Version 2.15.38 - com.xda.labs.play
Last updated: Thu, 13 May 2021 19:48:01 UTC
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Download Version 2.15.38 (290021538)
Apk Size63.71 MB
App Developerxda-developers
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.xda.labs.play.apk
Website http://www.xda-developers.com

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App Description

XDA is labs,play,communication,developers, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 11 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit xda-developers website who developed it. com.xda.labs.play.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.15.38 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 16485+ times on store. You can also download com.xda.labs.play APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Welcome to the new mobile experience for the XDA-Developers forum! Now based on XenForo, the XDA app is the best way to experience the best phone forums in the world with custom gesture support, super smooth and fast navigation, easy access to your private messages/mentions/quotes, great search tools to find exactly what you're looking for, and more. This app is new and is a work in progress. You can tell us what you think about it here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/new-app-feedback-placeholder-for-now.4199599/ 

For a great primer on how to use the new XDA app, check out this thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/index-xda-2021-navigating-the-new-forum-app.4199143/

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Some features:

- Fast, based on XenForo
- Keep your watched threads and forums within easy reach
- Fully material design with hand-friendly bottom tab navigation
- Read, write, and reply to threads
- Customizable gestures to easily share, save, watch and mark a thread read or unread
- Full support for quotes/mention
- Light/dark themes
- Notification support
- Great search tools


App ChangeLog

  • - fixes for thread view and webview
  • - fix for 2FA login issue
  • - fix for if user group doesn't have permission to access app
  • - added XF configuration for enabling profile posts
  • - other bug fixes

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Ram Chundu-avatar

    Ram Chundu


    Previous used to be a lot better. It's not about getting used to new look and feel, even the functionality doesn't work properly. Once you view a thread, it doesn't become read automatically. You have to close and open the app again. Many things likes these and requires many clicks for simple actions.

  2. Dave Schuchart-avatar

    Dave Schuchart


    i Utter garbage. Frequently logs out but notifications still work which then appear broken due to being in guest mode. It's a hassle to login too, such a stupid process. You have to tap too many places to actually view a thread you already selected view. Why on Earth was XDA labs scraped for this nonsense?! It should have been the other way around.

  3. Giulio Abramo-avatar

    Giulio Abramo


    forum Cluttered and unintuitive interface. Lots of taps to do easy things. It was perfectly good before, and you had to ruin it. EDIT: why can't I navigate UP in a forum FROM A THREAD?! Also why the hell does it sort by NEWEST when I go to the first page of a thread? What even is the sense of that option? This app made me hate browsing XDA, I can only manage to do it from my pc now

  4. Don Ashcraft-avatar

    Don Ashcraft


    labs Edit: I have moved my review up to three stars. the app developer is constantly updating and improving this app that was an absolute disaster in the beginning. However this really isn't an app to view the website it is a web browser packed full of janky garish ads. I might as well just use Chrome or another web browser. Previous comments: A complete embarrassment for a website that is primarily about development of mobile operating systems. In laymen's terms, this app is an epic fail.

  5. Shreyas A S-avatar

    Shreyas A S


    keycaps With most phones using swipe gestures, it is time to get rid of the swipe actions on XDA app. Or atleast there should be a way to disable swipe actions with just one or two clicks like there is on Gmail app. Or am I the one lacking knowledge about the way to disable swipe gestures? Hoping to hear from you soon.

  6. veterans affairs cancel culture-avatar

    veterans affairs cancel culture


    oneplus 7t I've been using this since 2010 back when I had a samsung vibrant. I loved all the news feeds and forums and support. Just like the good old days of aol and others. Now it's moved to ads based for profit and they got rid of everything I loved about this. Android is dead long live android and xda I'm just gonna delete it now this xda is completely useless and it's just to damn depressing.

  7. LightBeing1111-avatar



    mi9 EDIT: New update. Login button still doesn't work after months of this being a known issue for many people. Guest mode works fine, so fixing the login button shouldn't be that difficult as the app obviously works. Still can't even log in to XDA through the Tapatalk app either, so somethings definitely wrong. Clicking login just bounces you back to the previous screen. No amount of data clearing or reinstalling will fix it. Guess I'm stuck logging in on a web browser forever it seems.

  8. Q core-avatar

    Q core


    developers forum -the last update seems to fix the lag problem...but...1rst. all the bookmarks r deleted every time I close the app and 2nd.that message..( ALERT. YOU MUST ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS TO CONTINIOU ) why I MUST TURN NOTIFICATIONS ON IF I DONT WANT IT.....??.I press the OK on that message and the app crash....3rd.the UI...it's very hard to find what u r looking for...it's like a maze.

