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Anyone know why CM-based ROMs seem to take SOOOOO long to boot?

On both my M7 and Peregrine, AICP takes multiple minutes to boot (and not b/c of "Android is upgrading" app precompilation.)  I just reverted my M7 back to 5.0.2 stock and it boots in under 30 seconds. 

Curious if everyone experiences this.  Measure the length of time the boot animation plays, (not the initial bootloader screen or "upgrading" dialog) and post your results w/ phone model!
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Yes, boot takes *FOREVER*
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Couple of minutes to boot. 30 minutes or more if I clean cache on jfltexx 
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If you want to install Google Clock...

Just a PSA - for anyone who's attempted to install the offical Google Clock from the play store - you've inevitably seen the -505 error which is due to conflicting permissions between the system DashClock.apk and this app.  (Also I think this is a Lollipop-only problem.)

Simple fix: Use Titanium Backup to uninstall the stock clock, reboot then you'll be good to install the clock from the play store!

Does anyone know if DashClock.apk is part of cyanogen?  If so I'll report it on their issue tracker.
Enjoy Google’s material design clock experience on your Android device. • S...
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But it's slightly modified by cm.. So don't know what to tell you
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Does anyone else get really bad UI lag seemingly out of nowhere with 5.1?  I can sometimes wake my phone to find it almost completely unresponsive - unlock takes 20 seconds, 10 more seconds to draw the home screen....  swiping between screens takes 10 seconds, launching an app is nearly impossible..  If I wait long enough, sometimes it comes back but more often than not I just turn it off again out of annoyance.  Seems completely random and then I can try 10 minutes later and everything is smooth as butter again. 

Doesn't seem to matter what app(s) I'm using, happens anywhere.  Open process stats and memory usage appears normal.  Haven't done any kernel tweaks.  Looked at logcat and nothing jumped out either.  Phone doesn't get particularly warm so it would seem to be either an I/O or memory issue (maybe a memory leak?) not CPU.

This never happened on 5.0...   (But on 5.0 I did get a lot of reboots that never happen anymore ;)  HTC m7.

Anyone else seen this behavior? 
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+Thom Nichols Yeah not since stable release..
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SendGrid was featured on ResetTheNet's poster to protect internet privacy.  Securing 13 billion emails/ month!
Message from Edward Snowden. Edward Snowden issued this statement via his attorney in support of Reset the Net: "One year ago, we learned that the internet is under surveillance, and our activities are being monitored to create permanent records of our private lives — no matter how innocent or ...
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This would be way cooler if it worked with the generic $15 bluetooth OBD2 dongles like Dash and Torque do... :|
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You know what you're talking about but most of us don't. Even if we clicked on the link, chances are we would have to do some research to learn what it's for. Many forget this when posting new apps or gadgets. 
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Amazing how much still functioning machinery they have. 
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AICP lollipop  - 
 
Question: I'm up to date with my ROM version but kernel version says 5.0.2_r1. I'm not really interested in flashing a custom kernel, just looking for the latest.

Is this it? Does OTA not update the kernel? TIA!


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It's currently 84° F and clear in Pawtucket with active alerts. Visit http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.879&lon=-71.350

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Hey folks! I'm beta testing a new version of Porch that displays images and avatars in the widget! Here's the link!  https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.thomnichols.android.socialwidget
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If you haven't had enough 2048, this is "the original."
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OK I have to admit this is a clever April fool's 
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Senior Software Engineer
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  • VoltServer
    Senior Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • SendGrid Labs
    Software Engineer, 2014 - 2014
  • EnerNOC
    Senior R&D Software Engineer, 2007 - 2014
  • Thomson West
    Software Engineer
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Merrimack, NH - Rochester, NY
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Geek, wannabe handyman, husband and occasional hero
Introduction
I work in R&D for a clean-tech company in Boston, where there are always tons of fun software (and hardware) problems to solve. 

I have plenty of things to keep me busy, but try find time to explore new technology and hopefully share something along the way.

More notable projects include MarcoPolo, the Wooly Fair Scavenger Hunt mobile game, Gmarks for Android, HTTPBuilder, the Python Web Console, as well as various contributions to open-source projects such as Groovy and SleekXMPP.
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Avid mountain/ road cyclist & aspiring triathlete. Homebrewer. Nerd.
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    Software Engineering
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