[Q] Android encryption failed, factory reset doesn't help

My encryption failed, forcing me to factory reset my S4 mini But when I hitteed the factory reset button, it wiped my data (took a minute or so), reeboted, and I landed at the same screen as before. Also wiping cache, dalvic cache, and formatting /data didn't help

I've read severeal very old threads here, saying that you got to reinstall the stock firmware. Is this still possible??? Can somebody tell me where to get the right 3 part firmware for my S4 mini (DTM)???

How the encryption problem occured

HELP!!! My phone forces me to factory reset, but the SD-Card encryption key will be lost then!
I can still reach the recovery and got a backup from Titanium of all apps on my SD-Card (thank god I did it yesterday). But the SD-Card is encrypted, and the key will be lost in case I do the factory reset. I can still access the CMW recovery and even can backup the system (just /data is still not working), ADB is enabled. Does anybody know how to safe the SD-Card key/unencrypt the SD-Card?

PS. I still know date and time when I did the encryption of both storages

How the failture happened:
I started the unencryption progress, and went out of my room, the phone still plugged in.
A few minutes I came back, the screen was still black. It also didn't reacted when you pressed a key. I thought something went wrong and the phone shut down complety, so I pressed the power button for a few secs. Then it booted, but then I got the message that I got to factory reset my device.
It seems like the unencrypting has never started, but the device thinks it has started, and therefore fails to boot.

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