Google defines Hyperglycemia as:
A high blood sugar. An elevated level specifically of the sugar glucose in the blood.
The Mayo Clinic advised me that symptoms of hyperglycemia develop slowly over several days or weeks. The longer blood sugar levels stay high, the more serious the symptoms become. Early symptoms of hyperglycemia can be fatigue and Headache. Fatigue and Headache!
So why are we discussing blood sugar levels? Why do i have fatigue and headache? Well I think that I may have a small case of hyperglycemia brought on by the sweet, sweet goodness of Marshmallow. Please allow me to explain.
So a few weeks back I had no headaches and no regrets, but i wanted some more, something sweet. At that point in time my trusty Nexus 5 was consuming a fruit and fiber diet of Cyanogen Mod 12.1. There was also a sprinkling of Xposed modules to guarantee a well balanced diet. Then Rootjunky (ohhh, such a fitting name to someone who deals in the drug of modifications), came along with his tempting video for rooting Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
I thought to myself, this is great, I will enjoy the sweetness of marshmallow along with root access. I decided to leave the bland taste of CM12.1 for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Afterall, there is s’more to love. I honestly really like it. My Nexus 5 seems smoother, and somehow more refined. Battery life was never the N5’s strongest point so the doze feature on Marshmallow created battery drain as slow and sweet as molasses. The honeyed improvements to the “do not disturbed feature” are greatly appreciated. It is similar to what Lollipop had to offer, it has just been processed a little finer. I personally use this feature a lot at work and find it very handy. Everything was so sugary. Even the new boot animation was like watching someone pulling multicolored taffy.
It was like saying “trick or treat”, when I held onto that home button to turn on, Google Now on Tap. Each time I was blessed with a little treat. Sure there were some instances where it do not provide me with anything. I wish I could have thrown eggs at those time; like I would have at delinquent household, refusing to join in the Halloween candy giveaway. Most of the time I was happy with the added functionality. Using any app for the first time was sugared with permission checks. Each time I consented to give access, I found the sweet taste of marshmallow was in the air.
Sounds good so far, right? Well this is when the gooey, softy, sugary sweetness of Marshmallow Android 6.0, started to cause fatigue and headache. The first time I precieved Marshmallow was maybe too sweet for me, occurred when I noticed and new app from Chainfire call [root] LiveBoot. Not sure how long this app has been around for but it was the first time that I noticed it. I have been a big fan of his SuperSU and 500Firepaper apps so I knew that this would be worth the download. I installed and tried to run the app but nothing……. It did not work with Marshmallow! The new OS was simply too sweet and the LiveBoot app could not handle it.
I should mention that sometime last week Chainfire brought the fibre. He was like bowl of All-Bran; regulating sugar levels, as his update allowed the app to work with Marshmallow. Not a moment too soon as far I am concerned. The app is really cool. I have developed a habit of turning my phone off and booting it up in front of family and friends just to show off the app’s boot animation. I let them think that I am some kind of supper moder who can read and understand the animation!
Turning my phone off and on made me notice another aspect of Marshmallow that was too sweet for my blood. Powering the phone down only gave me one option – power off. What happened to my enhanced menu with reboot options? I know that with root access I can make that happen again but then I have to endure the bitter taste of finding just the right app to do that for me. Before it was just there.
The sweetness of Marshmallow just became stronger as I stuck with it. A new cyanogen theme was available for Halloween. It looked really cool and guess what? It does not work with Marshmallow, it is for Cyanogen. For some reason with Marshmallow, Star War’s commander will not sync up with my Google play account? I had a level 8 town hall, I am not going back to the beginning now! All this Marshmallow sweetness and it is sweat, is giving me Hyperglycemia. I have the symptoms, fatigue and headache. Now what will I do?
First off, if I am honest it is really not that bad. There are apps that I can install to get back some of the functionality I had. With Rootjunky’s help my Marshmallow is rooted so I have room to play. I have also seen lots of hints that CM13 may not be too far off. That is quite the accomplishment. I was not expecting anything before Christmas but looks like the Cyanogen crowd are working hard.
I guess I was like a kid during Halloween with Marshmallow candies. I don’t not think of the consequences, I saw something sweet and went for it. Now I am suffering with a sugar headache but you know what? I will do it all over again next year.
Have you ever installed something sweet and regretted it later? Tell me about it in comments area.
So while playing with Marshmallow and writing this article a few ideas came to mind. Would you like to see a post about comparing stock Marshmallow to CM12.1 or CM13 when it arrives? I am thinking of comparing two identical phones, one with stock and the other with a custom ROM (Maybe even kernal). We could look at benchmark programs for performance and battery life. We can also do some real world tests to see what if any difference there is. What do you think leave me some encouragement below if you would like to see a post like this.