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Why is there no /home encryption on GeminiPDA SailfishX?

asked 2020-05-26 17:52:46 +0200

gabs5807 gravatar image

updated 2020-06-13 17:06:15 +0200

Hello Jolla, i'm wondering why SailfishX have no /home encryption on the GeminiPDA. I do not think, that it is a big different between the GeminiPDA and the Sony variantes. So why is it not implemeted?

Edit 2020-06-13: I checked the kernel cryptsetup on the Gemini PDA. The required packages are installed. It is also possible to encrypt the sdcard on the PDA.

So i think it should be possible to enable /home encryption on the PDA equal to the sony devices. So Jolla please enable /home encryption on Gemini PDA.

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answered 2020-05-27 00:11:47 +0200

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there is a different partition layout and may be some kernel modules missing on abandoned 3.18 gemini

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Yes. Kernel version is 3.18, but this is no reason to not build crypto modules. Kernel 3.18 supports partition encryption. Also the different partition layout should not be a big issue.

gabs5807 ( 2020-05-29 02:37:49 +0200 )edit

may be the emmc need some additional modules? unfortunately it is abandoned, i also own a x25, let us say planet is not taking care of old devices...

manu ( 2020-05-29 22:47:48 +0200 )edit

@manu: see my additional (edit) information on the question ..

gabs5807 ( 2020-06-13 17:08:31 +0200 )edit
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