Since i'm a new member, I can't post in that thread yet so i'm sending you this pm to explain how I got the updated Nova. I'm also going to assume you have knowledge of and are comfortable making changes to the system.
1.) Do a nandroid backup ...
5.2 was getting slow for me so I installed Lagfix and now everything is quick again.
You have not read back through the last few pages, have you!!!
I thought we had a 'gentlemen's agreement' from way back, not to ride people's asses like this. Let's leave that to the other places.
wipe data, factory reset. thats all. dont wipe anything on the sd. you only need to wipe data when flashing 2 different roms, not when updating your current rom.
damn, youre older than me. and i though that i was the old man here. guess not :sill...
I finally tired of the constant instabilities of the various Lollipop ROM's and have reinstalled SmoothROM 5.3. I have to say that it was worth the 'backward' move and now I am enjoying my N7 again.
Thanks Jamest20 I appreciate all of your wor