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TWRP Encryption Password?

  1. anthonyds5 Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 26, 2016

    anthonyds5, Feb 26, 2016 :
    I've been Googling and looking through XDA looking for an answer but couldn't find anything. I encrypted my phone with a PIN code and when I tried to boot into TWRP it's asking for a password when I never set one on there. I tried inputting my PIN and it was a failure. Tried 'default_password' but also a failure. I wanted to encrypt my phone but I'm stuck with this. Can anyone help me with this?

    TWRP Version : 3.0.0.1
    ROM : Sultan's ROM [2/21 Marshmallow]

    Help me figure out the password or how to change it?
     

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  2. lostLambda KitKat Feb 26, 2016

    lostLambda, Feb 26, 2016 :
    Its asking for the encryption password you set when u encrypted your phone. I don't think twrp itself has password functionality.
     

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  3. anthonyds5 Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 26, 2016

    anthonyds5, Feb 26, 2016 :
    It's asking for one after I encrypted my phone. I tried the PIN I made and it doesn't work which made me extremely confused. On XDA some people encountered the same problem
     

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  4. josefn24 Jelly Bean Feb 26, 2016

    josefn24, Feb 26, 2016 :
    That's strange I hope you figure it out I think you can still wipe the phone and start over anyways though worst case scenario if I'm not mistaken.
     

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  5. anthonyds5 Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 26, 2016

    anthonyds5, Feb 26, 2016 :
    I backed up my information before encryption. Because I read afew articles about people running into issues with encrypting / losing data so I made sure. I'm just confused about the TWRP password.
     

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  6. josefn24 Jelly Bean Feb 26, 2016

    josefn24, Feb 26, 2016 :
    Idk I have never seen a twrp password. Just start over would be easier maybe figure out what went wrong along the way. Good luck.
     

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  7. anthonyds5 Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 26, 2016

    anthonyds5, Feb 26, 2016 :
    I cleared out everything . I even tried just installing the ROM alone and encrypt afterwards. No dice. It's really weird. Didn't happen when I was on KitKat / Lollipop, but Marshmallow the otherhand is a different story
     

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  8. pbergonzi KitKat Feb 26, 2016

    pbergonzi, Feb 26, 2016 :
    See here:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Nexus5/comments/2mskzu/twrp_is_asking_for_a_password
     

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  11. CEL44 Donut Apr 13, 2016

    CEL44, Apr 13, 2016 :
    I had the same issue and could fix it.

    Password was not requested at startup.

    I have changed the setup to make sure password is requested at startup, rebooted, therefore entered my PIN to boot, then shuted down, and finally restarted in TWRP

    And... miracle ! -> TWRP took my PIN and decrypted the OPO!!

    To access this setup go to your screen locker options, confirm PIN method and doing this you should be asked if you want to enable PIN when booting.

    Hope this helps.

    NB: Now I will backup my OPO with TWRP, erase it, and restore it to get rid of the encryption as it drains too much battery to my opinion.
     

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  12. CEL44 Donut Apr 14, 2016

    CEL44, Apr 14, 2016 :
    Back to unencrypted!

    Just one advice: transfer the TWRP backup to a Pc as the "wipe" also wipes the virtual sdcard (even though it says it won't :confused:).

    I guess this is due to the encryption of this folder.

    Luckyly I did it, so I could transfer it back and restore it.

    End of a chaotic experience!!

    :)
     

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  13. Wolfensteinor Eclair May 4, 2016

    Wolfensteinor, May 4, 2016 :
    FIXED FOR ME:
    i couldn't get in to the TWRP recovery (which was version 2.8.7.0) after i had encrypted my One. so i just installed
    Flashify and updated TWRP recovery to the latest version 3.0.2 through that. then i rebooted and went back to the TWRP recovery and it decrypted my oneplus one from the PIN and i was able to flash zips on my SD and make backups
     

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  14. vineetanandjha Donut Oct 26, 2016

    vineetanandjha, Oct 26, 2016 :
    This worked, Thanks a ton.
     

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  15. gabemiller832 Eclair Jan 2, 2017

    gabemiller832, Jan 2, 2017 :
    Ladies and Gents,

    I'm struggling with a 3T & TWRP 3.0.2-0.
    No matter what type of encryption I set; pattern, PIN or password, TWRP says invalid/failed etc. when entering them.
    It's a bug.
    Only solution is if I do a Factory Reset and a Format Data under Wipe, then it'll mount the memory, but obviously the previously copied install .zip will have been erased after that.
    It's a Catch 22.

    Ideas?
     

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  16. nidico100 Donut Jan 3, 2017

    nidico100, Jan 3, 2017 :
    that's also my problem
     

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  17. gabemiller832 Eclair Jan 3, 2017

    gabemiller832, Jan 3, 2017 :
    update: the only way for me to overcome this irritating password problem was using a type C pendrive.
    I hit 'select storage', selected USB, TWRP had no problem reading it, I could install what I needed.
     

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  18. preet.dhiman06 Cupcake Jan 10, 2017

    preet.dhiman06, Jan 10, 2017 :
    Mine worked by removing the lockscreen password :). Doing it removed the boot password and TWRP didn't ask for decryption password.
     

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  19. mit2nil Froyo Jan 11, 2017


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  20. mansi0312 Cupcake Jan 14, 2017

    mansi0312, Jan 14, 2017 :
    when you perform factory reset reboot recovery once, don't let it boot into the system.. once recovery is booted, again your phone will be mounted, copy the install.zip file and install it. then reboot into system.
    just tried it after so many failed attempts. there's no catch. just the procedure is a bit different.
     

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