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...
Wheres My Phone?
It may seem like a simple concept but we are sure it will save you some time and frustration in the future. XDA member Treytor has developed a simple service for your phone.
What the app does is make it so when you lose your phone somewhere in your home you can easily locate it. Now you may ask what if my phone is on silent or vibrate? Once you install the app you can then access your phone from the website. The site allows you to turn up the volume and then call it so you can find it.
The site’s service and app are free and we can see this being used by plenty of people. I know that I will for sure use this myself as all of us are clumsy in misplacing things.
If you want to download the app the just scan the QR Code or checkout the discussion thread.
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