  9. Joe Nagelkirk-avatar

    Joe Nagelkirk


    oneplus 6t Sooo many bugs. Everywhere I look, I see text cut off or just missing entirely. Functionally, things seem to work but with a ton of display issues and a not so straight-forward UI. The previous app wasn't as flashy, but you could actually use it to navigate to your fav posts and read the most recent blog articles without running into issues.

  10. Vikash K-avatar

    Vikash K


    poco x3 UPDATE: Recent update has fixed most of the bugs and FCs. Performance has also increased slightly. Good work 👍 Few suggestions 1) Improve the layout of threads. Like make user's post background little dark or highlight it so that its easily distinguishable 2) Add swipe gesture in threads like old xda apps. 3) Device searching need improvement 4) Blank white box in threads at bottom(i think adds)

  11. John Friedson-avatar

    John Friedson


    I figured out more or less by accident that the three dot menu will bring you to the last page, so that is useful if non-standard and non-intuitive but there's still appears to be no way to go back to previous pages you're either on the first one or the last one.

  12. Nicholas Daniels-avatar

    Nicholas Daniels


    Constant bugs and I was forced to recreate my profile. Numerous clicks needed to do simple stuff, i.e. view a watched thread. The latest bug is clicking a watched thread takes you to a "what's new" tab. It's convoluted now. Bring back the old app/backbone. I don't even like browsing xda anymore.

  13. Merv Castro-avatar

    Merv Castro


    I really feel this should still be in beta with all the drastic unexplained changes. Previously when I open the app. I can see my watched threads instantly. Now after the update, it changes to watched sections. Now I have to do more clicks to get to my watched threads itself. On the new home tab, if i choose watched threads, then click open on a particular thread on the list, swiping back puts me on the forums tab and not on the home/watched thread list section. Frustrating.

  14. Lewis Mackay-avatar

    Lewis Mackay


    New version is quite simply a broken mess that loads nothing. And I mean nothing. Not the home page, not searches, not even the base Forums tab. Absolutely nothing loads and trying to load something just crashes the app. How a source like XDA did this I have no idea.

  15. Vince Weis-avatar

    Vince Weis


    Can't find how to display in landscape. I use a tablet exclusively in landscape orientation making this app useless to me. My neck is sore from turning my head sideways. March 10 update, still no landscape display. Still useless to me.

  16. Nickos Dimou-avatar

    Nickos Dimou


    After last update when I try to load the forum tab (2nd icon from the nav bar), the app will just force close. User experience is just straight bad Doesn't work after latest update

  17. Quentin Wallace-avatar

    Quentin Wallace


    EDIT - Can't even log in now. Fails when directed to browser login page. Slow. Clicking a comment notification doesn't take you straight to that comment. Clicking a subscribed thread doesn't take you to the latest unread comments. Annoying.

  18. raj kumar-avatar

    raj kumar


    When i am starting the app it is crashing tried every option in the google search but still nothing works, every update brings new fustration seriously this is xda app, i thought you people are profeesionals but now i do not think so, good bye xda i am uninstalling you now

  19. Bryan B-avatar

    Bryan B


    The app needs to stop telling me to allow notifications to continue. Everytime I click somewhere I get that stupid pop-up. I don't want/need notifications so stop harassing me about it. Also, as mentioned a million times in the comments, the new layout is awful, confusing, not intuitive whatsoever. It's just a mess. I want the old one back!

  20. Aidan Focused-avatar

    Aidan Focused


    Horrible new layout or has been this way for about 2 months is so broken. Barely anything works as it should. Really hard to get to my specific device forum. Just laid out horrible. Like it was designed by a child. Please go back to what it was before. This is a DUMPSTER FIRE!!! ITS THE ABSOLUTE WORST UI UPDATE EVER DONE ANYWHERE!!! Uninstalled now as the devs clearly don't give a ****

  21. Anton Jones-avatar

    Anton Jones


    I was gonna give you guys praise for FINALLY adding a search within threads but now the app just closes wherever it feels like it. Why do I even bother? This is the lowest rated app on my device 🥺.

  22. Branden Bailey-avatar

    Branden Bailey


    App looks good but it's not intuitive. Too many clicks needed to get where I want. For example, when looking at my watched forums, you have to click to view the preview (which only shows you the first posts of the forum, which is years ago on some) then you have to click view, then find what page you want. The old apps would take you right to the last read comment.

  23. Esteban Rodriguez-avatar

    Esteban Rodriguez


    How can a really bad app make it to get worse within recent update? I feel bad that having great developers in xda people have to deal with this horrible app. 03/12/21 update, getting better. I still want to be able to see where I last read and not just the last post.

  24. James-avatar



    After ever update the app fails to load and all data must be wiped and start again. Really XDA REALLY!!

  25. Keonix-avatar



    How can it be this bad? You had fully functioning app previously (xda labs). It's completely unusable, the only option is to use website, maybe that's what they want from us...

