Encrypting Galaxy SII with PIN

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  1. multithread

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    Hi, I am trying to encrypt a samsung galaxy sII on Android 4.0.3. I want to use a pin - as opposed to a password - to unlock the phone, but the only option available is a password. Is there any way around this? All manuals and tutorials I could find mention the PIN option as a standard one...

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  2. stevetaz

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    Perhaps I don't understand the question, but if you set a numeric password what is the difference between that and a PIN?
     
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    Good point. I tried that but a password needs to include one letter and one digit. I find this to cumbersome, and I would like just a pin, as the keyboard is not easy to use for password typing. This pin method is something which is described as possible in the manual so I am confused.
     
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  5. n99hockey

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    Go to Settings--Security--Screen lock--PIN is listed on my Galaxy Nexus with 4.0.4
     
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  6. stevetaz

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    Mine too, but Gingerbread.....
     
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  7. multithread

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    Sure. but once you setup the pin, can you click on encrypt the device? For me it stays greyed out.
     
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  8. n99hockey

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    Mine is grayed out too, but says to plug it in to a charger...upon plugging it in that button is clickable
     
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  9. stevetaz

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    That certainly seems odd.....
     
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  10. n99hockey

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    It does, but since it says that in the description of how to enable encryption..I just followed the instructions on the screen :)
     
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  11. stevetaz

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    Sure, confuse things with facts....

    Sent from my PC36100 using Everything Android
     
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    Sure. But for me it stays greyed out even after plugging it in.
     
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  13. n99hockey

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    Refresh my memory, SGII didn't get an official update to ICS right?
    If not, and you are using a leak or custom ROM, perhaps its not added 100% yet or a feature that won't work with ICS and the SGII
     
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