Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
Dead Trigger 2 Tegra 4 Graphics Mod (for non-Tegra 4 Devices)
Some things simply have fantastic timing when it comes to releases. Halloween is the day when we bask in all those creepy monsters and nightmare-ish creatures that come out only during the night. In order to better celebrate this wonderful, candy stuffing holiday, we came across a small tutorial that should make your gore-craving inner zombie tremble in its boots.
As some of you may remember, Dead Trigger was released about a year and change ago, and it was dubbed as one of the best FPS games for handheld devices. The graphics, when Google demoed them in front of a live audience, were simply amazing. However, there was a small caveat and that was that the app needed to run on Tegra 2-equipped devices in order to display all the blood and flying pieces of God-only-knows-what. Long story short, it turns out that while powerful, the Tegra 2 did not really have anything special that made the blood richer. Rather, it was in fact a software lock that would automatically lower the image quality if the device was not running NVIDIA’s hardware. A simple work around was found, and the world was happy once again.
Fast forward to 2013. As it turns out, the sequel to Dead Trigger (Dead Trigger 2) also suffers from the same predicament, but with the only difference that now the hardware of choice is the Tegra 4. Much as it was the case before, there is yet again a simple fix to get your Halloween thirst for blood satisfied once again thanks to XDA Forum Member A N D Y.
Andy penned a simple tutorial that involves some slight editing of a few values in a xml file. The file is located in the /data/data/com.madfingergames.deadtrigger2/shared_prefs folder and it is called, you guess it, com.madfingergames.deadtrigger2.xml. (You will need some kind of file manager with Root explorer capabilities in order to get there). Once inside, simply put the values suggested by the dev in the entries that require them, save the changes, change some permissions and voila! You have high quality blood jumping at you front, right and center.
This mod should work for most devices. Needless to say, Dead Trigger 2 does require somewhat good hardware in order to run properly, so make sure that you have enough horsepower before you put your device on its knees by making it process more than it can handle. Please leave some feedback regarding your experience and which device(s) you tried this on.
You can find more information in the original thread. Have fun and happy Halloween!
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