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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.

Asus Transformer Unboxed–the XDA Way

In this video XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes his new Asus Transformer that he won as a result of XDA's Favorite Tablet of 2011 contest. But Adam doesn't stop at the unboxing, he goes all the way down to the motherboard to show you what's really inside the Transformer. Click on for the revealing unboxing!

XDA is Back; SOPA/PIPA Still a Threat

We want to thank all of you for signing our pledge today. We hit 50,000 signatures much faster than expected (actually, we had over 80,000 before eliminating duplicate IPs). We debated staying dark longer, but are keeping our commitment to XDA members to return online at the 50,000 mark. We know that sites like Wikipedia will...

XDA to Go Dark on Jan 18th at 8AM; You Can Help Bring Us Back Online

XDA is a community built on openness and sharing. It has flourished because of our ability to freely exchange information, ideas, and development. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the Senate and Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the House give copyright holders the ability to more easily shut down sites (with mere accusations and...

Forums Added for Galaxy Y GT-S5360 and Galaxy W I8150

By popular request, we've added forums for the Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 and the Galaxy W I8150. The former is an affordable (and hackable) Android 2.3 smartphone with a pocket-sized form factor thanks to its 3.0" HVGA display. The latter is a more advanced Android 2.3 smartphone that has a 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU with 512MB...

XDA’s 10 Post Rule

On XDA, our main focus is and always will be to foster open development for our mobile devices. With that in mind, the development sub-sections found for every device on XDA are where all of the development activity happens: it's where developers post ROMs, radios, and root instructions. It's also where XDA members can provide...

A Lack Of Vision: HTC’s Two-Year Growth Stops

Oh HTC, the company without which this site would not have existed. Since early 2010, HTC's sales have continually risen, but that growth has now come to an end. The Taiwanese smartphone maker reported Q4 profits of $364 million, which is 26 percent lower than the same timeframe in 2010 and a massive 41 percent...

Cerberus app [SassiBoB review]

Today, SassiBoB makes fun of the Greek mythology and reviews an app by LSDroid called Cerberus. It's a nice security app that you flash using ROM Manager to make sure that even if your device is reset, it stays there. Among many other things, this app will take a photo of a thief that tries...

Where Did My Forum Go?

Today at around 10AM ET, we're going to be moving another handful of older/low-activity devices off of the main forum template and onto our legacy/low-activity template. We do this every few months in order to keep the main forum template as fast-loading as possible. If your device is on the list, you can always access...

The Best Apps for Contacts Management in Android – XDA TV

The Contacts app on your Android device is very important: it ties into the phone functionality and, as found with newer apps of this type, can be an easy window into the social networking musings of your friends and family. In this episode of XDA TV, Shen covers his favorite third party Contacts apps. Click...

What is Android 4.1?

Rumblings of the next version of Android are upon us, just weeks after Android 4.0.1 began shipping on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Apparently the 4.1 version of Android is for the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus slated for Verizon wireless, though it's very possible that this version will eventually be pushed to the GSM...

How to Disable the Google Search Bar in ICS

In Ice Cream Sandwich, Google has placed a Google search bar on every homescreen. What if you don't want this search bar? While there is no option to turn it off, XDA member oscillik has found a simple trick to turn the bar off. Just go into Settings > Apps > All > Google Search...

New Forum Added on XDA for Hardware Hacking

At XDA, we have a forum for nearly every kind of development when it comes to what can be done with our tablets and smartphones. Recognized Developer AdamOutler saw one void: hardware. Increasingly, developers are getting their hands dirty with the actual hardware of their mobile devices, whether it's to modify circuits, to build bootloaders,...