Phone decrypted after power off

  1. A1590153465364
    Cupcake Dec 3, 2021

    A1590153465364 , Dec 3, 2021 :
    This topic has also been covered by this threat but as it is labeled as a Oneplus 5t issue I felt like updating it. Find the forum post I am referring too here:


    After my battery died I plugged my Oneplus 8t in using its WarpCharge65.
    Immediately after booting I saw a screen having only the Oneplus logo and a keyboard on it. When typing you could see a password promt showing up (****)

    I had never set such a password before and when trying out a few I saw that it hat decrypted the entire phone - with the option to click "forgot password" which warned you that it would reset your entire memory.

    -Turning the phone off by holding Power + VolumeUp Button for 10s has helped other people but that didn't work for me.

    -Others said you should just repeatedly try a password and it was gonna be accepted eventually.

    -> For me the solution was to try the PIN code I had as backup for the fingerprint lockscreen.

    Typing that in immediately decrypted the phone.

    Hope this can help some of you out :)
    Also make sure to visit the original forum post as I found around 5 different solution propositions there.

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  2. rHITkM.
    Jelly Bean Dec 3, 2021

    rHITkM. , Dec 3, 2021 :
    Yes it is known, The screen you are talking about ( Recovery mode ) that has PASSWORD written in it prompts to enter PIN or PASSWORD whatever user has set for unlocking the device.

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  3. HarshKK14
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 3, 2021

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  4. puccellino
    Lollipop Dec 4, 2021

    puccellino , Dec 4, 2021 :
    Yes, this is standard when going into recovery mode.

    Well done for working it out yourself.