A Dummies Guide To Android Terminoligy & Lingo

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

  1. aw3sk3r

    aw3sk3r New Member

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    Great thread, really helpfull in sorting this stuff out!
     
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    Thanks for putting this list together.

    Can I add that a .tgz file is simply a .tar file that has been compressed with gzip? In fact, those would ordinarily be named .tar.gz and .tgz is a commonly accepted abbreviation for that (and works well for systems that only handle up to 3 character file name extensions. ;) ) It is used for far more than Slackware installation packages.

    You could also describe root as a concept that goes back to Android's Linux heritage. Root is the name of the super user account included on virtually all Linux/Unix systems. A normal user typically has control of their own files and limited access to network resources. A super user (typically root) can modify most things and has full access to network resources.

    thanks,
    hank
     
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    This was very helpful since I am new to the forum
     
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    Outstanding thread. This is helping me understand the terminology used for this phone. Thanks very much.dancedroid
     
  5. lave1189

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    This helps A LOT! Although reading through all those terms made me feel like I was studying for a quiz. Ha ... time for some more learning.
     
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    There was also another thread in here somewhere which talked about what to do when you first got your android phone (launchers, apps, themes etc) I saw it once and I've been looking for it ever since.
    Can anybody help me find it?

    TIA !! :)
     
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    If you get a chance, can you add tethering. Rooting and tethering I think were the two most used terms I saw when I got my phone and joined the forum. But the list is great!!!! Thanks!!
     
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    Thanks for the list, new to the modding of my D2 and I am very sure this thread will come in handy.
     
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    thx

    thx, i needed that!
     
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    Sam,

    Great thread, thanks for starting it. Now for my request...
    I've been reading alot about ROMS and have come across an acronym that I can't get. AOSP Please explain.
     
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    Thank you, very helpful!
     
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    Nice thread, very helpful. Still can't wait to get my Droid X :) Should be here tomorrow. (4/20/2011)
     
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