Originally Posted by theking1st
Hi guys. It is my first time to run cyanogenmod on my phone. I have the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 4G and I tried to install the CM 11 of jfbs. I did all the backups and I wiped the data and cache and installed the ROM and Gapps. But I rebooted my device and the Cyanogenmod logo appeared with the spinning arrow and it didn't want to stop spinning (or loading if you want). My phone was stuck on logo and the spinning arrow. I forced the phone to turn off and when I rebooted it I worked but after a little time it went back to the logo and the spinning arrow. I re-installed the ROM and Gapps but like before, the logo and the spinning arrow still there until now and it won't even stop and lead me to the lock screen. PLEASE can somebody tell me if it won't work or what is wrong whit it or if it is matter of time, how long should i wait? PLEASE I need to know what is going on and what to do.
(as a dev for this phone)
If you could PM me with more details that would be helpful. When i hear that it continues after a reboot(not the first person to have said that) i think its that you are not waiting enough time. That may or may not be the case. I would give it a good 5 min. I have never timed mine but it does seem to me that prior android versions took about 2-3min maybe and for w.e. reason android 4.4(cm-11.0) takes a few more min. Anything over >=10min though id say is too much. In these cases the only things that can really help are logs. Logs are the only way you can show a dev what you are experiencing.
(as a xda member)
Also i would use the device thread not the general android thread, read through the rom thread of the rom you are tryng to install, and a last and final note, I would recommend that anyone that is new to install older more mature roms first. These roms will yield the best experience in most cases. Then once you are familiar you can experiment with other roms/mods etc etc.