1. Matthew Bang's Avatar
    I've been trying to switch my Nexus 5 to the ART runtime from Dalvik and every time I select yes to switching the runtime from libdvm.so to libart.so it sticks on Dalvik and won't change. I've switched to ART runtime before but I've rooted by device and unlocked the bootloader since then. Any ideas on how to switch to ART? Thanks.
    08-29-2014 05:23 PM
  2. mariusfilip's Avatar
    I've been trying to switch my Nexus 5 to the ART runtime from Dalvik and every time I select yes to switching the runtime from libdvm.so to libart.so it sticks on Dalvik and won't change. I've switched to ART runtime before but I've rooted by device and unlocked the bootloader since then. Any ideas on how to switch to ART? Thanks.
    xposed framework is known for incompatibility with ART,if you don't have it installed, maybe a factory reset might help you, make sure you make a nandroid backup(i reccomend TWRP) in case things go wrong
    08-30-2014 06:10 AM
  3. bjrosen's Avatar
    Are you using Xposed? Xposed prevents the N5 from switching to ART because it doesn't support it. If you want to use ART a better way is to install the Android L preview, The version of ART that's in Kit Kat is preliminary, the version in Android L preview is closer to what it will be when Android L is released.
    08-30-2014 07:50 AM
  4. Matthew Bang's Avatar
    Are you using Xposed? Xposed prevents the N5 from switching to ART because it doesn't support it. If you want to use ART a better way is to install the Android L preview, The version of ART that's in Kit Kat is preliminary, the version in Android L preview is closer to what it will be when Android L is released.
    I tried uninstalling Xposed Installer but it still won't update to ART runtime.
    08-30-2014 12:24 PM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I tried uninstalling Xposed Installer but it still won't update to ART runtime.
    There may still be leftover files from Xposed. Factory reset then try switching. Be sure to backup beforehand so you don't lose important data, eg text messages.
    08-31-2014 12:18 PM
  6. mariusfilip's Avatar
    I tried uninstalling Xposed Installer but it still won't update to ART runtime.
    before uninstalling xposed you have to UNINSTALL all the modules,one by one,not just disable...you could install xposed one more time, go to modules, there may be some installed, you properly uninstall them, then you uninstall the main xposed framework, if that doesn't work...i think factory reset is the only solution,as the post above says
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    08-31-2014 03:36 PM
  7. jj14x's Avatar
    I tried uninstalling Xposed Installer but it still won't update to ART runtime.
    Uninstalling XPosed installer is not the same as uninstalling XPosed.
    You need to go into the settings for XPosed, and "uninstall" from there. That will revert the file that was modified. Then, you may uninstall XPosed if you like (not required - it won't cause any issue).
    Since you have uninstalled XPosed, reinstall it, and then, go into the settings for Xposed and click the uninstall button from there. You do not need to remove the modules - they just won't work without Xposed.
    srkmagnus and chris.moses like this.
    08-31-2014 04:03 PM
  8. chris.moses's Avatar
    Uninstalling XPosed installer is not the same as uninstalling XPosed.
    You need to go into the settings for XPosed, and "uninstall" from there. That will revert the file that was modified. Then, you may uninstall XPosed if you like (not required - it won't cause any issue).
    Since you have uninstalled XPosed, reinstall it, and then, go into the settings for Xposed and click the uninstall button from there. You do not need to remove the modules - they just won't work without Xposed.
    Thanks this worked for me. I'd installed XPosed and removed it through the apps control panel. Reinstalled it and then removed it through the unistall feature in XPosed and my N5 is now doing the ART "optimizing apps" thing.
    09-10-2014 12:39 PM

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