XDA is a free official app by XDA-Developers.com for Android with support for quotes, mentions, notifications, and threads. Supporting threads mean you’ll be able to write, read, and reply to threads with ease. Well, if you’re an Android developer then you must have checked out or heard of XDA forum which is the world’s most substantial forum for Android. Using this forum, you can explore root tools, apps, kernels, ROMs, discuss Android phones with people around the world, and more. So, this official XDA app allows you to access and explore the entire XDA forums right on your Android phone.
You can easily explore and subscribe to the top and new forums, threads, and even participate in threads. It also allows you to send private messages to other XDA users and establish a private conversation on the forum. Another useful feature of this app is the search function which lets you search for any particular forum or thread faster.
How to Use the Official XDA App on Android:
Step 1: When you open the app, it will ask you to sign in with your XDA credentials or sign up for a new member account. After that, you will be able to see the XDA Forums with tabs like Subscribed Threads, Subscribed Forums, Participated Threads, Top, New, General, and All.
Step 2: To explore and subscribe to new forums, simply slide the tabs to the left and browse the last 4 tabs named, Top, New, General, and All. You can subscribe to any forum by simply tapping on the “Start” icon associated with each forum, as shown in the above image. At the top of the screen, you’ll also see a search icon using which you can search for forums much faster.
Step 3: In order to explore threads of any particular forum, simply tap on it once and you’ll see various threads categories like General, Q&A, Accessories, Android Development, Themes & Apps, etc. After that, you can go ahead and explore any category you want to and see all the related threads. At the bottom of the screen, there will be a “Type” icon using which you can post your own threads to that particular forum.
Step 4: If you want to participate on any thread, then all you got to do is open the thread and you’ll be able to like, quote, and reply to the thread. You can use the “Arrow” icon at the bottom to reply to the thread. It even allows you to directly subscribe to the thread by tapping the “Star” icon at the top.
Step 5: All your subscribed forums, subscribed threads, and participated threads will be visible on the XDA Forum screen with separate tabs. You can also use the search function to quickly view any thread or forum which you have already subscribed instead of scroll through all of them.
Step 6: To see your quotes and mentions, simply tap the hamburger icon while on XDA Forums screen. There you’ll see a separate label named, Quotes/Mentions that include all the quotes and mentions by other XDA users for your XDA username and account. Below the Quotes/Mentions label, you’ll see another label named, “Private Messages” which can be used to send private messages to other XDA users or simply view you inbox.
My Final Verdict:
If you’re a member of XDA forums, then this app can help you explore forums, participate in threads, subscribe to forums & threads, private messaging, and more on your Android phone. Exploring and subscribing to XDA forums and threads has never been easier. Personally, I think why would someone want to go for his PC and use the desktop browser to explore XDA forum, when he can use this app and do the same on the go. Give it a try.