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Question [GUIDE][Noob Friendly]How to make a good signature[Noob Friendly][GUIDE]

Please, can you just press "Thanks" button, instead of typing it? Thanks for understanding.


Hello there, my dear XDA community!


First of all, I would like to say thanks, to my dear buddy, mf2112 for passing on me this thread idea,

and helping and being with during while I was doing it

So thank you very much,I'm so thankful to you!!

Second of all

I had to include this one, because i totally forgot about this, and it's really useful

Especially for newbies in here, who wants to make a signature, allready has 8 or

more posts, but they're stuck! Can't find where to make it!


So my dear friends, this is from XDA to you!


"In order to combat spam, we have placed several restrictions on new user accounts, including the inability to use signatures.

This particular restriction is removed after you make eight posts, but please don’t post junk just to raise your post count. (MOD EDIT - If you do, your posts will be removed and you will receive an infraction)

Once you make eight posts, the system will auto-promote your account (this script runs every hour), and you will be able to edit your signature.

You can find this option on the user control panel (accessible at all times in the forums using the “Quick Links” menu item).

If this answer didn’t solve your problem, use our general contact form to email the webmaster."



So let's start!

I've noticed that there is a lot of people going around in here, asking questions

without explain the problem as it's supposed to be explained, and without explaining

what is the model of the phone, what's their ROM in case they're little bit advanced....etc..

You got my point!


So,I'll do my best in making this guide which is supposed to help you making a

great, well informing signature



1.) Let's see what are specifications of my phone



Ok, if you're Android user, and I asume you are..

The best thing to find out what's your phone specifications is:

  • Looking on back of mobile phone box
in case you haven't throwed it away
There is plenty information,but sometimes not enough..
  • And also there's informations about your phone in your phone...
Well, that's COOL!


To find informations on the box:







To find informations on your phone:






Settings=>About phone=>Software information

There they are!

We don't need know any hardware specifications of your phone, expect the

model of your phone..

That's it, everything else about the hardware, we already know!



So in Software informations is written:




  • Android Version

  • HTC Sense version (HTC User ) if you're Samsung user, there'll probably be written TouchWiz version

  • Software Number (name of your CUSTOM ROM)

  • More (baseband,kernel version, etc.) MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS!

Ok, there's already a lot of informations going on!!

But just one more little step to finding out most important informations for your

signature!



That button, "More" there are informations of:




  • Kernel version

  • Baseband (radio) version
  • Build (base) number
  • Browser version

We can also add HBOOT (Bootloader) and Recovery version in signature

To access HBOOT (Bootloader) menu on your phone you've got to do this:


First of all, be sure that FASTBOOT is UNTICKED on your phone..

Turn off your phone

Hold volume down button while pressing and holding the power button!

And it should open you screen like this.

If you somehow can't access it with button combination, you can also

download and install QUICK BOOT app from Google Play Store

Which allows you access HBOOT (Bootloader) and Recovery while your phone

is on..

I have to say that that app is just perfect and does her job perfectly!



or



But it's pretty much the same except the numbers

You can see on the first picture is written:

HBOOT:1.17.2008

and in the second one is written

HBOOT:0.35.0017

That's it...now you know your HBOOT version!

Now let's see what Recovery version do we have installed

To access Recovery, you can do it through HBOOT (Bootloader) menu,

Or, with Quick Boot app!

Once you get in there it should be something like this:

Few examples!





These two are 4Ext Recovery!

and we also have Clockworkmod Recovery





So on the 1st picture version is:

v1.0.0.1 RC 2

2nd picture:

v2.1.3

3rd picture:

v2.5.0.1

4th picture:

v2.5.0.7

That's it!

Now we've got our Recovery version written down!


So we've got our informations now!

Now what?



2.) Making a signature on XDA Developers forum



Let's asume that you've got already 5-8 post so you good to go!

If not, read THIS

First of all, login to your XDA account

Next step is...



Enter your USER CONTROL PANEL!

After you entered it, you will get this!



