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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.

Introducing the “Thanks” Button on XDA

At XDA, we have a large number of users that work tirelessly to provide the community with great ROMs, software, advice, and support, and they often do it asking nothing in return except for the occasional donation. Often times it's reasonable to add a "thanks" in a reply if someone did great work. Trouble is,...

We Want YOU for XDA TV! Last Day!

Update: the deadline for your audition is today! Don't miss out. We’re launching a new project at XDA called XDA TV. It will feature a variety of short periodic “shows” created by members of the XDA community. Shows can have any theme: ways to breathe new life into a Windows Mobile device a chronicle of modifications made to...

Sponsored Post: AT&T Developer Summit

We don't plan on making a habit of posting sponsored news stories, but this conference (in Las Vegas right before CES) is relevant for a large chunk of the user base. If you are interested in more information on the AT&T Developer Summit, click here. Here is some teaser info directly from AT&T: Attend the AT&T...

The Current State of Windows Phone 7 Modification

Have you noticed that there has been very little Windows Phone 7 development/modification? Devices have been shipping for a few days in the US, and for a bit longer than that in other countries, and we have yet to see the first signs of development and modification on the new Windows Phone 7 platform. We...

iPhone-Developers Launches!

Today is a big day for the XDA-Developers community. We’re officially launching our first sister site, iPhone-Developers.com. We created this site because many members requested to have an iPhone section on XDA, and we wanted to oblige these requests in some way. But instead of putting iPhone development within the XDA forums, we decided to...

XDA to Have Android Tablet Development

Later this year, a variety of OEMs are going to release Android tablets. These tablets have a lot of fantastic development potential thanks to their large, high-resolution screens, plentiful amounts of RAM, and fast CPUs. A lot of them even have cellular radios inside for getting wireless data on the go. Yesterday we sent out a...

Site Downtime Notice: 8/21

On Saturday, 21 August, at around 11PM EST, we'll be performing a database upgrade that will result it several hours of downtime for the forums. This database upgrade should positively impact site performance, which is always good =D.

Official WP7 UI Design Template Released, 28 PSDs Directly from Microsoft

Microsoft has released - well hidden in its documentation - a design template for Photoshop which consists of 28 PSD files and therefore includes most of the design elements used in Windows Phone 7. Though this is primarily intended for designers who need to mock up the interface for an application, it's also a very...

XDA App for Android Updated to v1.2

We've just pushed out a new update for the free XDA Android App. New in v1.2 is a section that feeds the news from the Portal here, so that you can keep up to date with the latest XDA news. Also new, are a few bug and security fixes. As always, many more great changes...

XDA: Some Interesting Stats

XDA is a fast-paced site, and seldom do we slow down to appreciate the size and popularity of our great community. Let's look at some numbers that are accurate as of July 5, 2010. Number of registered users: 2.5 million Number of unique visitors per month: 5 million Average time on site: over 8 minutes Number of posts made:...

First Android and Ubuntu Builds Now Released for HTC HD2

Since the CPU bug was patched last week, the Android port for the HTC HD2 has made some pretty good progress - the first working Android and Ubuntu builds were reported just three days afterwards, and now you can finally try them out for yourself. Keep in mind these early builds are only for testing purposes...

Android and Ubuntu Now Booting on HTC HD2

Just three days ago, a big hurdle in the way of porting Android onto the HD2 was finally overcome. In short, the bootloader called HaRET has been patched in order to avoid CPU crashes when booting Linux through it. And we rightly labeled that as a major breakthrough because now, the devs working on this project have...