Posts From svetius

svetius
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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 Hits 5 Million Members!

We might be the only site on Earth that doesn't beg you to register at every turn. Outside of posting, guests on our forum can do almost everything members can, including downloading attachments. The rationale for this is that we want to do our best to keep the forums clear of junk posts (cue the...

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...

Add a Link to Your GitHub in Your XDA Profile

For those unfamiliar, GitHub is the most popular software repository, and it is used by a large portion of the XDA community for code management. We've added the ability for XDA users to add a link to their GitHub page in their profile. Just go to Edit Details in UserCP and add your GitHub username in the...

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...

Recognized Developer Applications Closed Until Early 2013

We are closing the RD applications to wrap up everything up before the new year starts. As of this moment you won't be able to apply, but we will reopen somewhere in early January. As you might recall, we've made tremendous improvements to the Recognized Developer program a few months ago to increase our efficiency in...

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...

XDA is Still Seeking a PHP / Web Developer!

A few weeks ago, we posted that XDA is hiring. We are still accepting resumes for a PHP/web developer, so please get them in as soon as you can. Your contributions to the site will immediately impact over 20 million visitors per month, and will help to shape the course of development on mobile devices. PHP...

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...