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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 6, Honor 7X, and Galaxy Note9. I switch depending on circumstances. Feel free to PM me in the forums with any site-related or phone questions.

XDA Feed Released for the Pixel/Pixel XL on the Play Store!

We've been thrilled by the reception of our first XDA Feed app for the OnePlus 3/3T, and we've just released a version for the Pixel/Pixel XL. Our Feed apps present a "feed" of the best stuff for your particular phone: ROMs, kernels, themes, icon packs, wallpapers, and more, all curated and sent to your Feed...

Check out our Newest App: XDA Feed, Amazing Content Discovery for Popular XDA Devices!

There are so many amazing things you can do with your phone, and so much of it is hidden away in the huge number of threads, posts and articles found on XDA. To fix this problem, we created an app called XDA Feed. XDA Feed (available NOW from the Play store), as you probably guessed, is...

Import your Ebay Feedback for a Better Reputation on Swappa

When selling stuff online, your reputation is everything. Users are far more likely to buy from people who have received feedback from their previous buyers. This is one of the main features that makes places like eBay a fairly safe place to shop. Their reputation system has been around forever. Even if you never sell...

[Updated with New Picture and More Specs] New UMi Z Likely to be First Phone with MediaTek X27

We have received information from a credible tipster that UMi will be among the first, if not the first, OEM to release a phone with the recently-announced MediaTek X27 CPU, as soon as this month. Not only that, but a rendering we received of the new UMi phone, above, suggests that it'll have a dual-camera...

Want to Beta Test EMUI 5.0 (Nougat) on the Honor 8?

You might have already seen the next version of EMUI, version 5.0, on the Mate 9 announced by Huawei recently. That same software is coming soon to Honor's flagship, the Honor 8. We have 55 slots open to anyone with an FRD-L04 version of the Honor 8, and another 10 slots for those with the...

The $99 UMi Diamond is Shock and Scratch Resistant

Our friends at UMi have just released a new model: the UMi Diamond, which, as the name suggests, is built to be tough (as a diamond...get it?) thanks to its impact and scratch protection. Not only is it likely to survive a drop unscathed, but it's packing some pretty good specs for a phone that...

[WINNER ANNOUNCED!] Win an Honor 8: 4GB RAM, Dual-Camera, Premium Design

We're back with another Honor 8 contest, and like before, it's open to all countries! You can enter the contest in numerous ways. Each point you earn is considered an entry, so the more points you earn, the higher your chances are of winning. As a reminder, the Honor 8 is the current flagship from...

Win a Pixel XL from XDA and RhinoShield, Because Bumpers are Back

Phone skins are really great to add style to any phone, plus they're not expensive, but they provide minimal protection if you happen to drop your phone. On the other end of the spectrum are cases, which are generally more expensive but offer much more protection. Cases are bulky and they don't let the beauty of...

Honor 8 in Pictures: Blue, Black and White

These different colors are not applied to a shiny plastic body like you see in many smartphones. These have a very metallic look and are encased in 15 layers of light-catching material. This makes the color of your device significant because it doesn't just change the look of the phone, but it affects the refraction...

[WINNER ANNOUNCED!] Win an Honor 8: Dual-Camera, Premium Build, and Fast-Charging

We just dropped our extensive review of the new Honor 8, and the tldr is that we're pretty impressed with what Honor has done. So, we're giving one away! Below you can enter the contest in a bunch of different ways. The contest will run for about a week, when we'll pick a winner by...

How to Get the Most out of EMUI on the Honor 8

Home Screen Style EMUI has an easy-mode built into their launcher that strips everything down to the basics. This mode even extends into the settings so everything is simple across the board. Obviously this mode is targeted towards people who do better with simple things. Maybe it's not a feature that the XDA audience will use...

Honor 8 Camera Tip and Tricks

With the dual lens setup on the Honor 8 phone, you can get some pretty amazing shots that remind us a lot of the capabilities of the Huawei P9. There are so many different things to experiment with when messing around with the camera on this device. I'll be going over some of the best...