Android ROM

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Android ROM

(Android Read Only Memory) A file containing the executable instructions (a system image) of an Android OS and affiliated apps. The "stock ROM" comes installed on the phone or tablet, while a "custom ROM" comes from a third party. The custom ROM is either a uniquely modified OS, such as Cyanogen, or a stock version made available for older devices or for new devices before the vendor release date. See CyanogenMod.

Flashing the ROM
Flashing a ROM means installing the system image into the device's internal flash memory. Flash memory holds the Android's firmware, the same as most other portable devices with an embedded OS.

Change the Meaning Altogether
A ROM is a read-only-memory chip that provides unalterable storage of programs and data. However, an Android ROM is entirely replaceable. See ROM, Android recovery image and Android rooting.
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During the restore process, Spb Backup will automatically detect if device or ROM upgrade is taking place and prompt to select the appropriate restore mode.
It also comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery, Flash ROM upgrade and a built in USB port.
It will be available through a combination of ROM Upgrade and RAM installable applications.
The AlphaSmart 2000 IrDA Upgrade Kit, which includes the required lens and ROM upgrade, will be available in October for all AlphaSmart 2000 keyboards at a list price of $30.
Compaq has worked with Microsoft to give iPAQ Pocket PC customers the full benefit of Pocket PC 2002 through a combination of ROM Upgrade and RAM-installable applications.
A free online ROM upgrade is required for the iPAQs.
Customers can quickly and easily perform the ROM upgrade by visiting www.
July 21st, 1999 - VST - DVD ROM Upgrade Kit for the new PowerBook G3
Windows CE-Based H/PCs Move to Next Version via Simple ROM Upgrade
products shipped will include the flash ROM upgrade.