Please, I beg you guys, HELP MEEEEE!!!! "enter password to use encrypted device storage"???
I recently performed a factory reset a couple days ago. I have a Galaxy SII i777 4.1.2, rooted. Things were going ok after the factory reset, but I noticed that the battery was taking forever to charge and was draining extremely fast. I don't know if the fact that the telephone was running my data manager, data usage defender, battery doctor, watchdog and memory booster for one day has anything to do with this (although the battery drainage and high consumption of data was before I installed those apps and it was the reason why I did installed them this time). But today (hours after I uninstalled battery doctor, data usage defender and memory booster) the battery got quickly drained and the phone seemed dead (it didn't want to turn on and i couldn't see the icon indicating it was charging when connected). So, I inserted my sister's battery, took it out, and put my battery again. This time the phone turned on, BUT I see a message saying "enter password to use encrypted device storage." I only use four passwords for all my accounts but none of them work. I have tried different wrong passwords (as recommended) like 30 times, and nothing happens. I read somewhere that I could start ODIN, which I'm not knowledgeable of. But I don't know what to do. I pressed the power button and the volume keys, and all is showing is a green man icon and a "Downloading" message. It's been like an hour already and it keeps "downloading."
I don't remember having encrypted my phone. And if I did, I could have only used one of my four passwords. So I don't know what's going on!!
Please, help me!!!!! I don't know what to do!! :'( :'( :'(
Re: Please, I beg you guys, HELP MEEEEE!!!! "enter password to use encrypted device storage"???
I normally stay away from threads with 'help' and 'please' in the title, but...
Did you ever encrypted your device in Android's Security Settings? If not, I have heard of this issue Galaxy S3 before, it maybe due to failed EMMC, which means the internal storage of the phone is dead and the only option is to buy another one. This is just a guess though.
Odin is a software that you can use to flash factory Samsung images. The Download mode is the mode you need to be in to flash with ODIN. (usually you enable Download Mode by holding both Volume buttons with the phone off, then insert microUSB cable to the phone that had been connected to the computer.)
You can try flashing a Samsung firmware and see if it help. These links might be helpful:
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[Only registered and activated users can see links. Click Here To Register...] You can download Samsung firmwares here, you need to register first though, search for "i777".
There are various guides on the internet and youtube about using ODIN. If you did all the correct steps to flash ODIN and it still doesn't work, there is a probability that your EMMC failed.