• After 15+ years, we've made a big change: Android Forums is now Early Bird Club. Learn more here.

Decrypting Devices...why not?

JdeFalconr

Lurker
Mar 10, 2011
2
0
I've read from a number of individuals on message boards stating that once you encrypt your device it's not possible to decrypt it fully without a factory reset. I'm a bit confused by this, especially considering that the option to decrypt the device is clearly present under security settings (GS2 phone) and, sure enough, the device decrypts just fine. Can someone explain this for me, please?

EDIT: Perhaps this is the source of the misconception, or perhaps this is a more device-specific thing? See this page which explains my experience accurately: http://android.stackexchange.com/qu...0-aka-ice-cream-sandwich-full-disk-encryption
 

BEST TECH IN 2023

We've been tracking upcoming products and ranking the best tech since 2007. Thanks for trusting our opinion: we get rewarded through affiliate links that earn us a commission and we invite you to learn more about us.

Smartphones