  26. Bruno Laranjeira-avatar

    Bruno Laranjeira


    Works but needs more features. One of the things I miss is "My Device" allowing me to jump right to my device's forums rather than to look it up and having to back out if it's not the one I wanted. Also the ability to search certain text on threads instead of having to go through dozens of pages.

  27. Bhavish M-avatar

    Bhavish M


    Dark patterning behavior, disregards bypass login, search bar and UX god awful 1/5 screen occupied, caching is poor... The old app was miles better.

  28. Rok Stojan-avatar

    Rok Stojan


    Wow, this app is horrible. Everything is complicated, the subscribed forums from old app are missing, finding a specific forum is a nightmare. Compared to old forum and old app it's a massive regression. Time consuming and unusable. It seems like as if it's basically a browser that shows you the normal forums as you would see them through a normal browser. Why have one more app for that???

  29. Grady Ogburn-avatar

    Grady Ogburn


    Not all change is good. Maybe it was necessary to leave the old platform, but this one is not ready for prime time. It doesn't do the most basicforum stuff, like keeping track of what you've chosen to follow & already read. You are killing XDA by letting these concerns just fall on deaf ears. Any progress towards a fix would be welcomed. How can users help???

  30. Josh Montee-avatar

    Josh Montee


    Few times as an Android user can I say that I encountered an app published by a credible source that is truly a disaster, and truly earns 1 star, but this is one of those times. The layout and usability have degraded the user experience into something genuinely horrible. I've attempted to use the app 3 times and I can never find my list of watched subforums. Some of the links have text that are fragments of what they should be, clearly bugs in the design of the UI. Can't find a way to search individual threads for text anymore either (maybe the feature is there, maybe it isn't, but it definitely shouldn't be this difficult to find). New focus is paid to awarding the user with achievement-type trophies/awards/etc. Gone are the days where this forum was for advanced users, it seems the new target demographic is... well.. people who care about that nonsense. We're here to collaborate, not win participation trophies. It makes you wonder why the forum changed at all... and why it changed to THIS. I truly hate the direction the website went, and this app. The community truly lost something significant here. Rating this app a well-deserved 1 star.

  31. aadepu sandeep-avatar

    aadepu sandeep


    Little bit of cosmetic changes to previous app would have been sufficient. Why did you have to mess it all up?

  32. Phil Malm-avatar

    Phil Malm


    Just shows the opening logo. And the one time it did open corectly navigating was almost unbearable. I had a hard time finding topics i have been subscribed to for a long time. I really miss reading through and learning in xda forums all I have to do this is a phone so I'm kinda stuck. Edit: Thank you I should have tried that. It works fine again.

  33. Frank Medina-avatar

    Frank Medina


    Redesigned app ruined it in my opinion. I liked the older design where it was way more simple and easier to understand. The website version is a bit better than the app, but the app itself is really hard and confusing to use

  34. Kevin McLeaster-avatar

    Kevin McLeaster


    Recent update crashes or it's homescreen button triggers the phoneOS homescreen. Can't find subforms. HotMess.

  35. Mark Nolette-avatar

    Mark Nolette


    As others have noted, this app is a significant regression ftom older versions. When it did work for me, it was very frustrating to use. Too many clicks needed to get anywhere. Now the double authentication feature when logging in freezes every time. A fine app is now a complete waste. How can good devs come up with this????

  36. Doug Trout-avatar

    Doug Trout


    Re-writing this again since developer responded with a suggestion I stated I was already doing. I can't keep this app working. Gets stuck on white screen. Clearing app data helps maybe one time and one time only. App is really trash. For a mobile phone based forum you'd think this would have been done better. Do NOT suggest I clear app data again if you reply.

  37. G Garratt-avatar

    G Garratt


    Not bad but when I look at a post why doesn't it go to the last page/ submission instead of the beginning???? Can we also have some customisation, we don't want to see what you want to see. We need to select which tabs are shown. Move settings to top right hand corner. Apart from the watching/ search bar (with options for type of search) I don't need anything else in the home tab. I wouldn't need to see the forums tab at all.

  38. Rob Rausch-avatar

    Rob Rausch


    Still does not jump to the newest unread comment despite what the update notes state. It just jumps to the last post in a thread which is NOT the same. Not a good experience. The app looks good and is much faster than the old labs app but it's missing a lot of useful features that the old app had. The biggest one is being able to jump to the newest comment in a thread and pick up where you left off.

  39. Prathamesh Jadhav-avatar

    Prathamesh Jadhav


    Why do I get an alert when I turn off notifications for this app? Terrible experience if you want to mute notifications, you shouldn't be greeted with "Must allow notifications to continue". Turn that alert off immediately. It's upto me to keep notifications on or off. I shouldn't be greeted with such a message!

  40. David Pacey-avatar

    David Pacey


    After briefly showing the last read post the app automatically goes straight to the last post in the thread. Posted here because the in-app report doesn't work.

