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Ricardo Mendes

Après avoir essayé 3 ou 4 custom rom pour j'arrive à la conclusion qu'il n'y a pas moyen de chiffrer le galaxy S3 neo avec une rom non officielle.
Pas moyens de dépasser l'écran "starting apps" après la mise en place du chiffrement, par contre si je reboot en recovery j'ai bien une partition data chifrée,
Si j'essaie de la monter, le mot de passe prévu ne fonctionne pas, après un factory reset j'ai a nouveau accès à ma partition et au système mais sans avoir réussi à le chiffrer.

étrange...quelques recherches démontrent que d'autre personnes ont eu le même problème mais aucune ne semble l'avoir contourné.

Je précise que j'ai essayé cela avec des version différentes de CyanogenMod, respectivement les version 11, 12 et 13. (android 4, 5 et 6) et aucune ne va jusqu'au bout du processus.

c'est bien dommage !

Ricardo Mendes

This is a rant about & corporations locking people on insecure systems.

I will never wait for OEM's to update my phone and people should stop doing so because waranty is void anyway (when you buy this new phone? it's already old when you get out of the shop) so take some time to learn, head over to XDA forum, find your device, start reading the most commented Custom Rom project, see the first post to check on any advice & step by step guide and then go to the last post of the current thread and see how the last dozens of users are managing the installation on their own device.

Keep note of everything that you might need to know when you started the process, so you don't have to panic and go wander in the forums what your problem is or isn't.

Follow the instructions to the letter, do not improvise. if you follow the instruction there is a 98% chance everything is going to go fine with your phone but if you don't expect bootloops and your head on the wall.

In fact LG, Samsung, HTC, Nexus all these manufacturers should allow a open & transparent way to allow any of their customers to Upgrade their phone, Own their phone if they want it. we are in 2016, everybody knows we're going to force custom ROM's or alternative operative system in anything that can handle it and these brands are still trying to lock users up, jailing them in old android versions while the same old phone could probably run a much faster and better version of android in a few hours of work.

I started flashing ROM's, Recovery and rooting my devices 2 or 3 days after I bought my first device. Since then I never stopped and I always have the latest version of android 1 year before most of the people in my city/country or at least 6 or 8 month advance.

Basically everyone is accepting that a brands own your device and not you and this is Crazy !

Imagine if when you buy a new laptop (not an Apple device) you would accept to only be a user, instead of Administrator of your own laptop: it's crazy right ? why would anyone do that ?

Well that's exactly what iPhone owners are doing and what most users are doing.
We are loosing ground, this is not how new technologies should emerge and get adopted, this is how corporations wants you to depend on their device, support etc...but you don't need it.

You can support yourself, void that warranty and enjoy your phone like it should be : fast, the most secure possible (considering it's a smartphone) but this is only going to happen when users realise they can have CyanogenMod on their phone, control privacy, location and even use advanced app to tell their phone to shut up instead of wandering free to give your metadata to every corporations inside your phone.

It's time to get free !

Just do it !

Ricardo Mendes

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Ricardo Mendes

marshmallow the best android operating system experience so far. Currently on cyanogenMod 12 or 13 on all my devices :)

Ricardo Mendes

Finally got ride of #Win10 "cortana start menu 'critical error' on my office computer

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cortana start menu critical error

This is how you do it : 

To boot to Safe Mode: 

  1. From Hold the Shift key down while you press the Power icon and select Restart.

  2. Once you are within the Windows Recovery Environment, select Troubleshoot, then Advanced options, then Startup Settings, and Restart.

  3. When it restarts, you should see a number of options.  Press 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with networking.

  4. Once you sign into your account in Safe Mode, you’re done.  Just restart your PC to return to a normal boot.

If you are running a 3rd-party antivirus software, we recommend uninstalling and then reinstalling the antivirus software, as this may also provide a workaround for this problem.  The easiest way to uninstall an app is to find it in the Start menu’s app list, right-click the app, and select Uninstall. 


What really fixed the issue on my case was Uninstalling ESET anti-virus. even after the 4 steps above the issue was exactly the same, no menu and this ugly popup cortana/start menu pushing me to logout. 


Once I removed the antivirus and rebooted I finally was able to click on this damn Start menu & use the rest of the Windows 10 operating system without constantly having to use the terminal or crazy shortcuts to reach parts of the system that are usually available from the start-menu. 

This windows 10 is sitting on a box that is unable to host a Linux distribution, I have tested all of them, tried all the tricks to be able to boot linux on this box, no way. I'll probably go to a Linux install party with it the next time Windows 10 starts to bore me and will put a decent operating system on it. 


I installed manually ArchLinux from scratch on my laptop and compared on installing (most distributions) to the office box, ArchLinux install was easy. 

And now that this Cortana hell fixed I can gladly switch to my ArchLinux laptop & enjoy the best operating system on earth!

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