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Difference between ART and dalvik runtime on KitKat rom

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By Shashank.sonth, Member on 1st February 2014, 03:12 AM
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5th February 2014, 11:48 AM |#11  
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Stop giving false information!!! There's no case where using ART has bricked one's ROM (if that's even possible!).



There's no risk bricking your device by enabling ART. Sure some apps might not work properly, but the majority will work ok. You can always try ART, see what you think and if you don't like the results, you can revert back to Dalvik. Keep in mind that if you have Xposed framework installed and you try to change your runtime to ART, you might end up with a bootloop. So make sure you have a backup, just in case.

But, I repeat, it isn't possible to brick your device by changing to ART.

what is xposed framework? how do I know if I've installed it?!

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5th February 2014, 11:55 AM |#12  
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Could anyone tell me, if the device is bricked or struck on bootloop will I still be able to go to recovery mode?

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If your device is on a bootloop, you will be able to go to recovery mode. In case of a brick, in most cases you won't be able to turn the phone, let alone booting to recovery mode. But enabling ART has nothing to do with bricking the phone.


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what is xposed framework? how do I know if I've installed it?!

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This is Xposed Framework: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1574401

You'll know if you've installed it, by checking if there's an app called Xposed Installer.
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6th February 2014, 03:39 PM |#13  
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I'm running art out of curiosity. everything is working fine, no problems at all. but honestly, I cant tell any difference between art & dalvik in terms of speed/battery life/whatever. the only noticeable difference is the longer boot time with art. I do not keep track of ram usage or do any speed tests or details like that. Maybe there's a difference on that level, but it's not perceptible as a user, imho.

so, at this time, is it worth switching over? eh, not really. doesnt matter much.
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7th February 2014, 12:07 PM |#14  
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Yeah even I switched to ART but didn't notice any changes except that all the apps take much space than dalvik n I also noticed my battery was draining sooner so switched back to dalvik, it's better for now until the ART is fully developed on our device

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7th February 2014, 12:09 PM |#15  
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For me, art don't think that makes so much difference. It's experimental and we have to wait for next major android release.

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9th February 2014, 07:05 PM |#16  
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How do i know if I'm really using art? I've checked it and let it boot. Now when I go in the settings it says "using dalvik".

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9th February 2014, 11:51 PM |#17  
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are you using xposed?
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are you using xposed?

Yes,so i think I'm on dalvik? Xposed shouldn't work when on art.

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24th February 2014, 01:03 AM |#19  
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Xposed automatically kicks you out of art runtime whenever you try to get into it. so your options are:
1.keep xposed active and forget about art until the developer works on compatibility (which should be soon)
2.or deactivate (or uninstall) xposed and use art runtime.
You should weigh the pros and cons and see which is best. btw no bricks will happen if you choose to use art.
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