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Device Encryption and Root

10th November 2014, 05:17 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, 05:20 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.
24th December 2014, 06:46 AM |#13  
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After hours of trying to get encryption an root at the same time for my Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), temporary disabling SuperSU just worked. Thanks! (I even could skip the part with copying the su binary, probably chainfire has fixed the bug. Just tried enabling SuperSU did it perfectly.)
24th January 2015, 01:19 PM |#14  
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Hi there

I'm facing a similar problem like you on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE.

I have my device:
- rooted
- twrp recovery installed
- run custom ROM

However even when I disable SuperSU and reboot the device and then start encrypting. I only see the Android Logo and no progress. AFter a while (10 minutes or so), it reboots the tab and I end ab at screen lock login and devices is not encrypted. Any ideas?
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