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Firmwares are computer software

Firmware is the data that is stored on a computer or other ROM (read-only memory) this provides information on how that device should operate. firmware is different from other software : normal software, firmware cannot be changed or deleted by a user without using special programs, and remains on that device whether it’s on or off.

What is a firmware update?

A firmware update is a software program used to update the firmware in these devices. For example, a user could download a firmware update for a network router that enhances its capabilities or fixes an issue. Firmware updates are available from hardwares.

In some cases, computer enthusiast websites create firmware updates to give a device even more capabilities than the manufacturer intended.