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    Default Phone encrypted itself overnight

    My wife woke me up in the middle of the night because my G2 was making a clicking noise. I got up and it was at a screen asking me to enter a pin/password and i had 0/10 attempts remaining. i didnt do anything abnormal with this phone before i went to bed, same routine as always. it must have been around 2 or 3 am when this happened. i restarted it a few times but it keeps going back to the screen with password prompt. it does mention it found a global sim card when first starting back up. also if i dont touch the screen for a while it really does start to make a consistently timed "click" sound. tried plugging into a windows 7 computer to at least get my family photos off but no dice there either. anyone ever seen this before?
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    Default Re: Phone encrypted itself overnight

    Do you have it connected to corporate (Exchange) email?
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    Default Re: Phone encrypted itself overnight

    yes, i just realized that may have been the cause. what should i do? i may have jumped the gun a little. i went into exchange and removed the phone partnsership hoping that would release it but still nothing.
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    Default Re: Phone encrypted itself overnight

    you should be able to reset the pin in emc or owa/owa management. not sure what would have caused it, but if you/IT didn't make any policy changes regarding activesync recently then u probably want to check the settings of whatever policy your phone is getting.

    Sent from Tapatalk using my xposed VZW G2
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    Default Re: Phone encrypted itself overnight

    thank you, i have tried my normal corporate password but it isnt taking it. is there a field specific to device password? i am running exchange 2010. another weird thing is that when i enter a wrong password it tells me i have 1/10 attempts remaining but after that no matter how many other passwords i try, the number doesnt go up. the only button i can press on the soft keys is the back button and if i hit that, it "refreshes" this password page and the count goes back to 0/10.

    our policy doesnt require any kind of encryption or even a password on devices. its pretty open since we are a small office.

    EDIT: i foolishly removed my phone partnership with exchange earlier, now it doesnt show in the device list and i dont even know how to just wipe it at this point.
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    also, the only other android in our office connected to exchange did NOT have anything happen to them. im so lost as to how this could happen. exchange has no policy in place to cause this and i sure as heck didnt wake up and set up device encryption in my sleep. i got to the factory reset menu but im going to let it sit and wait in hopes someone knows what on earth could have caused something so weird to happen. part of me is hoping if i let the battery drain out all the way something may change. im just desperate now i guess. i really dont want to lose the pictures i havent backed up in the last month and a half but if i have to i can do it.
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    Default Re: Phone encrypted itself overnight

    I went to do the factory reset and it takes me into the stock recovery. Whether I try to wipe cache or do the factory wipe I keep getting unknown error 150. It says it can't mount it open cache or some cache logs. Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Phone encrypted itself overnight

    Don't do a factory reset...enter your regular unlock code (4 or 5 digit) and you'll get to the regular lock screen.

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    Default Re: Phone encrypted itself overnight

    i didnt use a lock code on the phone. i just had a regular swipe to unlock. i have no clue what to enter for a passcode. im wondering if the internal memory just got corrupted, which is what might be causing the errors mounting the cache.

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