Hello I saw in another post from this site that I could open the colornote.db file that was stored here: /data/data/com.socialnmobile.dictapps.notepad.color.note/databases/

with a db sqlite browser. I think it must be outdated because there is no databases folder but files and cache folders instead. Therefore, I did a manual backup and I saw that the backup file was given a name of (whatever).doc extension. And when I openened that .doc file I saw strange characters. How can I open that file correctly?


Whenever you make a manual backup from your notes the app prompts a master password to protect and encrypt your backed up notes.

So that's why you see weird characters in that .doc file.

If you want to open it on your computer you have to find out which kind of encryption was used on it and with that master password you can decrypt it.

EDIT: Colornote uses AES-128 encryption.

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  • How can I know the type of encryption? thx – Defoe Jan 4 '17 at 22:37
  • ": Notes will be encrypted before uploading using the AES standard" How can I open that? – Defoe Jan 4 '17 at 22:39
  • Search an AES decrypt method. – Bálint Babics Jan 4 '17 at 22:48
  • Yes, I'm looking for one ;) – Defoe Jan 4 '17 at 22:53
  • I'm trying a few of them online but they're giving me wrong output although the password is correct... – Defoe Jan 4 '17 at 23:12

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