  41. Matthew White-avatar

    Matthew White


    This 'update' is so much less useable and cluttered, It's like going back 10 years and makes me want to go back to tapatalk. Quick note to XDA if you need a guide to issue a guide in how to use a new forum software to long term net users or people on a dev forum then your doing it wrong and no landscape view or tablet mode , come on your supposed to be supportive

  42. jason beedle-avatar

    jason beedle


    Okay I'm not a fan of putting 1 star reviews but......... It won't let me log in using my Google account, tells me it's already associated with an account, yeah I know it's my account and I'm not registering I'm logging in. I click devices it doesn't load. Why change sometthat worked well?

  43. Keith Fullwood-avatar

    Keith Fullwood


    Outside of the icon taking up space, this has at some point become useless. Opens to a pure white screen. Will try to uninstall/install to see if that sets things straight. When it did work, navigation was very clunky and unnecessarily complex compared to earlier versions..

  44. Praveen Potturu-avatar

    Praveen Potturu


    I didn't run into any performance issues as stated by other reviews but this app is definitely not the best way to experience the forums. It only shows the glimpse of the messages and to view the full message it takes us to its website within the app. I would rather use the website instead.

  45. Fred Turner-avatar

    Fred Turner


    Absolutely awful update. The previous app worked perfectly. I am unable to login with Google which I could do on the old app and on desktop. Landscape mode has been removed which is annoying on tablets. For some reason the corners of the app are rounded despite me browsing on a rectangular screened device.

  46. Andrew S-avatar

    Andrew S


    They broke it....deliberately. just like all developers they take a perfectly working app say it's updated when it's actually broken now. Someone should just follow the old principle.. If it ain't broken don't fix it. Updating from my old xda labs had been impossible. Not good guys... UPDATE: So they broke it again with the 14Jan21 update. As soon as i updated all i get now is just the XDA logo and never get past that. I'm sure I'll be able to fix it but is this a trend? Not doing good guys!

  47. Rem Co-avatar

    Rem Co


    The app is since it's release terribly slow and often not even loading any threads. Using the xda via browser works much better. I do not understand how xda, a developpers community can come with such a terrible app. Xda labs the previous app was a lot better because it was fast and actually worked. Looking at the review ratings I do not understand the app does not get improved so that it woeks or just removed because it's quite useless...

  48. Mary Jane-avatar

    Mary Jane


    2020-12-23 - Slow. Threads don't always open. Needs a lot of work. 2021-02-11 - Still slow, crashes when opening a thread repeatedly and the thread preview before opening a thread is pointless much like the rest off the app. Just load the thread when I click it, fast, without crashing. Is that asking too much?

  49. canada roam-avatar

    canada roam


    Massive install size of 130 Mb. Loads and runs very slow. Poweformance sucks and not intuitive at all. This is a total step-back. It's a stop into wrong direction. I never considered the old apps or even Tapatalk without issues but now I reallize how bad it can really get. Not sure why you need to go with a platform that doesn't even provide back-wards compatibility with Tapatalk. That's just ignorance pure. I will probably be leaving to Stackexchange or somewhere else because of the mobile.

  50. Wynter Skye-avatar

    Wynter Skye


    Just view XDA with your web browser. The app is horribly unintuitive, navigating threads is a nightmare, there is no way to go straight to my phone's page. Honestly I can't imagine a single person on the planet preferring this new app for any reason besides it's pretty. I love XDA, but this new app is absolute garbage and a waste of server space and code. At least ditch the preview popup that I suspect only exists to annoy users, and let us just default to our phone's page.

  51. Hippo Potamus-avatar

    Hippo Potamus


    Please fix this app! When choosing "Watched" apps, I can click on highlighted threads (threads with new content) but I always am taken to the first post, and I have to search for new content. This is useless! When using the web-based version, this works correctly. Please fix this!!

  52. David Hawthorne-avatar

    David Hawthorne


    The Feb 11 update promises "fix for white screen on load" but, using the app's dark mode, I get first a white screen, then dark brown, then a blinding white, and finally dark again. What is this "white screen fix" exactly? Apart from that, it's not anywhere as usable as the old app. As already commented, don't "fix" working things...

  53. Chris Trappett-avatar

    Chris Trappett


    I used to love xda. And it was so easy to use. I would go to the forums about my devices. See anything new posted about the device. Comment, maybe have questions and ask questions within the forum. But now it is so hard to find my device's forum let alone comment. I am struggling so much with this new format.

