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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.

New Controls for XDA’s Mention/Quote Tracking System

A few months ago, we announced XDA's new mention and quote tracking system for our community members. We've been excited to see the system used tens of thousands of times per day. Earlier today, we rolled out a new controls that are available in the Mention System Settings page. You can now hide mention and quote notifications...

New on XDA: Participated Forum Index Tab, “My Devices” Profile Field

We've added a couple of small new features for logged in users of XDA. The first is a new Participated Tab in our forum index that keeps track of all threads in which you've participated. The second is a new profile field where you can show off which devices you're currently using. To add devices,...

Introducing the XDA Development Database!

One of our goals for the year has been to better organize all of the development works (ROMs, apps, tools, kernels, etc.) on XDA. We wanted this to be useful but also to have minimal impact on how developers post to XDA and on users who are happy with the current structure of the forums. We're...

Promote Your Listing on Swappa with These Signature Badges

When we announced our partnership with Swappa, we also made an exception to one of our forum rules by allowing XDA members to list to their Swappa listing in signatures to garner more attention. XDA Recognized Contributor and Themer PulseDroid created a handful of signature badges for the most popular devices, should you have a listing up...

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...

New Feature for the Forums: Mention and Quote-Tracking!

Sometimes it gets difficult to keep track of who has quoted you on XDA, and there's no way to know if someone "mentions" you in the course of discussion. Today we're rolling out a feature that operates much like @mentions work on Twitter and other social networks. By default, anytime someone puts the "@" symbol...

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...

Swappa Launches UK Market

As you might recall, we recently announced that XDA has made Swappa its official marketplace for buying and selling gently used mobile devices. You can login to Swappa with your XDA username, and you can even advertise a Swappa listing in your signature in the forums. One of the most common requests we heard was for Swappa to...

XDA Makes Swappa Its Official Marketplace

XDA shut down the Marketplace forums several months ago, and since then we've been seeking a better alternative for our members to buy and sell phones and tablets. After an extensive search we've finally found the perfect replacement for the marketplace and simply a better way to buy and sell mobile devices: Swappa.  Swappa has been around for several...

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...

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!

New on XDA: Developer Discussion for the Note II

We're trying an experiment in the Samsung Galaxy Note II forum that, if successful, will be rolled out to many more forums across XDA. We've added a Developer Discussion forum, intended only for high-level discussion between developers. The aim of this new forum is to give developers a place to "talk shop" and help each other...