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svetius

I'm the head administrator of XDA. Some might call me a phone addict, but I like to define myself as a phone enthusiast. I'm currently using the OnePlus 8 Pro, Galaxy Z Fold2, and Note 20 Ultra. I switch depending on circumstances. Feel free to PM me in the forums with any site-related or phone questions.

Help Make the XDA App Better, Join our Beta Team

Several months ago, we announced the new XDA app, built from the ground-up to be speedy and  support many of the great features present in our new forum software, plus offer a range of personalization options like swipe gesture customization and more. While the new app has a lot of great features that many are really...

An Update on XDA Labs

It was five years ago that we launched XDA Labs after hundreds of hours of development. The primary purpose was to create an alternate app distribution platform for developers that couldn’t host on Google Play. Labs had other features such as beta and alpha channels (before Google added the same to Google Play) to enable...

Big Changes To XDA Forums are Here

Today we have some news to share: over the coming weeks, we will be launching a ground-up forum redesign, which we’re calling XDA 2020. We’ve outgrown vBulletin (which was never designed to handle a community our size) and are moving to XenForo, a more modern platform that powers some of the biggest and best forum...

Make the Community Stronger & Give Back: Become a Mod on XDA

Have you been a member of the forum for at least one year? Do you have at least 500 posts? Have you gotten a lot out of XDA over the years? Do you wish that you could do something to give back to the community? Maybe you’re a bit OCD and just need some cleaning to do? Then perhaps applying...

Smartphones for Cryptocurrency Owners

We expect blockchain and digital currencies to have a significant impact on how we use our phones, including how we make and accept mobile payments. There are now hundreds of utility tokens, typically launched using the ERC-20 standard on the Ethereum blockchain, that provide users access to specific, usually decentralized, networks or services. It’s possible...

XDA Partners with Pocketnow

We're super excited to announce that Pocketnow is now a part of XDA. This means that we will join one of our favorite YouTube channels in mobile tech with the most popular Android phone community. The sites will continue to operate separately, but you might see key Pocketnow content on XDA, or Pocketnow video hosts mention...

Win a OnePlus 6! [All countries]

We know XDA users love OnePlus devices, so we wanted to give you the chance to win their latest phone. Use the below widget to enter, and good luck! By the way: we'll ship to any country. Win a OnePlus 6!

Get $20 Off of Any Accessory or Gear When You Buy the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T last week and today they have began open sales for the device. The company also hopes to sell some accessories with orders from today as extra cables, chargers, cases can be quite useful for owners of the new device. A special promotion is helping to encourage this by offering a...

OnePlus 5T Launch Event Ticket Winners

Last week we announced our giveaway to help some of our readers attend the (sold out!) OnePlus 5T launch event. Today we have some winners to announce! Everyone else will just have to watch the webcast live at 11AM Eastern on Thursday. These ten lucky dudes are going to see the phone launch live! Winners Muhmmo Javed Carlos Serra Kyle...

OnePlus Event Tickets are Almost Sold Out, but We Have a Secret Stash!

Earlier we announced that tickets had gone on sale for the upcoming launch event for OnePlus. The event in Brooklyn, NY on November 16th will feature the new OnePlus 5T. Tickets are almost sold out and if you haven't got yours yet don't worry, we have ten more that we will be giving away! We...

OnePlus is Selling Tickets for the OnePlus 5T Launch Event in Brooklyn, NY! (Includes Free Swag Bag with Valuable Contents)

You will have the opportunity to attend the event and see the new OnePlus 5T phone unveiled, including a presentation by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei and other OnePlus team members, alongside members of the press. Tickets are around $40, which grants you access to the event as well as one of their popular backpacks filled...

Win an Honor 9! [Open to All Countries]

We're giving away a shiny new Honor 9, a phone which we found to have stellar gaming performance and a terrific camera. This phone is hard to come by currently as it is sold out in many places, so enter the contest below for your chance to win one of these beautiful phones! ...