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...
First Version Of Trebuchet CM9 Launcher Available
It’s been known for some time now that the ICS-based CyanogenMod 9, which is still in its early alpha stages, will be replacing ADW with its own launcher dubbed Trebuchet.
The developer, nebkat, has recently started a thread in our forums where everyone can download the latest development version of the new launcher, report bugs and suggest new features, which currently include:
- Custom number of Homescreens
- Enable/Disable Persistent Search Bar
- Separated Apps/Widgets in Drawer
- Resize Any Widget
- Show and Fade Scrolling Indicator in Homescreen and Drawer
- Enable/Disable Auto-Rotate
- Drawer Apps Sorting (Title, Install Date)
- Infinite Scrolling
- Dock (Custom pages and size)
- Transition Effects (Homescreen and Drawer)
- Backup and Restore
Keep in mind that this is still an early alpha version before jumping into the forum thread.
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