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25th April 2014, 09:13 PM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone

I have a strange problem with my xperia M. Somewhen today the Play Store and some other apps crashed so I decided to reboot. The last reboot is about thre days ago. After startup i got a starnge screen asking me for a password to unlock the storage. I have absoltely no idea what this screen is as I have never seen it before. I attatched a screenshot of the phone.
I have never entered a password to encrypt the data on that device. After trying around a bit I called the sony support. They told me to reset the phone using the sony software. But doing this will delete all my data

What I can do to get my data back? And why is my phone suddenly encrypted?

I use Stock ROM think it was 4.2.1 or something. Locked Bootloader not rooted.

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edit:The time shown on the password screen is not my local time. this is also a litlle bit strange to me
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25th April 2014, 09:26 PM   |  #2  
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I think, you might have messed up in "Encrypt your phone".

I don't see any way to get out of it, still wait for some expert to give a solution.
26th April 2014, 06:28 AM   |  #3  
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Are you really sure that nobody accidentally encrypted your phone? This are bad news, as far as I know, unless you discover that password, the only way to fix that will be wiping your device =/
26th April 2014, 08:21 AM   |  #4  
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Hi folks

thanks for your replies. I am absolutely sure that I have not actively encrypted the device. I think the process of encryption takes several hours what I should have recognized.
Is it possible that some kind of virus has encrypted the device?
26th April 2014, 09:07 AM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gentooMueLLe

Hi folks

thanks for your replies. I am absolutely sure that I have not actively encrypted the device. I think the process of encryption takes several hours what I should have recognized.
Is it possible that some kind of virus has encrypted the device?


As far as i know, it is impossible or really hard to get a virus on a phone

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Originally Posted by paper13579

As far as i know, it is impossible or really hard to get a virus on a phone

Sent from my C2004 using xda app-developers app

Thats also my oppinon. for that reason I dont have virus protection software or something similar on my device. As I even have not installed anything since the last reboot I cant imagine that there is a virus on my phone.

Is it possible to encrypt the device remote. I think my google account was hacked, as my password was not valid anymore....
I have never thougt about encryption, so I dont know much about this topic.

Thanks for your help
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