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LG Challenge Round 1 Winners

With Round 1 of the LG Developer Challenge recently closing, they have now been contacted. We had quite the selection of entrants, and the judges were able to narrow it down to the following 9 winners. We have listed them (in no particular order) along with a brief description of their winning entry:SferaDev– HubToDate for LG, installing or removing an...

Welcome to the New XDA-Developers Portal!

You may recall that a few weeks ago, we opened up the XDA-2015 forum themes to intrepid users willing to help us beta test the new look and experience the newer and more streamlined interface firsthand. Then just under one week ago, we officially launched the two new XDA 2015 forum themes for all. Now, we are pleased to...

How to Be a Good Custom ROM or Kernel User – XDA TV

Listen, we understand, starting down the path of device hacking, customization and development can be daunting. The experienced guys at time can seem like jerks. However, most of the time, its not that they want to be jerks, its that they know that the journey to Android customization enlightenment is filled with trials and tribulations...

XDA Behind the Scenes, Part 3

This is the last part of a series of articles that reveals some of the processes, technology, and systems that keeps XDA running. It's brought to you by our awesome host, LeaseWeb, which provides the brawny server infrastructure on which XDA runs. Previously we wrote about our moderator system and about the server configuration. In...

We Want You to Be a Part of the XDA Developer TV Team – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV is looking to add more talented people like you to the team. If this sounds like something you’d like to try, do not hesitate. All it takes is basic video skills, which we can help you learn, a non-linear editing program and the skills to use it, a camera capable of at...

Introducing the XDA-Developers Root Directory

People visit XDA-Developers to make the most out of their mobile devices.  And without a doubt, one of the most common ways in which this is done is through achieving root access and applying root-level modifications and tweaks. But if you're not running a Nexus device, chances are that you'll have to do a little (or lot) of...

XDA Behind the Scenes, Part 2

This is part two of a series that takes a look at how we keep XDA running. In case you missed it, check out part one, which covers XDA's moderation system. This second part, written by our server administrator, explains how XDA's server configuration handles all of our traffic and many page requests.The core of XDA's hosting...

XDA Behind the Scenes, Part 1

This is part one in a series that will offer a glimpse at what keeps XDA running. In the first installment, we'll talk about our moderation system and how it has evolved. Then in part two, our server admin will explain how we use LeaseWeb to manage the huge amount of traffic and bandwidth to the site....

Sony Back as Sponsor at XDA:DevCon ’14

As previously mentioned, we are happy to acknowledge Sony as a sponsor for our second annual xda:devcon '14 in Manchester, UK the weekend of September 26-28. If you are in attendance, you will be able to try out Sony's latest products in mobile and SmartWear technology. Be sure to ask them about their SmartWatch 2, for which you can innovate...

XDA Assist Helps You Find Your Way

We're excited to introduce a new service to XDA members: XDA Assist. We know that XDA is so big that sometimes even the most astute searchers cannot find what they are looking for.Manned by 10 hand-picked Recognized Contributors who are eager to help, XDA Assist is a forum where you can get some assistance with a problem...

Let XDA Help Organize Your Development Project Q&A Threads

A battalion of Recognized Contributors on XDA is eager to lend developers a helping hand by maintaining their Q&A threads. This is ideal for developers who don't want their project threads to be inundated with questions and troubleshooting requests. Instead, we prefer that development threads are split into two threads: one for Q&A + Troubleshooting (Q&A/T), and one for...

XDA:DevCon ’14 Coming to the United Kingdom

2013 was an exciting year for XDA. Not only did last year see our tenth anniversary, but we also held our first developer conference, xda:devcon. A greater time could not have been had by everyone who attended, and the resounding response from everyone was anticipation for the next year's event. Our top-notch speakers and sponsors gave their all,...