Renzhi Safe (Free)

Renzhi Safe (Free)

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Introduction

In a word, Renzhi Safe is an encrypted virtual safe, or an encrypted virtual disk, or an encrypted virtual volume, or an encrypted virtual data storage device.

For a longer description, Renzhi Safe is an Android application for establishing and maintaining an encrypt-on-the-fly safe (or volume, or data storage device). Data are automatically encrypted before they are saved, and decrypted after they are read, without any user intervention. No data stored in an encrypted safe can be read without first opening the safe with the correct password. The safe contains an entire file system, which is encrypted (e.g., file names, folder names, contents of files, free space, any other information).

Files can be copied to and from an opened safe just like they are copied to and from any normal folder. You can also perform drag-and-drop operations. As you read or copy a file from the safe, it is automatically decrypted. Similarly, as you move or copy a file to a safe, it is automatically encrypted on-the-fly.

Suppose you keep a secret photo inside a safe. After the safe is opened with the correct password, you can see the photo file, and view it with any photo viewer application that you have installed on your Android device. Once you are done viewing it, you can close the safe (i.e. lock it).

Main Features

- Creates a virtual encrypted safe within a file and open it as a folder.
- Encrypts an entire safe, not just a specific data file.
- Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.
- Uses AES algorithm, with 256-bit keys.
- Creates as many safes as your storage allows.
- Creates as large a safe as your storage allows.
- Opens multiple safes at the same time.
- Contains a whole file system.
- Encrypts whole file system, including folders and sub-folders, data file, metadata, etc.
- Encrypts different safes with different passwords.
- Encrypts and decrypts really fast.
- Opens and operates just like a normal folder.
- Works with any other Android applications transparently.
- Keeps virtual safe files on SD card.

Notes:
Your Android device must:
- Be rooted
- Have SuperUser installed
Some stock kernels do NOT work due to lack of modules!

This free version has a limit of 2 encrypted safes, with a maximum size of 50MB each.

Note also that this trial version lacks a lot of features available in the paid version.

Application web site:
http://renzhi.ca/projects/renzhi-safe/
User's Guide:
http://renzhi.ca/projects/renzhi-safe/renzhi-safe-users-guide/
FAQ:
http://renzhi.ca/projects/renzhi-safe/renzhi-safe-faq/
Release Notes:
http://renzhi.ca/projects/renzhi-safe/release-notes/

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Recently changed in this version

v1.4.0:
- Fixed a crash problem on Asus Transformer with Android 3.2.1
- Added an internal feature that makes use of the system's busybox if it is available.

Please view Release Notes at:
http://renzhi.ca/projects/renzhi-safe/release-notes/


Comments and ratings for Renzhi Safe (Free)
  • (45 stars)

    by henk on 06/02/2012

    Fails to create volume: "Could not get it to create a new volume, it says fail to create the new safe. Please verify your input and try again." I see in dumped system log: Error attaching loop device /dev/loop0 ... I have many apps on sdcard, so many loop

  • (45 stars)

    by Matt on 16/01/2012

    Works great. Perfect for keeping private info on your phone.

  • (45 stars)

    by H on 08/12/2011

    Renzhi Safe (Free)
    Could not get it to create a new volume, it says fail to create the new safe. Please verify your input and try again. HR

  • (45 stars)

    by Bill on 11/10/2011

    very good
    very good app. only one of its kind i could find with this functionality. should have a lot more downloads. please keep up dev and add features :)