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doveman

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In the past I've used CWM but with my new Moto G 2014 Dual SIM, I wanted to use encryption and I read that TWRP works with that, so I installed it but when I boot into it, it doesn't ask me for my password and /data is inaccessible (naturally!). I couldn't see any option to select to enter my password to decrypt it either. I flashed it with TWRP2801-titan-motog-2014.img

I understand that TWRP doesn't support Lollipop encryption yet but thought it did KitKat?
 

luca020400

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In the past I've used CWM but with my new Moto G 2014 Dual SIM, I wanted to use encryption and I read that TWRP works with that, so I installed it but when I boot into it, it doesn't ask me for my password and /data is inaccessible (naturally!). I couldn't see any option to select to enter my password to decrypt it either. I flashed it with TWRP2801-titan-motog-2014.img

I understand that TWRP doesn't support Lollipop encryption yet but thought it did KitKat?

My twrp support kitkat and lollipop encryption
http://forum.xda-developers.com/mot...recovery-twrp-2-8-2-0-touch-recovery-t2979149
 
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doveman

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Thanks, that's great. I can't get it to install though, as it shows I already have TWRP 2.8.0.1 installed and when I tap Recover Version to Install it doesn't list anything under Choose Version to Install and if I tap Install Recovery, that doesn't do anything either.

OK, I've installed it via the manual fastboot method now and it shows v2.8.3.0 but I still can't access /data. If I go to Mount and tap /data it doesn't do anything and if I tap /system it restarts TWRP, then locks itself and turns off the screen and when I press the volume buttons to turn it back on, it shows a padlock and a swipe to unlock. When I do that and check Mount, /data and /system are still not mounted.

The log screen shows:
Unable to mount /data
Unable to mount storage
Unable to mount /data/media during GUI startup
Full SELinux support is present
Failed to get default contexts and file mode for storage files
Unable to mount /data/media/TWRP/.twrps when trying to read settings file
 

luca020400

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Thanks, that's great. I can't get it to install though, as it shows I already have TWRP 2.8.0.1 installed and when I tap Recover Version to Install it doesn't list anything under Choose Version to Install and if I tap Install Recovery, that doesn't do anything either.

OK, I've installed it via the manual fastboot method now and it shows v2.8.3.0 but I still can't access /data. If I go to Mount and tap /data it doesn't do anything and if I tap /system it restarts TWRP, then locks itself and turns off the screen and when I press the volume buttons to turn it back on, it shows a padlock and a swipe to unlock. When I do that and check Mount, /data and /system are still not mounted.

The log screen shows:
Unable to mount /data
Unable to mount storage
Unable to mount /data/media during GUI startup
Full SELinux support is present
Failed to get default contexts and file mode for storage files
Unable to mount /data/media/TWRP/.twrps when trying to read settings file
Flash this one
https://s.basketbuild.com/filedl/devs?dev=luca020400&dl=luca020400/Motorola/recovery/twrp.img

The official one is bugged
 

doveman

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Dec 14, 2012
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Just checking if there's any news on this? I'm not sure where TWRP is meant to prompt for the decryption password but I haven't seen any prompt or option for that anywhere.
 

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