  54. _-avatar



    Play Store only allows 500 letters, but I can't even share huge app feedback through in-app "Report an issue" form: Error SyntaxError: JSON Parse error: Unrecognized token '*less-than sign*' ; Lags like hell; UX is bad (can't search opened thread (can on website version but it still clunky); why adding bookmarks? watched is pretty much the same thing); uses too much webpages (news, settings, etc), hence slower performance overall, plus app has different font sizes on different pages;

  55. Ben Barlow-avatar

    Ben Barlow


    This app is terrible. I can't even use it and when I can it's not user friendly in the slightest. Yeah it looks better than the old one but it's useablity and features are worse off. If you are going to replace something that isn't broke make sure it's better or on par with what it's replacing.

  56. Evan McBride-avatar

    Evan McBride


    Not sure what happened with this app, UI is a disaster. Very confusing just to open a thread and impossible to search it once you eventually do. Hopefully this new design is scrapped and completely rethought.

  57. Irfan Fadilah-avatar

    Irfan Fadilah


    Review 2: Ok now the app is not even open. Stuck on the splashscreen. Stuffs are broken everywhere. Review 1: The worst. Bad UX. No option to open link outside app. Should stay with the native version. This new web wrapper version is really sucks.

  58. Scott Pasch-avatar

    Scott Pasch


    What a pain. No long press menus just swipe gestures, saving whole device forum shortcuts does not seem possible, opens a preview instead of just opening the thread, horrible ui. Just an atrocious mess. Just shows how well tapatalk worked till it was forced out.

  59. LoganDark-avatar



    Splash screen flashes a couple times and then white. Got this after updating from an older version which showed the forums for a short few seconds before going back to the splash screen forever. App does not work at all on my phone!

  60. Parth Asari-avatar

    Parth Asari


    The app cannot be used in landscape orientation, there is no way to access XDA news in the app anymore, why is it that the watched threads do not open at last unread post in the home page but do open in last unread post if opened in notification page (I would not care if I could make notification page default on app launch) and this is the only app I had to clear data for to make it work which is annoying since no other app required for me to do this in past 2 years.

  61. Ian Strait-avatar

    Ian Strait


    When I open the app it shows the XDA title screen and then goes to a white screen and no further. I will also add to the other people saying that I liked the old one much better. the fact that I click on a thread and it loads completely different app to view the thread is not cool.

  62. Lukas V008-avatar

    Lukas V008


    Good app upgrade BUT at latest version v2.15.14 I can't load threads at all! Older version: if I need to go to my watched thread there must be 3 unnecessary steps what must be done: 1.click my thread 2.click the last number of posts 3. scroll down and search for the latest unread - this is not good.

  63. Dragan Remeš-avatar

    Dragan Remeš


    Not sure why the Tapatalk support was removed when it worked perfectly. I stopped visiting since I can't even subscribe to the forums I want to follow. I need to search every time, use the breadcrumbs to navigate backward and so on.

  64. saulius k-avatar

    saulius k


    the previous version was very good, but this one is very poor and confusing

  65. Family Dvoretz-avatar

    Family Dvoretz


    It's very hard to keep track of threads with the app. It doesn't remember last read position. The thread preview shows messages from 3 months instead of recent. I used xda labs always, but now I'm forced to use the desktop to follow on threads.

  66. David Rhodes-avatar

    David Rhodes


    The old app was working, but this... The login takes forever and the threads freeze when viewing. So many talented developers, and they give us this turd. If it wasn't broke, why tf would you break it?? Garbage. Use your browser.

  67. D. R.-avatar

    D. R.


    I'm having trouble accessing the app now since this new update. It just hangs on the XDA logo at initial start up. I'm sure it's a minor bug. Looking forward for it to be fixed.

  68. Lloyd Haber-avatar

    Lloyd Haber


    Keeps freezing or crashes suddenly... Much prefer the older app.. Swiping isn't intuitive either... I have never exited out of an app and gone through the browser as fast in my life!

  69. Jason Seifert-avatar

    Jason Seifert


    Resource Hog, crashes/freezes Not a improvement whatsoever, xda labs was clearly superior but that app isn't even a option anymore either... For what reason? Who knows! If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

  70. Curtis Hoareau-avatar

    Curtis Hoareau


    Just restore the previous version of the app. Latest update had broken just about everything, icons for home, etc don't work. When viewing a thread am not taken to last read as before. Completely messed up.

  71. Keith Bernard-avatar

    Keith Bernard


    Literally the worse app I've used in years. It just hangs on the Xda logo screen. I'm back to using the browser. Did they get bought out by Google or something because taking working apps and replacing them with broken and inferior ones is definitely a move out of their bonehead playbook.

  72. Kiran Bhat-avatar

    Kiran Bhat


    I still vouch for old app... this new app login takes forever.. and doesn't want to launch.. and when it's finally launched.. I find very difficult to scroll through my favourites.. definitely this new version is not user friendly... I have to struggle to find my location.. 😭

  73. Aidan Morales-avatar

    Aidan Morales


    Horrible Ui compared to XDA Labs. Very unintuitive and difficult to find watched threads.

