1. gg bb's Avatar
    Posting here as so much talk about 1899,1926 etc.

    When I ask what is a radio file I mean is it part of BlackBerry 10 or is it something separate that runs distinct of the main os? Is it dedicated to the hardware so a q10 radio file is very different from a z10 even though it shares same number. Is a radio file like a windows driver? Does anyone really know what it is and why it needs its own separate version no?
    02-06-14 03:46 PM
  2. KarlS's Avatar
    Let the education begin! The only reason I haven't loaded the leaked 1925 is because I don't understand how the radio fits into the scheme of things. I'm on AT&T and didn't want to get myself in trouble not picking the right radio file.
    02-06-14 04:20 PM
  3. go1ndr's Avatar
    The Radio file is a bar file (BB10) that controls your phone calls, and text msg'ing, signals, carriers, etc. It is a file that has written code with the information needed to pull in calls make sure the signal gets to the phone, etc. Without it, you wouldn't have a phone only a hand-held computer-LOL. With the 1925 OS, the original radio file was the 1899 one, but then they came up with the 1926 radio file which is better with bugs out. Usually the radio file number is one digit above the OS number--i.e. 1925/1926. Hope this helps!
    02-06-14 04:27 PM
  4. sammysang86's Avatar
    Help me now understand this- my z30 is on official 10.2.1.1925 Os and dedicated radio file 10.2.1.1899 still official release .
    Can I now load the leaked BAR file radio 10.2.1.1926 to overwrite the official 10.2.1.1899?

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    02-06-14 09:19 PM
  5. thurask's Avatar
    Help me now understand this- my z30 is on official 10.2.1.1925 Os and dedicated radio file 10.2.1.1899 still official release .
    Can I now load the leaked BAR file radio 10.2.1.1926 to overwrite the official 10.2.1.1899?

    Posted via CB10
    Did you install the OS with an autoloader, BB Link or over the air?
    02-06-14 09:25 PM
  6. Saberhagen's Avatar
    Did you install the OS with an autoloader, BB Link or over the air?
    Interested in the answer as well. I did it OTA.

    Black cards, Black cars - All BlackBerry-thing!
    02-07-14 04:26 AM
  7. cottonakin's Avatar
    Does the radio file affect the wireless, Bluetooth, etc...also, or just the phone?
    02-07-14 05:03 AM
  8. Mecca EL's Avatar
    Help me now understand this- my z30 is on official 10.2.1.1925 Os and dedicated radio file 10.2.1.1899 still official release .
    Can I now load the leaked BAR file radio 10.2.1.1926 to overwrite the official 10.2.1.1899?

    Posted via CB10
    Installing the Dev OS radio file 1926 as a BAR file, would require you to use a desktop client installer like Sachesi, DBBT, etc. You can easily use an autoloader of the 1926 radio file, and it will over write 1899. BUT...make sure you're installing the correct radio file for your device. Your Z30 is an STA model device. You cannot install an STL - which is the Z10 line - or SNQ - which is the Q10 line - model radio file.

    Interested in the answer as well. I did it OTA.

    Black cards, Black cars - All BlackBerry-thing!
    Check the answer above

    Does the radio file affect the wireless, Bluetooth, etc...also, or just the phone?
    Yes it does. The radio file is responsible for ALL wireless comm. Bluetooth, NFC, FM, Data, Cellular, etc.
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    02-07-14 06:15 AM
  9. sammysang86's Avatar
    Through Sachesi

    Posted via CB10
    02-07-14 09:02 AM
  10. sammysang86's Avatar
    I loaded through Sachesi using UK carrier, MCN234 and carrier CODE010 which loaded my Q10 andz30 to 10.2.1.1925OS but my Z10 10.2.1.1925 popped up through BlackBerry Link.


    Posted via CB10
    02-07-14 09:30 AM
  11. sammysang86's Avatar
    Just want to be clarified difference between Radio file10.2.1.1899 vs 10.2.1.1926.
    Most people say 10.2.1.1926 file is the best in terms of of battery consumption than the official. 1899.
    Is it true?


    Posted via CB10
    02-07-14 09:35 AM
  12. thurask's Avatar
    Just want to be clarified difference between Radio file10.2.1.1899 vs 10.2.1.1926.
    Most people say 10.2.1.1926 file is the best in terms of of battery consumption than the official. 1899.
    Is it true?

    Posted via CB10
    I think it depends more on the individual usage case. The only way to really know is to install it yourself.

