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12:29 AM
@DanHulme I think Security at OS level or firmware level "zero knowledge" encryption is essential, my comment is about if Security and Protection is relative and sometimes an illusion, in particular case, unlocked bootloader "seems" to be a "Security measure" but "when they want" they could access to "user data", so I wonder, OK default bootloader for noobs, but the ability to: a) Advanced users with a proof of "own device" contact the OEM, and the OEM remotely unlock bootloader without wipe the user data (If no remotely, physically with their OEM custom recovery for repairs), it exists (f
(ohh, it is too late to edit the message, I send the wrong post :'(
If any moderator with privileges please delete my last comment (if you please)
 
 
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9:32 AM
I still don't understand what you mean by 'unlocked bootloader "seems" to be a "Security measure" but "when they want" they could access to "user data"'. I already told you there's no remote switch for the OEM to unlock the bootloader without wiping user data. You're trying to legally force the OEM to do something they can't do even if they want to.
Your goal to avoid having to trust the OEM is not realistic.
 
 
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2:46 PM
@beeshyams I btw managed to convince the author of AppOpsX to provide a "tracking free" version of the app. Now live in my repo, without that Umeng library :)
 
cool
 
Looks interesting, arguing by the screenshots. Requires root, though.
But can do more than the build-in AppOps – e.g. decides between "read contacts" and "write contacts", where the "built-in" only has "access contacts".
Sometimes it's e.g. useful that ann app can add a new appointment, but should not read my calendar. Think e.g. of a booking app for trains, which could add departure/arrival.
Btw, managed that for several apps already. So some are in my repo with the same signature as their playstore pendants – but without ads/analytics :)
Several of those are meanwhile on their way into the official repo – due to the side-effect of suddenly matching the requirements for that #D As one maintainer put it once: my repo is a "stepping stone" for some apps to finally reach the "FOSS haven" :)
 
3:06 PM
@izzy: That's very nice . Thanks for letting me know. Will bear that in mind when I root :)
 
@beeshyams Vaguely remember we've been at that topic once, so I thought I ring the bell :)
 
That's one more reason to promote your repo while answering (your repo having ad tracking free versions)- worth adding that piece of info in your profile where you linked the repo, IMO
@izzy Indeed, this had been discussed with others too , I recall DMSalesman
 
@beeshyams Yupp.
@beeshyams Unfortunately, not all apps in my repo are tracker-free :( There are some shipping with multiple trackers even.
Of course, that fact is always pointed out: as AntiFeature, and in the library list.
@beeshyams as you're just around here: what makes you think this is not an answer?
Looks like an answer to me: OP wanted to change from °F to °C, and answer shows how it can be achieved. Maybe not an ideal solution – but starting with Android 6, some "locale" settings are made stupid (date format, for example, is always bound to the locale – so if you want a different date format, you must chose a different country). Might be the same for temp.
If you know a different approach (also for date/time format), it will be very welcome not only by me!
 
3:40 PM
@Izzy it's a duplicate of an existing answer
it's an 'I tried this other answer and it worked' post
 
@izzy: I should have a left a comment explaining but this had been already stated in this answer and the present answer intention appears to confirm that it works (kind of a thank you, it works - being new user he referred to earlier answer as comment)
 
3:57 PM
@DanHulme: Missed seeing your reply while typing out mine. That was my intention of flagging it (though I seem to be erring in VLQ flags)
 
4:51 PM
To update you @DanHulme, got my answer for the VPN question we were discussing
 
 
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10:13 PM
@DanHulme Ah! Now I see. It was flagged NAA, hence I wondered. Thanks to both of you!
@beeshyams Yeah, a small note "duplicate answer" would have helped :)
 

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