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A small question about ART regarding updates

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9th January 2014, 06:19 PM   |  #1  
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I've been hearing a lot about ART in threads and stuff.So I finally decided to search what this ART thing is. After knowing what ART I am very happy that finally in very near future (or maybe now) android phones will have smooth UI and Apps like iPhone.

Anyways cutting the crap out, I am using Galaxy Note 2 (N71000) running the latest Nightly by Omni. I have enabled ART on my phone just now and i can really see a notable difference . As I was activating ART I found that it is not officially supported by Omni. So a question strikes my mind

"Do I need to shift back to Dalvik from ART to install latest updates or can I flash them normally?"

I searched but couldn't find an existing thread.
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9th January 2014, 06:26 PM   |  #2  
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You can flash any update as normal, the only thing is depending on how many apps you have it will take a lot longer to optimise them on the first boot compared to dalvik. It's a worthy trade-off but can be an inconvenience when it takes 10-20 minutes for roughly 200 apps.

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9th January 2014, 06:47 PM   |  #3  
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Alright,I don't mind waiting if I can get flawless performance . your post answers my question. Thanks

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9th January 2014, 10:33 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cooolforce

if I can get flawless performance.

Sounds like you're a little new with ART. I'm not saying you're complaining (because you're not), but bear in mind ART is experimental and may or may not continue to work, or even be included by Google in the future. So remember, if it it quits working...
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Originally Posted by koush

PSA: ART

Dear everyone,

Stop mailing <insert app developer here> asking them to fix their app when using ART. You need to stop using ART until it is fixed. It is experimental for a reason.

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10th January 2014, 07:37 AM   |  #5  
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Haha yes I am very very aware that ART is experimental and I am not worried if some apps stop working. And I hope that in future Google improves ART and implements it as the main runtime because the concept of ART is very appealing.

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