[TUTORIAL] How to use SEARCH on XDA Forums

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Razvan

Retired Forum Moderator
Sep 25, 2009
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Samsung Galaxy S10
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

XDA Forum Rule 1 said:

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"

View attachment 2576928

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!
View attachment 2576929
 
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Razvan

Retired Forum Moderator
Sep 25, 2009
9,221
4,138
forum.xda-developers.com
Samsung Galaxy S10
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" View attachment 2577079 which has two different buttons near.
The magnifying glass is for Simple Search View attachment 2577074 other is for Complex Search View attachment 2577075.
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 View attachment 2577074. See foto bellow for more info's :

Step 4: : For Complex Search by an word or phrase and / or user posts in that thread, use button View attachment 2577075. Then type in the new window opened the word/phrase you want and / or user (if you know it obviously) and press "Search".

Step 5: Results

 
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Razvan

Retired Forum Moderator
Sep 25, 2009
9,221
4,138
forum.xda-developers.com
Samsung Galaxy S10
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.
See the attachments bellow:
 
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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

    XDA Forum Rule 1 said:

    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"

    View attachment 2576928

    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!
    View attachment 2576929
    5
    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.
    See the attachments bellow:
    4
    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" View attachment 2577079 which has two different buttons near.
    The magnifying glass is for Simple Search View attachment 2577074 other is for Complex Search View attachment 2577075.
    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 View attachment 2577074. See foto bellow for more info's :

    Step 4: : For Complex Search by an word or phrase and / or user posts in that thread, use button View attachment 2577075. Then type in the new window opened the word/phrase you want and / or user (if you know it obviously) and press "Search".

    Step 5: Results

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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.
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