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20th November 2014, 04:22 AM |#21  
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Ok all don't smack me too hard Lol.

I'm rooted with twrp installed. Which one should I flash in Fastboot and sounds like it'll wipe data afterwards?

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20th November 2014, 04:28 AM |#22  
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Ok all don't smack me too hard Lol.

I'm rooted with twrp installed. Which one should I flash in Fastboot and sounds like it'll wipe data afterwards?

Thanks ahead.

Just follow the instructions and you'll be ok, twrp and root don't matter for it - it's just changing the kernel/ramfs partition out. You have to factory reset in order for the encryption to "turn off." Normally encryption is forced at bootup on the Nexus 6 (can't be disabled), this just gives you the ability to disable it - which apparently fixes some I/O read issues (as expected from an encryption SW layer I guess).
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20th November 2014, 04:52 AM |#23  
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Just follow the instructions and you'll be ok, twrp and root don't matter for it - it's just changing the kernel/ramfs partition out. You have to factory reset in order for the encryption to "turn off." Normally encryption is forced at bootup on the Nexus 6 (can't be disabled), this just gives you the ability to disable it - which apparently fixes some I/O read issues (as expected from an encryption SW layer I guess).

I booted into fastboot mode and did the fastboot flash which said it completed. Then I did the fastboot erase user data to factory reset the device, no it's stuck in twrp recovery mode blinking on and off. Any suggestions? Do I need to reflash the factory image?
20th November 2014, 04:57 AM |#24  
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I booted into fastboot mode and did the fastboot flash which said it completed. Then I did the fastboot erase user data to factory reset the device, no it's stuck in twrp recovery mode blinking on and off. Any suggestions? Do I need to reflash the factory image?

That's weird. It shouldn't have anything to do with TWRP or recovery in general. If you can't get it to boot, then you're probably best of reflashing the factory image. (You did "fastboot flash boot" not "fastboot flash recovery" right :P)
20th November 2014, 04:58 AM |#25  
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Does the device feel any different by chance?
20th November 2014, 05:07 AM |#26  
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This is awesome to hear! Hopefully we will be able to find out more about if the hardware is being utilized for the encryption after more devs start getting their hands on these.
20th November 2014, 05:09 AM |#27  
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That's weird. It shouldn't have anything to do with TWRP or recovery in general. If you can't get it to boot, then you're probably best of reflashing the factory image. (You did "fastboot flash boot" not "fastboot flash recovery" right :P)

Lol yes I did. I actually copied/pasted the command. Ok I'll reflash the factory image and go from there. Thanks
20th November 2014, 05:21 AM |#28  
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This is awesome to hear! Hopefully we will be able to find out more about if the hardware is being utilized for the encryption after more devs start getting their hands on these.

I'm pretty sure it isn't, but I could be wrong.
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20th November 2014, 05:34 AM |#29  
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If I have backups (from TiBu) created while the entire phone is encrypted and I pull the backups off the storage, can they be restored on the phone after I go through the process to disable mandatory encryption, or on any other unencrypted phone?
20th November 2014, 05:51 AM |#30  
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I am also getting FAST reboots into Google screen and TWRP. I was unlocked/rooted/TWRP before I attempted each step 100%. Stuck in boot loot.

I tried flashing stock image then again and nothing,
20th November 2014, 05:59 AM |#31  
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Just went through the whole nine yards with my shiny new N6: unlocked, rooted, TWRP and now forced de-encryption. Really curious if the disabled auto encryption will improve battery.
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