Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ROM Update Utility (RUU) variants explanation

Owners of devices might be a little confused when it comes to understanding the current method of ing used by to mark their software updates. Here you can find a short explanation of this matter.
First of all, we all know that sells their devices all over the world. Every carrier and region of the world has some more or less different "local settings". By "local settings" I mn things like: emercy call s, languages, time-zone settings, network settings, carriers branding, GPS settings and more. Because of that ch software for even the same device must be different.
Secondly, even the same device might use different hardware related to the region of the world. For example, One is available in at lst 6 different hardware configurations. One of the main difference is modem version. GSM version of the One usesMDM8215 chip and LTE variant hasMDM9215. Verizon (US) is known to haveMDM9615. So that's alrdy 3 different versions of the same device.
Every update has the following ing structure:
a - the first of the software. Normally it doesn't incrse very often, but when it does, it usually mns newer Android version.bb - this is also a software . Incrsing bb mns some more or less major update based on the same Android version, but sometimes it might even bring newer version of the Sense.ccc (also cc or cccc)- this is the of the region/carrier. It has nothing to do with the software itself being newer or older. More details below.d (sometimes dd) - the third part of the software version (the fourth one in the RUU name). Usually indies some minor update with some hot fixes.

Example: 3.20.401.3
So basically, when you are interested in the software version, you should look at a.bb.d (3.20.ccc.3) because ccc (401) mns only the region/carrier variant of the software.
Here is the list I was able to gather of possible RUU variants:
a.bb.61.d - Orange UK (United Kingdom)a.bb.65.d - Orange CH (Switzerland)a.bb.69.d - Orange PL (Poland)a.bb.73.d - Orange FR (France)a.bb.75.d - Orange ES (Spain)a.bb.110.d - T-Mobile UK (United Kingdom)a.bb.111.d - T-Mobile DE (Germany)a.bb.112.d - T-Mobile AT (Austria)a.bb.113.d - T-Mobile CZ (Czech Republic)a.bb.118.d - T-Mobile PL (Poland)a.bb.161.d - Vodafone UK (United Kingdom)a.bb.163.d - Vodafone FR (France)a.bb.165.d - Vodafone IT (Italy)a.bb.166.d - Vodafone CH-DE (Switzerland - Germany)a.bb.168.d - Vodafone GR (Greece)a.bb.169.d - Vodafone AT (Austria)a.bb.206.d - O2 UK (United Kingdom)a.bb.207.d - O2 DE (Germany)a.bb.401.d - World Wide English (WWE)a.bb.415.d - Arabic (UAE/Middle st)a.bb.468.d - Tura.bb.497.d - Moroccoa.bb.498.d - WWE Brightpoint US (United States)a.bb.502.d - Cingular US (United States)a.bb.531.d - T-Mobile US (United States)a.bb.631.d - Rogers Canada (WWE)a.bb.651.d - Sprint US (United States)a.bb.661.d - Telus WWE (Canada)a.bb.666.d - Bell Canadaa.bb.707.d - Asia (WWE)a.bb.708.d - Asia HK (Hong Kong)a.bb.709.d - Asia TW (Taiwan)a.bb.720.d - Asia (India)a.bb.728.d - Virgin AU (Australia)a.bb.751.d - Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan)a.bb.771.d - Hutchison 3G UK (United Kingdom)a.bb.777.d - ?a.bb.841.d - Telsra WWE (World Wide English)a.bb.862.d - Voda-Hutch AU (Australia)a.bb.901.d - TIM IT (Italy)a.bb.911.d - SK Telecom (South Kor)a.bb.980.d - Optus AU (Australia)a.bb.999.d - Test RUUa.bb.1400.d - Chinaa.bb.1401.d - ?a.bb.1403.d - China CMCC (China Mobile Communiions Corporation)a.bb.1540.d - One U.S. Developer Editiona.bb.1600.d - ?a.bb.1700.d - One Google Edition
The list is quite long, and I'm sure there are still some some missing. If you know more variants, plse let me know in the comments section.
The 401 and the 707 devices are usually the first ones that prepare updates for. Carrier branded software is usually months after the WWE updates.
Finally, keep in mind that ch software version is connected with the CID (Carrier ID) and MID (Model ID) of your device. That mns you can't use whichever version you want, unless you have S-OFF on your device. ch ROM Update Utility.exe package will check your device details (bootloader version, MID and CID) before starting the update process.

Have any questions or comments? Feel free to share!Also, if you like this article, plse use media sharing buttons (Twitter, G+, Facebook) below this post!

No comments:

Post a Comment