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

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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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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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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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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 I'...
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Can you change the runtime on an encrypted phone (KitKat)?

Nexus 5 owner here. Basically, I encrypted my phone a while back while on Dalvik Runtime and recently wanted to give ART a try again (to check app compatibility). The problem is that when I set ...
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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 screen>...
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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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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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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?