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Default Differences between recently released GSM BlackBerry OS files

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Recently we have seen OS releases for the GSM BlackBerrys that seem to confuse most people. In this thread I will show the differences in these various releases and confirm which is the most "recent". These are all examples of recently released OS files for the BlackBerry 8310.

Package Version: 254
Application Version: 4.5.0.161
Platform Version: 2.7.0.105


Code:
FILE 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8310-
v4.5.0.161_P2.7.0.105\GPRS\rim8310g.sfi':
OS Version:            2.7.0.105
    Hardware ID:       0x8D000F03 RIM BlackBerry Device
    Supported Bands:   0x0000FFFF
    Metrics Version:   3.16
    FS Code Version:   10.0.0.0
    FAT Code Version:  2.13
    Package Version:   "2.7.0.105"
    Build Date:        May  6 2009
    Build Time:        00:09:24
    Build User:        SCM
    SV Number:         37
    OS Address:        0x003C0000-0x00AD8793
    App Start:         0x006F8DB8

    Companion Binary:  0.0.0.0

    RAM usage:         0xA0000000-0xA0C50018
    IRAM End:          0x1805FF00
    DSP ROM2 Address:  *not present*
    OS Extended Addr:  0x008EC6F0
    LDR Blocks:        0x009D3F58

    API Checksum:      0x00000000
    JumpTable (<3):    0x006F71CC
    JumpTable (>2):    0x006F8A28

    Radio Code:        Orpheus radio code linked
    OS API Version:    103.17
    STP Protocol Ver:  5.133.4 (release OS)

    HWV:
        Board Revision       0001 - [0x01 - 0xFF], 0x01
        Board Sub-revision   0004 - [0x00 - 0xFF], 0x01
        CPU Version          0002 - [0xC5 - 0xFF], 0x01
        SW Compatibility     0003 - [0x00 - 0x01], 0x01
        Power Mgt Hardware   0007 - [0x12 - 0xFF], 0x01

    Version Table:
        OS API Version:          103.17
        FAT FS Version:          2.13
        STP protocol version:    5.133.4
        BlockFS API Version:     10.0.0.0
        USB driver version:      01.07

    Kernel Version:        1.9.0.135
        Hardware ID:       0x8D000F03 RIM BlackBerry Device
        Metrics Version:   1.1
        Build Date:        May  5 2009
        Build Time:        23:48:59
        Build User:        SCM
App:
    Version:           4.5.0.161
    Metrics Version:   1.6
    Build Date:        May  6 2009
    Build Time:        01:16:40
    Build User:        RIM
    Memory Map:        0x006F8DB8-0x008EC6EF
    App c_main:        0x00835664
    API Checksum:      0x00000000
    JumpTable (<3):    0x00000000
    JumpTable (>2):    0x00000000
    AppFSVersion:      2.0.0.0
    AppFSSize:         0x0
    OS API Version:    103.17
    RAM Map:           0xA0C32000-0xA0C50018
    IRAM Map:          Unused
    App Type:          JVM



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DSPOS Version:         2.7.0.105
    Metrics Version:   1.5
    DSP OS Address:    0xD0000000-0xD005CD87
    Overflow code:     0x00000000-0x00000000
    Overlay Table:     0x00000000
    LDR Blocks:        0x00000000
    Radio Code:        Orpheus radio code linked

    Kernel Version:        1.9.0.135
        Hardware ID:       0x8D000F03 RIM BlackBerry Device
        Metrics Version:   1.1
        Build Date:        May  5 2009
        Build Time:        23:43:07
        Build User:        SCM


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Package Version: 255
Application Version: 4.5.0.162
Platform Version: 2.7.0.103


Code:
FILE 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8310-
v4.5.0.162_P2.7.0.103\GPRS\rim8310g.sfi':
OS Version:            2.7.0.103
    Hardware ID:       0x8D000F03 RIM BlackBerry Device
    Supported Bands:   0x0000FFFF
    Metrics Version:   3.16
    FS Code Version:   10.0.0.0
    FAT Code Version:  2.13
    Package Version:   "2.7.0.103"
    Build Date:        May 12 2009
    Build Time:        16:54:53
    Build User:        SCM
    SV Number:         36
    OS Address:        0x003C0000-0x00ACA52F
    App Start:         0x006F8164

    Companion Binary:  0.0.0.0

    RAM usage:         0xA0000000-0xA0C50018
    IRAM End:          0x1805FF00
    DSP ROM2 Address:  *not present*
    OS Extended Addr:  0x008EB268
    LDR Blocks:        0x009D2AD0

    API Checksum:      0x00000000
    JumpTable (<3):    0x006F6644
    JumpTable (>2):    0x006F7DF0

    Radio Code:        Orpheus radio code linked
    OS API Version:    96.0
    STP Protocol Ver:  5.78.4 (release OS)

    HWV:
        Board Revision       0001 - [0x01 - 0xFF], 0x01
        Board Sub-revision   0004 - [0x00 - 0xFF], 0x01
        CPU Version          0002 - [0xC5 - 0xFF], 0x01
        SW Compatibility     0003 - [0x00 - 0x01], 0x01
        Power Mgt Hardware   0007 - [0x12 - 0xFF], 0x01

    Version Table:
        OS API Version:          96.0
        FAT FS Version:          2.13
        STP protocol version:    5.78.4
        BlockFS API Version:     10.0.0.0
        USB driver version:      01.07

