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[Q] cannot unlock encrypted phone. FML. :(

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21st January 2014, 04:52 AM   |  #1  
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hey guys,
i have a stock s4.
i rooted it.
then uninstalled samsung keyboard.
installed custom keyboard.
and unrooted it.
then encrypted it. (i know it was a bad idea, sorry.)
now/ when my phone boots, it asks for password without giving me a keyboard to type it.
im guessing security restriction dont allow custom keyboards to appear before unlocking encryption.
pls tell me a workaround way to fix this problem.
much grateful.
if i cant reconver my data, at least tell me how to get my phone back in working condition.
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21st January 2014, 06:06 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Devin-J

hey guys,
i have a stock s4.
i rooted it.
then uninstalled samsung keyboard.
installed custom keyboard.
and unrooted it.
then encrypted it. (i know it was a bad idea, sorry.)
now/ when my phone boots, it asks for password without giving me a keyboard to type it.
im guessing security restriction dont allow custom keyboards to appear before unlocking encryption.
pls tell me a workaround way to fix this problem.
much grateful.
if i cant reconver my data, at least tell me how to get my phone back in working condition.
devin

are you at least able to enter download mode, or recovery mode???
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21st January 2014, 06:30 AM   |  #3  
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Storage yes, but...
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are you at least able to enter download mode, or recovery mode???

yeah, but i if i do stuff via download mode or recovery mode, i will loose my data right?
if possible, i dont want loose my data. only if possible. if no choice, then i dont mind.
so how do i know if i can enter download mode or recovery mode? pls help me. i think i can, but im not sure.
i was think of using an OTG cable with a usb keyboard. u think it will work?
21st January 2014, 04:43 PM   |  #4  
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The keyboard might also not work as the phone would have nowhere to take the typed characters from. It's 50-50 chance.

For recovery/download mode, turn on the phone by holding volume power and home buttons and yes that would delete everything.

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23rd January 2014, 11:48 AM   |  #5  
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Question need a .tar version of any rom (stock/custom)
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The keyboard might also not work as the phone would have nowhere to take the typed characters from. It's 50-50 chance.

For recovery/download mode, turn on the phone by holding volume power and home buttons and yes that would delete everything.

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thanks for your reply. you were right, it didnt work.
can anyone tell me a source/link for any custom/stock rom in .tar format so that i can flash it with odin?
.zips can only be flashed with recovery and i prefer odin.
i need it desperately.

ps:
also, can anyone tell me if any recovery can detect external micro sd card or OTG cable storage?
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