More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
RecoverX Updated to Support Over 100 Devices
When we last brought you news of the tool known as RecoverX, it supported over a dozen Xperia devices. It seems that the developer, XDA Senior Member LEDelete has been busy in the months since the article was published, updating and taking his tool to a whole new level.
You see RecoverX has moved beyond just Xperia devices, and now supports over 100 devices and various recoveries for each. The app is now able to load recoveries on everything from Xperia to HTC, and all the devices in between:
The goal of this project is to gather ALL the recoveries for ALL android devices in ONE tool which installs them on the devices.
You just have to select your phone and your recovery, to click “Install” and RecoverX does the rest, it’s as simple as that.
Having tested this on both a Galaxy Nexus and an old Motorola Cliq I had lying around, the program is extremely easy to use and performs well, provided that you have the correct prerequisites for your device already taken care of. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the original thread and give this a go!
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