Starting out with something to clear up in the PDA OS section :
And, with this, here's the site changelog:
First, let me start this part by sending my condolences to the GZOSP team: RIP Martin Coulon (martinusbe), you'll be missed, & thanks for GZOSP.
Now that I'm done sending the condolences, here are the changelog for the site :
The 3T has arrived, & flashed with its latest TWRP & Havoc. With this, here's the site changelog:
As a short addition, here's my thoughts of Oxygen OS (Pie):
With air & dust in my wallet & hypocritical hatred of Windows in my heart, I hereby announce that OnePlus 3T support is arriving... soon. No ETAs.
Meanwhile, Bliss replaces Corvus as the "Limbo ROM to avoid", & the LG V30 review finally had something that hopefully looks like an incomplete conclusion.
Starting with some news:
For a short explanation: (taken from the 6z review)
Random reboot occured at 15/9/2020, almost 4 months after the final firmware upgrade. Afterwards, I tried to upgrade the firmware, only to end up taking a reboot while flashing, causing it to get stuck in fastboot. Now, the 6z isn't detected in fastboot commands, unable to even boot TWRP.
Then, some changelog for the site:
First of all, I'm going to announce that I'm no longer going to update my GNU/Linux distro list, generally because I need a PC I can rely on. Don't get me wrong, I would like to use GNU/Linux and/or BSD (haven't even started testing them). However, I couldn't get WINE to work at all & touch support is all over the place (Examples of stuff that supports touch input the best is Chromium-based browsers & GNOME DE (and, by extension, Budgie). On the apps side, for example, PPSSPP (Qt) struggles to identify more than 1 touch input). So, yeah. I'm stuck at Windows for now, even if I wanted to hate it just as much as I tried to love GNU/Linux. I'll also admit that I grew up with Windows.
On that note however, there is some good news: work is being done to make a privacy-friendly Windows 10 build. The details are available at the PC OS list.
Changelog for the site:
Added MoKee & Nusantara Project to the PDA OS list, & updated some parts for F1 review.
A tiny update for CSS which can be seen firsthand in the PDA-OS section. Speaking of the PDA OS section, a downgrade for Corvus thanks to their "server side issues".
A minor update to state that Lineage-microG is back & brings A10 support in the process. Support for Poco F1 (theirs, not mine) is currently off though.
Posting the blog log like a changelog here:
While the instance still works, I see no videos when I enter a channel. A quick link for the archive
It'll stay the way it is until it's fixed.
First off, I'm announcing that I'm cutting off my support for the Zenfone 6, with reasons listed below:
This is one that started from somewhere around April / May. At that time, I'm using the latest Havoc build with the 144 firmware. Then, I tried out the latest build which requires the 145. While tinkering around with the settings, it randomly rebooted, eventually forcing me to rollback to 144 build, which somehow bootloops as well. Fast forward to 27/05, I've flashed Bliss & 153 firmware, & have neither flashed anything nor faced any random reboots else ever since.
That, combined with multiple threads on Zentalk complaining about issues on the latest firmware (171 as of now), destroys any confidence I had in the prospects of updating the device.
Back when I'm unlocking the Zenfone's bootloader (23/01), I had no trouble, aside from the fact that it needs to connect to ASUS. Recently, issues with the unlocking server pop up, preventing bootloader unlocking. This highlights a massive issue with ASUS PDAs: bootloader unlocking requires connecting to a server. In ASUS' case, it seems to be unreliable.
In memory of invidio.us going down, the YouTube links will use invidious.snopyta.org instance.
Updated the PrivMod-base to reflect on Private DNS usage.
As we trudge on the last days of July 2020, I'll be doing some short updates.
Changelog for PDA-OS:
And, some PSA messages regarding the pandemic:
In celebration of having somehow reached 10,000 viewers (thanks!), I'll be making something that (hopefully) looks like an actual blog post.
To start off with the "blogpost", I've tried out Android 10 builds on the Pixel XL, using these 3 ROMs: LineageOS (just to update the firmware); Dirty Unicorns, & BlissROMs. This is done primarily because I just wanted to check them out. Well, the results are disappointing. Here's my full report:
In my attempt to return the Pixel to Pie, I've chosen to flash /e/ out of curiosity, see what changed. Well, nothing changed, save for these : DNS settings for Pie actually works (not Private DNS) & at least it's on a more recent security patch than LineageOS-microG.
XDA has released a ROG Phone 3 pre-review, & it sounds as corpo-friendly as it is. I'll be making a rant about it, but, due to internet issues (somehow I can't connect to Neocities for 2 straight days), expect it to be a stub. Regardless, here's the link.
Started the intialization of my own GNU/Linux distro list.
Also, having dug deeper on my own about the COVID pandemic, I felt guilty for claiming that it's a "psy-op pandemic". With this statement, I'm sorry. Sorry for falling headfirst into the belief of this being a PSY-OPS.
Finally unified the entire external links section.
Some update to the blog section : Archived the blog logs for the 1st half of 2020, link found above.
Reverted the h3 & p fonts back to Times New Roman.