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Device Encryption and Root

OP bruzzy

10th November 2014, 06:17 PM   |  #11  
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To be on the safe side, I always unencrypt my device before a FW update with ODIN or Kies or OTA, because I root again after the update.

If you use OTA or Kies you can do the update with the device encrypted, BUT, as you are going to root again, when you install CFAutoroot your device won´t boot, because of the difference in kernel. This is the reason that I unencrypt before FW updates and proceed with encryption again after I check that everything is working as expected.
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10th November 2014, 06:20 PM   |  #12  
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I may just fully unroot it temporarily, install the update, and then root after with custom recovery. We shall see. I suspect since we're still on 4.4.2 on the Note 10.1 2014 I got quite some time before I have to worry about it. LOL

P.S. I asked because 5.0 is going to turn encryption on by default, so decrypting may not be an option going forward.
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