Originally Posted by faehsemc
Its similar with the issue of Miui. There were some that just couldn't run MIUI... wouldn't boot at all
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I never tried it with MIUI.
but the problem and fix/workaround worked for me on carbon, CM so at least for me it's a reproduce-able experience.
I don't think it's a bad SD card by any means. I think that something is trying to be written or read from the card and fails, so by removing the card and rebooting, the OS stops trying to do whatever it was trying to do and goes on with the boot.
edit: tonight i tried pa_d2vzw-3.99-L13N-20130906 and it did not do this this freezing at the boot screen stuff.