How To Become a Seasoned Android Expert is a very interesting series on the how to properly use your android phone like an expert, like me but first you need to know the basics. There are certain things you need to understand before you become an expert or average android user. Lets get started with some basic terms, pay attention you might not know them.
How To Become a Seasoned Android Expert
Becoming an Android Expert – is a step by step process and at the very least, you need to know and be able to perform the tasks below to be able to call yourself an Android Expert User.
Android: The android Operating System is one of many mobile platforms based on Linux Kernel is currently being developed by Google. Other mobile platform OS include : Symbian, Windows Phone, Blackberry OS and of course Apple’s iOS. What makes the Android OS stand out is it’s open source, so anyone like me or you can simply create an android app, themes, ROM etc and its all totally free and accessible. More information can be found Android.
Root: Root is more like unlocking your android phone, as the picture would illustrate. In techie terms it is “Granting Your Android Phone Administrator Privileges”. The truth behind rooting your phone is you instantly get access to a lot more ways to properly use your phone like more customization options, you can flash and upgrade your phone at will jumping from one ROM to another, you can use some apps to free, extend your RAM and much more.
SuperSu: Rooting Android Phones is a compulsory skill you need to learn and is an important phase to becoming a Android Expert. SuperSu is a management application which would get installed on your android phone when attempt to root your phone. Depending on the way you root your phone (Yes! There are different ways to root your android phone), SuperSu should be automatically installed to show that you successfully rooted your phone. One of the functions of SuperSu is to control your root access towards certain apps.
ROM: Most android users don’t even know the meaning of ROM, in simple terms, ROM is what android developers refer to as the Operating System of the Android Device. It’s nothing special just the entire look and feel of your android smartphone. There are two types of ROM you need to know if you ever want to be an Android Expert –
Stock ROM: When you buy any new android smartphone, stock ROM follows, it is the base stock OS your phone manufacturers installed on the android device. It has little customization options.
Custom ROM: Now, this is what individuals like you and i created, taking into considerations the shortcomings or weakness of the Stock ROMs and providing an improvement. Each and every Custom ROM is based on a Stock Rom, in simple terms, you can’t create a Custom ROM without using a Stock ROM. It has more remove for customization, i’m talking about total customization!