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    Default Brick after switch to ART Runtime

    Hi all-- hoping someone has any idea about this.
    I received the KitKat upgrade a few days ago, and was reading about the new compiler that one can select as an option. It seemed like it had a relatively good record for stability, and so I thought I'd try it out. When shutting down (after the reboot prompt on switching), I got a error message that would not clear regarding system ui crashing (apologies, I do not recall the exact process). Anyways, after a soft reset, I let the phone try and boot for about 30-35 minutes, and then reset again-- no matter what I do, I cannot get past the boot animation. Will I really need a factory reset? I know this is a new topic for the M, but I'm hoping someone with experience on other devices might have an idea. Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by akim111 View Post
    Hi all-- hoping someone has any idea about this.
    I received the KitKat upgrade a few days ago, and was reading about the new compiler that one can select as an option. It seemed like it had a relatively good record for stability, and so I thought I'd try it out. When shutting down (after the reboot prompt on switching), I got a error message that would not clear regarding system ui crashing (apologies, I do not recall the exact process). Anyways, after a soft reset, I let the phone try and boot for about 30-35 minutes, and then reset again-- no matter what I do, I cannot get past the boot animation. Will I really need a factory reset? I know this is a new topic for the M, but I'm hoping someone with experience on other devices might have an idea. Thanks in advance!
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    If the battery can be removed, I would for a few minutes, and then reboot into recovery and you can try a factory reset.
    This is what I found on Verizon's website: Hard Reset - DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA

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    Default Re: Brick after switch to ART Runtime

    Thanks for the welcome! I was hoping that the factory reset could be avoided-- and unfortunately, the Razr M does not have a removable battery, but I can still shut it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akim111 View Post
    Thanks for the welcome! I was hoping that the factory reset could be avoided-- and unfortunately, the Razr M does not have a removable battery, but I can still shut it down.
    Bummer about the reset, but I think it is the only way to fix this.

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    Default Re: Brick after switch to ART Runtime

    I am trying to factory reset, but cannot get past the recovery screen-- I have found many tutorials, such as here https://forums.motorola.com/posts/ffe0921ad4, but I still get stuck on "Step 3"-- any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akim111 View Post
    I am trying to factory reset, but cannot get past the recovery screen-- I have found many tutorials, such as here https://forums.motorola.com/posts/ffe0921ad4, but I still get stuck on "Step 3"-- any advice?
    Try holding power and clicking volume up.

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    Default Re: Brick after switch to ART Runtime

    That did not work, unfortunately. Is there any other way to factory reset the M?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akim111 View Post
    That did not work, unfortunately. Is there any other way to factory reset the M?
    Not that I am aware of.

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    Default Re: Brick after switch to ART Runtime

    I basically just mashed random buttons for about 30 seconds until the menu came up-- I am resetted. Notice to anyone on this forum that might consider the ART runtime: caution on the M, make sure you're backed up first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akim111 View Post
    I basically just mashed random buttons for about 30 seconds until the menu came up-- I am resetted. Notice to anyone on this forum that might consider the ART runtime: caution on the M, make sure you're backed up first.
    Good to know. At least you are out of the bootloop.

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    The proper sequence on the new recovery is to hold volume up, and then tap power to bring up the recovery menu.
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    I selected ART, Friday. I have not noticed good or bad results.

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