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Kernel v ROM

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I had a SanFrancisco, so I thought I understood what a ROM is, but on getting my Galaxy S II and looking around there seems to be two camps, roms and Kernels...and I'm not sure the difference any more!

Can some give me a dummies overview? :P

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Kernel is the Operating System

ROM is the GUI and software etc.

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A good analogy is Linux operating systems.

Ubuntu/Gnome etc is the "ROM", and the Linux OS is the Kernel.

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Think of it as a car, the body, interior and everything else you see is the ROM, engine is the kernel.

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