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Offline skipinda

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how do you remove encryption
« on: December 05, 2012, 02:55:01 AM »
I wanted to test how the encryption worked, and I was happy with it.  How do you remove this feature, when I go to security it just states encryption is on, how so you unencrypt/decrypt this device then?




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Re: how do you remove encryption
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 06:23:15 AM »
According to the Nexus 7 Guidebook on GP (page 153), encryption is irreversible.

The only way to undo it, is to do a factory reset.

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« Last Edit: December 05, 2012, 04:00:40 PM by CBers »

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Re: how do you remove encryption
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 02:46:28 PM »
Oh dear... :(

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Re: how do you remove encryption
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 02:52:41 PM »
Not the best news.:-\ although you said you were happy with it. So. I guess you are cool right?

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Re: how do you remove encryption
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 07:01:05 PM »
I played with encryption on another device. I was able to remove it, but I don't remember if it required a factory reset or a reboot. I thought it was just a reboot. Maybe this device is different.

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Re: how do you remove encryption
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 12:11:22 AM »
I wouldn't have thought there'd be any point in encryption if a simple reboot would unencrypt it??

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Re: how do you remove encryption
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 01:00:21 AM »
I just read you have to do a full reset and wipe all your data.

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Re: how do you remove encryption
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 07:03:03 AM »
Yes to remove encryption, you will need a factory reset.

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