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The 5 Best Android Forums for Help and Discussion

Christian Cawley Updated 05-11-2019

Looking for help with your Android device? When tutorials aren’t enough and you need timely guidance from people using the same phone as you, an Android forum is a smart option. There you can find like-minded users interested in customizing their phones, highlighting undiscovered apps, installing custom ROMs, and more.


To get started, read on to find some of the best Android forums on the web.

Android Forums for Smartphone Tips and Tricks

Ever found yourself looking for help, searching for advice about the best apps, or which device to upgrade to? Often, you’ll have stumbled across an Android forum.

These forums are packed with useful information, including tricks for using your phone or tablet more efficiently. The following Android forums are among the best sites on the web for Android phones and tablets.

As a bonus, many of these forums have an associated blog. So you can subscribe to the feed or newsletter and keep abreast of the latest Android news too.

1. Android Forums

Android forums website


Android Forums has a great general forum for Android topics, along with boards for major devices. Phones, tablets, wearables, and TV boxes are all accounted for.

But it’s not only about the hardware. You’ll also find discussion and support boards for apps and games. So if you’re running into trouble with a particular app, you can share the error message to get an idea of the problems. Meanwhile, you can also share your custom apps to get some feedback.

Android Forums also offers a mobile app using Tapatalk, enabling you to stay in touch from your Android device.

Download: Forums for Android (Free)


2. XDA Developers Forum

Get Android hacks and rooting guides at the XDA-Developers Android forum

XDA Developers has a long history, even predating Android. Back in the day, it was the home of hacks and custom ROMs for Windows Mobile devices. However, with the arrival of Android and retirement of the old Windows Mobile, the forum moved largely to Android.

This is the home of Android hacks, custom apps, tips, tricks, and custom ROMs, often based on AOSP. You’ll find boards for almost every Android phone and tablet here, giving you clear instructions for your actual device.

If you’re interested in rooting, hacking, and flashing ROMs, the XDA Developers forum is the place to be. For added interest, the forum also has a regularly updated blog. This is useful for finding news on recent developments.


3. Android Central Forum

Android Central forum for Android

Android Central is a huge website for Android fanatics, while the popular Android Central forums cover most devices you can think of.

The service is massively popular—most Android Central discussion boards have had new posts within the last hour. It may not be as technical as XDA Developers, but Android Central nevertheless has a strong reputation. It also covers news, Amazon Prime deals, and has a marketplace for users to buy, sell, or trade Android devices.

It’s huge, too, so take your time when you make your first visit. The Android Central forum is almost a whole website in its own right!


4. Droid Forums

Try this Android forum, Droid Forums

Like a real old-school discussion board, Droid Forums runs on forum software and even displays news items in the forum style.

There’s a lot going on here, from device-specific talk to platform-specific (such as Fire OS, Android, or AOSP) and carrier discussions. You’ll also find plenty of places to talk about apps, rumors, tech news, and even stray off-topic.

Need support for your device? Droid Forums is another Android phone forum with a good tech support community.

5. Android Developers Forum on Google Groups

Android app developers can use this Android Forum on Google Groups

Android Developers Google Group is a neat way of finding out what’s in the works for future apps.

As the name indicates, it’s intended as a community for Android app developers. The specific aim of the group is to “Discuss developing Android applications using the Android SDK. Get help with troubleshooting apps, advice on implementation, and strategies for improving your app’s speed and user experience.”

This Android forum is an absolute must if you’re planning to start coding Android apps How to Create an Android App: Everything You Need to Know If you want to get starting making your own Android app, this guide includes everything you need. Read More .

Other Places for Online Android Discussion

Discussion forums feel a bit outdated these days. In fact, it’s a surprise so many still exist for Android. But the retro vibe of discussion boards isn’t the only way you’ll find top-quality Android chats.

Whether you’re looking for apps or hacks or ROMs, social media can also help.

