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Old 03-16-2009, 12:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by juwaack68 View Post
Could you explain that in English, please?
RIM added a second entry in their Sprint downloads section for Package Version 4.5.0.201 on 3/13/2009 and it looks almost identical to the first entry that was published and stickied (as JSanders has indicated) on 2/26/2009 - See the first and last entries in the code window:

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Software For BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone  
  
BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.201 (Multilanguage) 

Package Version: 4.5.0.201
Consisting of: 
Applications: 4.5.0.135 
Software Platform: 3.4.0.28 
File name: 8830uAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel201_PL3.4.0.28_A4.5.0.135_Sprint.exe 
File size: 82.14MB 
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.


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BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.2.365 (Multilanguage) 

Package Version: 4.2.2.365
Consisting of: 
Applications: 4.2.2.196 
Software Platform: 3.0.0.85 
File name: 8830EFS_PBr4.2.2_rel365_PL3.0.0.85_A4.2.2.196_Sprint_.exe 
File size: 88.68MB 
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.


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BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.2.322 (Multilanguage) 

Package Version: 4.2.2.322
Consisting of: 
Applications: 4.2.2.176 
Software Platform: 3.0.0.76 
File name: 8830EFS_PBr4.2.2_rel322_PL3.0.0.76_A4.2.2.176_Sprint.exe 
File size: 70.18MB 
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.


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BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.2.240 (Multilanguage) 

Package Version: 4.2.2.240
Consisting of: 
Applications: 4.2.2.123 
Software Platform: 3.0.0.64 
File name: 8830EFS_PBr4.2.2_rel240_PL3.0.0.64_A4.2.2.123_Sprint.exe 
File size: 37.0 MB 
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BlackBerry Handheld Software v 4.5.0.201 (Multilanguage) 

Package Version: 4.5.0.201
Consisting of: 
Applications: 4.5.0.135 
Software Platform: 3.4.0.28 
File name: 8830mAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel201_PL3.4.0.28_A4.5.0.135.exe 
File size: 82.15MB 
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.


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Naturally, this raised a few questions - (what's the difference between the two packages?, which is the appropriate one to download?). I responded that the new entry was for the 8830m, and not for the 8830 (on another forum). I needed to run CFP against the firmware files to reach that conclusion.

I also originated this thread, thinking that my findings were postworthy.

Looks like RIM has refreshed their 8x30 product line. There may be FCC incentives/mandates to do so. See the links in this post - Newest 8830 OS: v4.5.0.135 (Multilanguage)

The refreshed models have been assigned unique hardware and model designations. The most widely reported to date has been the 8330m.

These new hardware ids appear in the vendor.xml file, which suggests that they require unique builds -

8130 - 0x04000D04, 0x06000D04 - 8130m
8330 - 0x04000F04, 0x06000F04 - 8330m
8830 - 0x04000E04, 0x06000E04 - 8830m

In the case of the 8830, we see that the FCC has recently granted a class II permissive change for a hardware upgrade, presumably to be compliant with the new HAC standards and requirements. Under these circumstances the models being validated usually don't require a new FCC ID, but do need to be differentiated with a unique model designation, if the compatibility levels have changed as a result of a) minor hardware changes or b) updated test results, so that the deaf and hard of hearing community will be better served. Here's the guidance - OET Report Results

Exactly what hardware has changed in the 8830? Most of us don't know. But it appears that the modified hardware requires a unique build for its recently assigned hardware id of 0x06000E04, and this unique build has been recently published (3/13/2009) on RIM's download site. Why they didn't label this as a build for the 8830m is anyone's guess (They have been doing it for the 8330m.) I could further speculate, but I won't.

sR

Last edited by ScienceRules : 03-16-2009 at 01:57 AM.
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