Rom Question

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  1. ButcherBoy

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    Im new to this whole DROID thing. I was just wondering.....? What is a "ROM"? What does it mean? Just trying to understand what people are talking about on some of the forums I read.
     
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    definition:Read Only Memory (ROM) is computer memory that can permanently store data and applications within it. There are various types of ROM with names like EPROM (Eraseable ROM) or EEPROM (Electrically Eraseable ROM).

    but it allows you to use the droid with custom features made be developers that they ported from another phone. So in other words your droid will run like the nexus for example.

    here is a video of some roms: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-help/25263-seen-some-questions-here-video-droidmod.html
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply, I have a couple more to....What is "Smokedglass" and "Root" mean. Im just trying to understand the operation on this phone and how it runs. Not quite sure what apps to download. Thanks again!!!
     
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    give me a second and I will show you a pic of my phone running smoked glass
     
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    They both look cool, I like the first one though. Are they apps? What exactly is it, or what do they do? Is it something thats recommened? Where do you find it?
     
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    no they are roms, you get them from rooting.
     
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    I do appreciate all you help! I did watch that video on the droid you posted. Very helpful. Not sure if I completly understand just yet what Im doing. I'll figure it out though......
     
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    Before you root Ima send you to this site so you can get another view.

    Obtaining Root | Root Your Droid

    if you truly understand and choose to root I can help you, but you need to understand what is going on. You will not be an expert because we all are still learning, but you need to understand the basics. Droid mod does it all for you but you should understand what they are doing to your device.
     
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    Do I need to root or unroot my droid? Not sure what im doing or what the purpose is to have it rooted or unrooted. Thats all!
     
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    Being rooted allows you access that normal users will not have to customize roms and themes. So to get smoked glass or allow your device to operate other roms you must be rooted.