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[GUIDE] HOW TO FIX PRIVATE MODE WHEN RESTORING TWRP BACKUPS N5/S7 Edge -> TEKHDway!

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By TEKHD, Recognized Developer / XDA Portal Scout on 17th June 2016, 05:59 AM
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Stock Rooted ROM? -> Go directly to the bottom of the post...

WARNING!!! ALL YOUR PRIVATE MODE DATA WILL BE LOST!!!

Well... sometimes when you restore a TWRP Backup... (Custom ROM)

and try to enable/activate Private Mode... You get this error... "Failed to enable Private Mode"

Your only option at this point is probably a full clean ROM Installation... (or wipe entire data/cache) and start all over again...

So... instead of starting all over again (or throwing your phone)




You can do this:

BEFORE YOU CONTINUE!!! ALL YOUR PRIVATE MODE DATA WILL BE LOST!!!
USE THIS METHOD IF YOU WANT TO AVOID A CLEAN INSTALLATION...




1. Navigate to /data/system/ and search for:

- personalpattern.key
- personalfingerprintpassword.key
- personalpin.key

...and delete them all... (you might not have all 3 files, that's ok)

2. Navigate to /data/system/users/ and search for:

- privatemode_edk_1000

...delete it....

3. Reboot... & Done.... Private Mode is now fully operational.


Good Luck!

TEKHD


Stock Rooted ROM? -> As a bonus... (Marshmallow) if you are using a Stock Rooted ROM and your Private Mode is not working... Flash this FILE
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17th June 2016, 09:39 AM |#2  
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Is this method only works on custom Roms? I have stock rooted firmware with custom kernel and I get the "Failed to enable Private Mode" message. Is there any way to get it work?

(BTW, I tried this method, didnt work with my case)
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18th June 2016, 03:01 PM |#3  
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I am on stock rom with systemless root by cf and systemless xposed. I followed your steps and ended up losing access to private mode itself. So flashed stock with systemless root and xposed back again and then flashed the zip file with twrp. but still no success. Please help!!!!
14th July 2016, 02:11 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by TEKHD

Stock Rooted ROM? -> Go directly to the bottom of the post...

WARNING!!! ALL YOUR PRIVATE MODE DATA WILL BE LOST!!!

Well... sometimes when you restore a TWRP Backup... (Custom ROM)

and try to enable/activate Private Mode... You get this error... "Failed to enable Private Mode"

Your only option at this point is probably a full clean ROM Installation... (or wipe entire data/cache) and start all over again...

So... instead of starting all over again (or throwing your phone)




You can do this:

BEFORE YOU CONTINUE!!! ALL YOUR PRIVATE MODE DATA WILL BE LOST!!!
USE THIS METHOD IF YOU WANT TO AVOID A CLEAN INSTALLATION...




1. Navigate to /data/system/ and search for:

- personalpattern.key
- personalfingerprintpassword.key
- personalpin.key

...and delete them all... (you might not have all 3 files, that's ok)

2. Navigate to /data/system/users/ and search for:

- privatemode_edk_1000

...delete it....

3. Reboot... & Done.... Private Mode is now fully operational.


Good Luck!

TEKHD


Stock Rooted ROM? -> As a bonus... (Marshmallow) if you are using a Stock Rooted ROM and your Private Mode is not working... Flash this FILE

Thank you men!!!! I have private mode AGAIN!!

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8th August 2016, 05:45 AM |#5  
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can flash the file on my s6 edge
13th August 2016, 09:31 PM |#6  
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flashed the file in a stock rooted rom (last update) and private mode does not even start. (when is selected before i could at least insert the pin, now does not even open it)
12th September 2016, 04:17 AM |#7  
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Maybe offtopic but just want to report success in this deleting files procedure along the flashing file, made private mode work again in stock-rooted mm N910W8 Note 4, running tmo stock deodexed rom.

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16th September 2016, 11:57 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TEKHD

Stock Rooted ROM? -> Go directly to the bottom of the post...

WARNING!!! ALL YOUR PRIVATE MODE DATA WILL BE LOST!!!

Well... sometimes when you restore a TWRP Backup... (Custom ROM)

and try to enable/activate Private Mode... You get this error... "Failed to enable Private Mode"

Your only option at this point is probably a full clean ROM Installation... (or wipe entire data/cache) and start all over again...

So... instead of starting all over again (or throwing your phone)




You can do this:

BEFORE YOU CONTINUE!!! ALL YOUR PRIVATE MODE DATA WILL BE LOST!!!
USE THIS METHOD IF YOU WANT TO AVOID A CLEAN INSTALLATION...




1. Navigate to /data/system/ and search for:

- personalpattern.key
- personalfingerprintpassword.key
- personalpin.key

...and delete them all... (you might not have all 3 files, that's ok)

2. Navigate to /data/system/users/ and search for:

- privatemode_edk_1000

...delete it....

3. Reboot... & Done.... Private Mode is now fully operational.


Good Luck!

TEKHD


Stock Rooted ROM? -> As a bonus... (Marshmallow) if you are using a Stock Rooted ROM and your Private Mode is not working... Flash this FILE

Everything done. but still private mode not working. All these three files are not available in the respective folder. - personalpattern.key, personalfingerprintpassword.key, personalpin.key. Deleted only one file - privatemode_edk_1000. Flased zip file. Still no private mode.
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30th January 2017, 06:19 PM |#9  
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Hello everyone,
Will this method of flashable zip work for galaxy s6 G20I rooted with SpaceX Kernel ???
10th October 2017, 06:52 PM |#10  
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Any ideas if this same method will work on Nougat?
12th December 2017, 01:15 PM |#11  
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does not work on nougat
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