unless you okay with unencrypted data, you should flash DFE after format it. you can keep your data after update but unencrypted.
I had my data unencrypted, tried the OTA, and still had the bootloops and had to reformat/wipe everything and start from scratch.
Get the dmesg log right after the reboot, depending on the kernel, you might need to be rooted to do so
Doesn't help. It's an issue with the scheduling for the little cores. As soon as I set it to performance the stutters stop.
There is a new TWRP update that can handle encrypted data. But you have to clean flash first (flash new TWRP then clean flash) or it will bootloop. Check this thread.
Right but my question is if the data is unencrypted there should be no issue whatsoever trying to install an OTA right? I wanna make sure I won't have to wipe anything or be stuck in a bootloop.
Don't use OTA for your convenience. I tried once, and I got bootloop. Unless you're prepared losing your data, you can try. With unencrypted device, you must flash DFE after each update.
Here's the problem with custom rom community. Whenever a new android release comes out, everyone is trying to jump into that wagon as soon as possible along with all the bugs.