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Encryption not succesfull

4th July 2014, 10:59 PM   |  #1  
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I am trying to encrypt my m7, but somehow it doesnt work. After i started the process, i see this wired android and then the device boots up normally , saying that ecryption was unsuccessful, but i can still use it and no (aparent) data is lost.

My Phone is s-off, with 1.56Hboot and running cm11 nightlies.
4th July 2014, 11:18 PM   |  #2  
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I am trying to encrypt my m7, but somehow it doesnt work. After i started the process, i see this wired android and then the device boots up normally , saying that ecryption was unsuccessful, but i can still use it and no (aparent) data is lost.

My Phone is s-off, with 1.56Hboot and running cm11 nightlies.

why did you think CM11 would support encryption ?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2773203
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2777904
4th July 2014, 11:39 PM   |  #3  
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why did you think CM11 would support encryption ?

Well having the Option in there was quite some kind of a hint. So if i am reading this topic right http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2773203 i can encrypt it via adb
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Well having the Option in there was quite some kind of a hint. So if i am reading this topic right http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2773203 i can encrypt it via adb
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no that's how you rescue your phone after it won't boot from failed encryption attempt

To be honest i have not kept up on all the nightly releases ..encryption bug may be fixed now
but I would never risk it. A simple pattern lock screen is all i need
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5th July 2014, 12:01 AM   |  #5  
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no that's how you rescue your phone after it won't boot from failed encryption attempt

Oh okay, thanks i dont need it then, because it doesnt do anything on my phone and i havent lost any data yet.

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but I would never risk it. A simple pattern lock screen is all i need

I had that opinion too, but then i thought, that my phone is unlocked and having a custom recovery, what kind of help is a lockscreen, when someone with a bit of knowledge just have to boot into recovery and then all of your data is exposed. Then i dont have to trouble myself with a lockscreen either or at least encrypt the space
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Oh okay, thanks i dont need it then, because it doesnt do anything on my phone and i havent lost any data yet.


I had that opinion too, but then i thought, that my phone is unlocked and having a custom recovery, what kind of help is a lockscreen, when someone with a bit of knowledge just have to boot into recovery and then all of your data is exposed. Then i dont have to trouble myself with a lockscreen either or at least encrypt the space

If a hacker / law enforcement finds your phone encryption is not going to help you

the average joe has no idea how to enter recovery or what to do when they get their
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