UMIDIGI Smartphones — Disable/Remove Encryption in TWRP!

Siddharth Giri/ 15th Apr, 2020/ Root & Recovery

I uploaded a few videos on ShopAbroad YouTube Channel that help you to ROOT & Install TWRP on various UMIDIGI Smartphones but there are some users who are facing Encryption problem.

This article will help you to disable encryption in TWRP permanently. If you haven’t installed TWRP on your smartphone yet then you can watch these two videos to know the process.

Video Tutorial

UMIDIGI Smartphones — Disable/Remove Encryption in TWRP!

You can follow this process to disable encryption on all these smartphones (UMIDIGI A1 Pro, Z2, Z2 SE, Z2 Pro, One, One Pro, One Max, A3 & A3 Pro, F1, F1 Play, S3 Pro, A5 Pro & Power).

1) Download & install Mixplorer APK.

2) Open Mixplorer » Select ROOT from the left menu » Go to system » vendor » etc » “fstab.mt6763”.

3) Edit “fstab.mt6763” file. The filename should be fstab.mt6763 or it should be “fstab.something”.

4) Find Code. Normally, You will find the below code in the 15th line.

Device Running on Android 8.

Find This:

/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata /data ext4 noatime,nosuid,nodev,noauto_da_alloc,errors=panic wait,check,quota,formattable,resize,forceencrypt=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/metadata,

Replace To:

/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata /data ext4 noatime,nosuid,nodev,noauto_da_alloc,errors=panic wait,check,quota,formattable,resize,encryptable=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata,

Device Running on Android 9 or Above.

Find This:

/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata /data ext4 noatime,nosuid,nodev,noauto_da_alloc,errors=panic wait, check, formattable,quota,resize,rese rvedsize=128m, forcefdeorfbe=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/metadata

Replace To:

/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata /data ext4 noatime,nosuid,nodev,noauto_da_alloc,errors=panic wait, check, formattable,quota,resize,rese rvedsize=128m, encryptable=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata

5) Save the file.

6) Now, Reboot into the TWRP Recovery » Format the data » Reboot into the system.

7) Re-install the Magisk APK » Open the app » You will see the “Required Additional Setup” message.

Enable your internet connection and click “OK“. It will take a few seconds then Magisk Manager will reboot your phone.

Done, You have successfully disabled the encryption in TWRP recovery.

I hope you found this article helpful but, If you still have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below. You can also subscribe to ShopAbroad YouTube Channel.

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7 Comments

  1. Hi, i have everything installed but still have encryption problems – on the file fstab.mt6763 on android 9 umidigi a5 pro, where you have forcefdeorfbe
    there is nothing ie /dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata /data ext4 noatime,nosuid,nodev,noauto_da_alloc,errors=panic wait, check, formattable,quota,resize,rese rvedsize=128m, =/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/metadata. Should i just insert encryptable= and metadata to userdata. I have not manually changed files before, many thanks for any help

    1. I think you can try to add code manually. Maybe it will work.
      Replace this “=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/metadata” to this “encryptable=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata“.

      Just add encryptable before the code and change metadata to userdata.

  2. Thanks for your advice, i will try it.

  3. Hello. I would like to ask for your help. My cell phone is an F1 Play, I have followed all the steps successfully up to here, but after the last reboot of the cell phone, when I turn on TWRP it requests the decryption key, so I don’t know what to do.

    I appreciate any help.

    1. Decryption key is the PIN/PASSWORD of your phone.

      1. Hello again, thanks for the reply.

        But no, my cell phone is brand new and I have not configured it with any pin or password. I dare say that this procedure to disable encryption does not work on my cell phone (F1 Play) and upon entering TWRP it requests that password. It literally says “partition is encrypted” and it still shows 0MB of storage.

        Doing some research I think the problem is related to this https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/unofficial-decryption-works-twrp-3-3-1-for-umidigi-f1-20191103.3995997/ although the solution that they give there is for the F1 cell phone.

        I appreciate, again, any help.

        1. Hello!

          If the partition isn’t encrypted from the software then Password/PIN works in TWRP but the partition is encrypted from the software in your phone. And as you said(Shared Link), other users are also complaining that decryption isn’t possible. So, I would recommend you to contact UMIDIGI Forum, You will definitely find a solution.

          And you can also try this:
          Replace this “=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/metadata” to this “encryptable=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata

          Find the above code and replace it. I hope this will work.

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