On devices with encryption enabled that require you to enter a PIN before the device finishes booting, can any apps (including built-in ones like chrome or gmail) start before the PIN is entered?
If you are talking of Android N, then the answer is no, which uses File-based encryption and the following are enabled
AOSP Dialer (packages/apps/Dialer)
Desk Clock (packages/apps/DeskClock)
Settings App (packages/apps/Settings)*
- *System applications that use the