Incorrect decryption pattern recognised as "correct but corrupted data"
Which version of the software are you running?
When booting Android 9, I entered my decryption pattern wrongly. Rather than telling me the pattern was wrong, I got a message saying the pattern was correct but the data was corrupted. It proposed to perform a factory reset and had the button handy. Turning off the screen and turning it on again I was able to try again, and on a successful attempt Android 9 booted fine.
I expected the phone to tell me the decryption pattern was incorect.
Steps to reproduce
- Enter the decryption pattern wrong
Note that it seems to matter what the wrong pattern is. I tried reproducing it with a different mistake (pattern), and was correctly told that the pattern was wrong. Trying my original mistake a second time I was presented with the same message that the pattern was correct but my data corrupted.
Is there a workaround?
Upon making a mistake, don't press the reset button. Rather, turn the screen off and on and try again.
Describe the impact this has on your everyday experience
High. Not because a workaround isn't available, but because if this had occurred before my morning coffee I would have blindly pressed the reset button and lost all my data!