I'd like to fully encrypt my rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 5.0 and its SD card.

This guide says that one needs to unroot ones phone before encrypting it. Is that really needed for my device? And if so - why?

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    Moved it here: android.stackexchange.com/questions/154032/…
    – mYnDstrEAm
    Aug 5, 2016 at 13:03
  • My guess is that if your phone is rooted and encrypted, the encrypted keys are available for any malicious app/ intruder that can gain root access, rendering encryption useless. See this security stack exchange post but i am not sure how that can be avoided if you encrypt and then root !! Maybe, you can post this question there , if you don't get a response here and after deleting it here (cross posting discouraged)
    – beeshyams
    Aug 6, 2016 at 12:10
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    This says encryption is lost on rooting
    – beeshyams
    Aug 6, 2016 at 12:17


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