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Old 05-17-2005, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Just curious, maybe it would be nice if we had a seperate forum that we can talk about different BlackBerry firmware versions?

Just like TMobile seems to have standardized on the .198 code for their 7290/7100t, while Cingular has standardardized on .219 for their 7290/7100g.

I'm curious if we can document the differences between the firmware fixes.

I put the Cingular .219 code on my 7100t and even put the StarHub .219 code on a TMobile 7290 so that I could Chinese fonts on it, etc.

Today I put on the .230 code on a Verizon 7250, was hoping that it solves all of our BlueTooth bugs we've found.

I'm thinking it would be interesting if we had a dedicated forum for this?
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I'm sure Nextel does this, but I know for a fact Rogers goes through all handheld firmware/code line by line before testing on the network. As well Rogers makes changes to some of the code in the firmware as well, and if I am not mistaken, they even add some code of their own.

This was the reason Rogers took so long with the 4.0 code for the blackberry's. Hearing about outtages in the US with many of the providers makes me not so impatient for Rogers to bring their firmware/software upgrades to the general public.

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Default Using different vendor's firmware

As far as I can tell, the only thing they are modifying is th field that says what vendor's phone is allowed to install it

Of course a quick deletion of the vendor.xml fixes all problems.

I'm not an expert, but when I've been comparing files here and there in the different vendors releases, it just doesn't seem to me they are really doing anything.

The one code upgrade that really made a difference for me was the 7230 .185 that TMobile deployed, I found it bug ridden with using the Address Book, so I said, screw it, and I put on the .188 code, after doing this, almost every problem disappeared.

I first got into this habit when I first got my 7100t, the .112 code on it was so bad, I'd be getting a java error almost each time I did anything, when I stumbled upon the forums, I read that Vodafone had released the .128 code and TMobile was still "testing". So voila, .128 installed and almost all the problems went away.
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