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urnamese3

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Hello, when I TWRP it asks for a password to decrypt data and if I don't input the password it won't let me access the emulated sdcard. I've never put any password though =/
Is there any way to restore twrp without flashing the stock image/wiping data?
 

urnamese3

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Please search next time...

The password is as follows: (type or exactly as written below)

default_password

I typed it as you wrote it with the underscore and no uppercase letters but it gives me Password Failed, Please Try Again
I actually made a quick search before posting and I tried this password before.. Another solution is to wipe data/factory reset but if possible I'd like just to re-install TWRP or remove the password somehow
 
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you missed a step initially. after unlocking the bootloader, you MUST reboot first before flashing TWRP.

to fix this, you'll need to hit cancel at the password screen, then go into wipe and do a factory reset. next, go back into wipe and press the format data button. you have to type yes to continue.

this isnt a fun process, as you have to re-setup your device again, but you've just learned something.
 

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you missed a step initially. after unlocking the bootloader, you MUST reboot first before flashing TWRP.

to fix this, you'll need to hit cancel at the password screen, then go into wipe and do a factory reset. next, go back into wipe and press the format data button. you have to type yes to continue.

this isnt a fun process, as you have to re-setup your device again, but you've just learned something.

I assumed he already did this, but in which case we have all been here at one point. I learned the hard way twice now...
 
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Hello, when I TWRP it asks for a password to decrypt data and if I don't input the password it won't let me access the emulated sdcard. I've never put any password though =/
Is there any way to restore twrp without flashing the stock image/wiping data?

No need to fear, Theskillfultroll is here! :good::D
To fix your issue, download NEXUS ROOT TOOLKIT by WugFresh, after doing so, you need to open it up and choose your correct device (DO NOT MAKE A MISTAKE HERE OR ELSE YOU CAN BE HARD BRICKED) if you have already unlocked the OEM, then good for you, but what i wanna focus here is on the main window, right hand side* there is a button labeled 'FLASH STOCK + UNROOT' depending on your situation , if you are soft bricked select so, if not click device on. if soft bricked it will tell you what to do, and vice versa on other option, AFTERWARDS, attempt to stock flash and unroot, now if it fails godforbid, you have to go to options and ENABLE FORCE FLASH *WARNING IF YOU DID NOT CHOOSE CORRECT DEVICE AND YOU PICK THIS, YOU WILL BE HARD BRICKED* and go through with that. and bam done. i got in a soft loop when i accidentally flashed a boot.img over a rom which made my phone unusable . i had to go through with the soft bricked option AND force flash, it was scary but dont worry man! any more questions ? feel free to PM me :)
 
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No need to fear, Theskillfultroll is here! :good::D
To fix your issue, download NEXUS ROOT TOOLKIT by WugFresh, after doing so, you need to open it up and choose your correct device (DO NOT MAKE A MISTAKE HERE OR ELSE YOU CAN BE HARD BRICKED) if you have already unlocked the OEM, then good for you, but what i wanna focus here is on the main window, right hand side* there is a button labeled 'FLASH STOCK + UNROOT' depending on your situation , if you are soft bricked select so, if not click device on. if soft bricked it will tell you what to do, and vice versa on other option, AFTERWARDS, attempt to stock flash and unroot, now if it fails godforbid, you have to go to options and ENABLE FORCE FLASH *WARNING IF YOU DID NOT CHOOSE CORRECT DEVICE AND YOU PICK THIS, YOU WILL BE HARD BRICKED* and go through with that. and bam done. i got in a soft loop when i accidentally flashed a boot.img over a rom which made my phone unusable . i had to go through with the soft bricked option AND force flash, it was scary but dont worry man! any more questions ? feel free to PM me :)

wow. seems like a whole lot of work and worry, especially when compared to simply performing 2 wipes in recovery to solve this problem. no extra software required.

OP, stay away from toolkits.
 
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wow. seems like a whole lot of work and worry, especially when compared to simply performing 2 wipes in recovery to solve this problem. no extra software required.

OP, stay away from toolkits.

Op said he doesn't want to wipe data and he doesn't have access to recovery (I think) saw your post about manual flashing though, pretty good :D

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ok, so i have this same problem. i have tried the "default_password" thing and the steps in post #4. after performing steps in post #4 everything worked great. but for some reason weeks later the problem has returned. is it possible i'm tripping or could the problem have returned? i know it seems highly unlikely but...

i have also been advised to redo the entire root process, is that a viable option as well?
 

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ok, so i have this same problem. i have tried the "default_password" thing and the steps in post #4. after performing steps in post #4 everything worked great. but for some reason weeks later the problem has returned. is it possible i'm tripping or could the problem have returned? i know it seems highly unlikely but...

i have also been advised to redo the entire root process, is that a viable option as well?

could be a twrp bug? are you on the latest version? you can try just updating the recovery, via fastboot or app(like flashify). if that doesnt work you can try wiping out the recovery partition(via fastboot) then reflashing the recovery.
 

sinceg1

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yes i am on the current version via rashr app. i'm not sure how to wipe the recovery partition in fastboot....but it seems time i learn.

again, any thoughts to repeating the root process?
 

sinceg1

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ok, so it seems the next thing to try is wipe recovery partition then reflash recovery. i'll begin looking into how to do that. thank you again.
 

