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[TUTORIAL] How to use SEARCH on XDA Forums

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By R_a_z_v_a_n, Recognized Contributor on 13th February 2014, 11:55 AM
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Schedule Posts:
  • #1 - Use XDA search;
  • #2 - Use search in ROM's threads;
  • #3 - Use Google search for only XDA specific threads.


How to SEARCH on XDA Forum


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XDA Forum Rule 1 said:

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1. Search before posting.
Use one of our search functions before posting, whether you have a question or something new to share, it's very likely someone already asked that question or shared that news.


First you must decide what you are looking for. Exactly.
A word, a phrase, an expression, etc you know better.

Now you just need to enter to the section dedicated to search by accessing the link below, and follow few steps to find what you need:


Foto "Search 3"

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Step 1: Type the word/phrase you search in the box "search by keywords"; (Foto "search 3" - 1)
Step 2: Specifies whether you want to be in search of POSTS or only in TITLES; (Foto "search 3" - 2)
Step 3: Specify whether you want to make your search, in a specific forum (like in my example: Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070) or in ALL XDA Forum; (Foto "search 3" - 3)
Step 4: If you are looking for something exactly in the posts you can choose the display to be made in the form of posts; (Foto "search 3" - 4)
Step 5: HIT SEARCH ! (Foto "search 3" - 5)

Results: Wow, works!
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Use search in a specific thread - ROM's, Q&A etc
So, to search in a specific threads, when he has so many posts or pages for a keyword like "overclock" (my example), "build", "release" or a phrase is specified as follows:

Step 1: Enter the desired thread;
Step 2: On that thread right up there in a box that says: "Search this Thread" Click image for larger version

Name:	Search this thread.JPG
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ID:	2577079 which has two different buttons near.
The magnifying glass is for Simple Search Name:  Simple Search.JPG
Views: 1334
Size:  1.0 KB other is for Complex Search Name:  Complex Search.JPG
Views: 1333
Size:  1.1 KB.
Step 3: For Simple Search, you just need to type the desired keyword or phrase in that box mentioned on Step 2 (search this thread) and press Name:  Simple Search.JPG
Views: 1334
Size:  1.0 KB. See foto bellow for more info's :
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Name:	Simple Search thread 2.JPG
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ID:	2577113

Step 4: : For Complex Search by an word or phrase and / or user posts in that thread, use button Name:  Complex Search.JPG
Views: 1333
Size:  1.1 KB. Then type in the new window opened the word/phrase you want and / or user (if you know it obviously) and press "Search".
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Name:	Complex Search thread 1.JPG
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Name:	Complex Search thread 2.JPG
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Step 5: Results

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Name:	Results without specified user.JPG
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Name:	Search with specified user 1.JPG
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Views:	65
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ID:	2577164
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Use Google search for only XDA specific threads
So search using the Google search engine to bring only results from the XDA forum is pretty simple.

In the Google search box you must enter the word or phrase desired after previously entered this words "xda-developers" before your desired word/s searched.
For more relevant results you cand put the phrase "site: forum.xda-developers.com" after your keyword that you are looking for, and the results are MORE RELEVANT.
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Originally Posted by R_a_z_v_a_n

Last one just in case.

I suggest you make a new thread with the new XDA interface. I just came here following the link in your signature.
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I suggest you make a new thread with the new XDA interface. I just came here following the link in your signature.

That is a good suggestion. I will do that as soon as i can find some free time.

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