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Why can't all rooted phones be unlocked?

I enjoy modding my phone with custom roms, kernel patches, and custom bootloaders. I know that the bootloader/recovery can be overwritten, as can pretty much any partition that exists on the phone. ...
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What do “NAND”, “ROM” and “to flash” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd like to know the meaning of the following terms: What does NAND mean? What is a ROM? Is it a custom ...
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What is the difference between rooting and unlocking the Boot Loader in reference to Android? [duplicate]

I have heard these two terms the most, whenever people talk about Android OS. One of them is Rooting or root access, and the other one is unlocking the Boot Loader. Are these two terms exactly the ...
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Does rooting a device and installing a custom ROM SIM unlock it as well?

I'm a bit confused about this topic. I have a T-Mobile myTouch 3G which I've recently replaced with a Nexus One so it's kind of standing there. I was contemplating rooting the myTouch and installing ...
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Is there any limitation on the number of times I install a custom-ROM to my android device?

How many times can I install a custom ROM to my android device? Can I do this an infinite number of times? The word ROM (Read-Only-Memory) makes me think that there must be some limitation to the ...
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What is an android ROM?

I know this question is answered all over the web however I don't understand why its called a custom ROM. Isn't the android OS partition stored in read/write memory? but just classed as read only ...
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How do I get SuperSU to update binaries after a reboot after using Ping Pong?

Screen shot of popup after reboot after checking if phone has root. So the "Grant" & "Deny" button at this point are unclickable! Why?Okay so I used the latest Ping Pong root.apk from XDA to root ...
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What do you mean by kernel [duplicate]

I have many times come across this word. I even know a little about it but don't know exactly what it is.
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How do I root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 without loading a custom ROM?

I am changing the question because my original question is a duplicate of "Does rooting require a custom ROM? ". The answer is apparently "Yes, in fact you need root to load a Custom ROM" So then ...
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I want to root my phone [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what is the easiest way to root my phone. I have a Samsung galaxy note 2. And what does it mean to flash a new Rom?
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What is rooting? How to root an android phone? [closed]

Explain what is rooting? How to do it? Does rooting affect the phone's performance? Can samsung galaxy fit be updated to present android version? can anyone refer sites that explains the inside of ...
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Understanding Android terminologies [duplicate]

I am a Android greenhorn, and seems like there are a lot of jargon that float around. Example: Android OS Android Kernel Rooting Recovery Partition ROM Boot locked BIOS SIM Locked stock android etc. ...
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How to explain rooting, recovery and custom ROMs to a beginner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? What is the meaning of “flashing a custom ROM”? What do “root,” “flash,” and “ROM” mean? I've got Dad a ...
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What are the technical differences between bootloader, recovery, kernel and ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd love a reference (or an explanation if anyone has the time) on what characterizes these different ...
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Can I update my Nexus One to Android 4.0, and how do I do it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? I've never even used Android before, and I've been given this Nexus One for app development by my ...

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