[Full Guide] Disable Force Encryption and Decrypt Nexus 6P

In this guide, you will learn How To Safely Disable Force Encryption and Decrypt Nexus 6P.It is a very simple and easy guide.Just follow full Step by step guide given below.

Google has released its two nexus smartphones and one of them is Huawei made Nexus 6P and it is also the flagship android smartphone from google for 2015.If you have a Nexus 6P or if you are an android geek then you probably know that Nexus 6P has forced encryption enabled.It basically means the device will automatically encrypt itself on first boot.

Google did this from the security point-of-view, but if you’re planning on installing TWRP later, then you’re going to have trouble with decrypting Nexus 6P from the recovery.TWRP doesn’t support decrypting yet on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

Now Official CM13 is also available For Nexus 6P Link to that post is given below

→ Download Official Cm13 Rom For Nexus 6P (Angler)

If you want to do that then you have to flash a modified boot image with Force Encryption and Verity check disabled so that the phone won’t encrypt itself on boot. Yes, this also means that you’re going to do a user data format after flashing the modified boot to disable forced encryption.Thanks to developer DespairFactor over at xda, we already have a modified boot for the Nexus 6P to disable force encryption and dm-verity.

Just Follow the simple and easy step by step guide given below to Disable Force Encryption and Decrypt Nexus 6P


Modified boot image — Download [angler-mdb08k-boot.zip (9.48 MB)]

How to Disable Force Encryption and Decrypt Nexus 6P

Step By Step Guide

Disable Force Encryption and Decrypt Nexus 6P

  1. First Unlock the bootloader on your Nexus 6P. (same as Nexus 5x)
  2. Download the modified boot image on your PC and open a command window inside the folder where you saved the boot image on PC. For this, do a “Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and select“Open command window here” from the context menu.
  3. Connect your Nexus 6P to PC and boot it into bootloader mode with following command:
    adb reboot bootloader
  4. Once your Nexus 6P is in bootloader mode. Flash the modified boot image with the following command:
    fastboot flash boot decryptedboot.img
  5. Now format userdata to disable encryption. This will completely wipe all files on your device.
    fastboot format userdata
  6. Once userdata is formatted, reboot your Nexus 6P with the following command:
    fastboot reboot

That’s all. Your Nexus 6P won’t encrypt automatically.Remember you can still voluntarily encrypt your phone from Settings » Security » Encrypt phone.

Via Androiding & Xda

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
An NIT Rourkela Graduate in CS, Blogger, Android Geek, and a Tennis Fanatic. I have been writing about Android OS for Last 8 years.

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