Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
But it sounds like you CAN get the Viper ROM, you just have to deal with long boot times... Or stick with their version based on 4.4.2.
It's really a moot point, I think, because it takes 15-20 minutes to switch to ART. Had I known how long it would take, I would have stuck with Dalvik. I had 281 apps to update and it went on forever. Stupid me did it with the battery at 2%. Plugged in of course, but I didn't get any charging indication, so I wasn't sure. (It was, in fact, charging.)
But beyond that, with any ROM, you're taking a risk. With some, you're accepting compromises. But that's why we do what we do, isn't it? To learn? To experiment? To have fun? To say, "This is why I didn't buy an iPhone"? I'm a conservative flasher now. I just run CleanROM and update it once a month. That's good for me. Scott does good work, and I don't need anything as flashy as Viper. Scott's not porting 4.4.3, he's sticking with 4.4.2 until 4.4.3 is official (maybe until the boot time bug is fixed, I dunno really).
In any case, I don't think anything's irrelevant about ROM posts where the ROM takes a few extra seconds (minutes?) to boot up. Then again, not my call...