A Dummies Guide To Android Terminoligy & Lingo

Discussion in 'Tech Guides for root users' started by Sam Fisher, May 10, 2010.

  1. Sam Fisher

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    thank you very much sir and i will continue to edit as i think of things. I think i will also start a thread on rooted and busy box applications and what exactly they do, and i might need you and christim for that big time. thanks again man:icon_ banana:
     
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    This is a great idea - it should be helpful to anyone new to the wonderful world of customizing the heck out of these phones. Typically instructions are written for those that know already, so it takes a lot of reading (which is good) to figure it all out! But when you don't even know the meaning of the words, it can slow you down.

    The deeper you get, the more you know... so I ask this, what does it mean to deodex your phone?? :icon_eek:
     
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    If I may humbly point something out about your "Boot Loader" section. For the droid the extension of the file(s) we've been using with RSD Lite 4.6 is .sbf not .sdk. In the past for the dumbphones is was also .shx.
     
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    Looking good Sam!

    When you've got folks like teddyearp proofreading and giving the list a once over you can't go wrong:)
     
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    Thanks christim. Actually I think there's a couple more holes in it, i.e. in the "Stock" section doing a factory reset does NOT revert you back to stock 2.1. Factory reset erases the /data and /cache portions of the phone, it does NOT touch the recovery nor system areas where custom recovery images (CMRecovery/SPRecovery) and the su binary resides respectively.

    I'm just trying to help reduce the n00b confusion situation.

    good luck
     
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    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.
     
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    im gona ask in here instead of starting a new thread can someone point me in the direction of how to use scripts. I tried searching but couldnt find it. Thanks
     
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    what rom?

    noooooooooooooooootttttttttttttt loooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnngggggggennnnnough
     
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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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    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/droid-hacks/50898-can-someone-make-acronyms-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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