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  1. Ravenspine

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    incoming noob question;
    people keep using the term 'rom' and i was just wondering what that was. when i hear rom i keep thinking emulators for old game systems but i know that's not what they are referring to.
    they say things like "installing custom roms"

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    Rom = firmware.

    A bit like installing a custom version of Windows.... if such things exist at all.
     
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    Think of it like...
    Rom is car body
    Kernel is engine
    Theme is paint job
     
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    for android phones...
    ROM is a new OS package.
    some developer has taken the android OS and some other tweeks and mods...and themes.. and secret sause... mix together .. cooked to a perfect condition... packaged into a file so that you can flash it to your phone...
     
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    ROM(Read only memory), in computer terms. Could be a different definition for this application for cellphones though.
     
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