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...
Samsung Galaxy Blaze 4g Gets Rooted, T-Mo Galaxy S II Gets New Modem
It’s always exciting when the development of one devices causes positive change in the development of a different device. Sometimes rooting a device means getting new software to older phones, as is the case with the Sony Xperia Line Up, and it’ll happen with even more phones in the future.
This is now happening for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II. XDA Forum Member johnrbell has just announced that the Galaxy Blaze has been rooted. While the Blaze isn’t the most popular phone out there, there will be some users happy to hear that and awaiting the method to be made public for future use.
However, the meat and potatoes of rooting the Galaxy Blaze, for most users anyway, is the radio. XDA Recognized Developer Master&Slave™ has pulled and posted the radio from the Galaxy Blaze, which has been a long awaited development for T-Mobile Galaxy S II owners. In his words:
-My Data has increased by about 4Mbps, which is a + in my case
-Dont ask me for screenshots
-Tested after removing my build.prop and init.d data tweaks for true results.
-Speeds will vary depending on your location.
Users looking to get a new modem on their already rocking SGS2 can head on over to Master&Slave™’s modem thread for the downloads and discussions about the modem. Currently, the modem is being tested without ROM tweaks to see the true benefits, but with a 4 Mbit increase in speed, results look promising. Before flashing, be sure that you have a real T-Mo SGS2 modem handy in case something goes wrong that you can revert to.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
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...