1. AC Question's Avatar
    Since today I have been getting the following error message on my device:

    "Encryption failed.

    Unable to complete encryption due to interruption. Perform factory data reset (erasing all your data) before use. After resetting, try encrypting device again."

    I am not sure what causes this, as my phone was working fine yesterday.
    I am also unable to boot into download mode due to my volume up key not working.
    09-23-2016 03:51 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone do you have? Did you or someone else try to encrypt the phone, or did this seem to come out of nowhere?

    Download Mode on Samsung phones is reached by pressing Power and Vol Down, not Vol Up. Are you talking about Recovery Mode?
    09-23-2016 03:54 AM
  3. Eex's Avatar
    Hello, sorry.

    I posted a thread in the Samsung Galaxy S3 forum here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...on-failed.html

    The issue is that after pressing the power up button is required to confirm that I would like to device to enter download mode (after pressing the home, volume down, and power sequence).
    09-23-2016 05:17 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok--I'm going to close this thread, then, and direct people to respond in your other thread in the S3 forum. This is to prevent parallel discussions from occurring.
    09-25-2016 12:04 AM

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