I have a rooted samsung galaxy s4 sph l720 with an encrypted data partition. It's currently a soft brick. I'm confident I could wipe the device and start over from scratch but then I'd lose everything in my internal data partition.

I have TWRP installed and the data partition reads as 0mb. I know the password to access the data from the normal ROM startup but that's not an option in TWRP recovery.

I don't really care if I salvage the device. I have another device functioning as a phone right now.

I just can't believe there's no way to save this data.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • 2
    I have seen TWRP versions that ask for the FDE password and allow to access the encrypted data. May be there is also an updated TWRP version for your device available?
    – Robert
    Oct 16 '18 at 6:58
  • Thanks for the reply. I'm using 3.1.1-0 which as far as I know is the latest version for my device. It is over 5 years old.
    – hortstu
    Oct 16 '18 at 7:05
  • @Robert This version is the one provided for this device at the TWRP website so I believe it's the most up to date one. twrp.me/samsung/samsunggalaxys4sprint.html
    – hortstu
    Oct 16 '18 at 7:32
  • Just copying the files and knowing the password likely won't be enough. I haven't done much with FBE but it likely also requires additional files with metadata. Without those the encrypted files would be useless.
    – Namnodorel
    Oct 20 '18 at 16:37

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.