Old 05-26-2010, 05:14 PM
LifeIsLaughter LifeIsLaughter is offline
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Default Android ROM?

I've heard the term ROM being used a lot, the primary use being "rooting" it. What exactly is ROM, what do people mean when they say to root it, and how is it done?

Might sound like a stupid question, but gotta start somewhere right?
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:53 PM
saratoga saratoga is offline
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"Read Only Memory".

In this case it probably refers to the storage holding the device firmware, or more colloquially, the firmware itself.

Root is an account on a unix system with very high privileges on the machine, like administrator on Windows.
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