- Disable Force Encryption Magisk Introduction
- What is Force Encryption in Android?
- Types of Force Encryption:
- Best Practices To Disable Force Encryption 2021 ( Valid till Android 10 )
- The Best Way To Disable Force Encryption in Android using Force Encryption Disabler.
- [ NEW UPDATE 2022 – Disable Force Encryption and Decrypt Internal storage (New Tools) – Android 11, Android 12 and above ]
- Disable Force Encryption – Decrypt Internal Storage in Android 12 and 11 and below.
- Disable Force Encryption Android 12: Disable Force Encryption Android 11 – And below
- Files to Decrypt Internal Storage for TWRP
- How to decrypt internal storage in Orangefox or any other recovery
- KOUtility Simplified Tool to Decrypt ROM
Disable Force Encryption Magisk Introduction
So, you are tired of Force Encryption and want a solution for this. There is no 100% guarantee working but taking best practices will help you prevent your device from getting Force Encrypted. So I will tell you how you can get rid of Force Encryption. But first, let me tell you the types of Force Encryption.
What is Force Encryption in Android?
Force Encryption appears when security is compromised by Rooting the device or Changing the ROM to Custom ROM. The smartphone detects when the device boot state has been tampered with. This is why the device encrypts the Data Partition to avoid a data breach.
Types of Force Encryption:
1. Force Encryption in Recovery: This is one of the Force Encryption types where your Custom Recovery asks you the Pattern or Password even if you haven’t set one. It happens because you forgot to remove the Screen Lock.
2. Force Encryption on Internal Storage: This is the second type of Encryption, where your Internal Storage shows 0MB or shows you the Folder with weird names. IT happens because you haven’t installed Disable Force Encryption Zip file after ROM installation, or you didn’t format data for the first time of the ROM Installation. It may also happen because the Recovery was not able to decrypt your internal storage.
3. Force Encryption on Custom ROMs: This is the third type of Encryption where after installing a Custom ROM and doing all the prevention steps, your ROM won’t let you boot to the System. This happens because of the ROM’s inline encryption. To fix this issue, the ROM must be decrypted.
It happens usually to ROMs with the initial build, but later that problem is fixed by the developers. Sometimes it may not always be the ROM’s problem, but it may be Recovery’s fault or kernel fault. So you have to check your own and figure out whose fault it is.
There is another way to resolve this issue. But you would have to Format the Data of the device. In doing so, your internal storage will be wiped completely, so make sure to backup your Internal before proceeding with Recovery Installation and later ROM Installation.
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Here are the best practices to prevent Force Encryption in Android 11 and Android 10.
Best Practices To Disable Force Encryption 2021 ( Valid till Android 10 )
Practice 1: Before installing a Custom Recovery for the first time or even at a later time, Remove all the locks and Passwords including the screen lock to prevent Custom Recovery Lock.
Practice 2: After you have installed Custom Recovery for the first time, be sure to install Disable Force Encryption Zip file.
Practice 3: After you have installed Custom ROM, Flash Disable Force Encryption zip file.
Practice 4: Before Changing Custom ROM, From Custom ROM to Custom ROM or Stock ROM to Custom ROM, Make sure to remove all kinds of Password or Screen Lock from the device.
Practice 5: Install Magisk after installation of a ROM. This will patch the Boot image of the ROM.
Practice 6: Use Native Custom Recovery like OrangeFox, PBRP (Pitch Black Recovery Project), or SHRP ( Sky Hawk Recovery Project ) for better Storage Decryption. ( To solve 0MB Internal Problem )
After taking the precautions given above, you will not face the Force Encryption Issue anymore. If you do face the Force Encryption issue, you know the solution.
Note: Lazy flasher zip file does not work on Android 11 and above.
The Best Way To Disable Force Encryption in Android using Force Encryption Disabler.
Disable Force Encryption – Disable DM Verity
With this method, you will have to format your device at least once, and it would stay in the same encryption state. What I mean is that if you formated the device, and it’s encrypted, then it will stay the same until and unless you perform the same action to change the encryption state (decryption).
Note: Always backup your Internal Storage to avoid data loss.
Step 1: Install Recovery after Unlocking Bootloader.
Step 2: After Recovery Installation, Install the ROM If you want to change the ROM, then First of all Wipe – Dalvik/Cache, System, Data, Vendor, And Anything except storage partitions and at last, Flash ROM. (skip if you don’t want to change ROM)
Step 3: After Flashing and Installing ROM, Format the Data from Wipe Section.
