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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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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 ...
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“Encryption Failed” on my Samsung Note 2 & it asks me to reset device. Is there a way to back up my data

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from AT&T. At the reboot it displays "Encryption failed", and would ask me to reset device. I cannot access my phone. I have very important data on this phone. I want ...
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Use Tasker to swipe lock the screen for 10 mins then require password thereafter

i'm looking for a way where i can use the power button to turn off the screen and activate the swipe lock. If the phone is left untouched/unswiped for 10 mins the password lock should come on. There ...
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missing pictures/videos from HTC EVO after being encrypted

I have an HTC EVO. It's been encrypted at work. Afterwards, all of my pictures/videos are missing from my gallery, everything else is still there. How do I get them back?
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Why can't I access the files on my SD card?

I have a Motorola Droid Bionic which I recently updated to Android 4.1.2. Since the update, I can no longer access any of the files on the 32GB micro SD card I installed in the phone. I can view all ...
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Is there a way to share OTR keys between different applications?

I have IM+ pro installed on my phone and purchased the OTR upgrade. On my linux laptop I have pidgin installed and the OTR plugin active. I set both XMPP resources - laptop and nexus - to the same ...
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Decrypting TitaniumBackup files [duplicate]

I have TitaniumBackup encrypting backup copies of app settings before uploading to Google Drive. In order to verify/restore applications I need to type my password. I need to extract a backup outside ...
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Phone will not let me ENCRYPT

I want to encrypt my apps and personal data, such as passwords to email etc. If I have factory reset my phone (GS2sprint) and it is fully charged (over 90%) and plugged in. So I went to ...
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Disabled samsung keyboard- now can't turn on my s3

I am in a weird situation. Few days back (I believe) I disabled samsung keyboard using nobloat app as i use adaptxt all time. But i have an encryption password and as samsung keyboard is disabled, i ...
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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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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 ...
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What is covered by “Encrypt phone”?

On Ice Cream Sandwich (CyanogenMod 9), Under Settings > Security there is an option to "Encrypt phone". I understand that this will require me to provide a PIN whenever I start up my phone. But ...
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Backing up Android device on Windows via wireless

I need a way to back up my whole Android device on my PC, which is running Windows 7. I don't have USB cable for my phone, but I have wireless router, so my best option is using Wireless connection. ...
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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 v4.2-based) protected? Turn on device encryption (there ...
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Unlocked bootloader, encryption

galaxy nexus unlocked bootloader no adb enabled rooted device encryption on with 10+ characters (Cryptfs Password - Google play) PIN screen lock with 6 characters Am I safe if someone wants to ...
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WiFi stopped working (dhcpd times out) after enabling device encryption

WiFi has worked without issue before on this exact same hotspot, and it is currently working for other devices so I'm assuming the error is in the phone (edit: also tried another hotspot, wifi is ...
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In which version of Android was encryption of /data made available?

These docs suggest that it has been available (only) since Android 3.0 Honeycomb. By contrast, conversation on discussion boards suggests it was available in 2.3.4 Gingerbread. So, what is the answer ...
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connecting to a wireless network that uses WPA2 enterprise encryption

I'm trying to connect to a wireless internet I've got the user id and password for. The network uses WPA2 enterprise encryption and Cisco:Leap authentication. How can I connect? On my laptop I do ...
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Galaxy S3 Encryption ruined my photos… recoverable?

I put outlook on my GS3 for work and to do so I had to encrypt my phone. Since Encryption, Almost all of the photos I had on my phone are now blacked out. It shows me my different folders and the ...
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How the data on SD are encrypted in 4.0?

I've got phone with android 4.0, and, for sync with Exchange, I encrypted SD card using android's built-in encryption. However, the phone starts telling me that the card is damaged and needs ...
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Cannot access internal memory due to cyanogenmod encryption, how can i decrypt the device?

I have ran into a small problem with my android tablet, it is a samsung galaxy tab 8.9 p7310 About a year ago i rooted it and installed CWM + CyanogenMod 9; i also encrypted the tablet. When i go ...
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How can I decrypt an encrypted SD card (HTC Evo 4G) on a different device?