Facebook Android Groups

Many Android sites have Facebook Pages, but what about groups? These discussion group-type Facebook pages require you to join them first, but once you’re in, it feels just like a forum.

Two Android groups to consider on Facebook are:

  • Android Official: As the name suggests, this is the official presence for Android on Facebook
  • Android/Firestick Support: If you’re having trouble with your Android device, TV box, or Fire TV Stick, head here

Android on Twitter

Twitter has tens of millions of users, so homing in on relevant conversations can be tricky. The secret to this is hashtags. While you’ll find many Twitter accounts related to Android (such as the accounts for the forums above), you can use the #Android hashtag to save time.

Use this when you’re posting a question or search it to help people find solutions. No doubt it will also prove useful when finding relevant people to follow on Twitter.

Android Subreddits

For a more traditional forum-like experience, you can rely on Reddit, one of the biggest websites on the internet. Here, you’ll find several subreddits that act as dedicated Android forums for newcomers and veterans alike.

We recommend you look at:

  • r/Android: Here you’ll find general Android talk and troubleshooting
  • r/AndroidGaming: General Android gaming forum for chat and recommendations
  • r/androidapps: An Android app forums for recommendations, bug reports, and other app discussion
  • r/androiddev: This is a great subreddit for anyone interested or actively engaging in developing apps

If this doesn’t make much sense to you, check our guide to Reddit What Is Reddit and How Does It Work? What is Reddit and how does it work? How do you start using Reddit as a beginner? We'll walk you through it. Read More to learn how to use the site.

The Best Android Forums on the Web

We’ve brought you some of the best Android discussion forums on the web, covering every aspect of Android interest. Three social networks also have a big Android presence. In short, you shouldn’t ever have to go without any Android user interaction, so long as you have access to the web.

Looking for something specific in an Android forum, but don’t have the time to search all boards individually? Try one of these forum search engines The Best Forum Search Engines to Search Message Boards Some of the best information on the web can be found on message boards. Try these forum search engines for searching them today. Read More to find what you’re looking for.

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  3. Minal Wilson
    August 30, 2016 at 6:22 am

    One stop discussion forum for Android development is Focaloid Android Forums Not only does this include hundreds of android developers out there, but you can also look for any specific Android device you want to work on and you’ll find a plethora of features and guides to get you started. If you are an intermediate android developer, the community of focaloid is very helpful in case you need help with it.

  4. LG Tribute
    August 16, 2016 at 3:08 am

    You haven't done your research well. Talkandroid forum looks way too outdated. Old phones are being discussed

  5. LG Tribute
    August 16, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Androidcommunity doesn't look like a forum to me. It's just a blog

  6. Saroj
    August 12, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Great! App developers can join Root Info Solutions's blog apart from the forum. I assure you you will definitely find good tips and tutorial.

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  12. Aibek
    December 10, 2010 at 6:38 am

    it's not free!

  13. Matt
    December 3, 2010 at 10:43 am

    You left off the StackExchange site devoted to Android: [Broken URL Removed] I'm not a big fan of traditional forums and having to sift through all the inane and redundant "me too" posts in a forum thread to find the actually useful information. The stackexchange sites are a much more effective and efficient platform for Q&A and sifting through the noise.

    (sorry if this is a duplicate comment, I tried posting this from my Droid but it didn't seem to work)

  14. Matt
    December 3, 2010 at 9:43 am

    You left off the StackExchange site devoted to Android: I'm not a big fan of traditional forums and having to sift through all the inane and redundant "me too" posts in a forum thread to find the actually useful information. The stackexchange sites are a much more effective and efficient platform for Q&A and sifting through the noise.

    (sorry if this is a duplicate comment, I tried posting this from my Droid but it didn't seem to work)

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    December 3, 2010 at 5:39 am

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      • Angela Alcorn
        December 5, 2010 at 7:59 am

        D'oh. Didn't even check. Thanks!

      • Aibek
        December 10, 2010 at 6:39 am

        yep, i have deleted that Aneesoft link several times already!