Click on EDIT SIGNATURE!

And that will open you this:



We can make your signature now!

So, let's start!

  • PHONE: Manufacture and model name of your phone
  • ANDROID VERSION: Android version of your phone
  • HTC SENSE or TouchWiz VERSION: HTC SENSE or TouchWiz version
  • KERNEL VERSION: Write you kernel version
  • BASEBAND VERSION: Write you baseband version
  • BUILD NUMBER: Write down you build number!

That's the best pattern of having a best signature!


So what you're going to do?!


You're gonna follow these steps and make yourself a best signature, so


people can help you faster and more efficient!


So COPY/PASTE THESE FEW EXAMPLES IN YOUR NEW SIGNATURE:

Code:
Phone:
HTC Sense:
Software number:
Kernel version:
Baseband version:
Build number:
or

Code:
Phone:
TouchWiz:
Software number:
Kernel version
Baseband version
Build number:
or

Code:
Phone:
HTC Sense:
Software number:
Kernel version:
Baseband version:
Build number:
HBOOT:
Recovery:
or

Code:
Phone:
TouchWiz:
Software number:
Kernel version
Baseband version
Build number:
HBOOT:
Recovery:

And after you did that, just fill it with your informations!

When your're not sure what does it look like, press PREVIEW SIGNATURE

in the bottom of the page and it will show it to you what does it look like

before you publish it.

And there's one thing I completly forgot about it..

Modding your signature, adding different styles, pictures, what ever you want

You can do it with BB CODE !

It's all well explained there, so there no need of C/P it in here!

But when you're over with making your signature,when you're completly satisfied

with it, press SAVE SIGNATURE!

And that's it, YOU'VE GOT YOUR SIGNATURE!

I hope that this was helpful to you,and that you successfully made your

signature.

If you're really stuck, or you don't know what and how to do... contact me,anyhow.. I'll be glad to help you!

Suggestions and improvements always welcomed!

If this thread helped you, please Rate it up at the top of the first post.

Cheers everyone!


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TouchWiz: 4.0
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There is a lot of different profiles in here...so i made it as simple as I can..
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
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Good guide but I guess people already know how to make a sig (?)

sent from my X8 running nAa's ics kernel and nAa's mini CM9
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Good guide but I guess people already know how to make a sig (?)

sent from my X8 running nAa's ics kernel and nAa's mini CM9
Nope..a lot of newbies in here...

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By the number of posts without signatures I see on XDA by people with more than 8 posts I think this is needed.

A signature should inform others about your phone when you post a question.
A good signature will include information helpful to others beyond the direct target of the question/reply.
A great signature will inform the community with important information and potentially answer questions which have not been asked yet, avoiding repetitive posts.

Anyone can feel free to copy elements or format of my signature as you like.
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By the number of posts without signatures I see on XDA by people with more than 8 posts I think this is needed.
Thanks for the alert to this. I'll pass it on and ask for the change.

To the OP, can you add http://www.xda-developers.com/contact/#signatures that to the op? Maybe at the begining, then this thread can serve as a true FAQ.

I'll pass this on. Thank you OP. I'm out of Thanks.
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Thanks for the alert to this. I'll pass it on and ask for the change.

To the OP, can you add http://www.xda-developers.com/contact/#signatures that to the op? Maybe at the begining, then this thread can serve as a true FAQ.

I'll pass this on. Thank you OP. I'm out of Thanks.
Hi boborne!

I've just added what you ask me to add..

I hope that i didn't fail, and that i added what you asked me to do..

Cheers
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
TouchWiz: 4.0
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Ow thanks a lot, i didnt know this things

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Ow thanks a lot, i didnt know this things

Sent from my HTC One X using XDA Premium App
Glad to help buddy

Welcome to XDA, and have a great time in here

It's a great community..

If you've got a any sort of question, feel free to ask

Cheers

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I like this thread, a lot of people are new to smart phones and will stumble across XDA looking for help and this thread can only help them and the community give them the help they need.

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