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Differences in stock roms?

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1st July 2014, 07:07 PM   |  #1  
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So I finally got my Z1C, and it is on 1279-6212, which is Taiwan Generic (I think, box has country code ZT). However, there doesn't appear to be any -6212 stock roms uploaded to the forum.

It looks like from reading various threads that it doesn't really matter which region's stock rom you flash, so with that in mind, are there any major differences between the versions? Any particular region's rom that stands out as a good one?
1st July 2014, 07:28 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Kodeen

So I finally got my Z1C, and it is on 1279-6212, which is Taiwan Generic (I think, box has country code ZT). However, there doesn't appear to be any -6212 stock roms uploaded to the forum.

It looks like from reading various threads that it doesn't really matter which region's stock rom you flash, so with that in mind, are there any major differences between the versions? Any particular region's rom that stands out as a good one?

Hello @Kodeen;,
To clear up your doubts, you can flash firmwares from all regions on your device, like Nordic or DE.

There are no major differences, maybe the amount of applications and updates Schedule but that's usually it. The versions with less bloat is the generic versions.

Hope it cleared up any doubts,
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There can be some small cosmetic differences e.g for some regions the indicator will say 4G, in other regions it says LTE (it's the same thing). Also some carrier versions will come with more bloatware/preinstalled apps - you can avoid this by going for an unbranded version
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1st July 2014, 08:42 PM   |  #4  
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And there is a possibility that default MMS size (I havan't found a way to change it) is set specific for a country.
In Poland standard value is 300KB and I have never had problems with MMSes on UK and DE ROMs. Now I'm on RU ROM and it looks like default MMS size is set to higher value so I can't send 80% of MMS messages because images are recompressed to sizes greater than 300KB.

I'll confirm this soon when I switch to DE ROM.
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3rd July 2014, 12:15 AM   |  #5  
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just to add it up,
there are a few 108 firmwares around right now.

Code:
D5503_14.4.A.0.108_EURO.ftf                 - 1037 MB
D5503_14.4.A.0.108_Generic_DE_1279-6978.ftf - 1037 MB
D5503_14.4.A.0.108_Generic_UK_1279-4053.ftf -  964 MB
D5503_14.4.A.0.108_RU.ftf                   -  964 MB
the main difference inside .ftf files is file that contain the system (system.sin), which unpacked come in two sizes: 1.45 GB (UK & RU versions) and 1.56 GB (EURO & DE versions). it could be due to preinstalled system apps (i'm not able to flash them and compare right now).
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