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    Superbly done man!
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    usually it is done in Terminal emulator(download from market.)

    then type su (super user access )
    the you will allow super user permission
    then type
    SYSRW (system read write access.. which is a custim script of its own)
    Then type custom script of your choice we will use GODMODE for an example
    GODMODE
    then
    SYSRO (system read only)

    so it would look like this in terminal emulator

    SU
    SYSRW
    GODMODE
    SYSRO

    hope this helps you may have to reboot after running them you can just type in reboot in terminal emulator and it should work..
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    Thanks for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0r!0n R364rd13$$ View Post
    If I might add something... As a complete "newb" myself, one acronym I see missing, that I am curious about is SDK. I know that it means "Software Development Kit," but is this the same thing as APK? You might address this, if it's valid.
    The first post lists ADK but I think I've heard it referred as the SDK more.

    APK is listed as the Android Package file. Think of those as the install files. One EXE in windows can result in multiple other files being installed on your system. For each app there is a single install APK file and that is the file extension too: install_app.apk

    ADB is the Android Debug Bridge that comes within the SDK and can be used for altering files. It opens a shell on your computer and allows you to pull and push files to the phone. You'd use that for files that wouldn't be good to change live while the phone is running.

    From a request here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...ms-thread.html

    kpmoore came up with these:

    Types of ROMS:

    BB = Bugless Beast
    CM = Cyanogen Mod
    UD = Ultimate Droid
    DE = DarkEdge (not a ROM, I know)

    Root-related software:

    SPR = SPRecovery
    CW = ClockWork Mod
    RM = Rom Manager


    to which I'd add SG=smoked glass..another rom but also a theme too by Adamz.

    I'd also add OC=overclocking to the existing definition of overclocking as lots of people use the abbreviation.
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    This may seem dumb to some but I see references to "root" in 90% of the threads but no definition in post #1, I would think that would be a required definition but hey what do I know.
    I know I don't know what root is but I've only had my Motodroid for 1 day.
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    Root: Common word associated with giving a user "super user" access to their phones programming and other various asspects that would normaly not be possible
    straight from page one.
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    could u add what TUN means and also maybe baseband
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    hey everyone im sorry i havent been keeping up with the list as well as i should be, ive been VERY busy, but im back for now so keep it coming!
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    Just want to say thanks for this list. I couldn't for the life of me describe what a kernel was. I knew but I had a hard time explaining it to a friend of mine. This is exactly what I was looking for.
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    Cool yay

    Thanks for this list, I have no idea about of a lot of the stuff talked about in these forums, I just want to get the most out of my phone but can't seem to follow fast enough.
    I appreciate it cause this gets me started somewhat, haha.

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