SITE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Add Immense Grip to Your S7/S7 Edge/Note 7 with a QuarterBack Case from Poetic [Sponsored]

Don't forget that we're giving away an unlocked international Note 7 with our friends at Poetic. The contest ends really soon, so go enter! In the meantime, we wanted to tell you about their QuarterBack Series of cases. Like the Affinity Series we wrote about earlier (which is ideal for the minimalist), the QuarterBack case...

XDA Ad-Free: Your Questions Answered

This spring we announced XDA Ad-Free, which lets you remove all the sucky ads from XDA if you pay a little. Not only does ad-free give you a higher density of content, but the site becomes faster without ads. Over the past few months, we’ve received a lot of questions relating to ads, the pricing of ad-free,...

Win a Bezel-Less Elephone S3! We Have Two. Contest Ends Soon!

Lately we've been talking about the budget-friendly, bezel-less Elephone S3. Just $149.99 (with the current sale, or $199.99 regularly) gets you a phone that has an ultra-modern look and feel thanks to its unique zero-bezel design and metal build. It has other goodies like a Sony camera, fingerprint sensor, microSD storage, and near-stock Android Marshmallow. We...

[WINNER ANNOUNCED] The UMi Super has 4GB RAM, Stock Android, 4000mAh for $179.99. Win One from XDA!

Gone are the days when you have to pay a lot to get a high-end phone. Look no further than UMi, a Chinese manufacturer making impressively-spec'd phones for not much money. Take their latest, the UMi Super, which offers a full-metal build, octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery with...

Ads Suck. So bad. Remove Them with XDA Ad-Free

Ads suck, and we're really sorry about any ads that have annoyed you on XDA in the past. We're constantly yelling at our ad network people to remove any auto-play ads or ones that pop up in your face. In fact we have a thread dedicated to reporting bad ads, and we monitor it closely. The reality...

In Loving Memory of TonyStark

XDA-Developers has, over the years, grown to be a lot more than just a forum for people to discuss phones. We have grown in terms of content, membership, and staff. This last point is the one I will be touching upon today. Our staff is a very tightly knit core of approximately 100 moderators and administrators....

XDA Forums Added For MWC 2016 Devices!

The Mobile World Congress is the world's largest exhibition when it comes to mobile technology. And MWC 2016 was no exception. We saw the best of the best with releases like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and the LG G5, and others as well. MWC 2016 isn't over yet, so we interrupt the continuous MWC...

Jide Partners with XDA for Hosting of Remix OS Forums

Today we are pleased to announce a new, not-for-profit partnership between XDA and Jide, creator of the famous Remix OS productivity-oriented ROM. At XDA, we are always looking to explore our devices in new ways to enrich our lives. Jide developed Remix OS to fill a crucial void in Android -- productivity-oriented, desktop-like usage. With Android’s...

Create Your Own Forum on XDA

Historically, adding a forum on XDA has been decided by having our intern spin around in an office chair, blindfolded, throwing darts at a board. Actually, we add forums based on which devices we think will have strong community support. We don't get it right 100% of the time, but a lot of the time, just...

(Winners Announced!) XDA and LeaseWeb: Win Free VPS/Dedicated Server Trial and Huawei Watch

About a month ago, we teamed up with our hosting partner, LeaseWeb, to do a contest for a free VPS/Dedicated server trial, with the grand prize of a brand spankin' new Huawei Watch. To participate, all you had to do was tell us what you would do with a dedicated server or VPS. Well, about 200...

XDA and LeaseWeb: Win Free VPS/Dedicated Server Trial and Huawei Watch

As you might recall, XDA relies on hosting infracturer from LeaseWeb to power our forums. We picked them as our hosting provider because they were able to provide a highly custom solution that meets our demanding needs. From the time your HTTP request hits our load balancer to when it's handled by one of our...

XDA No Longer Recommends Dev-Host

You might recall that back in 2012 we formed a relationship with file hosting site Dev-Host that granted XDA Recognized Developers/Themers/Contributors a free premium membership. It started off good, but then we started hearing about  excessive ads that simulate download buttons, fly-by malware APK attacks from Mobogenie, and reused (and potentially dangerous) short URLs. We've tried...