Google Nexus 4 — Dalvik to ART

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May 22, 2014 2:25:17 PM via Website

I read your article in "How to speed up the Nexus 4" therefore I switch from Dalvik to ART, After this your phone will reboot, and it takes about 15 minutes for your apps to convert to ART compatible, which luckily doesn’t use any of your mobile internet or result in any loss of data.
My big problem is that it doesn't finishes to reboot, and it doesn't turns on, keeps rebooting
Can anyone tell me what can I do? Please

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May 22, 2014 7:26:08 PM via Website

Are you running stock 4.4.2, or a custom rom? I'm asking because if you're on 4.4, or sometimes 4.4.1, the Google apps in the rom are incompatible with ART which will cause a bootloop. Also, if you're rom is deodexed it can cause this too. There are reports that after converting to ART the first boot can take over an hour on the N4 too.


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May 22, 2014 8:25:17 PM via Website

Sinkster tks for your interest
I am running 4.4.2 stock what can I do?

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May 25, 2014 5:49:07 PM via Website

Sorry I've taken a while to answer Jose, busy weekend. Being a nexus it should be pretty easy to resolve. I'm presuming you're running a total stock setup (unrooted, locked bootloader, stock recovery) so if you want to remain this way you'll probably need to flash the stock firmware, details on how to do this are on xda here. This will wipe all user data though, but it is fairly straightforward. If you haven't used adb or fastboot before then google it, but it's basically similar to a virtual linux machine on windows and the commands you'll use are simple. If you want to unlock the bootloader to flash a custom recovery then it'll save a lot of time, but you'll still lose your data when you unlock the bootloader the first time. Information on how to do it is here, again on xda. Before you do anything read the thread and ensure you understand the basics, have adb/fastboot set up (easy) and have any relevant files (recovery, rom/firmware) on your PC. If you need further help feel free to post or message me as the processes for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 are very similar.