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

Google Lens Introduced at I/O, Allows you to Connect to a WiFi Network by Pointing your Camera

During Google I/O's keynote event today, Sundar Pichai took to the stage in order to announce the latest AI technology that the company has been working on. One such product is called Google Lens and it will begin rolling out to Google Photos and Google Assistant. The feature is a set of vision based computing...

Stack Overflow Receives an Official App for Android and iOS

If you've had any experience or interest in programming, you've probably at least heard of StackOverflow.com. The website is one of the best resources for both fledgling developers looking to learn how to code as well as seasoned veterans looking to debug their existing work. Even your average user might have come across the website...

Screenshot Assistant lets you Take, Crop, and Share Screenshots from the Home Button

For those of you who frequently take and share screenshots on our forums or on social media, you may find that the default action taken after taking a screenshot is limited. This is true for users on stock, or close to stock, software such as on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. In a previous...

How to play Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom 3, and Quake 3 (with Arena) on your Android device

Gaming on Android phones has steadily evolved into its own scene of beautifully designed and immersive games. However, sometimes you may want to relive some of the classics on your PC. Three such classic FPS games for the PC are Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom 3, and Quake 3. If you legally own the games on...

SkipSoft Toolkit for the OnePlus 3T allows you to Unlock the Bootloader, Root your Phone, Flash Firmware, and More

Although some of us like to learn how to manually unlock our phones, many people would prefer having access to an all-in-one toolkit that handles all of the steps for us. Various toolkits have been developed for other devices, of which the SkipSoft Android Toolkit is one of the more popular versions. This unified Android toolkit,...

Modify the Screen Saturation and Calibration on a Rooted LG G5 with KPPD

Many of our users may remember KCAL, a kernel patch that brings you advanced color/gamma control on a handful of Qualcomm SoCs. For users with root access but a locked bootloader (such as on the LG G4), the original developer of the KCAL patch came up with the KCAL Post-Processing Daemon (KPPD), which allows you to...

Unaltered, Prebuilt GCC and Linaro Toolchains to build your Custom ROM/Kernel

Basically, a toolchain is a bunch of development tools used in a chain (the output of one tool feeds into the input for the next tool, hence a toolchain), usually in order to compile source code (such as ROMs or kernels). Developers often use modified toolchains that can include optimizations for specific architectures focusing on performance...

Google Officially Adopts the Payment Request API, Allowing you to Pay with 3rd-Party Apps in Chrome

Set to be announced at the upcoming Google I/O developer conference, the Payment Request API will revolutionize the way we make online payments on our mobile devices. No longer will Google Chrome users on Android have to go through lengthy checkout processes involving inputting their credit card information or logging into PayPal. Instead, the API...

Google Home v2.3 Prepares to add Cloud Device Casting, Support for 3rd-Party Assistant Speakers, Listing Reminders, and much more

As Google I/O 2017 approaches, we're going to start seeing little tidbits of information release from many different sources. This time, one of those sources is coming from within the APK file of the most recent update of the Google Home application. Version 2.3 is now rolling out to users on the Play Store, and...

Android O will Improve SMS Authentication for Apps

Each new version of Android brings some major changes to the platform, but there are also a ton of minor changes that aren't nearly as publicized. One such change coming to Android O is an improvement in the way SMS authentication is done by applications. Android O introduces a dedicated API that applications can use to...

How to Automatically Change Gboard’s Theme to Dark Mode at Night

On the XDA-Developer Forums, one of the most popular reasons why people still love to root their phone is so they can theme their phone however they like. Thanks to Substratum, most System UI elements and many applications can be themed. If a Substratum theme does not exist for your favorite app, then in some...

Google’s Project Treble Modularizes Android so OEMs can Update Devices Faster

One of the major criticisms of Android is fragmentation of software updates. To this day, many devices have to wait several months after their Google device counterparts just to receive the next major version of Android. For instance, Android Nougat was officially released in August of last year, but it has taken OEMs months on...