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Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by ralliartevo, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ralliartevo

    ralliartevo New Member

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    OK I know this is a dumb question and II have searched and not found the answer I was needing. Someone please explain the ROM thing to me and what its purpose is. Or just post me a link to info please. Thank u
     
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    a rom is just another term to say custom android os. roms have things verizon doesnt want to or cant put in the phones they sell. thats where devs come in they add awesome features that you wouldnt normally have.
     
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    The term "rom" really isn't right, except everyone uses it, so it is what it is.

    A rom, in the Android world, is usually used in the sense of a full operating system (OS) replacement. It might include a faster kernel or tweaks like checking for wifi only half as often to save on battery life. It may or may not include a theme too.

    The same method of applying this rom can be used to flash a new theme, a new kernel, or even a partial rom update.

    I would also call the stock OS a rom too. Using a sbf file it can be flashed back onto the phone.
     
  4. ralliartevo

    ralliartevo New Member

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    so it sounds like getting a rom is the thing to do. But do I just download it or is it a long risky process? Sorry I'm a week new to Droid.
     
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    OP check out the stickies in this hacking forum i moved you to. Also look at the stickies in the hacking thread.
     
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    Thanks hook