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 XL Gets Official Jelly Bean 4.1 Update, ROMs Already Available
Most of the time when we mention Jelly Bean being released to a device, we’re usually talking about a port or something compiled from source by our developers. They happen far more often than official updates, which already don’t happen nearly often enough. For the HTC One XL, HTC decided that it felt like spreading some holiday cheer and released an update to 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
XDA Senior Member itzsnookums posted about the update in the One XL forums, including some screen shots to demonstrate that the update is, in fact, real. In the thread, users will find a quick root method for the OTA, the OTA itself for developers to download and make ROMs from, and some other informational tidbits about the update. As always, users who are already rooted should proceed with caution or use a pre-rooted build such as the one produced by XDA Senior Member ChongoDroid, who released a stock, deodexed version for ROM cooks and themers to play with. It’s based on a stock odexed version by XDA Senior Member Tachi91. So if you don’t want to go through the OTA process, there are at least two ROMs to try.
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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...