Posts From Mathew Brack

Mathew Brack
228 posts

An editor at XDA. He fell in love with Android after buying a T-mobile G1 in 2008 and hasn't looked back since. He firmly believes the future of technology lies within bio-hacking and is an NFC implantee. Mathew also has a passion for phones from obscure or lesser known companies.

OnePlus 3T Setup: Tips and App Suggestions to Get the Most out of Your Device

The OnePlus 3 and 3T are have become some of the most developer-friendly devices of their generation, but even with such a wide array of ROMs and Mods available it's easy to get stuck in the same routine when it comes to setting up your device. Having used many of the ROMs available for the 3T, this is my...

Huawei P10 First Impressions: Attention to Detail Paves the Way to Solid Hardware

Just over two weeks ago at MWC, Huawei announced the successor to the P9, the Huawei P10. This new device comes with dual Leica-branded cameras, a Kirin 960 chipset and several unique color choices. I have now been daily driving the Huawei P10 for two weeks, so I'll be sharing a few of my personal observations and opinions...

OnePlus 3T ROM Summary & Comparison

The Oneplus 3/3T forums are overflowing with great ROMs from some of the best developers to land on XDA. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to forget that other ROMs exist when you find one that you love. Here I will cover some of the best OnePlus 3T ROMs, each offering a different experience. OxygenOS As far...

LG G6 Teardown: Don’t Expect Many Home Repairs

Most of us have suffered from a broken screen or a battery with diminished capacity after too many cycles. Thankfully many of us who frequent XDA also have the ability to replace or repair minor hardware faults such as these, and when purchasing a device we will take repairability into consideration. Join us as we teardown...

LG Launches The LG G6, Complete With Dual Cameras, 18:9 Ratio, and Google Assistant

It has now been a full year since the ill-fated launch of the G5, a device that aimed too high yet fell too short of it’ potential. After the device’s launch, it was mired by reports of questionable build quality and firm competition. Now at MWC 2017, LG Electronics is back with some major changes to the...

We Are Hiring! Do You Have What it Takes?

Are you looking for a rewarding job, working with a great team of like-minded individuals? Want to work flexible hours from the comfort of your own home? Then consider a career in journalism with xda-developers! We are looking for News Writers and Content Creators to expand our portal team -- 2016 saw an incredible leap forward with...

Xiaomi Releases Kernel Sources for Redmi 3S/Prime/X

Xiaomi, an OEM not exactly revered for their GPL compliance, has now released the kernel sources for the Redmi 3S, Prime and X on GitHub. The company has been known in the past for being lax when it comes to the timely release of source code under GPLv2, which is a common occurrence among various OEMs. While releasing the kernel source...

Android N-ify Development Ceased by MrWasdennnoch and Main Contributors

Developer MrWasdennnoch and the two main contributors paphonb and Maxr1998 have announced that they will no longer be developing the popular Xposed module Android N-ify. MrWasdennnoch reminded users that updates have been sparse over the last few weeks with his last commit being over a month ago, and he gave several reasons as to why he was ending development...

China’s Fluctuating Mobile Market And Future Trends

China's mobile market is by a comfortable margin the largest in the world, with over 1.3 billion monthly mobile subscribers across the three carriers. It is understandable then that short term trends and fashions can have a huge effect on the incomes of OEMs and the market as a whole. If are unfamiliar with the Oppo...

National Infrastructure Commission Reveals Britain is 54th In Global 4G Coverage (USA 10th)

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), the British agency in charge of advising the government on matters of infrastructure such as the energy market and transportation, has released their report on mobile connectivity. In March of 2016, the Commission was tasked with answering the following question: "What does the UK need to do to become a world...

Latest Updates To Accelerated Mobile Pages — What You Need To Know

Accelerated Mobile Pages are a brilliant way of browsing sites, by stripping away unnecessary content sites with AMP enabled can appear to load almost instantly. Recent changes mean that now the Google AMP cache will now serve each site from its own subdomain https://cdn.ampproject.org. This allows AMP content to be protected by the HTML5 origin,...

*Update* Three UK Suffer Major Data Breach – 133,827 Customers Have Details Stolen

Major UK carrier Three which is responsible for 37% of all UK Mobile data has admitted Thursday evening that their customer database was breached using an employee's login. Up to six million of the company's nine million customers could be at risk and that the data accessed included names, phone numbers, addresses and dates of...