I was working on the new version of the ROM and I wiped the cache and dalvik cache. Then all of a sudden, I had the brightness/wifi issue that's common with this phone. I just recovered my backup and then flashed the rom without wiping the cache. Main point, when updating the ROM, just flash the zip and nothing else. If your coming from another ROM, factory reset from CWM, then flash. Also another interesting point, the xposed framework (not the app) is reset after updating... weird. The easy fix is to just go into the app and then reinstall the framework again. Nbd.