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What's a ROM?

Discussion in 'Android Roms' started by Ameer, Apr 21, 2010.

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    People make big deals out of them but I can't really seem to find out what it is, kinda a noob with the droid still and i DID use the search function on this forum before anyone ask and i used google but that just gave me links on roms... is it different OS types or something?
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    ROM (still) stands for Read Only Memory and it'll change the appearance of your phone.
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    Oh, thanks, that helped big time
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    Just to add to what aaf709 said, ROMS also add features; some add great features IMO.
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    Yes, for the sake of this forum and it's applications, ROMs are simply Operating Systems. They are indeed stored on a form of Read-Only-Memory, but they are really no different than different versions of Windows or flavors of Linux.
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    You'd be surprised how difficult it is to find a nice, clear answer like this. Google search for ROM - Read Only Memory. Really? Just like CD-ROM? Calling it an OS seems a lot more appropriate.
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    Yeah, after all my years of studying computer engineering, I've never understood the need to make things more difficult than they really are. Everything in computing can be explained using simple math and analogies, yet the world is still inundated with confusing terms and ideas. It's very frustrating.
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    I was looking up Droid ROMs making it kinda harder, still thanks
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    Can't believe the new guy stole my joke!!!

    Ameer, I'm watching you ...... :shocked:

    JUST KIDDING!!! :)

    Cheers,
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