I used dd from twrp terminal to write to userdata on my phone using dd if=userdata.img of=/dev/block/platform/mtk-msdc.0/by-name/userdata when I did reboot, it asks for my password. I tried all the previous passwords I used before, but to no veil. Why is it asking for my password? How to overcome this situtation? Reseting does not seem to be working.

  • Because of the encryption, encrypted backups are bound to the device. Have you performed a factory reset after you have created the backup? – Robert Sep 20 '20 at 9:45
  • If by "resetting" you mean "performing a factory reset" – then no, that just destroyed your last chance to access and decrypt those data, as a factory reset also destroys the key file needed for decryption. – Izzy Sep 20 '20 at 10:04
  • But I never encrypted my device in the first place to begin with. Yes I did a factory reset, will flashing userdata.img again could work? – silly goose Sep 20 '20 at 11:26
  • If this phone is dead my mum's gonna kill me – silly goose Sep 20 '20 at 11:27
  • Good news!!! I reflashed userdata.img with dd from twrp terminal and I'm in the phone yes!!! – silly goose Sep 20 '20 at 11:36

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