    Kernel Version:        1.9.0.137
        Hardware ID:       0x8D000F03 RIM BlackBerry Device
        Metrics Version:   1.1
        Build Date:        May 12 2009
        Build Time:        16:29:17
        Build User:        SCM
App:
    Version:           4.5.0.162
    Metrics Version:   1.6
    Build Date:        May 12 2009
    Build Time:        17:39:01
    Build User:        RIM
    Memory Map:        0x006F8164-0x008EB267
    App c_main:        0x00834964
    API Checksum:      0x00000000
    JumpTable (<3):    0x00000000
    JumpTable (>2):    0x00000000
    AppFSVersion:      2.0.0.0
    AppFSSize:         0x0
    OS API Version:    96.0
    RAM Map:           0xA0C32000-0xA0C50018
    IRAM Map:          Unused
    App Type:          JVM



    The signature is valid!


DSPOS Version:         2.7.0.103
    Metrics Version:   1.5
    DSP OS Address:    0xD0000000-0xD005CD87
    Overflow code:     0x00000000-0x00000000
    Overlay Table:     0x00000000
    LDR Blocks:        0x00000000
    Radio Code:        Orpheus radio code linked

    Kernel Version:        1.9.0.137
        Hardware ID:       0x8D000F03 RIM BlackBerry Device
        Metrics Version:   1.1
        Build Date:        May 12 2009
        Build Time:        16:23:30
        Build User:        SCM


    The signature is valid!

Package Version: 257
Application Version: 4.5.0.163
Platform Version: 2.7.0.92


Code:
FILE 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8310-
v4.5.0.163_P2.7.0.92\GPRS\rim8310g.sfi':
OS Version:            2.7.0.92
    Hardware ID:       0x8D000F03 RIM BlackBerry Device
    Supported Bands:   0x0000FFFF
    Metrics Version:   3.16
    FS Code Version:   10.0.0.0
    FAT Code Version:  2.13
    Package Version:   "2.7.0.92"
    Build Date:        May 15 2009
    Build Time:        00:05:45
    Build User:        SCM
    SV Number:         32
    OS Address:        0x003C0000-0x00ACB2B7
    App Start:         0x006F86C0

    Companion Binary:  0.0.0.0

    RAM usage:         0xA0000000-0xA0C50018
    IRAM End:          0x1805FF00
    DSP ROM2 Address:  *not present*
    OS Extended Addr:  0x008EBFF0
    LDR Blocks:        0x009D3858

    API Checksum:      0x00000000
    JumpTable (<3):    0x006F6AD4
    JumpTable (>2):    0x006F8330

    Radio Code:        Orpheus radio code linked
    OS API Version:    103.17
    STP Protocol Ver:  5.78.4 (release OS)

    HWV:
        Board Revision       0001 - [0x01 - 0xFF], 0x01
        Board Sub-revision   0004 - [0x00 - 0xFF], 0x01
        CPU Version          0002 - [0xC5 - 0xFF], 0x01
        SW Compatibility     0003 - [0x00 - 0x01], 0x01
        Power Mgt Hardware   0007 - [0x12 - 0xFF], 0x01

    Version Table:
        OS API Version:          103.17
        FAT FS Version:          2.13
        STP protocol version:    5.78.4
        BlockFS API Version:     10.0.0.0
        USB driver version:      01.07

    Kernel Version:        1.9.0.115
        Hardware ID:       0x8D000F03 RIM BlackBerry Device
        Metrics Version:   1.1
        Build Date:        May 14 2009
        Build Time:        23:45:57
        Build User:        SCM
App:
    Version:           4.5.0.163
    Metrics Version:   1.6
    Build Date:        May 15 2009
    Build Time:        01:02:39
    Build User:        RIM
    Memory Map:        0x006F86C0-0x008EBFEF
    App c_main:        0x00834F64
    API Checksum:      0x00000000
    JumpTable (<3):    0x00000000
    JumpTable (>2):    0x00000000
    AppFSVersion:      2.0.0.0
    AppFSSize:         0x0
    OS API Version:    103.17
    RAM Map:           0xA0C32000-0xA0C50018
    IRAM Map:          Unused
    App Type:          JVM



    The signature is valid!


DSPOS Version:         2.7.0.92
    Metrics Version:   1.5
    DSP OS Address:    0xD0000000-0xD005CD87
    Overflow code:     0x00000000-0x00000000
    Overlay Table:     0x00000000
    LDR Blocks:        0x00000000
    Radio Code:        Orpheus radio code linked

    Kernel Version:        1.9.0.115
        Hardware ID:       0x8D000F03 RIM BlackBerry Device
        Metrics Version:   1.1
        Build Date:        May 14 2009
        Build Time:        23:39:40
        Build User:        SCM


    The signature is valid!
From these examples, it can be seen that the platform version varies from release to release. Just because a more recent release has a lower platform version, and DM informs you that it is a "downgrade", it does not mean that it is not a newer version. You can clearly see that as the package version increases, along with the application version, the build date becomes more recent.

I'm not saying that you "must have" the most current release running on your device. You should be running the most problem free release for your device. If that means you have to "downgrade", well then you might have to do so in order to have your device operating at its best.

This post is merely just for informative purposes and should be viewed as a learning tool. These are only my observations. Take it with a grain of salt.
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