Interview with XDA Forum Admin mikechannon pt.3 Final

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With no more introduction we continue the third a final part of the interview with our Forum Admin mikechannon.
Reference: Part 1 and part 2

Part 3

Orb3000: In your opinion what do you think has made XDA the place it is now in the eyes of the international community?

mikechannon: There are likely long and boring dissertations to be written to explain our prominent place in the online world, but I’ll leave that to the theorists with time on their hands and a gap to fill between indulging their other OCDs.
For me the history of xda-developers is all-important. It was not formed to generate a living for someone who thought “hey, what’s popular right now and let’s make a website that’ll generate oodles of money . . . READ ON »

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Interview with XDA Forum Admin mikechannon pt.2

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Welcome to the second part of the interview with our Forum Administrator
If you missed pt. 1 of the interview, you can read it here.

Part 2

Orb3000: In recent times you became the forum Administrator, how do you feel with your new position?

mikechannon: You might think I would feel obliged to say “I feel honored”; but in this case I really do feel honored. I have been part of the community for a long time and now I see the soft underbelly of sweet old xda. It’s quite surprising how MUCH goes on behind the scenes. Of course, the sad thing is, I have to do lots of it. But it’s honest work, keeping the Users happy, and I do enjoy it.

Orb3000: What are the challenges you face being the forum Admin?

mikechannon: There are und. . . READ ON »

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Interview with XDA forum Admin mikechannon pt.1

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Interview with XDA forum Admin mikechannon part 1

As some of you may be aware, a few months ago our forum Admin Flar left the position and mikechannon entered in replacement. He has actively participated in improving XDA over the years and he is one of the XDA old timers, so we considered it interesting to talk with him.

Orb3000: Hi mikechannon first of all thank you so much for giving us your time to this interview, as an XDA old timer you must have great experiences to share with us, so let´s get into topic. You are member since 2004 almost the real beginnings of XDA, what made you become a member on back then?

mikechannon: Well it doesn’t feel that long ago, though there have been massive changes in phone technol. . . READ ON »

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Mind of a Moderator: An Interview With M_T_M

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On XDA, we like to talk about moderators. Whether you agree or disagree with their actions, they are a very real part of our electronic lives. Follow the rules, and you’re okay; break them, and out comes the ban-hammer.

Rarely though, do people realize that our moderators are everyday people with lives and interests just like the rest of us. Because of this, I decided to have a chat with one of our favorite Senior Moderators, M_T_M, to try and shed some light on a day in the life.

Jase: What got you into flashing, hacking, breaking things?
M_T_M: I love to tinker with my electronic devices…to the point of no return sometimes. I’ve burned out two processors on my old PCs just messing with them and the. . . READ ON »

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Interview With Recognized Developer AdamOutler Pt. 1 Of 3

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Finally we are back on the XDA Interview series! For those of you too new to XDA, you may find the previous ones in this links: Interview With XDA Developer pof, Interview with User Experience Admin svetius, Interview with XDA forum Admin mikechannon, etc.

This time we will talk with XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler. It´s hard to find where to start when you have the pleasure to interview such a versatile Developer with so many active projects.

orb3000: Hi Adam, thanks for taking this time to talk. I will start asking how do you started to work in Unbrickable Mod?

AdamOutler: When I switched from iPhone to Android, I had a feeling of
immense freedom. I could do anything I want with an Android! So I did…
I did . . . READ ON »

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Interview With XDA Developer pof – pt. 1 of 3

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Following our series of interviews with XDA developers, this time we will talk with pof; an old time XDA retired moderator who has been actively working in reverse engineering/hacking WinMo. On top of that, he has tons of experience in security, and lately he started to develop for Android. Lets get into this fascinating world:

orb3000: Hi pof, thanks a lot for taking some time for the interview; and without further ado, lets start with an easy one ;), what was your first device?

pof: HTC BlueAngel (branded by I-Mate as PDA2k)

orb3000: What moved you into hacking & modding bootloaders?

pof: I was used to flash cooked ROMs on previous Windows Mobile phones, however when I bought the HTC Hermes I noticed it was no . . . READ ON »

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Looking For Developers, NW´s, Chefs, and More: Interviews on XDA TV

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Ok we are back with a good one! XDA member GrilledCheze is taking care of the interviews section for XDA TV and the show’s first episode will  start this week. Guess who will be the first one to be interviewed? Maybe you know him, a News Writer called orb3000 :D
This project will be about talking with the most interesting personalities around XDA -not including me of course.-
So, if you are a Developer, Chef, Admin, etc. or you know anyone who may be interested, please let them know about this project, which is bound to be a success only if we all support it!
Please share this article and leave your comments telling us who you would want to see on XDA TV!