  74. Don D.-avatar

    Don D.


    OMG starting to regular updates to the app.. after years of not having one update. 😳 Another update within days.. omg

  75. Stephen Daugherty-avatar

    Stephen Daugherty


    Needs work. Once you get used to it and get your settings to go to the forum page and not showing the preview by default it's not too bad. Some changes needed are the option to default to your last read comment in a thread as well as it doing a quicker update for making something read.

  76. J W-avatar

    J W


    Completely broken since last update. Does not show any menus or content. Before that has been horrible since the major rewrite. When viewing watched threads it does not bring you to first unread msg.

  77. Stefan Prskalo-avatar

    Stefan Prskalo


    Occasionally app refuses to load , just displays white page, even on latest release Feb11. Work around is to clear cache and storage or reinstall app. Please fix the issue. Using a pixel 4a5g and One Plus 5t

  78. Akshay Kulkarni-avatar

    Akshay Kulkarni


    After new ui update, can't see/locate the News tab.. Edit 2: Also the new UI seems so confusing. The old ui was very simple to use. And I'm unable to search a particular post inside a thread.

  79. Ruben Ocasio-avatar

    Ruben Ocasio


    New update breaks app it keeps loading and then it just closes out on you.

  80. Matt VanHaaften-avatar

    Matt VanHaaften


    Absolutely terrible since its "redesign" or "relaunch" or whatever you want to call it. The old app was fine. This new one rarely works and is an absolute UX mess.

  81. Rick poplett-avatar

    Rick poplett


    Used to be a great source of info, but now if you can get it to load it is a tangle of unintuitive nonsense. Please fix this once great app.

  82. Eyzak Funk-avatar

    Eyzak Funk


    Layout is awful. Honestly should've stuck with the "antiqued" forum design. If it ain't broke, don't poorly attempt to fix it.

  83. Ayie Josh-avatar

    Ayie Josh


    was fine on my OnePlus 6 but really slow on my OnePlus 3T. i think i would rather have the old XDA Labs, it is much reliable than this. but i hope this would've improved to be better in the future.

  84. Pál Zoltán Illés-avatar

    Pál Zoltán Illés


    I miss the old, non html look and ui elements of the legacy app. Please bring that back, then it's a five star app. It's very hard to reach the last post of a thread.

  85. Richard Searley-avatar

    Richard Searley


    This new rubbish doesn't even get past the splash screen.... my old favourite device list is impossible to find. Come on this is more than a step backwards it a whole walk in the park backwards

  86. Asif Ahmad-avatar

    Asif Ahmad


    Decent start. But it would be nice to make the interface a little less complex specially a section for smartphone and watch models where we can conveniently save forums for our devices.

  87. shaqib khan-avatar

    shaqib khan


    Just an overall worst experience. Why download an app if only thing it does is load the website. A massive downgrade from old xda/xdaLabs app. And to add insult to injury, labs doesn't work anymore.

  88. Robert M-avatar

    Robert M


    It has made a simple thing like browsing forums and reading news unnecessarily cumbersome and difficult. Useless, might as well stick to the website.

  89. Bradford Adams-avatar

    Bradford Adams


    Tried after labs went bye bye, it didn't go well, as if 2/21/21 I tried again & have to say the app has improved greatly! Changed rating to 5 star, only thing would be nice and that's a beta version with extra candy lol

  90. Josh Clark-avatar

    Josh Clark


    This xda app actually WORKS! I'm very happy the new xda app, no real issues to report AND it works! FINALLY "push" update/notifications WORK! Never before have I been able to get a notification from xda until now! For the users complaining things are missing, they're not, you just need to get used to the new layout and how to configure it! I didn't it at first either UNTIL I figured it out, now it's awesome!

  91. MD AHMED-avatar



    The device option is still broke. I updated it to latest, cleared storage, but still didn't work. No one expects XDA app to be this buggy.

  92. Daniel F Ivașcu-avatar

    Daniel F Ivașcu


    This used to be a good app. Yes, the UI was heavily outdated but at least it worked! New version crashes a lot

  93. Grumpy Cat-avatar

    Grumpy Cat


    when will there be landscape support? why is there no landscape support? Haven't you had long enough to implement it? Is it a priority? Why is it taking so long? And most of all why are you ignoring this very important question? Stop being a dick. I find it quite amusing just how much the score on this app has dropped. I wonder if it has anything to do I with not giving everyone what they want or ignoring everyone who has questions about it. As far as I'm concerned this app deserves to die.

  94. Mayank-avatar



    This new UI is horrible which comes with horrible performance issues. A very big downgrade from the older version. Scrolling is so bad on this UI.

  95. Eric Bloss-avatar

    Eric Bloss


    All I get is the xda logo after the 1/15 update. Haven't been able to use the app. In months. Tapatalk doesn't work. Won't be using xda anytime soon.

