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The only way to remove encryption on a previously encrypted Android device is to perform a full factory reset. This means wiping out everything, including contents of the /sdcard partition and losing all your media, so make sure to perform a back up first. Keep in mind that some Android 5.1 devices enforce full device encryption by default. On these ...


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In short, you will most likely lose all your data, because: You have to unlock your bootloader when you install a third party ROM. Unlocking the bootloader will erase all your data. The new installation will most likely not be able to decrypt your data. Even if it would work, it is still not recommended to keep all the data when installing a different ...


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You have set a custom VPN, encrypted your phone or something else that requires a lock screen on your phone. To disable that you will need to decrypt, remove your VPN's to get only a swipe lockscreen back. On Android Lollipop, Google has added the swipe-up before you can enter your pattern. I don't know why the did that, but they found that usefull. Hope ...


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Encryption does not work with a custom recovery and the only way it used to work with TWRP is now deprecated.


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You probably can encrypt your device by installing CyanogenMod, and entering the following command in the Terminal Emulator app: vdc enablecrypto inplace PASSWORD where PASSWORD is replaced by your password. If that command won't work, try replacing inplace with wipe although be careful, since that will wipe all of your data.


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I think encrypted device backups will work on that device only as long as the used passphrase does not change between the backups. If this is not the case, I think adb backups are the best, at least for apps and settings. Google remembers system settings, and backing up apps via MTP or adb or TB,etc. is possible. Keep your personal data in an encrypted ...


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If I understand correctly, full disk encryption is a one way process, you will need to do a factory reset to get rid of it (assuming the cm guys took stock functionality, because that's how it works on stock).


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Turns out the device wasn't actually encrypting. After a day I reset the device and it rebooted fine. The device is rooted and I've read some places that full device encryption doesn't always work correctly on rooted devices. Also the encryption process apparently has an indicator too (I think?) and my screen was just blank the entire time.


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As linnedude mentions, this is a problem of K-9 mail. There is a pgp/mime milestone on github with the issues to be fixed.



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