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Ok, I was also asked for a password a couple of days ago for the first time ever, even though I had accessed TWRP several times before to flash roms, kernels etc so I don't think the reason was that I had forgotten to reboot after bootloader. In my case, I didn't even think of trying to enter any PWD so I selected "cancel" and from what I saw I thought my SD was wiped so I re-flashed stock from Bootloader and re-set the device, rather painfull (now I keep a nandroid backup). The thing is though, before I decided to flash stock I just tried exiting recovery and restarting the system and it wouldn't boot by any means. Just sat on the Google logo for ages heating up. And all this happened after a normal shutdown of the device, not after some fancy flashing/modding...
 
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Ok, I was also asked for a password a couple of days ago for the first time ever, even though I had accessed TWRP several times before to flash roms, kernels etc so I don't think the reason was that I had forgotten to reboot after bootloader. In my case, I didn't even think of trying to enter any PWD so I selected "cancel" and from what I saw I thought my SD was wiped so I re-flashed stock from Bootloader and re-set the device, rather painfull (now I keep a nandroid backup). The thing is though, before I decided to flash stock I just tried exiting recovery and restarting the system and it wouldn't boot by any means. Just sat on the Google logo for ages heating up. And all this happened after a normal shutdown of the device, not after some fancy flashing/modding...

Are you encrypted?
 

sinceg1

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i was wondering if that made a matter. i didn't want to sound crazy mentioning it....yes, i am encrypted. do we believe that will make a matter?
 

danarama

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i was wondering if that made a matter. i didn't want to sound crazy mentioning it....yes, i am encrypted. do we believe that will make a matter?

Absolutely. If your storage is encrypted, TWRP cannot access it without you entering a password. If you don't enter the password, your storage would appear to be blank to recovery.

I personally prefer to wipe my entire device and keep a kernel that does not enforce encryption. Encryption (in my opinion) makes life difficult for rooted users.
 

sinceg1

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seems to be the answer here. i have seen "how to's" on decrypting.... i will decrypt the device, will i have to do anything additional from that point? reflash recovery perhaps? sounds like it would be a good step, but i guess we won't know until i decrypt.
 

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seems to be the answer here. i have seen "how to's" on decrypting.... i will decrypt the device, will i have to do anything additional from that point? reflash recovery perhaps? sounds like it would be a good step, but i guess we won't know until i decrypt.

I'm new to the N6 so I am not sure about decrypting as a process. I just did a full wipe, flashed a kernel that doesnt force encryption .
 

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    you missed a step initially. after unlocking the bootloader, you MUST reboot first before flashing TWRP.

    to fix this, you'll need to hit cancel at the password screen, then go into wipe and do a factory reset. next, go back into wipe and press the format data button. you have to type yes to continue.

    this isnt a fun process, as you have to re-setup your device again, but you've just learned something.
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    Had this problem last night, if you have a pattern password try using this:
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    I had an upper case L and it translated to 2589 and that's what unlocked it for me. Hope this helps someone
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    Please search next time...

    The password is as follows: (type or exactly as written below)

    default_password

    I typed it as you wrote it with the underscore and no uppercase letters but it gives me Password Failed, Please Try Again
    I actually made a quick search before posting and I tried this password before.. Another solution is to wipe data/factory reset but if possible I'd like just to re-install TWRP or remove the password somehow
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    you missed a step initially. after unlocking the bootloader, you MUST reboot first before flashing TWRP.

    to fix this, you'll need to hit cancel at the password screen, then go into wipe and do a factory reset. next, go back into wipe and press the format data button. you have to type yes to continue.

    this isnt a fun process, as you have to re-setup your device again, but you've just learned something.

    I assumed he already did this, but in which case we have all been here at one point. I learned the hard way twice now...
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    Hello, when I TWRP it asks for a password to decrypt data and if I don't input the password it won't let me access the emulated sdcard. I've never put any password though =/
    Is there any way to restore twrp without flashing the stock image/wiping data?

    No need to fear, Theskillfultroll is here! :good::D
    To fix your issue, download NEXUS ROOT TOOLKIT by WugFresh, after doing so, you need to open it up and choose your correct device (DO NOT MAKE A MISTAKE HERE OR ELSE YOU CAN BE HARD BRICKED) if you have already unlocked the OEM, then good for you, but what i wanna focus here is on the main window, right hand side* there is a button labeled 'FLASH STOCK + UNROOT' depending on your situation , if you are soft bricked select so, if not click device on. if soft bricked it will tell you what to do, and vice versa on other option, AFTERWARDS, attempt to stock flash and unroot, now if it fails godforbid, you have to go to options and ENABLE FORCE FLASH *WARNING IF YOU DID NOT CHOOSE CORRECT DEVICE AND YOU PICK THIS, YOU WILL BE HARD BRICKED* and go through with that. and bam done. i got in a soft loop when i accidentally flashed a boot.img over a rom which made my phone unusable . i had to go through with the soft bricked option AND force flash, it was scary but dont worry man! any more questions ? feel free to PM me :)
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