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Root [Verizon] CleanROM Encryption -- OH SNAP!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheGeek, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. TheGeek

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    I started my new company and they require encryption with ActiveSync.

    So, I hit OK, and let it enable Android Encryption.

    Got a response "Encryption Failed".

    I lost my phone at 11am this morning. I just got home and flashed the Verizon stock rom to recover from it. Going to try again and see if it works.

    I really hope encryption is not broken on the CleanROM.
     

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    Confirmed; Encryption is broken or just plain don't work.

    I rebuilt using Verizon stock rom, flashed CleanROM again, did a manual encryption and I lost the data network. It would not connect.

    I had to reflash and now I am stuck with the Verizon stock rom. It's the only way I can encrypt my device in order to get emails for my company.
     
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    This is going to be the case with custom ROMs...its a major part of the reason carriers don't want us messing with too much (ie: locked bootloaders)...it makes our device less secure...
     
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    Makes me want to cry.

    I had two options; keep my phone, use activesync -- carrying a second phone.

    I really don't want to carry two phones.
     
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    Its just the reality of things unfortunately...by rooting and running custom software you're opening up the device..
     
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    opening up the device to what?
     
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    You're opening up areas of the phone that are generally not available to software...a rooted phone is less secure...no way around it
     
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    So a rooted phone is easier to hack...rooted users need to be much more careful when using public wifi i assume?
     
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    In theory yeah I guess
     
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    Eek time to install some security apps..random question, what case would you suggest?
     
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    security apps are a waste of resources...ive never put any phone ive owned in a case so i have no suggestions there
     
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    That's not true, you're more vulnerable on a stock rom in which most of the exploits are widely known.





    All security software can do is scan downloads against known signatures, Android apps run in a sandbox so they aren't able to get checked at runtime. Unless you're getting some apps from a sketchy site they're pretty useless.
     
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    brave man u are. 100% naked?
     
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    disagree completely...a stock rom would not have root access to do damage to anything

    absolutely...ive never put a case or screen protector on any phone...complete waste...

    Now compared to the Droid X the Galaxy S3 feels like it could fall apart at any time...but i still don't have any interest in a case or screen protector
     
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    u must baby ur phone then. I do the same, and at times i rock her naked and it feels great, but if i do im always thinking about her
     

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