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admin · Apr 25, 2013

Planning XDA:DevCon – Part 1

This is a multipart series on planning the XDA Development Conference to be held in Miami August 9 - 11 (http://www.xda-devcon.com). We want to give everyone a sense of what the event's all about---and maybe some insight on what it takes to put on even a small conference. Before we start, we want to apologize for stupidly using the same web "event" template (as well as some sponsorship language) as the Big Android BBQ. We've since changed our site, and we have...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 21, 2013

App Development: The Future of App Development Forums at XDA – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA added a set of forums focusing solely on App Development. We knew that XDA was missing a central hub for app developers to converse about things like development tools, prototyping, analytics, monetization, testing, security, localization, education, and so on.  In addition to the forums, we are providing assistance to app developers in any way we can. To assist app developers, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce takes a break from talking about how to become a hacker and hacker schools...

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admin · Apr 20, 2013

XDA Hits 5 Million Members!

We might be the only site on Earth that doesn't beg you to register at every turn. Outside of posting, guests on our forum can do almost everything members can, including downloading attachments. The rationale for this is that we want to do our best to keep the forums clear of junk posts (cue the chuckling from the people who already think XDA is overrun by noobs). Our moderation team does an outstanding job of keeping XDA 'on topic' and...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 17, 2013

Thank You to Our Recent Contest Winners and Sponsors!

Some may say that we here at XDA like to celebrate from time to time. And why wouldn't we? After all, thanks to the hard work from the many talented developers who call this little place on the web home, we're able to do much more with our mobile devices than their manufacturers ever intended. How exactly do we celebrate? Often, it's through various fun contests. So at this time, we'd like to thank both our contest entrants and our...

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admin · Apr 8, 2013

XDA Launches New Set of Forums for App Developers

There's so much stuff happening on XDA that it's sometimes tough to get a handle on it all. Obviously we have root tools and a bevy of ROMs, along with all the related conversation. However, we also have people discussing specs of upcoming devices, talking about what cases provide the best protection, providing community tech support (in practice shaming online efforts by phone manufacturers), posting screenshots of their home screens, and even just letting loose in our off-topic forum. And...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 1, 2013

XDA Job Board Closing its Doors Tonight

About a year and a half ago, we introduced the XDA Job Board to aid both community members looking for new employment opportunities and companies wishing to fill various positions. Unfortunately, however, these efforts have been abused by our robotic forum goers---failing to realize that much like Trix Cereal, jobs listed on XDA are for humans. Despite rumors that resistance is futile, we on the XDA administration team have deemed it necessary to shut the forum down in order to protect against...

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svetius · Mar 27, 2013

Add a Link to Your GitHub in Your XDA Profile

For those unfamiliar, GitHub is the most popular software repository, and it is used by a large portion of the XDA community for code management. We've added the ability for XDA users to add a link to their GitHub page in their profile. Just go to Edit Details in UserCP and add your GitHub username in the field towards the bottom of the page. Then, when someone clicks your name while in the forums, they can check out your work by hitting...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 13, 2013

Look! A Bill!! Meh… What Else is on?

It is truly great to see that the United States has a rather active Government that worries about its people. Its people have opportunities to speak their mind and make requests to all the branches of this bureaucratic machine, and they are bound to get a response in one shape or another. This seems to be the case for the "little petition that could," in which over 114,000 people expressed and shared their concerns with the US Government regarding network...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 9, 2013

We’re Closing a Few More Legacy Forums

Around the middle of last year, we realized that in order to best moderate the forums of newer devices, we had to close the forums for a handful of old, legacy devices. We now have a few more forums to add to that list. Just as before, while these forums will be closed for posting, they will still be completely accessible for your read-only viewing pleasure. Like last time, our criteria for closing forums was post activity. More information on...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 4, 2013

The White House Replies… and They Agree!

February 21st was a rather interesting day for those of us in the mobile scene. What seemed like an ordinary day for many, was the day that marked the beginning of a real fight to regain our freedom to unlock SIM cards. That day 100,000 signatures were reached in the petition started over at We the People website. The latest installment in the saga, after almost 2 weeks of silence, was that earlier today, the White House issued a statement, as...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 27, 2013

Special Community Bulletin: Please Help Ryan Scott (ChiefzReloaded)!

