Posts From Mathew Brack

Mathew Brack
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<p>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.</p>

XDA is Hiring a News Copy Editor!

The XDA Portal Team is looking for a new Copy Editor to join our continuously expanding Portal News Team. Working from home, you would report directly to our Editor in Chief and communicate with our staff, to assist with the editing, scheduling and publishing of news articles and ensure that our high standards of accuracy...

Gratus is a New App By Francisco Franco That’s Designed to Bring a Little Happiness To Your Day

Francisco Franco, the XDA Recognized Developer behind projects such as Franco Kernel, has launched a new app aimed at encouraging users to create notes of both everyday events and the special things that we are grateful for, in order to help promote positive feelings. The free app comes with bright and cheerful Material Design inspired UI and...

Why OnePlus Will Not (and Really Should Not) Drop The Headphone Jack Anytime Soon

In recent days, two images that allegedly show a prototype of the upcoming OnePlus 5 have appeared across the internet. The first image - if real - gives us a view of the back of the device adorned with the customary OnePlus logo and a dual camera set up, while the second image shares a...

Google Can Help You Find Your Next Job With New Search Features

Google has announced at I/O today a series of new features coming to Search, under the name Google for Jobs. These features aim to make searching for jobs or new employees as easy as possible, by pulling listings from services including LinkedIn, Facebook, CareerBuilder, Monster, Glassdoor, and other sites. Pichai explained “We realized the first step for...

HyperTrack Open Sources its Live Location Sharing App

HyperTrack, the company behind the eponymous live location sharing framework has open sourced its app to demonstrate the capabilities of their location stack and let developers experiment while also showcasing real world usage. HyperTrack Live is simple in concept. Select share location to send a URL via your preferred communication app, which will allow the recipients to view your live...

What Can or Should OnePlus Improve For Their Next Device?

The OnePlus 3T is the most popular device on the XDA forums at the moment and for good reason -- with exceptional dev support and impressive specs the device meets many of our needs/wants but it is still far from perfect. Join us as we look at some of the features we feel OnePlus should...

Access Your OnePlus/OPPO Device’s “Hidden” Hardware Diagnostic Tests

Long before a phone arrives in your hands, it goes (or should go) through a wide range of hardware diagnostic tests designed to check for any potential faults before it is packaged and shipped out. As Mishaal mentioned in a previous article looking at accessing these tests on Huawei devices, if you are buying a used...

Making The Most of Your OnePlus 3/3T’s Display

AMOLED displays are well renowned across the industry for their deep inky blacks and battery saving benefits. Many users set up their devices to specifically take advantage of these displays, but what can you really do apart from changing the system UI to black mode via the phone's display settings? Here are just a few of...

Announcing XDA’s First In-House ROM — LabROM

At XDA-Developers, we are always looking to break new grounds by providing the community the tools it needs to produce the best custom ROMs. Today, though, we are proud to announce we’ve produced the best custom ROM ourselves. Through the power of the XDA community, we’ve achieved great things -- all of us, together as one....

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...