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[Q] What does SVC firmware mean?

6th May 2014, 03:46 AM   |  #1  
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Hi, in this page:

http://sbf.droid-developers.org/phone.php?device=14

I've seen new firmware files being uploaded. For example, the US retail version, but the only difference in the information is "svc" in the file name:

US_retail_XT1032_KXB20.9-1.8-1.4_CFC.xml.zip

vs.

US_retail_XT1032_KXB20.9-1.8-1.4_CFC_svc.xml.zip

What does SVC mean? What is the difference between those two firmware?

Thank you!
13th May 2014, 04:24 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by tiazek

Hi, in this page:

http://sbf.droid-developers.org/phone.php?device=14

I've seen new firmware files being uploaded. For example, the US retail version, but the only difference in the information is "svc" in the file name:

US_retail_XT1032_KXB20.9-1.8-1.4_CFC.xml.zip

vs.

US_retail_XT1032_KXB20.9-1.8-1.4_CFC_svc.xml.zip

What does SVC mean? What is the difference between those two firmware?

Thank you!

I'd like to know as well.

When I searched for it, Google points me right back to this thread.

It's sorta of typical of what I've seen with other threads and other devices. A bunch of files are listed, with NO information on what it is, what it does, what the various versions are, etc.

One is "Android 4.4.2, Blur_Version.172.44.4.falcon_umts.Retail.en.US"
One is "Android 4.4.2, Blur_Version.172.44.4.falcon_umts.Retail.en.US" ~SVC~ version!

It looks like the MD5 hashes of the files inside the ZIP files are identical, yet the size of the ZIP files are different. The non-SVC version is buried an additional folder deeper than the SVC version.
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21st August 2014, 04:44 AM   |  #3  
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I'd like to know as well.

When I searched for it, Google points me right back to this thread.

It's sorta of typical of what I've seen with other threads and other devices. A bunch of files are listed, with NO information on what it is, what it does, what the various versions are, etc.

One is "Android 4.4.2, Blur_Version.172.44.4.falcon_umts.Retail.en.US"
One is "Android 4.4.2, Blur_Version.172.44.4.falcon_umts.Retail.en.US" ~SVC~ version!

It looks like the MD5 hashes of the files inside the ZIP files are identical, yet the size of the ZIP files are different. The non-SVC version is buried an additional folder deeper than the SVC version.

Did you guys find out what the SVC means?
21st August 2014, 07:13 AM   |  #4  
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To be fair, these files are not intended for End Users; that's why there is no documentation. Mainly it would be 'Carrier' Engineers who access them. At a guess, SVC relates to data storage and distribution - the way these files are stored and served to external entities by Motorola. The difference in file-size is probably down to compression method.
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storag...alization/svc/
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