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No, kernels are device specific and contain a lot of code (not only open source Android code, but much proprietary as well) that is compiled specifically for a devices hardware. There exists a generic Android kernel, but it lacks many features like telephony and such, so device manufacturers have to add proper code that fits their hardware. So: No, you ...


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adb has a built-in backup command. See, eg, this question for details.


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ROM means Read Only Memory. As we know in the world of technology anything is possible. So Read only memory on any device means that the user can only READ the memory, but if you are a superuser then you can do whatever you want to that readonly memory. Long story short: ROM is where you bootloader/OS is installed, but is considered READ-ONLY because it is ...


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ROM is just part of internal ssd-like memory which is, under normal circumstances, mounted read-only. There is no physical write restriction on the memory as it used to be on the original ROM chips a few decades before. ROM memories used to be hardwired, the data was physically "fused" onto the chip. Then later these chips became flashable. Today both ...


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It seems like you've been misinformed. ROM means Read-Only Memory and is used in Android as such. The ROM is the part of your system that is: able to run on its own, write protected and thus not changeable. Many/All manufacturers implement a way to bypass Linux' restrictions/file system permissions to be able to update their ROM ie. write to /system. The ...



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