encryption and Screen Lock without SIM card

I'm have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.2 which I am trying to encrypt through Settings -> Security -> Encrypt Device. The process I am following is described in this article at Step 2. ...
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CM10.1, GS II, Mount command for encrypted sdcard0

Question: What is the syntax for the mount command within android to mount an encrypted file system? Context: I'm using CM10.1 (currently cm-10.1-20130604-NIGHTLY-I9100) on a Samsung Galaxy S2 ...