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If you are an Android user, you should have come across a term called odexed. Users usually hear this term while working with custom ROMs and firmwares and most users can only stare at the developers when they tell about the ROMs and themes being odexed. If you are unclear about this term, read this article to know more about it.

What is 'Odexed' in Android? [Explained]

What are Odexed Files?

While considering Android file systems, application packages contain files with the extension .odex which are actually a collection of parts of application. These files are optimized before booting which preloads the application and hence speeds up the booting process. Odexed files also saves space. Odexed files also make it difficult for the applications to be hacked as a part of the coding is already extracted to another location. When said simply, these files are usually used to speed up things around on your Android device.

Now i expect that you have got a better idea about what odex files are. If you have any more doubts, drop a comment below.

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