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...
Fresh Jelly Bean Ports Arrive on the HTC EVO 3D
Users of the HTC EVO 3D have been rather lucky lately. Despite HTC withholding the Ice Cream Sandwich update and kernel source code until the very last second (and indeed until the next iteration of Android, 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’, began landing on other devices) clever developers and a dedicated community of ROM cooks have managed to keep the seemingly abandoned device on the bleeding edge. Those of you who have held on to this 4.3 inch, glasses-free 3D, dual-core device, even as HTC shifted it’s attention to the new EVO 4G LTE and away from its dedicated EVO 3D community, can now give themselves a pat on the back. A plethora of Jelly Bean ports are arriving on the handset, even with the blatant lack of OEM support. Some of the more notables include:
- CyanogenMod 10 (CDMA) & CyanogenMod 10 (GSM)
- AOKP (Android Open Kang Project)
- Jumping Jelly Beans
As always, you can find information and threads about these and other great ROMs in our HTC EVO 3D forums. Don’t forget to Nandroid backup your entire handset before flashing anything. Also, be sure to thank the devs who brought these builds, long after the manufacturer deemed the device worthy of attention. If you haven’t tried Jelly Bean on your EVO 3D, now is the time. So pick your preferred build, and flash away!
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