What is a ROM and what does rooted and unrooted mean?

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  1. albrst

    albrst New Member

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    Maybe this goes elsewhere, like the forum for dummies but I have no clue what these terms mean. Can someone explain?
     
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    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    link 2 in my sig will explain it
     
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    Unrooted is a stock out of the box device, Rooted means you have full control over your device (you can make it do things the manufacturer didn't want it to do). A few examples would be wireless tethering, taking "screenshots" adding themes, and flashing ROM's

    A ROM is basically someone else's (A DEV...or developer's) interpretation of the Android O/S...these days most ROM's are built from Source (the ground up) and can include a lot of things the Original O/S didn't include, Custom Kernels (make your CPU run faster) Custom Scripts (make tweaking your device easier) Custom Boot Animations...and an overall better Android Experience
     
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