Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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Long-time Android enthusiast starting from all the way back to the Sprint HTC Hero. Partial to the Nexus line, but open to try anything with Android on it. XDA's resident master of everything Tasker. Please direct media inquiries to mishaal@xda-developers.com

[Update: Real-time Location Sharing] Google Maps v9.49 beta Finally Remembers your ‘Avoid Tolls’ Preference and Saves your Parking Location

Google apps get minor point updates on a nearly daily basis, so most of the time when a new update is released on our devices we don't bat an eyelid. Hence, normally we generally don't what changes with minor updates to Google apps, because they happen so often that usually there's nothing really interesting to...

Android O Introduces Bluetooth Audio Codec Options in Developer Options

Android O was announced earlier today, and we've been digging through the update to see what's new. Take a look through our earlier coverage if you're out of the loop. After playing with the update for a few hours, we've come across an interesting new suite of options tucked in Developer Options: Bluetooth Audio Codec...

Android Nougat 7.1.2 Beta 2 Rolling out with Fingerprint Gesture on Nexus 6P; New Multitasking UI and Launcher for Pixel C

Google has announced that the second beta update for Android Nougat MR2 (7.1.2) is now rolling out to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player. The build is labeled NPG47I and is only a minor update for most of the supported devices, though there are some noteworthy changes that users...

How to Listen to your Google Voice Voicemail on your Google Home

When the Google Home was first released, it was (and still is) lacking in many features. You still have no way to set calendar events, read your text messages, create a to-do list, and more. However, if you have the gumption, you can implement nearly all of these features on your own, thanks to the...

OxygenOS 4.1.0 with Android Nougat 7.1.1 is now Rolling out to the OnePlus 3 & 3T

OnePlus has been making incremental progress in updating their flagship devices, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, to the latest version of Android Nougat. Back at the beginning of this month, the company released their latest OxygenOS Open Beta for the two devices, which brought Android 7.1.1. Now, OnePlus is releasing OxygenOS 4.1.0 with Android 7.1.1 to...

How to Enable a Location-based Smart Lock Feature on Huawei/Honor Devices Running EMUI

If you've never owned a Huawei or Honor device, then you're probably looking at the title and going "huh?" After all, Smart Lock is a feature introduced back in Android 5.0 Lollipop to make it easier to quickly access your device under certain conditions such as location, when connected to certain devices, while in your...

Google Introduces the #myAndroid Taste Test to Build your Homescreen. Share your results with XDA!

One of the main reasons why many people love Android over iOS is the extensive customizability of the UI. Through custom launchers, icon packs, wallpapers, and more you can personalize your device according to your taste. Some people, though, find the abundance of choice to be simply overwhelming. If you're one of those people, then Google's...

How to Customize the Battery Saver Trigger Percent or Enable it when the Screen is Off

Enhancing the battery life of your device is one of the primary reasons why users flock to our forums. At XDA, you can find apps, kernels, ROMs, and guides on how improving your battery life. Rarely, though, will you find a battery life tip that works universally. A feature that Google introduced in Android 5.0 Lollipop...

TWRP v3.1.0 is now Rolling out with Support for ADB Backup, A/B OTA Zips, and More

About two weeks ago, we were informed that the next version of TWRP would bring support for backing up files directly to your PC through a feature known as ADB backup. We were told that this version of TWRP would be labeled version 3.1.0 and would roll out sometime soon. That time is now. Version...

How to Enable System UI Tuner to Modify the Status Bar in EMUI 4+

After years of minimal customization options, Android Marshmallow finally introduced some basic customization features that had existed in custom ROMs for ages through the inclusion of the System UI tuner. This feature is included in all Android 6.0+ Google devices, and in order to access it you need to pull down the status bar and long-press on the...

How to Add Third-Party Music Apps to EMUI’s Music Lock Screen [Root]

EMUI, like many OEM skins, modifies the stock lock screen to fit its theme and incorporate features that the company believes their users will need quick access to. One of the features that EMUI's lock screen offers is the ability to display the currently playing music track with beautiful, full screen album art and large track...

How to Disable Bluetooth Automatic Playback on any Android Phone

Have you ever connected your phone to your favorite Bluetooth speaker or car kit and found that applications like Google Play Music, Pandora, or Soundcloud automatically start playing? This can be quite annoying for those users who would prefer to select their own preferred application for media playback. Unfortunately, unless your particular Bluetooth device allows you...