Since the new update dropped, the game doesn't start at all. I get a text in the bottom left: "[InitialAssetDownload_LoadingLabel_ClearingAssetCache]". It just stays that way, I have waited hours. Please don't tell me I have to do a fresh install again, I have to do it with pretty much every update, it's getting quite old.
I have had the same problem.
I had to reload the game and it started working as per usual after update..
Problem is though, ever since my phone keeps crashing (in the middle of bloody battle!- lost GAC Round to two restarts). This seems to be because the phone is overheating by about 10 degrees Celsius and it is not isolated to one device, as I have two of the exact same make and model.
Lastly- more good news.
swgoh.gg hasn't updated my data in two days. I can't do it manually (either won't recognise my 22 digit Player ID or says that there is an error on swgoh end). A fellow Guild mate cannot update either.
Hope this helps...