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What is a ROM?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mdonova33, May 31, 2010.

  1. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Well-Known Member
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    I am wondering what a ROM is? I know it has something to do with rooting....
     

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  2. Allan87

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    Read-Only Memory.
     
  3. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Well-Known Member
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    I know what it stands for... I want to know what it does to a rooted phone.
     
  4. Allan87

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    They're basically Android builds that are customised by different developers that replaces your network carrier ROM to include additional features and performance boosts. Check out cyanogenmod.com
     
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  5. mudrock1000

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    It's basically something that isn't changed. Hence Read only memory. It's used for the vital functions of your phone...Sort of like a locked down system 32 on your computer.
     

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