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Interview with User Experience Admin svetius

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Many changes are happening lately around XDA-Developers and they always have to do with trying to improve the user experience when surfing the site. We may agree or disagree with some of the new improvements but those changes have a reason behind them, and this is why we decided to have a talk with our User Experience Admin svetius.

orb3000: Hi svetius, thanks a lot for your time for this interview. Many changes are in the works now, and after reading your “State of the Site” Address announcement, I would like to ask you some questions to let members know about all the new changes. First, I would like to ask you how is the 10 posts minimum requirement to post in development areas helping out?

svetius: It se. . . READ ON »

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What a Year–XDA Portal Turns Two!

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You may not be aware, but the XDA Portal—our little news outlet—is celebrating its second birthday! From the start, the main objective of the Portal has been to serve as a virtual window into the endless supply of development here at XDA.

Our first article was posted on January 16th, 2010; and since then, we’ve been dedicated to covering content that ranges from development works, various guides and tutorials, and interviews with Recognized Developers.

Under the leadership of our new Portal Administrator and Editor-in-Chief Will Verduzco, we will be sure to keep sight of our focus of making the Portal your “insider guide” to XDA. The rest of our team consists of the . . . READ ON »

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The Failed PR of HTC, Verizon, and HP [Weekly Recap]

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This week on XDA TV, Azrienoch makes up for his Weekly Recap negligence by bringing you nearly every bit of news he missed the past few weeks. First, SassiBoB steps into her new role and tells us what all we might have missed on XDA TV. Then we hear about the various new conferences the OEMs are starting to encourage and entice developers, including XDA’s sponsorship of the Samsung’s invite-only DevCon. Then, Azrienoch does his best to respectfully announce the death of Steve Jobs. To liven the mood, next we’re told about new developments with UnBrickable Mod. And after Jeff explains and scolds HTC and Verizon for how they handled TrevE’s discovery of the CIQ security leaks, he works th. . . READ ON »

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How Developers Can Help Fight Apple’s Lawsuits [Weekly Recap – 22 July 2011]

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For this round of the Weekly Recap on XDA TV, azrienoch and SassiBoB want Sam Caplat to know how much he’s missed. They also want you to know about the recently announced Site Road Map, which lists the progress the administration made on the State of the Site Address, and what we have left to do. Azrienoch quickly lists off a few key articles from the past week, like Dual Boot for the Desire HD, the progress on S-off for the Sensation, Temp Root for the HTC Flyer, and Froyo for the Rhodium and Raphael. SassiBoB shows off the rage comic she made with ROiD RAGE, and finally, azrienoch dedicates the rest of the show explaining Apple’s lawsuit against HTC, why he dislikes patents on coding, the lawsuit’s . . . READ ON »

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azrienoch Weekly Recap – 11 March – XDA TV

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In this episode of the weekly recap on XDA TV, azrienoch talks about Chad’s recent Android ROM Rundown where he covers stock HTC Sense. Then he talks about the newest show on XDA TV, XDA Insider, where GrilledCheze interviews orb3000. Then we get to hear a bit about the NoDo update for Windows Phone 7, unlock codes for Galaxy 4G, new forums on XDA, an Easter egg in Gingerbread, and more. Click on to see this week’s video! . . . READ ON »

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xda-developers: The History -Part Two-

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Xda-developers has been here since the start, as we saw in orb3000’s part one of this two part story. I’m here to cover the more recent news and what has come out of our community. From rooting and ROM development, to flashing and hacking, XDA members and developers have been the ones sustaining this community and are the reason we have had so much fun playing with our devices.

After XDA hit the ground running, it didn’t take long for us to make our first breakthroughs and become the first in the smartphone scene to have a site as unique as xda-developers.

As the population started growing on the site, we soon saw more development of ROMs and apps for Windows CE and Windows Mobile devices. This type of develop

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