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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 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.

Beta Test the XDA 2015 Forum Redesign!

We've been hard at work on a complete redesign of the XDA forums and Portal. We wanted to build something that was clean, modern, fast, and that could manage to include a lot of useful functionality without feeling cluttered. While we're not finished with the new forum template, which we're calling "XDA 2015", we're close...

XDA Behind the Scenes, Part 3

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...

XDA Behind the Scenes, Part 2

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...

XDA Behind the Scenes, Part 1

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....

Swappa Launches Boneyard; Buy and Sell Accessories, Broken Devices, and More

Swappa is XDA's official marketplace for buying and selling gently used mobile devices because it has earned the trust of the community. With no seller fees, stringent requirements on the quality of devices that can be listed, and amazing customer service, we can't imagine why anyone would use eBay. However, one thing that Swappa has lacked...

XDA Assist Helps You Find Your Way

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...

Announcing Better Support for Devices from India on XDA

XDA is a huge global community. That makes managing the site a challenge, as everything from monitoring the ads to moderating the forums becomes exponentially more difficult when dealing with different countries, cultures, and belief systems. What many people don't know is that the second largest source of traffic on XDA after the USA is actually...

Zooper: The Last Word in Android Widget Customization

In the world of ultra-customizable build-your-own Android widgets, there are only a handful of options. UCCW (Ultimate Custom Widget) and Minimalistic Text are probably the most well-known. But the most powerful, the undisputed heavyweight champion of Android, is clearly Zooper. Zooper is not one widget---it's pretty much anything you can imagine. When you drag Zooper to...

Themer Forums Added

Along with the gang at MyColorScreen, we've been working on a new (non-root) app for one-click Android theming called Themer (now on Google Play). The themes apply with all wallpapers, icons, widgets, and launcher settings pre-configured. It's still in closed beta, and the team is constantly adding new features and more themes. Themer requires an activation code...

Authenticate Your XDA Account with Google

Today, we've enabled an option to authenticate your account with Google. This applies to both new and existing accounts. When creating a new account, you'll notice a new Google button at the top of the forums. When you set up your new XDA account with Google, you'll still need to set a username so that...

Themer Beta by MyColorScreen is Coming Soon

Our Android Themes forum  is filled with people showing off their custom designed homescreens. These are among the most popular threads on all of XDA, and the ability to customize is one of the things that we most love about Android. A little over a year ago, we discovered a small site called MyColorScreen that was built for...

XDA DevDB is Live for All Users!

Today, we're excited to announce that we've made DevDB open to all users who want to post development projects. As a reminder, DevDB is XDA's new way of organizing development projects. We've been working on it for quite a while, and are pretty excited with how developers are already using it across the site. It's live...