[Q] Omnirom Nightly (20131230): Google Play Services not connecting
So I am very new to rooting, but after reading through the XDA threads for about a year, I finally took the leap. Last week, I rooted my device using Framaroot. I flashed my device with Omnirom 4.4 nightly (20131203-i777-NIGHTLY) and PA-Gapps 20131215. Everything was working very well except for some battery drain. I decided to flash the newest Omnirom nightly in the hope that some of my issues would be addressed. Flashed Omnirom 20131230-i777-NIGHTLY via an OTA. That flash worked very well, except Google Play services was not working aka it would not allow me to sign into any of my google apps. I tried flashing the newest PA Gapps, that didn't fix the issues. Tried reflashing Omnirom and Gapps, that didn't work. Tried wiping my device and then restoring the ROM to a previous backup. Restoring to any of my previous backups failed continually, so I tried reflashing earlier builds of Omnirom. Several times that did not work, until now. Right now, I was able to flash Omnirom 20131203 with Gapps 20131215. My device will boot and google apps are running, but now I have no home screens...at all.
I'm hoping I might just be able to sideload the google experience launcher and that would fix this issue. I've been messing with my phone all day and decided to ask the experts on this sight for help before I did any further damage.
Thanks for you help and forgive my lack of knowledge...Thanks!