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

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...

How to use EMUI’s App Twin Feature on any Launcher

A few days ago, I shared a tutorial outlining how to use EMUI's App Twin feature with any installed application or game on your device. If you own a Huawei or Honor device that is on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5 (such as the Huawei Mate 9 family, Huawei P9/P9 Lite, Honor 6X, or Honor...

How to Reduce the Long Press Delay Beyond its Lowest Setting

If you've skimmed through any of those listicles on a mainstream technology website promising a trick to "greatly improve" your device's performance, you've probably come seen this one a dozen or so times: lower your phone's animation scale to speed up your phone! By now, I would think that the vast majority of readers on our forums...

Android 7.0 Nougat is now Rolling out to the ZenFone 3 Deluxe

ASUS devices tend to fly under the radar, but their devices tend to pack pretty impressive specifications for their price point. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is no exception. The device launched in the middle of 2016 with specifications ranging from a Snapdragon 820 + 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM in the base model to a Snapdragon...

Latest OxygenOS Open Betas Bring Android 7.1.1 to the OnePlus 3 & 3T

OnePlus has been releasing updates for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T quite often since their release, but if you want to get a taste of their latest offerings before the global OTA roll-out, then you can participate in the OxygenOS Open Beta program for your device. Now, OnePlus has announced that their latest Open...