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  1. #9
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    Wirelessly posted

    Yeah my branding version changed too. Not sure why they would be changing branding version now.



  2. #10
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    same 1.0.105.483p

  3. #11
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    Branding

    1.0.105.579r on mine now



  4. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    So I checked and it is true....

    Civic mentioned that her branding version has changed! I checked mine and sure enough it's different too! There is also a letter at the end!?!?!?

    Mine is now: 1.0.105.213A

    Civic attributes this to a possibility of a low-level flash for hardware, to may be bring up all storms to behave same???? What do you all think? I think RIM is up to something...not quite sure what! So far the changes have been better and better!
    If RIM is up to ANYTHING, it's something as simple as a BIOS flash in the PC world. My theory is that somewhere along the line during a OS load process, the actual "BIOS" of the device is updated. Sometimes, between one OS and another; the "BIOS" remains unchanged. Other times, some low-level code needs to be changed, and thus the "BIOS" is updated and given a new version.

    There are probably a couple of different variations of the device (based on location of manufacture, etc); perhaps something like the RAM chips are different and things like CAS latency or RAM voltage needs to be different - that would account for different folks having different branding versions in the last decimal portion.

    I get a strange idea in my head of what RIM might have done to this latest "BIOS", but my idea would account for the increased performance of this build. Alot of us have heard that the S2 chipset is the same MSM7600 as the Storm; but the CPU was supposed to run in a "turbo" mode. Most likely meaning mild CPU overclocking (perhaps 600MHz?) - Now, this isn't the 90s; so most overclocking is done in the BIOS. Probably no different in a phone than in a PC. So I am thinking that RIM has overclocked the Storm's CPU a bit, and thus the "BIOS" code would need to be updated (throw a different bus speed at it, and if the memory can handle it; that will get a performance boost, too - DDR400 is faster than DDR333, for example)

    Like I say, this is mere speculation; I am a PC tech, not a phone genius. However given that a BB is basically a mini tablet PC the principles still apply. It wouldn't be too hard to do a mild OC to get a free performance boost (well, at the expense of a little battery life; but the latest OSes might be efficient enough to compensate)

    Now all we need is someone to write an app to OC from within the OS (too bad the Storm doesn't run Linux - seriously - I think writing an OCing program that runs on Java would work about as well as a Java-based OpenGL renderer)

  5. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
    Now all we need is someone to write an app to OC from within the OS (too bad the Storm doesn't run Linux - seriously - I think writing an OCing program that runs on Java would work about as well as a Java-based OpenGL renderer)

    ......:haha:

    to contribute to the thread, i never really paid close attention to the branding. but mine is currently @ 1.0.105.404D



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  7. #15
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    Decided to take a picture of my Storm (actually show off my LEET MS Paint skillz! :laugh2

    Yes, the yellow and orange stuff is supposed to be fire, and they gray stuff is smoke!

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