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security - Wipe everything after failed decryption attempts, but make it usable?


Monday 05th of November 2012 / android.stackexchange.com
I have CM10 running on my rooted Galaxy Nexus and I just enabled the disk encryption. However, I can't find any options what happens after a few failed attempts? I would like to reset and wipe my data and files so that it will be usable, but without any of my data. Cerberus is flashed, so I think I'll have a better chance at recovering my phone if it's usable and not completely locked.I have set a profile with tasker + secure settings to shutdown after 3 failed PIN attempts (which is different than the encryption password), so I should be save there and a thief would be forced to guess my much safer encryption password.I know that I can do it with cerberus, but only manually.@Robert answered a similar question, that is possible with encryption, but doesn't get specific. Bonus point: Is there any possibility to use a pattern instead of a PIN for the display lock? It's unavailable after encrypting..
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Returning this Tablet


Friday 25th of May 2012 / androidtablets.net
I am sending this tablet back to Amazon. While I like the potential of the tablet, it has really became unusable. After rooting, the device freezes constantly and reboots so much I can't even use the tablet. I have also got the dreaded "Encryption Failed" error a few times which means you loose everything on your device. I know it is a budget tablet, but I want something I can use. I have ordered the Innovatek Innosoul $99 Innovatek InnoSoul 7″ Android 4.0 Tablet | The eBook Reader Blog - eReader and Tablet Reviews and News. Judging by this review as well as this one First Impressions of the Innovatek InnoSoul Android Tablet - The Digital Reader it appears to be a good tablet, with a little better specs than the Kyros. Another plus is that it comes pre-rooted, so I don't have to mess with rooting and installing everything. It is a cheapo brand, but it may just be a bargain.What you guys think? I gave this tablet 2 weeks but it just has become unusable. Tired of having to reflash the rom and deal with the constant resets. I should get the Innovatek next week. I will re
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Encryption Failed on an Assus Tablet


Thursday 16th of August 2012 / androidtablets.net
Hi,I'm getting the message 'Encryption Failed' on my Asus Tablet (TF300) with a button 'reset tablet'.When you click on it, notthing happens.After searching the net I found that a factory reset is done by turning the tablet off and turning it on with the volume down button pushed in, then pushing the volume up button.When following this procedure I first get the android logo with a 'running line' under the logo, after a few seconds the andoid logo has a warning sign in it and after a few minute I get the same message 'Encrytion Failed'.Has any of you had the same problem and/or have the solution to re-install the tablet for proper use ?Thx
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Titanium Backup encryption killed me


Saturday 16th of March 2013 / androidforums.com
After finishing a clean install of JB and restoring my apps, all was working perfectly on my Maxx. I have used TiBu Pro for a couple years, but I've never used its encryption feature. Now that I'm on JB, I thought it might be worth a try, so I enabled it, then rebooted into recovery, then ran a fresh nandroid backup. It completed correctly, but when it rebooted afterward I got an error message that the encryption failed and I needed to do another factory reset to be able to use my phone again.While that's certainly a crap deal, I wasn't too upset since I'd (literally) just finished a new nandroid, so I figured I'd do the reset, restore the nanadroid, then disable encryption again and be on my way. No dice.When I hit the button to start the reset, it just reboots back to the same error every time. If I boot into the on-board recovery panel (the one with the white letters) and try to go into recovery mode from there, it only boots into the dead Android robot with the "!".I looked at TiBu's website and tried contacting TiBu, but have found no useful information yet. Has anyone
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Can't remove encryption


Monday 03rd of June 2013 / androidforums.com
I am not sure if this is a 4.2.2 problem or a PA problem.I was traveling abroad and wanted extra protection with all the airport checks etc. so I encrypted my tablet. Now I want to try dual booting ubuntu and andriod, but I can't with encryption.I have used the factory reset from the andriod settings menu.I've wiped data, then I also formatted everything including the internal memory and completely erased my OS, but I am still asked for my pin to de crypt my tablet!I was trying to use wugs toolkit to flash stock rom, but just failed (maybe because I updated TWRP to the newest 2.5)Maybe this is a TWRP problem I'm not sure, but I just want to remove encryption, I thought a wipe would do it. I've google searched but haven't been able to find a solution. I've seen something about odin, but that appears to be for samsung products.I am wondering if I need to use some fastboot/NVflash commands via my computers terminal.Thanks for any help
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Help! Victory Stuck in Boot Loop with Encryption


Sunday 28th of July 2013 / androidforums.com
I have a VM Victory running Android 4.1.2 rooted with TWRP installed and it was encrypted in order to access corporate email. Today the phone froze and I powered it off by holding the power button for 5 seconds or so. Once I turned it back on, I got to the encryption prompt to enter the PIN to continue booting. However, the PIN I entered (which I know is correct because I've been using it for weeks to boot the phone) was wrong according to Android and could not unlock the phone for continued booting.I booted into TWRP and did a factory reset with no luck (got a lot of unable to mount errors). I entered enough failed PINs that the phone decides to erase all my user data. It went through that process, and now I'm stuck in a boot loop. The phone will boot to the encryption PIN screen. I will enter my PIN, which works now, but the phone reboots and loads TWRP. TWRP will automatically run OpenRecoveryScript (there are lots of invalid and mount errors). After the script, the phone will automatically reboot into the encryption PIN screen again. Entering the correct PIN leads to the TWRP aga
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encryption failed


Saturday 24th of August 2013 / androidforums.com
Hi I have the Samsung s3, my battery was dead and I woke up to a message saying encryption failed reset phone I called the Samsung people up and they said I have no option but to reset my phone I have no access to my data but I want all my pictures and videos before I reset the phone any idea how I can do this and let me repeat I cant use my phone in anyway. will taking out the memory card make a difference?
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encryption failed


Saturday 24th of August 2013 / androidforums.com
Hi I have the Samsung s3, my battery was dead and I woke up to a message saying encryption failed reset phone I called the Samsung people up and they said I have no option but to reset my phone I have no access to my data but I want all my pictures and videos before I reset the phone any idea how I can do this and let me repeat I cant use my phone in anyway. will taking out the memory card make a difference?
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encryption


Monday 28th of October 2013 / androidforums.com
hi error message encryption failed will not flashor reset Samsung s3
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WiFi - Failed to connect to network; Moto G


Friday 24th of January 2014 / androidforums.com
Hi,I have a really weird issue with 20 Moto Gs connecting to the office WiFi. We have a Ubiquiti Networks UniFi setup which is giving out 2 SSIDs, private and guest.The issue is that our Moto Gs are having real issues connecting to it. Sometimes they cannot connect to either SSID, sometimes only Guest, sometimes only private. Every other device on the network can use the WiFi with no issues; iPhones, iPads & variety of laptops .... only the Moto Gs are having the problem. We select the SSID, enter the password and get a message "failed to connect to network".I have tried reconfiguring the WiFi (taking out special characters & spaces in the SSID, changing the encryption to WPA2/AES only, changing passkey to all lower case, changing channels on the access points). However, nothing seems to get the Moto Gs working consistently. What I am finding really frustrating is that sometimes I can get them to connect, other times I cannot. I'm thinking this has got to be an issue with the Moto Gs as everything else connects 1st time with absolutely no issues!.BTW The phones are
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