I encrypted both my phone and SD card upon purchasing my HTC Evo 4g LTE. Recently the phone died (would get to the login screen and then reboot). After a factory reset the SD card shows up as ...
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Stuck in Encryption Mode

I have an Android 4.0.1 10" tablet. I started encryption last night around 5:30pm. It is now 7:40 am the following morning and I still see the "green" Android icon on the screen. I had just bought the ...
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To encrypt or install security app like Prey?

I have just bought an Android tablet and would like advice as to whether I should encrypt it or install some security app like Prey. If I encrypt it, then if it is stolen the thief won't be able to ...
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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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Phone lock enabling using hardware buttons

I don't normally like to lock my phone as I find it annoying. Is it possible to enable the lock or some kind of encryption on the phone in an emergency, for example by holding down a number of the ...
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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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Can I install a micro-SD card into my Note 2 after I've enabled device encryption?

I recently got a Note 2 and enabled device encryption. I want to put a micro-SD in it now to expand my storage capacity, but when I go to settings, it won't let me mount the card. Is it because of the ...
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Wipe everything after failed decryption attempts, but make it usable?

I have CM10 running on my rooted Galaxy Nexus and I just enabled the disk encryption. However, I can't find any options what happens after a few failed attempts? I would like to reset and wipe my data ...
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Corporate Email account on Cyanogenmod 7 - Encryption required

Has anyone got a corporate email account working with a server that requires Encryption. I'm using a Wildfire with CM 7 and get the error "This server requires features your Android device does not ...
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How to enter CWM recovery on an encrypted Galaxy S3?

I'm trying to enter CWM recovery so that I can back up my ROM. While rooting my S3 I could enter CWM using the instructions I was following at the time (which I no longer have around). Since then ...
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Do I have to backup Titanium Backup's keys?

I just bought Titanium Backup and set up a scheduled encrypted backup of user+system apps and data, followed by Dropbox sync. Assuming I remember the passphrase, is all the data required for ...
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Will using a vpn also encrypt my 3G traffic?

Just wondering, because I've just set my phone up to forward wifi traffic through my DD-WRT router. But I've no way to verify if my 3G traffic is also going through my router. Does anyone know if 3G ...
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SD card will not format within Android therefore cannot mount. Works fine on laptop

I bought a 64GB SD card for my Galaxy S3, and it worked perfectly. Today I turned on device encryption (worked fine) then I turned on SD card encryption. Since then I am stuck with the phone reporting ...
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Android disk encryption - using as a removable device

I'm about to upgrade my Desire HD to ICS so that I can use the full disk encryption functionality. Does anyone know if its possible to still use the device as a removable disk when plugged in via a ...
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If I encrypt my phone will I still be able to load custom ROMs?

Are there any issues with enabling full encryption and loading custom ROMs or will it be seamless?
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Does Android's Full Filesystem Encryption also Encrypt the SDcard?

In Android's filesystem encryption do they also encrypt the SDcard? If so Is encrypting the SDcard optional or is it encrypted by default when you choose to encrypt your device? Here's some info ...
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What's a secure way to message/talk to someone in CM9?

I'm using CM9 nightly (20120712 i.e. today). I need to talk securely, without the chance of eavesdropping, to someone who also has CM9 nightly (not sure how up-to-date but not more than 1 month old). ...
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Creating and handling an encrypted folder on sd-card for unrooted devices

I'm looking for a way to create an encrypted folder on the sd-card and provide password protected access to its contents. Ideally, this would provide a UI to encrypt new files by moving files to it ...
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LogMeIn Hamachi VPN

How do I connect my Android phone or tablet to a LogMeIn Hamachi VPN? Is it even possible? LogMeIn has command line clients for Linux, and of course Android has built-in VPN settings. Is there some ...
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How can I access data (such as WiFi keys) in an encrypted Titanium backup?

How can I decrypt an encrypted "Titanium Backup" backup using standard (linux) tools? Example: Wi-Fi serves as a practical example, many other uses may apply to the solution I'm looking for. If I ...
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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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Why won't my SGS2 allow me to perform device encryption?

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy SII with the new 4.0 OS. The option to encrypt my device is enabled, but whenever I try to encrypt it asks me to plug the device in to have at 80% battery charge. I tried ...