Step 4: Flash Disable Force Encryption Zip File
Step 5: Flash Magisk ( Optional )
Step 6: Reboot your device.
After doing all the above steps you would be able to fix Force Encryption or Decryption issue.
If Anyone has any questions regarding this topic, feel free to comment below, I will surely try to reply.
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You can also watch this video if you don’t want to read but it’s in Hindi.
[ NEW UPDATE 2022 – Disable Force Encryption and Decrypt Internal storage (New Tools) – Android 11, Android 12 and above ]
This is a new update to disable force in Android 12 and below with a new ROM Decrypter tool (KOutility). There is also a simplified version of the ROM Decryption tool which is EnDecrypt. Just flash and boot, no need to do anything.
Disable Force Encryption – Decrypt Internal Storage in Android 12 and 11 and below.
To Decrypt Internal Storage in Android, you can also try this method. It’s posted by someone else from Telegram. So I’ll give credit to Akash the writer and Ko for the Decryption utility.
( Tested with Miatoll – Redmi Note 9 Pro Series but should work with other devices as well )
Disable Force Encryption Android 12: Disable Force Encryption Android 11 – And below
First of all, you will need the file to decrypt storage so here is how to decrypt internal storage in Orangefox or any other recovery.
Files to Decrypt Internal Storage for TWRP
Steps to download file
1. Download koutility.zip from the link below.
2. Documentation related to KOutility
Read from the link below (recommended)
KOUtil a utility zip that can be flashed on every ROM flash, to do some pre-defined tasks.
Can be used either to copy everything you place in sdcard/sudeep/system_root to respective dirs or to set config and use that to do predefined tasks
This is how it works:
Flash in recovery, every option has Note with it
Available Configs in KOUtility:
brbootdtbo – auto backup/restore boot & dtbo, will do backup if no backup present and will do restore if backup is there
bbootonly – always backup boot
bdtboonly – always backup dtbo
resbootdtbo – always restore boot & dtbo (brbootdtbo won’t work if this is enabled)
enalways – encrypt always (edauto won’t work if this is enabled)
dealways – decrypt always (enalways & edauto won’t work if this is enabled)
edauto – auto change encryption state on each flash
avb – removes avb flags (if decrypted)
quota – removes quota flag (if decrypted)
keep – doesn’t over-writes boot/dtbo backups
debloat – removes bloats
rebloat – restore removed bloats
patchD – same as flash but set in config
productsize – makes a product image from your currently flashed ROM to sdcard/sudeep and adds 600MB to it. So you can flash GApps etc. without error. (PC needed to flash product.img)
How to decrypt internal storage in Orangefox or any other recovery
Follow the steps to decrypt ROM/Storage
1. Flash ROMs
2. Flash koutility.zip tested on AOSP only
3. Format data (required only first time after flashing koutility)
4. Reboot to recovery
5. Flash Gapps (optional)
6. Boot into System
Congratulations your storage/ROM is decrypted, you can now switch ROMs without format
For MIUI ROM Devices visit KOUtility Official Telegram to get the MIUI Version KOUtil file
Next time when you want to switch ROMs
Follow the steps below:
1. Wipe data, caches and dalvik caches
2. Flash ROM
3. Flash koutility.zip (GDrive)
4. Reboot to recovery
5. Flash GApps (optional)
6. Boot into System
Remember you need to config koutility.zip in recovery
How to config Koutility for decryption
-Set config (by pressing volume down)
-Yes (for edit config) by pressing volume up
-After that “No” till 5th option (by pressing volume down)
-Then “yes” for 6th option (by pressing volume up)
-Rest “No” till 16th option (by pressing volume down)
-Last “yes” to flash (by pressing volume up)
Join our Telegram Channel to get the latest File of KOUtility.
KOUtility Simplified Tool to Decrypt ROM
How to disable encryption in Android or Android 12 or below with EnDecrypt then the process followed is the same as KOUtil.
EnDecrypt is also a ROM Decrypter tool and removes Encryption from the device (Internal Storage as well). You have to flash this EnDecrypter.zip file in Recovery and that’s all. Nothing to configure like KOUtil but the flashing process is the same as KOUtil.
Visit our Telegram Channel to get the EnDecrypt file – Nooberinfo Telegram