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...
Play Some of the Newest Games on Older ARMv6 Devices
Gaming is a part of life of almost every Android enthusiast. But many of new titles are hitting the market have one thing in common: They are written and optimized for new devices with modern architectures and instruction sets. Unfortunately, not every XDA member has powerful device like a Nexus 5 or Xperia Z Ultra.
Some XDA users noticed that replacing ARMv7 libs with ARMv6 equivalents made some applications work on older devices. This is a time consuming process though, as the APK needs to be decompiled, ported, and recompiled. Because of this, not every user has the time to do so.
XDA Senior Member aweosomeabhijeet wrote a simple, but yet brilliant batch script to do all the work for us. Currently, only games based on Unity 3D engine can be ported with this tool, but hopefully this list will grow longer in the future. This tool requires Windows, Notepad ++, and a glass of milk to work. Keep in mind that not every game will work after running the script, but it’s definitely worth a shot. And one last thing: Paid games ported by this tool cannot be posted on XDA. That would be piracy. Please keep this in mind.
If you own an older device and want to play some of the newest games on your device, you should definitely try this tool. You can find more information in the original thread.
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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...