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Android: root vs ROM

As a relative newcomer to Android could someone explain "root" vs "ROM"?
What does it actually mean to root your Android phone?
I think using a ROM means to run a different firmware, with a different appearance and different features?

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 11, 2014 at 12:22

Don't worry - you're only the 243rd to ask this question :p
Read http://www.mobot.net/android-rooting-custom-roms

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