Set or Change Password for Secure Box Messaging on HTC One M8

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow, in this video we are going to show you how to set or change the password for the secure box in the messages section of the HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the 'Power Button' located on the top of the phone
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    Once the phone is activated, it shows the Lock Screen. To unlock the phone, press down on the screen, hold down until you see this icon and then swipe up.
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    This shows your Home Screen with icons along the bottom, which is where we will find the 'Messages' icon
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    It is a white text box with 3 horizontal lines, press down on this icon to open. This will bring us to the messages section.
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    In this section, we need to find the 'Settings' menu
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    To do this, we press the icon on the right-hand side with 3 small white squares in a vertical line. This will bring up the menu.
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    We are looking for the 'Settings' option second from the bottom
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    Press to open.
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    In the 'Settings' menu, we need the bottom option, 'General'
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    Press to open. This will show our general settings.
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    Scroll down until you find 'SETTINGS' in bold
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    We are looking for the first option, 'Password, Set or change the password for the secure box.' The secure Box is the area of your Messages section where you can keep secure messages. This is where a password is entered to read them; this keeps it private so no one else can access these messages. If you have not set up a password already, then this is the area you can do that or change an existing password. Press down on 'Password'.
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    This will require the Old Password to be entered because there is already a password setup
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    If you are setting this up for the first time, then a Password is entered and then confirmed. The box must be pressed to bring up the keypad for text to be entered. Once the new or amended passwords are entered then press 'OK'
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    This will now show as 'Password changed successfully'
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    If you ever want to change the Password again, repeat the previous steps
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to set or change the password for the secure box in the messages section of the HTC One M8. If you have any questions or comments about this video or the process, then please leave them in the comments section below, and we shall answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow, Goodbye.
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Questions and Answers

Hi, I forgot my password, my phone is HTC Desire 700?

Hi, I can't remember the old password, can I reset the old password?

If you forgot the old password, then there is nothing you can do to reset the password. However, there is one solution that might work, besides guessing the password, which involves your rooting the device. This will void the warranty, and it is not guaranteed to work. Try it at your own risk!

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To root your device:

  1. 1
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  2. 2
    Click "Unlock Bootloader".
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    Click "Get Started".
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    Click the drop-down menu.
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    Click "All other supported models".
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    Log on to the Website (you may need to create a profile) by clicking "Register Now".
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    Follow the screen instructions,
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    Navigate to http://www.iroot.com/.
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    Click "Download for Android".
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  10. 10
    Move the APK file to the phone and install iRoot.
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    Run iRoot.
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    Follow the screen instructions.
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To find your Secure Box password:

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    Download some file explorer like X-plore.
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    Open X-plore.
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  3. 3
    Go to the following file location
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    • /data/data/com.Android.MMS/shared_prefs/com.Android.MMS.categoryInfo.xml.
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    Open the file to find the password or just delete the file to reset the password.
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How can I locate the secure box password on HTC one A9?

I download the X-plore app on my HTC one A9 in order to locate this file "data/data/com.Android.MMS/shared_prefs/com.Android.MMS.categoryInfo.xml." but I can't seem to locate it on the x-plore app or any other file exploring app

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Hi, need to know how to reset my secure box password on my HTC Desire cause I can't remember it?

I need to know how to reset my secure box password on my HTC Desire cause I can't remember it. I have tried: Random passwords that I normally use none have worked. I think it was caused by: A slight case of sometimes.. sometimes I remember and sometimes I don't.

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I have an HTC desire 626 I need to know where I look for that link?

I downloaded the app and it won't let me open that specific thing

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What is the default password? Thanks!

What is the default password? Thanks!

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How can read the messages or get back to inbox which is moved to secure box?

I am using HTC desire 500 phone and I have moved all my messages to secure box but now I am unable to read it. so kindly inform me how can read those messages or get back to inbox? I am unable to read the secure box messages. kindly assist me. I have tried: No I didn't try any methods. As I have less knowledge about the secure box I didn't try any methods. I think it was caused by: I don't know because I am using secure box for the first time. I am using HTC desire 500

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