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[Q] Why are some ROMs only 200mb while many are 1.5gb?

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28th November 2014, 09:59 PM   |  #1  
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It seems there are two types of ROMs, but I don't know what the difference is. Can I have some help?
28th November 2014, 10:41 PM   |  #2  
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No ROM could be that small, 200 MB, at least not for Note 3. The standard size is 1.2-1.5 GB for a TouchWiz based ROM. If you have seen a ROM of 200 MB or that small amount in size then it must be an OTA update file, or some update package. The base ROM can never be that small.
29th November 2014, 03:53 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by devilsdouble

No ROM could be that small, 200 MB, at least not for Note 3. The standard size is 1.2-1.5 GB for a TouchWiz based ROM. If you have seen a ROM of 200 MB or that small amount in size then it must be an OTA update file, or some update package. The base ROM can never be that small.

Well it could be a cm based rom since you have to flash gapps separately.
29th November 2014, 05:39 AM   |  #4  
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Cyanongenmod's site has a bunch of these.

These are all around 200mb, and I can't seem to find a base ROM on the site. Are they just very simple ROMs?
29th November 2014, 07:27 PM   |  #5  
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All cyanogenmod roms are pure android (even with out gogle apps, you have to download them seperately) being pure android means they don't have toucwiz,s-pen features and bloatware.
While roms based on the official samsung firmware are around1-1.7gb (because they have touchwiz which is heavily themed, they have extra functionality aircommand, airbrowse and spen features) so they tend to be latger in siE
Hope that helped !!
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