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September 8, 2016

good fun with fingerprint scanner on my Note4 developer edition — removing backup password

Filed under: circumvention,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 1:19 am

I still run 4.4.4 because all the tools I want play nicely on it; I’m not missing out on “updates” with ota crippled and #PrivacyRape removed.

Last night the phone inexplicably didn’t show fingerprint option on lock screen after sitting on about a week which is nothing unusual instead prompting for a ‘backup password’ that while I remembered it the phone did not agree I was correct.

Short version fix assumes root and adb enabled

while booted to recovery

remove from /data/system

*.key

lock*.*

reboot

 

Long version fix involves explanations, reading lists, backups.

 

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