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10th June 2012, 02:31 AM |#11  
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Getting Started
First, please start here by registering.
This enables you to download the files which are attached to posts.

Just so you know, you don't need to be a member to download attachments
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10th June 2012, 02:38 AM |#12  
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Just so you know, you don't need to be a member to download attachments

Thanks for letting me know, I am sure I read that somewhere but I will change it now.
10th June 2012, 01:35 PM |#13  
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Thanks for letting me know, I am sure I read that somewhere but I will change it now.

At the early times,xda allowed downloading from attachment only after registration but as the number of members increased,xda noticed that many people just registered to download the attachment they required and never showed up again.Hence,xda allowed downloading attachments without registering so that the number of guys who are not here to stay(something like that) would be reduced.Read this sometime before.
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I have added this to my sticky here, lets hope they use this.
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Nice guide, I've actually stuck it to this thread

Little tip - No need to spam every forum with the same guide . All other threads removed
13th June 2012, 02:02 PM |#16  
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Nice guide, I've actually stuck it to this thread

Little tip - No need to spam every forum with the same guide . All other threads removed

Yes sir, I understand after talking to pg101 last night. A number of us RC's just felt that a number of users go directly to their phones forum and tend to stay there, not to this forum and would thus miss it, so we didn't feel it counted as spam in that regard. But we understand and respect your decision. Thank you for stickying it.
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Yes sir, I understand after talking to pg101 last night. A number of us RC's just felt that a number of users go directly to their phones forum and tend to stay there, not to this forum and would thus miss it, so we didn't feel it counted as spam in that regard. But we understand and respect your decision. Thank you for stickying it.

True, I understand your point, but if we have it in one location, we can direct all new users to the same place and it also helps you if you only have to update one thread, rather than countless others

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13th June 2012, 04:40 PM |#18  
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Been a reader/member of xda over a year, but haven't made my first post until today. My advice is follow the guides, use the searc and read the forum thread.

By doing this I have successfully rooted and flashed the Captivate and the Galaxy S II. Even got the latter out of a CWM boot loop.

Slow down, think about your problem and then read some more.
The answer is most likely out there, or you have read it before and just need to remember.
13th June 2012, 11:07 PM |#19  
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Okay here is my 2 cents for say. This is just plan confusing to me, I can not lie. Ever sense I first joined XDA I have read post of members bitching about this problem. I have also seen other members get flamed pretty bad over this problem. Now that there is a actual organized effort to subvert this issue some, it is put to a stop???? Just illogical to me.

Now if you see multiple post as spamming the boards, I do apologize for that. But one thread in one location is not enough if the proper steps are not taken. If the one thread method is what is wanted then I suggest this.

One make this a mandatory read for all new members, not just a stickie thread.

Two make this a mandatory subscribed thread for all new members and existing members. Also make it a non removable subscribed thread at least for a year if not never.

Now as time goes by I could probably think of some more to add to this but this is just my initial thoughts. I highly respect all mods and admins but this sort of action toward something that is an effort to help XDA is just not understandable to me.
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Okay here is my 2 cents for say. This is just plan confusing to me, I can not lie. Ever sense I first joined XDA I have read post of members bitching about this problem. I have also seen other members get flamed pretty bad over this problem. Now that there is a actual organized effort to subvert this issue some, it is put to a stop???? Just illogical to me.

Now if you see multiple post as spamming the boards, I do apologize for that. But one thread in one location is not enough if the proper steps are not taken. If the one thread method is what is wanted then I suggest this.

One make this a mandatory read for all new members, not just a stickie thread.

Two make this a mandatory subscribed thread for all new members and existing members. Also make it a non removable subscribed thread at least for a year if not never.

Now as time goes by I could probably think of some more to add to this but this is just my initial thoughts. I highly respect all mods and admins but this sort of action toward something that is an effort to help XDA is just not understandable to me.

Tbh, I liked some of your ideas, especially the subscribing new users to specifc threads. I've passed this onto admin/mods for discussion
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Hello and thank you for posting this! I am indeed a new member and famous I'm not a developer, I work with developers. I hope this forum will tend to my needs as an online guru and make me more wise about how I do things. I really don't know how to get started to be honest. I'm looking to connect with talented and informative developers who would be willing to work with me and make the app industry a better one. Which XDA is already doing I can see.

If you have the time I would like it if you could get me started or possibly introduce me to some talented people among the ranks on this forum.

Great introduction post for me to read!
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I do not know your skill level or how much you know about programming an working with mobile devices. So if any of what I say does not apply to you please take it with a grain of salt and not offence as I only aim to try to help some. I suggest you start with the forum for your current device and any other device you may own. Go to the forum, or forums, and read read read. Try to learn as much as you can about your device or devices. Learn all aspects about them such as processor specific details like what architecture it uses. Find out what kind of internal memory it uses and what format it is in, google is very helpful in doing this. Learn how your device or devices are unlocked and exactly what the unlocking allows the device or devices to do. read heavily in the development forum for your device or devices. Look at the development that is out for your device or is in development for your device or devices.After you feel you have learned all you can about your device or devices then pick out developers from your forum that you think you would like work with and send them PMs detailing you would like to work with them and what services you can provide for them. Also learn how to use the development tools for your device or devices such as the SDK for Android. Last and most importantly be friendly and considerate to any and all members you have contact with and also have patients as everyone here is from different places in the world and vary in the amount of time they spend here on XDA. Hope some of this helps.
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