Your device is corrupted and cannot be trusted

By: Edon Lazaj

Sometimes we end up having light issues on our Android phones and occasionally the best option we have is restarting the phone. However, the error message “your device is corrupted and cannot be trusted” is a different issue and requires thorough research.

Now you came to the best setting for your phone to be addressed. will help you to deal with this unusual problem of Android phones.

What does it mean when your phone says it’s corrupted?

Sometimes a strange behavior occurs on your Android-powered smartphone and it can be a sign that your device has some issue such as your operating system files are corrupting.

Apps that are running before in your phone and now don’t work properly when being pressed are one of the Android OS corrupted symptoms. For example, specifically, when you press your “People” icon and your Contacts list is not showing up.

And to delete corrupted Android OS files, you must do a factory reset to refresh the operating system files. There is two way of doing a factory reset, one from the Settings menu and other from using a key combination on the device.

How do you fix a corrupted Android phone if you could boot into the system?

How do you fix a corrupted Android phone if you could boot into the system
You might be wondering how you should be able to know if you can boot your system. Android phones have different issues which means they also have different solutions.

If you encountered a problem like “your device is corrupted and cannot be trusted” with a statement that says “Press Power Key To Continue”, that’s the sign that you could boot up your Android phone.

Going to Settings is the first move you have to do, then press About phone, and for the developer options to be enabled you have to tap the Build seven times.

The second step you must do is back out to Setting, select Developer Options, and turn on USB debugging. After that, download Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool to your computer and connect your Android phone to the computer.

Lastly, you should open the command prompt in Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool then type these two commands: adb devices and adb reboot “dm-verity enforcing”.

How do you fix a corrupted Android phone if you could not boot into the system?

When you can see the “Press Power Key to Continue” line but you aren’t able to boot up your phone even you repeatedly pressed the power key, then the way to boot it up is through flashing the firmware.

In the first step, on your computer, you have to download the latest firmware available for your phone. In the second step, copy and pass the firmware to an external SD card then insert that card into your phone.

And on your phone, you must enter the recovery mode. In the third step, you have to scroll down and pick Apply update from the SD card, then select the downloaded firmware. Lastly, you have to wait for the installation to complete.

Let’s assume your process is done smoothly, which means you could boot into the system. After that, you could not utilize the Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool to handle the issues on your phone.

How to delete corrupted Android OS files using the key combination method?

How to delete corrupted Android OS files using the key combination method
In the key combination method pressing and holding the “Volume Down” button on the side of the device is the first thing you must do. The second step is pressing and holding the “Power” button while you are holding the “Volume Down” button.

It is necessary to keep holding the two-button until the Android screen shows up. The third step is you have to release both buttons when you see three Android images displaying.

In short, the Recovery menu will display. In the fourth step, you have to hold down the “Volume Down” button to traverse through the recovery choices and choose the “Factory Reset” option.

In the last step of the key combination method, you have to press the “Power Button” for the phone to turn off, and reboot. When the rebooting is done it means the original factory settings together with the new copy of the Android operating system are being restored.

How do you delete corrupted Android phones using the settings menu method?

In the settings menu method, tapping the “Application Launcher” key is the first thing you must do, and after that, you also need to tap the “Settings” in the Applications screen.

If you see a “Backup & Reset” option, tap it, and automatically the Backup & Reset menu will show up. In the next step, you have to press the “Reset Phone” option, and the Reset dialog box will automatically open.

In the last step, tapping the “Erase All Data” option is the first move you need to do, and then tap “OK”. After that, the phone will shut down and then reboots itself. Finally, the original factory settings are restored if the phone powers back up.


Now you are already aware of what to do and probably knew the struggles of fixing a phone it is better to go along with some regulations such as not tampering with Android, keeping everything up-to-date, getting rid of unimportant applications, and clearing cache now and then

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