    That being said, if you installed using any method other than an autoloader, I would hold off on getting the 10.2.1.1926 radio. A radio autoloader for 1926, somehow, causes bricking on any device that received an update to 10.2.1.1925 without using an autoloader. If we had the 1926 radio as a bar file, then the possibility might exist for loading that safely, but we don't have it as a bar file, only as a signed (i.e. autoloader) file.
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    02-07-14 10:17 AM
  13. DLewis13's Avatar
    Thanks thurask. Tried two different autoloaders for 1926 radio and both bricked phone.
    Gonna just sit back and wait for Version to wake up and smile the coffee.
    02-07-14 10:38 AM
  14. gg bb's Avatar
    Does the radio file affect the wireless, Bluetooth, etc...also, or just the phone?
    I think the radio file is only concerned with connection and transmission over cell phone network? 2G,3G,4G?
    I think this sw runs independent of the os?

    I may be completely wrong?
    02-08-14 09:08 AM
  15. Omnitech's Avatar
    I think the radio file is only concerned with connection and transmission over cell phone network? 2G,3G,4G?
    I think this sw runs independent of the os?

    I may be completely wrong?

    Mecca EL's earlier answer was correct. The radio file is firmware for ALL wireless hardware on the device. So if you change that file, it's possible it could, for example, improve your cellular wireless performance/reliability while making your WiFi performance/reliability worse.
    02-16-14 08:13 PM
  16. Joe DeShazo's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it's possible to MODIFY a Z-30 Radio File to allow it to UNLOCK or ALLOW Additional LTE Bands to be utilized inside the phone. I have a Blackberry z-30 (STA100-3) and would like to Enable LTE BAND 17 so that I may utilize AT&T Wireless LTE in West Florida (Tampa Area) since AT&T Utilizes LTE Band 17 in this area. Right now my Z-30 which was Originally Purchased from Verizon is Set to LTE Band 4 & 13 (STA100-3). It would be easier if I could do this since its next to impossible to locate a STA100-1 which I KNOW will work Completely on AT&T Wireless Systems for LTE Coverage. Otherwise I am stuck using HSPA+ which is not a real problem, just it would be convenient to have FULL LTE Service 24/7 also.
    02-17-14 11:17 PM
  17. thurask's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it's possible to MODIFY a Z-30 Radio File to allow it to UNLOCK or ALLOW Additional LTE Bands to be utilized inside the phone. I have a Blackberry z-30 (STA100-3) and would like to Enable LTE BAND 17 so that I may utilize AT&T Wireless LTE in West Florida (Tampa Area) since AT&T Utilizes LTE Band 17 in this area. Right now my Z-30 which was Originally Purchased from Verizon is Set to LTE Band 4 & 13 (STA100-3). It would be easier if I could do this since its next to impossible to locate a STA100-1 which I KNOW will work Completely on AT&T Wireless Systems for LTE Coverage. Otherwise I am stuck using HSPA+ which is not a real problem, just it would be convenient to have FULL LTE Service 24/7 also.
    Only BlackBerry can modify system files, so that won't work.
    02-18-14 12:25 AM
  18. gg bb's Avatar
    Mecca EL's earlier answer was correct. The radio file is firmware for ALL wireless hardware on the device. So if you change that file, it's possible it could, for example, improve your cellular wireless performance/reliability while making your WiFi performance/reliability worse.
    Thanks, and Thanks also to Mecca EL...

    So if I understand correct SQN 100-3 radio file would have little in common with SQN 100-5 even though the two phones may look identical .
    I may have a problem with a SQN 100-3 when connected to a bluetooth car head unit where by song titles don't show and someone with a SQN 100-5 may not have the problem?
    02-19-14 02:13 PM
  19. thurask's Avatar
    Thanks, and Thanks also to Mecca EL...

    So if I understand correct SQN 100-3 radio file would have little in common with SQN 100-5 even though the two phones may look identical .
    I may have a problem with a SQN 100-3 when connected to a bluetooth car head unit where by song titles don't show and someone with a SQN 100-5 may not have the problem?
    Q10s and Q5s are all identical, software-wise.
    02-19-14 06:57 PM
  20. Noremacam's Avatar
    Strictly the radio file is firmware that runs on a separate chip that controls the radio hardware. It's responsible for switching towers without dropping calls, knowing when to switch radio technologies for best data rates or battery life, changing output levels(again battery life vs transfer rate) and responsible for all the carrier specific network negotiations. It's affectively like a 2nd operating system on your phone, but exclusively for managing your radio connections. The operating system(be it android, iOS, or Blackberry) has a specific method for communicating with the radio operating system, and occasionally that method can change. IE sometimes a new radio requires a new OS revision to accommodate a change in how the two talk together - so this is why some radios do not work with some OS's/versions.

    The radio juggles a lot between signal strength, battery life, and reliability of data and voice. Additionally radios, like any other software, can have bugs. Radios are a delicate balancing act, that except for the adventurous should just truth the carrier for assuming which radio works best, as they've logically done the most testing. Of course, that's just my recommendation. Some radios may tip the scales in other ways that users may find more beneficial for their use case.
    02-21-14 12:54 PM

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