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...
HTC One Android 4.3 Rolling Out (Intl), Samsung Posts Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Kernel Source – XDA Developer TV
The Official Android 4.3 firmware for the International HTC One is rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article reporting that Samsung posted the Android 4.3 kernel source for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, as well as how to avoid bootloops upgrading to 4.3 on the device.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK gave us an Android App Review of Switchr, Jordan released an an event recap of the Big Android BBQ, and TK gave us an Android App Review of Floating Texts. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5 Rolling out to the HTC One
- Bootloops on Your Galaxy S 4 After Manually Flashing 4.3?
- Samsung Posts Android 4.3 Kernel Source for the Galaxy S 4
- Easily Backup the EFS Partition on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
- Android App Review: Better App Switching with Switchr – XDA Developer TV
- Event Recap: What Happened at Big Android BBQ 2013? – XDA Developer TV
- Android App Review: Overlay Your Text Messages with Floating Texts – XDA Developer TV
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