There are so many Power Banks out there. However, they are not all the same. Some sacrifice weight for capacity. Others do the opposite. Some come with two ports and some come with more, while others come with less. Some are just batteries with a case around it, but others have some unique features. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews the RAVPower RP-WD02 Wireless Filehub & Portable Travel Router. This device is the successor to the RP-WD01...
Take Control of All Aspects of Your Device’s 3D Rendering Subsystem with Chainfire3D!
Remember that article we wrote last week regarding an alternative method of achieving NightMode functionality using a certain intermediary proxy driver? Can you also recall how we mentioned that big things would come of this development?
Well, it looks as if these aforementioned “big things” are now here thanks to XDA moderator and all-around developer extraordinaire Chainfire. As aluded to earlier, this powerful driver has many potential uses such as improving rendering performance and adding game compatibility. Oh, and of course, NightMode is still available for the OLED folks out there.
In the words of the developer:
Chainfire3D is an intermediary OpenGL driver. What does that mean? It means that Chainfire3D sits between your apps and the graphics drivers, and can intercept and/or change commands between the two. It has some built-in functions, and can be further extended with plugins to provide extra functionality.
– CF3D OpenGL driver
– NightMode (inspired by Jeff Sharkey, more info here
— Handy shortcut to toggle on/off
— Supports red, green, blue, amber and salmon modes
– Global OpenGL manipulation
— Reduce texture size
— Reduce texture quality
— Unroll textures
— Load plugins
— (Pro) Disable Chainfire3D detection
– (Pro) OpenGL manipulation on a per-app bases
– (Pro) Fix market settings
Sounds exciting, right? To get your hands on Chainfire3D, head on over to the application thread! As before, however, be sure to proceed with caution. Make sure to make a Nandroid backup before installing this.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...
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...