Did you download new Nova beta? They updated nicely with Material design features...Only time I have seen it stutter so far is when closing things like the app drawer, or backing out of an app. I am still using Nova Launcher, maybe I should give the Google Now Launcher another shot.
Not rooted, and still encrypted.
Root should not be a problem.. You can either load it thru PC or flash it in TWRP if you going custom recovery..
Tap'd by Big 6
If I am still OEM unlocked, can't I just flash the CF Auto Root.img with Fastboot? Nothing will be wiped since I am already unlocked right? Then I can use Flashify to put on TWRP?
Not sure if I am going to remove encryption this time. Do need to get root back though. My phone had been acting funny so I wanted to do a full flash to stock wipe data/cache. Then I side-loaded 5.1, wipe data/cache, and installed my apps back from Google backup.
I might regret that if there is no way now to get root back without wiping data again.
Supposedly the new 5.1 have forced encryption. Can someone confirm or deny. I heard rumors and as soon as I booted into 5.1 it started encrypting my data. So I immediately flash the "no forced encryption" mod. I do not mind it being encrypted but I want options.