1. Crispy's Avatar
    Switched on ART on my Verizon Note 4, haven't really noticed any difference either in speed or battery life. So I think we have to wait for Lollipop to see any benefits, although reading the reports on N5 its again not clear if it makes a big difference.
    12-13-2014 04:11 AM
  2. Trigati's Avatar
    all I know is that I wanted to try ART, but every time the phone reboots it has to 'optimize Apps', so I switched back to Dalvik.
    12-13-2014 04:35 AM
  3. makie's Avatar
    Wauw, I totally forgot to do this! Somethings you will just forget when you switch to other OS's... won't even change it after hearing problems

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    12-13-2014 04:46 AM
  4. Graham Lee77's Avatar
    I switched mine last week.

    Took about an hour to optimise all the apps.

    Phone seemed very laggy to use so something wasn't right so I switched it back. Strangely it didn't optimise the apps again and took a matter of minutes to reboot.

    May give it another go at another date, but I've not had any complaints with the Note 4's battery life so far and I'm a pretty heavy user as its my work phone. Without charging during the day I'm probably at about 40% left after 14-16 hours, with mixture of exchange email, SMS, spotify, twitter etc.

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    12-13-2014 05:04 AM
  5. cgr1971's Avatar
    I switched mine last week.

    Took about an hour to optimise all the apps.

    Phone seemed very laggy to use so something wasn't right so I switched it back. Strangely it didn't optimise the apps again and took a matter of minutes to reboot.

    May give it another go at another date, but I've not had any complaints with the Note 4's battery life so far and I'm a pretty heavy user as its my work phone. Without charging during the day I'm probably at about 40% left after 14-16 hours, with mixture of exchange email, SMS, spotify, twitter etc.

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    Same for me when I switched, phone got laggy and glitchy.
    12-13-2014 07:29 AM
  6. mrmoe110's Avatar
    The ART that's in kitkat is experimental and not meant for daily use. It's technically not even the same ART that's in Lollipop.
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    12-13-2014 09:48 AM
  7. UniQue WerkX's Avatar
    I've done it twice and both times the S Health app doesn't work and causes a freeze up. Plus this T-Moble Note 4 gets pretty hot in the process.

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    12-13-2014 09:16 PM
  8. TornadoQuake's Avatar
    I've done it twice and both times the S Health app doesn't work and causes a freeze up. Plus this T-Moble Note 4 gets pretty hot in the process.

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
    This! Found this out the hard way with the S View Cover. It also breaks the flashlight button on the S View Cover.

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    12-13-2014 10:34 PM
  9. Mr. Toad's Avatar
    I tried it. S health crashes every 10 minutes. I swap batteries so reboots took forever. I ran into some other funky things.
    12-13-2014 10:45 PM
  10. motoguy1's Avatar
    I switched to ART on my ATT Note 4 a couple of days ago. I'm liking it so far. Battery life seems improved, and the phone seems faster/less laggy. I also reduced animations to .5 as well, so maybe that is some of the "speed increase".
    12-14-2014 10:31 AM

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