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[Q] Mount encrypted sdcard via TWRP/adb shell

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Prompt [Q] Mount encrypted sdcard via TWRP/adb shell


Hoping you can help as you're my last hope really.

Nexus 4
CM 11

I dropped my Nexus 4 and smashed the screen. Everything works as normal except the screen lower half (where the keyboard is..)
So I can boot into TWRP but cannot enter my decryption password to mount the storage, I can however open an adb shell and work from there.

Im trying to determine if its possible to mount the sdcard and enter the decryption password via the shell so i can retrieve important files. So far it doesn't look like busybox has the functionality to do it but maybe im wrong and just need guidance.

pls halp
(Last edited by rustikus; 9th July 2014 at 12:05 PM.)
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I have the same problem. Were you able to provide the password via adb?

"adb shell input" seems not to work as the binary is missing

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