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...
Dracoo Balances Casualness and Fun
It’s most definitely true that not everyone here is a gamer. After all, XDA is a place that consists of some pretty hardcore developmental work. However, we mustn’t just simply cast aside some of the other works of development—the ones that bring a little bit of lightheartedness to development. One such instance is a game called Dracoo.
Dracoo, developed by XDA Forum Member xSheetGames, is a game where you, the player, controls an adorable dragon called Dracoo through pleasant 2D scenery while avoiding and destroying obstacles. The player controls Dracoo forwards, backwards, up, and down to dodge inanimate obstacles such as fire, boulders, and pillars. And by collecting chilli peppers scattered along the way, Dracoo can fire fireballs to kill enemies such as devil puppies on wings, as well as part of the landscape. As of now, the game has six playable levels, with more possibly being introduced in the future. XSheetGames also receives kudos for providing the opportunity for the community to contribute to the game’s development with a level creator.
Dracoo is one of those games that balances casualness and fun. It’s not too hardcore, but not too easy. Instead, it’s right there in the middle where fun can be truly enjoyed. XSheetGames has made Dracoo available on Android versions 2.3.3 and newer and free in the Play store, so whether you’re a die-hard gamer or a gaming noob like I am, head over to the original thread for more details.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.
At the annual Game Developers Conference being held in San Francisco, NVIDIA announced the latest addition to its collection of devices, the NVIDIA SHIELD. Powered by the Tegra X1 ARM SoC, the SHIELD is a set-top box running Android TV at its heart. But since it is a NVIDIA device, it does things beyond the simple streaming and gaming that is expected in this age. The SHIELD can locally run and stream 4K content to a capable TV. It is compatible with existing...