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Posted October 1, 2014 at 11:33 am by Will Verduzco
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 launch the next generation of the XDA-Developers News Portal.
As you may have noticed, the new forum templates and the XDA Portal 3.0 share quite a bit in terms of visual style. Rather than having a somewhat disjoint experience between the forums and Portal, we wanted to combine the two as best we could and deliver a unified experience. As such, you will now see the same XDA-Develope. . . READ ON »
Posted September 27, 2014 at 07:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 that help you learn and become an expert yourself. It’s almost more about the journey than the destination.
In this episode of XDA TV, Producer and XDA Recognized Contributor rirozizo gives you some basic tips and tricks on how to be a good custom ROM or Kernel users. Or most generally how to be a good XDA user. It gives you some basic edicate rules for communicating with dev. . . READ ON »
Posted July 21, 2014 at 03:30 pm by admin
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 this final installment, our Developer Admin, pulser_g2, takes a look at how various programs have contributed to maintaining a developer-friendly environment in the forums.
A lot has changed at XDA over the years. Originally a site centered around Windows Mobile, things were very different. In the past five years however, the days of modifying closed source, bina. . . READ ON »
Posted July 20, 2014 at 09:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
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 least 1080p resolution, a love and knowledge of mobile devices and development, and the ability to teach and show people how to maximize their mobile experience.
What do you get? You get the enjoyment of spreading the knowledge you’ve learned on XDA to thousands of people. You will get to join the ranks of other XDA Developer TV stars like Jordan, TK, Adam, and others. So what are you waiting for? Contact Jimmy McGee with any questi. . . READ ON »
Posted July 14, 2014 at 06:30 pm by Will Verduzco
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 digging before finding the proper root procedures for your particular model.
There are hundreds of device forums here at XDA. And thanks to our dedicated team of mods, developers, contributors, and community at large, practically every forum has several high quality stickied threads that show you how to get started on your journey towards root access. That said, we w. . . READ ON »
Posted July 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm by admin
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 infrastructure is located at the LeaseWeb data center in Virginia, USA. XDA has a rack of bare-metal servers including database servers, PHP servers, caching servers and other miscellaneous services that make XDA work. These servers are top of the line, dual hex-core processors, with a ton of RAM and very fast redundant network connectivity.
Let’s take a . . . READ ON »
Posted July 10, 2014 at 11:30 am by admin
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. And lastly, part three will cover the ways in which we try to encourage development and modification of mobile devices by the developers in the community.
To date, over 50 million posts have been made on XDA. Remarkably, even with that volume of posts, the forums are (for the most part) free of spam, thanks to members that report posts and of course our incredible team of moderators.
Until about 2010, XDA had . . . READ ON »
Posted June 2, 2014 at 06:00 pm by jerdog
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 using custom watch faces and Sony APIs. Also, learn about their SmartBand and Lifelog service to discover their future possibilities. And finally, for developers interested in groundbreaking technology, come explore what you can do with the SmartEyeglass prototype project.
At xda:devcon ’14 you will learn Sony’s plans for th. . . READ ON »
Posted June 2, 2014 at 06:00 am by admin
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 you might be having with your device. We won’t give you the steps to fix the issue, but rather a nudge in the right direction, whether that means pointing you to a thread that might have your answer or to the forum where you can find more information. And even if you’re a new user with less than 10 posts, you can still use XDA Assist.