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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.

The XDA Marketplace is Closing, for Now

Over the years, many of you have benefited from using the XDA Marketplace (either in our Wanting to Buy or Wanting to Sell forums) to buy/sell/trade devices. However, due to malicious individuals using the Marketplace to scam other XDA users despite our best efforts to keep this from happening, we have decided to close the Marketplace. Doing...

Coming Soon: XDA-University.com

XDA is visited by thousands of developers who offer their work to the community for the sake of pushing development forward. Most of these developers are self-taught. They learned by doing, and they learned by reading. There are many users on XDA who want to get into development but don't know where to get started....

XDA Recognized Developer Program Revamp

The Recognized Developer program was created to retain XDA's focus on development and its core members. The community has always strived to push the boundary of what is possible with our (extra)ordinary gadgets, but it has also become the go-to site for tech-savvy tweakers and hackers looking to give their devices a revamp. XDA is...

We’re Closing a Bunch of Legacy Forums on XDA

So that we can best moderate forums of newer devices, XDA is soon going to close (yes, close) a handful of old, legacy forums. This will happen on September 5, 2012. While these forums will be closed for posting, they will still be completely accessible in a read-only state. Our criteria for closing forums was post...

New XDA 2013 Theme Live for All!

After weeks of beta testing and months of designing and coding, the "XDA 2013" redesign of the forums will become the default template for all guests and members starting today! The redesign modernizes the look of the forums and is the platform on which we will roll out several new features to XDA over the...

Install the Jelly Bean Google Play Update Now

Along with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google is releasing a new version of the Play store that features magazine purchases (to go along with the new Play Magazines app), plus the ability to remote update and uninstall apps. Thanks to XDA Senior Member imbonez9, you can download the updated Play store APK now and get it...

Forum Added for Nexus 7 and Nexus Q

With a fantastically low price point of $199 and $249, today Google unveiled the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Nexus 7 tablet. It's made by Asus, and it contains a Tegra 3 quad core CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 7" 1280x800 display, and your choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage. The Nexus 7 is up...

Introducing XDA 2013 Beta, Now Available for Testing!

We've been hard at work at a new evolution of the XDA forums. Internally known as "2013 beta," our newest forum template features a modern and clean design, a much improved forum index (instead an endlessly long list of forums), a new sidebar with easy access to private messages and subscribed threads and forums, and...

XDA Recognized Developer Program Expansion

Here at XDA-Developers, we are keen to recognize the time and effort that our members put into the site. As an extension of our existing Recognized Developer program, we are announcing three new titles. As always, the goal of the Recognized Developer Program is to reward the very members who make this site great.

Interview with Toastcfh – XDA TV

In his first-ever interview of any kind, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer Toastcfh tells XDA TV about his work on Cyanogenmod and with Team Win on the Diamond, Hero, EVO 4G, and EVO 3D. He also talks about his love of HTC and Qualcomm devices, and explains his passion for development. Click on for the interview!

Notion Ink Adam Unboxing–the XDA Way

In this video, XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes the Adam Tablet, sent by Notion Ink. He takes it all the way to the motherboard, reviews the hardware design and features. Adam then goes on to talk a bit about the importance of encorperation of open information practices by hardware manufacturers, and how lack thereof causes problems...

Galaxy S II Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA TV

In this video, AdamOutler unboxes an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II all the way down the the motherboard. He then shows the process of locating hardware modifications required to correct an issue on the board which prevent firmware flashing in the event of a damaged bootloader. Click on for the (real) unboxing!