  96. Zulkefli Ahmad-avatar

    Zulkefli Ahmad


    Bad!XDA dev are well known for community of expert on almost all gadget there is but this app does not do any justification.Bring the old app back period. Notes:Version 2.15.20 fixed most of the previous issues.Good job!

  97. Philip Biduletruc-avatar

    Philip Biduletruc


    Useless stay away the old one was perfect, this app will bring you total frustration, in the meantime is to go back to a regular web browser app to reach XDA.

  98. Mr Nara-avatar

    Mr Nara


    The app logs in, but reverts to displaying the XDA splash screen with no way to navigate past it. Had to delete cache and data and relaunch app.

  99. Gary Goodfellow-avatar

    Gary Goodfellow


    Has someone from Apple or Amazon taken over the asylum 😜 This app isn't worth the code it's written in. Never thought XDA would let an app tarnish them..... SHOCKING UPDATE I've download an apk from a mirror dated 15/1/21 and it now works for me. The download here still fails?

  100. ๖ۣۜGʊɨʟʟɛʀ๓๏ Betancourt-avatar

    ๖ۣۜGʊɨʟʟɛʀ๓๏ Betancourt


    The previous XDA Labs app was a good working app. This app is slow, and now after the most recent update its not show any forums, or anything im looking for. Its a garbage app.

  101. Thomas Overton-avatar

    Thomas Overton


    Old app was great, this is one was barely usable even before the latest update, which seems to heave broken or on my phone.

  102. Mike butaya-avatar

    Mike butaya


    This is a downgrade from the previous app, it's appalling. Cannot live with it anymore uninstalled will struggle through with the website

  103. Branko Okrajek-avatar

    Branko Okrajek


    This newapp is very unstable. Very finicky to sign, gets in a loop at opening screen, and then it closes.

  104. Jas R-avatar

    Jas R


    Extremely long splash screen+ nuzzled gui. Takes very long time to load a single thread. Dunno ..... seems to me that they just banned 🚫 tapatalk to use XDA , thinking we will make our own and they blotched it pretty badly. ❗ don't thow your weight it won't help get you users ..... givre it bk to Tapatalk .....they know what they're doing

  105. Dnice-avatar



    What's with the "must allow notifications to continue" alert. Disable it please. I check my messages when I want to.

  106. Ion Caimacan-avatar

    Ion Caimacan


    Since the redesign, it's buggy almost never opens , the news feed is gone, which is a shame

  107. Ryan Gutierrez-avatar

    Ryan Gutierrez


    Unbearable, Tapatalk was easy. This is a mess, just not very easily navigated. Please do something. ill just use mobile browser in Desktop mode

  108. James Boothby-avatar

    James Boothby


    Was a bit crashy but for stopping the app and clearing the data and cache has fixed it for now. Did prefer the old app, just saying...

  109. Jeremy Naidoo-avatar

    Jeremy Naidoo


    Thank you guys for fixing the loading issue. With Adaway enabled it wasn't allowing anything to load. Great Job !

  110. Muhammad Zaidani-avatar

    Muhammad Zaidani


    Old one is better, I don't why since these last two updates makes it harder to use the apps or to browse through forum of devices..

  111. Stephen Mennemeyer-avatar

    Stephen Mennemeyer


    Terrible functionality. Everything is more complicated than necessary. I miss XDA labs (and I never thought I'd say that)

  112. argha bhattacharya-avatar

    argha bhattacharya


    The current state of xda app is a disaster. The whole xda lab experience needed to be brought back urgently. Been using the app for so long. Very disappointed 😥

  113. andrew balcom-avatar

    andrew balcom


    Great when it works, after last update only get boot image. Hope it gets fixed soon.

  114. maherk22-avatar



    The app developer should be banned from designing apps, as this app has to be the most complicated one that I have ever used. Like don't you guys read the reviews? Go back to the old layout until you fix this new one.

  115. Paulo Gonçalves-avatar

    Paulo Gonçalves


    Slow, contain ads and doesn't jump easily to the unread post in threads. Please bring compatibility to Tapatalk...

  116. Jared-avatar



    basically the same as everyone else is saying, so I need not reiterate :-). Very disappointing and a significantly downgraded experience :[

  117. Scott Cunningham-avatar

    Scott Cunningham


    Been a xda member for years. This app is a massive failure on xda's part. Who ever has designed and pushed thisbout needs to revert tge changes its basically a webview app.

  118. Mohit Kumar-avatar

    Mohit Kumar


    App went from BEST to WORST. Too much confusing and not an easy interface. Old design was awesome.

  119. Mrigendra Pratap singh-avatar

    Mrigendra Pratap singh


    This new update is sick, can't even log in, when tried to login it says account already associated to different account. Lmao.

