Android ROM Flashing Keywords in Chinese

Today we’re going to be looking at Chinese keywords and vocabulary relating to installing a new custom operating system on an Android phone, but before we do let’s first go over what exactly that means using English so you can get a good idea of what exactly ROM flashing is!

Android ROM Flash

Android is the mobile phone operating system that is developed by Google. It’s great as it is, but in some cases you might want to install a custom version of the software that would allow you access to features that aren’t available by default. One reason might be to uninstall all of the default apps that your mobile phone carrier installed so you can gain more space. This custom version of the operating system is referred to as a ‘ROM’ because the chip that it is stored on is called Read Only Memory, ‘flashing’ is a term that refers to writing the data to the chip. If you want an overview of the process in English then Custom ROMs For Android Explained And Why You Want Them is a good read. Now, on with the Chinese –

ROM Flashing in Chinese

Rather than getting stuck right into the keywords specific to ROM flashing, the first few keywords here are some words that you would also need to know for general computing in Chinese.

流程(流程)

Pinyin: liú chéng
English: a sequence; a series of steps; a process

Example

Traditional
以下流程將極可能造成手機損壞並喪失保固

Simplified
下流程将极可能造成手机损坏并丧失保固

Pinyin
yǐxià liúchéng jiāng jí kěnéng zàochéng shǒujī sŭnhuài bìng sàngshī bǎogù

English
The following process could cause damage to your phone and void your warranty

步驟(步骤)

Pinyin: bù zòu
English: a step (in a process)

Example

Traditional
要開始之前,必須先做步驟 #0

Simplified
要开始之前,必须先做步骤 #0

Pinyin
yào kāishǐ zhīqián, bìxū xiān zuò bùzòu #0

English
Before starting you must complete step #0

 

下載(下载)

Pinyin: xià zǎi
English: to download

解壓縮(解压缩)

Pinyin: jiě yā suō
English: to uncompress/extract (a zip file)

資料夾(资料夹)

Pinyin: zī liào jiā
English: a folder (on a computer)

Example

Traditional
下載fastboot.zip並解壓縮到電腦的自建資料夾

Simplified
下载fastboot.zip并解压缩到电脑的自建资料夹

Pinyin
qǐng xiàzǎi fastboot.zip bìng jiěyāsuō dào diàn nǎo de zì jiàn zīliàojiā

English
Please download fastboot.zip and extract into the folder that the computer will automatically create

目錄(目录)

Pinyin: mù lù
English: often used for “catalogue”, though in this case means a directory on a computer. Like English this can be described as a folder (資料夾) or a directory (目錄).

Example

Traditional
把下載的ROM放到SD卡根目錄

Simplified
把下载的ROM放到SD卡根目录

Pinyin
bǎ xiàzǎi de ROM fàngdào SD kǎ gēn mù lù

English
Put the downloaded ROM in the root directory of the SD card

 

安裝(安装)

Pinyin: ān zhuāng
English: to install software

驅動程式(驱动程式)

Pinyin: qū dòng chéng shì
English: a device driver

Example

Traditional
將nexus one以USB與電腦連線,確定電腦已正確安裝驅動程式

Simplified
将nexus one以USB与电脑连线,确定电脑已正确安装驱动程式

Pinyin
jiāng nexus one yǐ USB yŭ diànnǎo liánxiàn, quèdìng diànnǎo yǐ zhèngquè ānzhuāng qūdòngchéngshì

English
Connect the Nexus One to the computer via USB to be sure that the computer has already installed the driver

 

鍵入(键入)

Pinyin: jiàn rù
English: to key in; to type in (鍵盤 [键盘 jiàn pán] is keyboard)

視窗(视窗)

Pinyin: shì chuāng
English: a window (in a computer operating system)

Example

Traditional
在DOS提示字元視窗鍵入fastboot devices後按enter鍵

Simplified
在DOS提示字元视窗键入fastboot devices后按enter键

Pinyin
zài DOS tíshì zìyuán shìchuāng zhōng jiànrù fastboot devices hòu àn enter jiàn

English
In the DOS prompt window type ‘fastbook devices’ and then press ‘enter’

備份(备份)

Pinyin: bèi fèn
English: a backup; to backup

模式(模式)

Pinyin: mó shì
English: a mode

Example

Traditional
備份完畢後,按一下音量鍵以回到Recovery模式

Simplified
备份完毕后,按一下音量键以回到Recovery模式

Pinyin
bèifèn wánbì hòu, ànyīxià yīnliàngjiàn yǐ huídào Recovery móshì

English
After the back up is finished, press the volume button to go back into recovery mode

客製ROM(客制ROM)

Pinyin: kè zhì ROM
English: a custom ROM; 客製化(kè zhì huà) is to customise

Example

Traditional
客製ROM通常已經替用家取得ROOT權限了

Simplified
客制ROM通常已经替用家取得ROOT权限了

Pinyin
kèzhì ROM tōngcháng yǐjīng tì yòngjiā qŭdé ROOT quánxiàn le

English
Custom ROMs usually already have root privileges

刷(刷)

Pinyin: shuā
to brush; this is the Chinese equivalent to the English for ‘flash’, presumably named so because the ROM is cleaned (brushed) with a new ROM.

執行(执行)

Pinyin: zhí xíng
English: to execute or run a command on a computer. This is also means to implement or carry something out in general language.

Example

Traditional
確認SD卡中有剛剛放進去的機ROM的zip,按下軌跡球執行

Simplified
确认SD卡中有刚刚放进去的机ROM的zip,按下轨迹球执行

Pinyin
quèrèn SD kǎ zhōng yǒu gānggāng fàngjìnqù de shuā jī ROM de zip, ànxià guǐjīqiú zhíxíng zhī

English
Verify that the ROM zip file for flashing the phone is on the SD card, (then) press the trackball to execute it

清空(清空)

Pinyin: qīng kōng
English: to clear; “wipe” is used in English to describe the part of the process that involves wiping the data off a phone and doing a factory reset.

更新版 (更新版)

Pinyin: gēng xīn bǎn
English: an updated version

Example

Traditional
刷同一高手同系列ROM的更新版,通常”大多”不必再作清空動作

Simplified
刷同一高手同系列ROM的更新版,通常”大多”不必再作清空动作

Pinyin
shuā tóngyī gāoshǒu tóng xìliè ROM de gèngxīnbǎn, tōngcháng ” dà duō ” búbì zài zuò qīng kōng dòng zuò

English
If you’re flashing an updated ROM from the same releaser and the same series, then usually “for the most part” you won’t need to wipe again

內建(内建)

Pinyin: nèi jiàn
English: built-in, integrated

Example

Traditional
Cyanogenmod For Nexus One已內建App2SD功能

Simplified
Cyanogenmod For Nexus One已内建App2SD功能

Pinyin
Cyanogenmod For Nexus One yǐ nèijiàn App2SD gōngnéng

English
Cyanogenmod For Nexus One already has App2SD functionality built in

Most of the examples in this post came from the thread Nexus One 刷機流程總整理 on Mobile01, a great Taiwanese forum about technology in general.

  • Peter Harrie

    Is it passible to flash a chinese phone by sd card??