Linked Questions

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What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

What is the difference between: Unlocking the bootloader (prerequisite for doing many, though not all, other things below) Rooting Jailbreaking ROM NAND and Nandroid Operating System Mod (e.g. ...
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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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How do I root my Android device?

This is a common question asked by those who want to root their phones. How exactly do I root my Android device? Are there risks involved?
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Noob confused about ROM's

I have a HTC Incredible running 2.2, and i understand you need to Root first before anything else, got that, but now I am confused about the ROM thing. I would like to Root to uninstall the default ...
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What do “root,” “flash,” and “ROM” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the meaning of “flashing a custom ROM”? I have been looking for some good explanations of some words that have been frequently used the android developer ...
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Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100): possible with stock Google Android OS?

I'm in the market for a new Smartphone. Except for iPhone's, I'm new in the field and probably have some misconceptions. My first choice was the Google Nexus S, but I was offered a great deal on the ...
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How can I tap once on my home screen and start composing an email to a specified contact?

I'm looking for a widget, shortcut, etc. that will let me tap it once and the next screen I see if the compose email screen for someone. For example, if I have a contact Joe whose email is joe@...
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Do I need to reboot my HTC Desire periodically?

I've had my HTC Desire for a couple of months now and it is awesome! (A huge improvement to my previous phone... Nokia 3315) Though recently, I've realised that the phone semi-freezes more and more ...
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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 exactly happen when flashing new rom?

I searched for a while without any satisfactory answer. What exactly happen when you flash a new rom on an Android device? What the new rom contains of the Android architecture here: A rom (es: ...
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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 ...