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    Learning about the hardware aspects.
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    I'm a crypto-maniac.
    I may use words differently than you.
    My terminology
    signed: When any data, file, or message has a digital signature. Does not mean that something is checked for a digital signature.
    boot ROM: Code physically etched on to a chip that loads modifiable code.
    bootloader: Software that starts/loads the kernel. It is erasable.
    locked bootloader: A bootloader that will only boot a kernel that has a valid digital signature.


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Rebellos and AdamOutler, I would like to post a comprehensive explanation of how the boot process works up until the second stage bootloader. Definitions iROM — true read-only memory; iROM is a boot ROM by the definition in my signat...
I made this table a while back and updated it recently. Suggestions welcome.
XDA has the least user-friendly forum design I've seen. It has nothing to do with advertisements. Whenever I click the search icon or click the text box for searching a thread or forum, it uses Algolia instead of the far superior built-in vBulleti...
As far as the preloader goes, it exists before the boot process. It is somewhat hardware, as in a function of the SOC, and somewhat software. That is false. The preloader is a piece of software and it is the very first code to execute on Medi...
Not likely. And that name you give is so convoluted that I doubt any developer here has the exact same type of device as you. That's the thing with these clones. There is no way to know hos similar any two devices are.