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A reboot might fix the issue (it did in my case). No idea what caused it though.
Summary: With a Motorola Droid series phone using encryption, you have to click to use the phone as a "Media Device", not as Mass Storage, in order to decrypt files for transfer or viewing on a USB connected PC. OP has stated he is using a Droid Bionic with encryption enabled. To view or transfer the encrypted files to his PC -- but in a decrypted state -- ...
Apparently there is no tool on PC to decrypt Android's encryption at the moment, but the TWRP recovery can be used on the device to decrypt everything... Even with a broken touchscreen, as long as your device is supported by TWRP recovery: Download the TWRP image (2.8.7 worked for me) Boot into fastboot (power + vol. down on Nexus 4) Start the recovery, ...
After 2 hours of waiting, I long pressed the power button for 15sec which gives battery pull effect. Then I rebooted to recovery. Tried to format /data sparing /data/media which gave the error unable to mount /data. Then tried formatting /data including /data/media and it was formatted. Then rebooted and first set a lock screen pattern and then tried ...
Finally, does the mobile's synced photos are encrypted? If not, theoritically you can "steal" photos from another user's device while connect to your wifi and start sycning.
You can't prevent that. It is because your device is mounted to the computer via MTP. It's supposed to be visible. However, whenever you boot up, a password will be required to decrypt your device before any data can be accessed, so you need not worry. Also, MTP connections won't display any data if the device is locked. This is a security measure. In ...
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