A Dummies Guide To Android Terminoligy & Lingo

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

  1. Eddie Haskell

    Eddie Haskell New Member

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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.
     
  2. Sam Fisher

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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
     
  4. Sam Fisher

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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. dancedroid
     
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    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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    add definitions for fastboot and spl. Thanks.
     
  8. christim

    christim Super Moderator
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    Here's another item for you and a suggestion too:

    CIFS ...seen its support being part of some of the roms being released.

    The suggestion would be to add in a "why or when" you would do one of the definitions listed. I imagine that for most TUN still is over their head and wouldn't know when it came into play.

    For example, CIFS stands for the Common Internet File System. It lets programs make requests to computers on the internet for services or files.
    It uses TCP/IP but at a level similar to FTP or HTTP and is a protocol just like those two are. What it will let you do is is gain access to files on a remote computer, share files with others similar to how you would access files on a usb or other drive connected to your pc. It also can let you restore connections automatically in case the network goes down for a bit.

    I'd expand SBF too to let folks know it is the file used by RSD Lite to flash roms or replace the stock boot-recovery app.

    bootloader: flashes a SBF file, not a SDK file.

    Thanks again Sam for maintaining this thread. It's gotten over 4,000 views so far!
     
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    See post #15. And I am anal, I would only refer to it as a .sbf file, not a SBF file, that way people know that it is the extension of the file and there is not something else 'special' about it.

    Just my .02 worth . . .
     
  10. kirklan760

    kirklan760 New Member

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    can i just say as a total noob to all this stuff....GREAT IDEA!!!!!
     
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    hookbill, i'm assuming you own parrots? I have a red belly that I don't know what to do with!
     
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    Agreed!! Still somewhat lost trying to figure this all out but definite help!
     
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