XDA-Developers was, is, and always will be a community for developers to come and share their knowledge with others. The keyword in my statement is community, and as such, we must not forget that the people who we communicate with on a day to day basis via this wonderful medium known as the Internet (and our forum) are human beings as well. Because of this, we are all subject to see real life events cropping up from time to time. As a...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 14, 2013

Win a CuBox from Solid-Run

Today is Valentine's Day! To all those celebrating, we at XDA would like to extend wishes for a day stuffed sappy heart-shaped objects, loved ones, and much mobile development. Many of our more hardware-focused community members have heard of the Solid-Run CuBox computer. CuBox is a small, fan-less computer measuring in at approximately 2 × 2 × 2 inches. It comes with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed, but the device also supports Debian and Android, among others. It is a low-power ARM-based computer...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 12, 2013

We Want You to Join XDA Developer TV’s Line Up – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV is looking to add more talented people like you to the lineup. 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 camera capable of at least 720p resolution, and a love and knowledge of mobile devices---both Android and Windows Phone. What do you get? You get the enjoyment of spreading the knowledge you've learned on XDA to thousands of people. You will...

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admin · Feb 5, 2013

Introducing the XDA Changelog!

XDA has gone through a large number of change over the years. We've added new features, changed our policies, and have made updates to the way you interact with the site. We've put together what we call the XDA Changelog, where you can see all of the changes we've made in the past, as well as keep updated with new things we do in the future. It's not 100% complete, but it covers the most important changes. We'll be updating...

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jerdog · Jan 4, 2013

XDA Cases Ready to Ship

Before the holidays, we shared exciting news about XDA working with CruzerLite to put together some XDA merchandise. We've just received some fantastic news: The XDA cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and Google Nexus 4 are ready to start shipping out! You can see how great they look below. The shirts have already been shipping, and we welcome your thoughts on how you like them, along with your comments about the cases...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 1, 2013

Farewell 2012: Happy New Year from XDA-Developers!

Depending on which part of the world you reside, 2012 is now but a memory. While there have been various ups and downs, one thing is certain: Despite the lack of a Mayan Apocalypse, it was quite the eventful year. What's even more important than the road already traveled in the world of mobile technology is what is yet to come in 2013. While the progress of our favorite mobile operating systems and their development communities are still very much to...

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admin · Dec 19, 2012

Recognized Developer Applications Closed Until Early 2013

We are closing the RD applications to wrap up everything up before the new year starts. As of this moment you won't be able to apply, but we will reopen somewhere in early January. As you might recall, we've made tremendous improvements to the Recognized Developer program a few months ago to increase our efficiency in processing applications. If you have any ideas or perhaps complaints (hope not!) you are welcome to PM the Developer Committee account. If you haven't...

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admin · Dec 16, 2012

XDA Going Down for Maintenance Tonight

Tonight we'll be making some server upgrades that will cause the XDA forums to be down from 11pm-1am Eastern. You'll still be able to use the Portal during the downtime. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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jerdog · Dec 7, 2012

XDA and Cruzerlite Team Up to Offer XDA-Developers Shirts and Cases!

With XDA membership coming up on 5 million users worldwide, we wanted to give you the opportunity to show your support for this vibrant, ever-changing community. After the BigAndroidBBQ it was obvious who we needed to work with to provide XDA members with shirts, cases, and other merchandise to help you show your love for the site. We contacted the great people over at Cruzerlite, who have done a wonderful job getting this going. Beginning today we are offering t-shirts (long- and short-sleeved...

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NotATreoFan · Dec 5, 2012

Reworking the Forum-Specific Moderator System

XDA Developers is a community of millions. And with that, come hundreds of device forums. As XDA exploded in popularity, the need for assigned moderators replaced the global moderators that tended to surf their home forums regularly and others only from time to time. It was in mid-2010 when we rolled out the Forum-Specific Moderator idea, and there have been a few tweaks since. Today marks what is potentially the largest tweak to the system: manufacturer/regional grouping. In a few...

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