Same issue here - I was able to restore, tried the EL settings as you suggested, and I am fine and now back in 4.9. Will also probably wait until 5.0. Love your work though - I just think it's some app I have installed, because it only happens once I reinstall all my apps/settings. If I do a wipe and install of 4.96 (or 4.95), I don't have the issue, even if I reboot. Once I rstapps though (or even do a restore from TB), I get the blank screen with the four bottom buttons lit up once the SS boot animation is done. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm wondering if it's something that I have installed to SD... I've noticed "odd" behavior" with some apps I've used TB to force install to the SD card - things that are set to run on a schedule don't (although they work if you open them manually), widgets don't work (which we know about already), etc. I don't have enough space to move everything back to try it, so maybe it's time to think about a complete wipe and start over once 5.0 comes out. At the end of the day, the only thing I supposed I really care about are my SMS messages (for which I do use a backup app), everything else critical is stored in the cloud (work e-mail, Gmail, etc.). Just a pain to have to set everything up again after a wipe.