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2014-09-27, 07:41
This howto was taken from https://github.com/offensive-security/kali-nethunter/issues/7#issuecomment-57045080 and was reposted for additional visibility.

Go to the Kali Launcher and hit "Shutdown Kali"
Enable USB Debugging on the device

adb shell
mv /data/local/userinit.sh /data/local/userinit_old.sh

Reboot the device, try encrypting it and it should work
After encryption is complete renameuserinit_old.sh back to userinit.sh
Done! Remember to disable USB debugging when your finished!

2014-10-06, 20:53
Using Kali and google-nexus-tools:

root@localhost:~# nexus-adb shell
shell@hammerhead:/ $ su
root@hammerhead:/ # mv /data/local/userinit.sh /data/local/userinit_old.sh
root@hammerhead:/ # reboot

2014-12-12, 20:54
Or just open a terminal after shutting Kali, and type
su -c mv /data/local/userinit.sh /data/local/userinit_old.sh

2015-10-09, 08:09
mv /data/local/userinit.sh /data/local/userinit_old.sh

keeps telling me theres no such file or directory. I tried manually looking everywhere for userinit.sh file and no luck.. any ideas?

I just reformatted everything and reinstalled. followed the above steps with no problems.

2016-03-06, 19:41
try encrypting it

How?Is there any info related?

2016-03-16, 20:59
How?Is there any info related?

You may encrypt your device via the settings menu. I am using KitKat, and for me I access the option via:

Settings > Security > Encrypt phone

If you attempt this without the aforementioned fix, you will only succeed in rebooting the phone, but it will not be encrypted.

2018-01-28, 21:16
Hi all,

Now NetBSD supports full disk encryption, but I dont understand the sparse instructions of the installation menu. Any help to set this up for / and swap?