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Pro Tips: Sell Your Listing Faster

When you list your phone (or tablet, or watch, or VR headset) on Swappa, you want it to sell. Fast. But sometimes it doesn't. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your listing the best it can be. Competitive Price This is a big one. We can't say that enough. We see hundreds and hundreds of listings and often the ones that don't sell are pric...

Just how big is the Nexus 6?

If you're in the market for a new device, the Nexus 6 is definitely an attractive option. The size, however, can be a deal breaker for some people. Let's take a look at the Nexus 6 next to some other popular devices. Nexus 6 / Galaxy Note 4 Nexus 6 / OnePlus One Nexus 6 / DROID Turbo Nexus 6 / Galaxy S 4 Are you in...

Android Wear 5.0 update first look

We've been expecting a Lollipop update on our Android wear devices since early this week, Wednesday night it started rolling out to some folks and my personal Moto 360 was updated midday Thursday! The update brings supposed stability and battery life enhancements along with some new features like theater mode and sunlight mode. Take a quick look...

Holiday Tips for Shopping With Swappa

It's the Best Time of the Year The holidays are among us. Break out the colorful decorations, ugly Christmas sweaters, and eggnog. It's the time for giving and mobile tech is on the top of Santa's list. Below are a few things to keep in mind when buying and selling on Swappa during the holidays: Buyers Sellers have two full business days t...

The Swappa Uploader

How It Works If there's one feature on Swappa that generates the most emails to our help inbox it has to be the image uploader. While it does work just fine for the large majority of users it often times does some seemingly strange things. In an attempt to help you understand it and how it works I will first outline the requirements and limitat...

Intro To Taking Great Verification Photos

  First we need to understand the purpose and the goals of verification photos. Verification photos and "additional verification" photos serve two purposes. First is to show off the device to prospective buyers. The second purpose is to help staff verify the quality of the device and by extension the credibility of the seller. ...

Factory Data Reset your Android Device Before Sale

Before you sell your Android device on Swappa you'll want to ensure you do a Factory Data Reset and remove Google's Device Protections from the device. A Factory Data Reset should be done on all Android devices before you ship. And if your device is running Lollipop (Android 5.1) or later you’ll also need to ensure you remove Google’s Device pr...

What is a "Rooted" Android Device?

Oh Android, how we love thee. Riddled with endless customization,  tons of apps, and a sea of possibilities. However, in such a vast array of capabilities lies many questions. One common question that many have when it comes their Android device is about rooting. Rooting an Android device is one of the most crucial necessities for an Android...