  120. Gord Galloway-avatar

    Gord Galloway


    Can't even open it now. Stays at the XDA logo and does nothing. Ever since the new UI I haven't been able to effectively use it but now it literally does NOTHING.

  121. Not Important-avatar

    Not Important


    Reset your password and try a different browser to login if your having issues. Give XDA some time since they have recently migrated their forum software

  122. M Baligh-avatar

    M Baligh


    Awful app just like the website with ads covering content. Hope this was rethought a little bit more with the redesign.

  123. Joe Lannen-avatar

    Joe Lannen


    The new app is terrible, and thats when it was working. Ive been on XDA 12 years and what they offer now is embarrassing.

  124. Faizan Alam-avatar

    Faizan Alam


    Earlier used xda lab app which was excellent...now this new app has terrible UI, just loading mobile site with in app zero rating from my side.

  125. Jonathan Godinho-avatar

    Jonathan Godinho


    New app works somedays and somedays doesn't! The old app was way way better, please fix the bugs if possible, thanks!

  126. Bot Kompot-avatar

    Bot Kompot


    app freezing on logo, not loading. Can't open it. Worst app ever in my case.

  127. Gabriele Rizzo-avatar

    Gabriele Rizzo


    Wow. This app is garbage. Fancy and with many yee-yees but then when I open just anything I get immediately lost. The browser experience, by side, is a much painless experience. Disappointed with XDA.

  128. Matthew Cochran-avatar

    Matthew Cochran


    I know that this release doesn't promise to show the news, and so it is not really fair of me to hold its absence against you, but not having news is a real step down from the XDA Labs app, which has now been abandoned.

  129. Marin Cvitanović-avatar

    Marin Cvitanović


    Yes it's broken. Was one of best apps. Why don't we have news about phones on first screen?

  130. AJ Alvero-avatar

    AJ Alvero


    What happened to this app. Before it was ok. but the redesign killed it - hard to navigate around, difficult to interact in threads.

  131. Muneeb Motlekar-avatar

    Muneeb Motlekar


    The new ui looks good but the ux is really cumbersome to use. Old one was much better!

  132. Marc Francois-avatar

    Marc Francois


    Its broken. Don't bother. Been using xda since early Android phone like the very first Galaxy S phone. Guess i ll stick with website

  133. Emptywordsss-avatar



    The first time i used the new app was somehow ok got used to it but now it bootloops like forever hope you ll fix it asap

  134. D C-avatar

    D C


    Bring back the old format that is easy to navigate. Nobody likes the new style...

  135. Kareen Kiwan-avatar

    Kareen Kiwan


    The old apps were much more useful and accessible for screen reader users.

  136. Bernd Werres-avatar

    Bernd Werres


    Is this a joke? All I can say is: Nice logo, but nothing else because that's all it shows.

  137. David-avatar



    Best option for the forum is still a browser. Which really looks bad for a so called tech site.

  138. Eden-avatar



    Sucks! Displays a white screen, doesn't even open properly.

  139. Stephane Sonier-avatar

    Stephane Sonier


    5 stars for XDA, 0 for this app, terrible UI. The previous paid legacy app was much better and without ad.

  140. John Reel-avatar

    John Reel


    5 stars for the war effort. It's broken now but I know it will eventually be fixed

  141. Bagus Bala-avatar

    Bagus Bala


    Stuck on authorize account for many times, for me XDA Labs is more usable but sadly discontinued.

  142. Edit Agung Kusumo-avatar

    Edit Agung Kusumo


    I am sorry, but i have to give 1* to this app. For big technology forum like XDA, this app is worst. Non friendly UI and bad database. I try to search same keyword both on web and this app, but result is different. I can find anything on web. So?? Of course i prefer using web to discuss. I have to uninstall this.

  143. Ryan M-avatar

    Ryan M


    New app is unusable. Won't even open. Please go back to the old formula.

  144. Chad Creech-avatar

    Chad Creech


    I find the app confusing and very difficult to navigate.

  145. Justin Janki-avatar

    Justin Janki


    Still broken. Don't understand how this is possible when the old app functioned flawlessly

  146. Charleen Smith-avatar

    Charleen Smith


    What a mess this is. Too much wrong to even list here. The old app needs to come back.

  147. Praful Kothari-avatar

    Praful Kothari


    Kudos for bringing articles back to the app but needs dark mode and low data loading as xda labs

  148. Graham Milham-avatar

    Graham Milham


    Wow, what a poor "update" to the XDA labs app. Doesn't even open and can't access XDA from my phone via an app now. Uninstalling...

  149. Thebear Koss-avatar

    Thebear Koss


    Getting better. Still needs to be ad free. 👎🐻👎

  150. Mark Baskerville-avatar

    Mark Baskerville


    Take it back to the old version... this is confusing and unusable.