Device not rebooting after 5 unsuccessful unlock attempts
If a separate encryption password is in place and a PIN or password is set for the lockscreen, another security measure is active: After five unsuccessful attempts to unlock the screen, the device is rebooted and the attacker is faced with the much stronger encryption passphrase. This makes brute-force attacks on the lockscreen much harder.
This doesn't seem to work for me. I have an encryption password, and a different lockscreen password, and I've entered the wrong password 7 times in a row, and the device doesn't reboot.
This is with Replicant 6.0 0003.
Updated by Joonas Kylmälä about 2 years ago
I cannot reproduce the issue on 6.0 0003. Well... I can but the reason is https://git.replicant.us/replicant/frameworks_base/tree/packages/Keyguard/src/com/android/keyguard/KeyguardAbsKeyInputView.java#n45. So basically the Keyguard code doesn't care about passcodes that are shorter than 3 characters and you can type those infinite amount of times. Jeremy, could it be that the passcodes you tried were 3 or less characters?