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...
ICS Rolls Out for Xperia Neo and Neo V, Root Achieved
As promised, Sony began rolling out ICS for their 2011 Xperia line recently, and will continue to do so until nearly everyone gets some ICS goodness. That said, some devices are getting it sooner than others, and among those that are getting it now are the Sony Xperia Neo and Neo V. Coming along for the ride will be the challenge of rooting the new firmware—both for previously-rooted users to retain root and for those acquiring superuser privileges for the first time. Thankfully though, this challenge was accepted, and completed, and is now ready for users.
XDA Senior Member Madfysh has released a tutorial to safely guide users through the root process under a variety of situations. The root method requires users to know the basics of fastboot and ADB, and you need working fastboot access in order to install. Luckily for new users, however, Madfysh has listed the commands you’ll need. The guide also comes in different methods depending on whether or not your bootloader is unlocked. Essentially, there is a guide for you regardless of which configuration you’re coming from.
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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...