VZW OS File Naming Scheme
So I was poking around VZW's website and was looking at the OS updates available for the various blackberry's. I decided to pick the Storm as an example.
Could someone breakdown for me the naming scheme they used for the file?
And can this information be interpretted from the About screen of a particular BB to figure out which file was used? More specifically, can you figure out from the About screen what PBr4.7.0 and rel203 corresponds to? Say I had rel203 and rel219 with the same firmware version, could you tell the difference from the About screen?
9530 = blackberry version
PBr4.7.0 = ??
rel203 = ??
PL18.104.22.168 = Platform version
A22.214.171.124 = Firmware version
Last edited by lahnipm; 07-13-09 at 11:57 AM.
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07-13-09, 11:24 AM #2
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Last edited by DeaconBlue; 07-13-09 at 11:32 AM.
- 07-13-09, 11:31 AM #3
change your thread title....
RIM develops applications and platform separately. When they decide to put the two together for testing, they give the combo a version number. This is the package number. Arguably, this should be number used to refer to a particular OS number, but convention uses the application number instead.
In case of Verizon's latest release, the package version is 126.96.36.199.
Last edited by howarmat; 07-13-09 at 11:36 AM.
And Package appears in the About screen?
EDIT: I'd also change the forum topic if I could....seems I can't change it. Realized after my first post that I should have been a bit more specific.
Last edited by lahnipm; 07-13-09 at 12:01 PM.
- 07-13-09, 12:18 PM #7
- 07-13-09, 12:22 PM #8
9530 = model of handset
AMEA = languages
PBr4.7.0_ = Public Release and main version number (I believe)
rel203 = Release or "build" 203
PL = Platform version (Main OS Core and Firmware)
A = App version.
Most of us relate the A (app version) as the version of the OS, but in all actuality, the PL is the OS version really. The PL is the SFI file in the CDMA loader directory and the A is all the files in the Java folder.
BTW, this was discussed a while back too and I think there's a thread somewhere that depicted all of this.
- 07-13-09, 12:31 PM #10
- 07-13-09, 09:09 PM #13
I did make a mistake. It is 77, I just double checked. Had they not been underscore happy, we probably would have found it lurking on their server already. Oh well...
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