I have a new Galaxy S7 with preinstalled /e/, upgraded from 0.9 to 0.11.
I would like to encrypt the phone (Settings->Security->Encrypt phone). It does ask for the screen pattern and apparently tries to restart (android “robot” appears, then the /e/ animated logo), but after a couple of seconds I am back on the login screen, and the encryption was not done.
Is there another way to do this?
Thanks & best /m
thank you for your purchase and sorry for the issue you are facing.
I was able to successfully encrypt a pre-installed S7 phone but I will try again with the 0.11 version and tell you the resulat.
I formated the phone, I set a pattern and I successfully encrypted the phone.
If after trying again your phone isn’t encrypted, I suggest you to also format the data partition (it will erase all your data) :
- turn off your phone,
- long press on Power + Home + volume plus buttons for 10 seconds to enter into TWRP (the recovery mode),
- if a warning appears, swipe “Swipe to allow modifications”,
- click on “Wipe” then “Format Data”,
- enter “yes” and confirm,
- click on Reboot System (and “Do Not Install” if it appears).
Set your pattern and try to encrypt again.
Following your instructions it now shows “Encrypted” under Settings>Security>Encrypt phone, so it seems to have worked.
It did only take a couple of seconds, though, far from the hour that was announced beforehand
Is that expected after wiping the data partition?
PS: Now I also can connect the phone via MTP, so my other issue MTP connections not working on 0.11 also seems to have been resolved with this
Thank you very much for your support! Will definitely keep supporting the project via donations.
Indeed it worked
There was no data to encrypt so yes it’s normal if it was very quick.
Nice to hear.
Thank you for your support
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