BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-22-2008, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Placitas, NM
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 27
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Official OS Update?

Please Login to Remove!

When we see new updates posted such as .185 from Italy or the latest one from AVEA does this mean that these are contributed by these carriers and "blessed" by RIM or developed by RIM for these carriers or what? I know that many posts on here claim no difference in the "official" versions no matter how they are labeled so exactly what is the story here? If you check the AT&T section on downloads it still has .167 so what happens to get an AT&T OS download to version .190?

Sorry if this has been discussed before - I couldn't find it.

Frank
Offline  
Old 11-22-2008, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Model: 9530
OS: 4.7.0.XXX
PIN: G Pong Champ
Carrier: T-Mobile U.S.
Posts: 5,515
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It is usually discussed in every download thread.

.190 is the EXACT SAME from every carrier.

Here is how it works RIM releases the software to the carriers AVEA tested and decided to release it first. AT&T may decide to release it or wait for another build. It is up to the carrier. AT&T has simply decided to stick with .167 right now.
Offline  
Old 11-22-2008, 01:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Placitas, NM
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 27
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TroyDBrown View Post
It is usually discussed in every download thread.

.190 is the EXACT SAME from every carrier.

Here is how it works RIM releases the software to the carriers AVEA tested and decided to release it first. AT&T may decide to release it or wait for another build. It is up to the carrier. AT&T has simply decided to stick with .167 right now.
OK, so that mean that the only way a carrier can put its "stamp" on an OS is through themes. Correct?

Thanks for the response.
Offline  
Old 11-22-2008, 01:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Kid Tested. Mom Approved.
 
Raptor464's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northwest Indiana
Model: 9700
OS: 6.0.0.4xx
PIN: eapple under the sea
Carrier: T-mobile USA
Posts: 3,127
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmcgirt View Post
OK, so that mean that the only way a carrier can put its "stamp" on an OS is through themes. Correct?

Thanks for the response.
The Vendor.xml file is where the carrier puts its "stamp".

All vendor themes are included in the OS, but only the ones that match your phone's Vendor ID get loaded.
__________________
BlackBerry 9700: OS 6.0.0.424 FLASH WHITE
The BlackBerry Zone VIP
Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Raptor464
Offline  
Old 11-22-2008, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Model: 9530
OS: 4.7.0.XXX
PIN: G Pong Champ
Carrier: T-Mobile U.S.
Posts: 5,515
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmcgirt View Post
OK, so that mean that the only way a carrier can put its "stamp" on an OS is through themes. Correct?

Thanks for the response.
You are correct! And you can actually install the themes from other carriers.
How to Add Vendor Locked Themes - BlackBerryFAQ

The splash screen at startup can not be changed that is in an underlying firmware.
Offline  
Old 11-22-2008, 01:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Placitas, NM
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 27
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the info. I appreciate the responses.

Frank
Offline  
Old 11-23-2008, 10:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
That70sGAdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Buford, GA USA
Model: 9670
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 186
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

AT&T will likely wait a YEAR before releasing an updated firmware, as the have waited well over a year for the Curve update. Update it yourself and be happy with the new features, or better memory management. It's blessed by RIM. You can always "downgrade" if you have to, and you do have a year warranty.
__________________
Stop asking your "government" to do everything for you... or they will own you.

Last edited by That70sGAdawg : 11-23-2008 at 10:31 PM.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.