Radio = firmware
RIL(radio interface layer) = driver
Android = operating system
All 3 are "programs" that are running at different "levels", I have listed them from top to bottom in the order typically considered for how they interact. It is important to understand that a program is just code and how they interact is a philosophy programmers created and are now use to and not because it has to be set out that way.
In the case of the RIL, the API rarely/never changes so it is rarely/never updated.
The actual changes HTC make happen in the "Radio" program.
This is opposite to how say Windows/Nvidia tackle things. The firmware rarely/never changes and they make their changes in the "driver".
In Nvidia's case they do this because there is no standard way in x86BIOS/Windows for GPU firmware to be loaded from something as simple as the installed HDD, the firmware is actually written to chips on the card itself. It is just simpler to make all the code that gets changed inside the "driver" which is easily updated.
For our phones "radio" its trivial for the changes in code to happen at the "driver" level or the "firmware" level, HTC/Google decided they would stick changes in the "firmware". They did this because they created a separate partition for the radio so that they can protect it separately to the OS. Android typically means the phones OS should be open for tweaking, so it must be assumed the driver could easily be replaced.
Countries and Carriers have licensed spectrum to protect and transmitters must be licensed to use it, running custom radio code would break laws in many countries. This leads to the radio firmware being protected much more heavily than the OS itself.
It is because HTC is lazy and because we have awesome devs that we can replace the radio firmware at all. As far as HTC, Country communication regulators and carriers are concerned the user should NEVER be altering the radio software.
radio(fancy code stuff) <-> ril(boring translator) <-> Android OS
firmware(advanced fixed code that allows for flexible access) <-> driver(fancy code stuff and translator) <-> Windows
Radio is about wireless communications
Nvidia is about graphics processings. They are not similar technologies just some tech you may be familiar with.
PS. API = application programming interface.. and lets just say if you do not understand what that is.. I cant be arsed trying to explain that, go Google it.
If you're running a CM 10.x ROM it doesn't matter what HBOOT you're on as the radio firmware is stored elsewhere (in a writable partition... /system to be precise).
1) Copy zip file to SD Card
2) Boot into Recovery (CWM or TWRP)
Always take a Nandroid Backup in case something goes screwy!
Your bootloader will not show the correct baseband. I'm working on figuring out how the RUU updater handles the android_info.txt in the firmware.zip's
I think maybe the op should add to the op that if you are running the official sense 5 4.2.2 builds, either telstra or tmobile germany, you SHOULD NOT be flashing the AT&T radios in the op, as they WILL cause data drops and reboots. Not quite sure about non-AT&T radios though...
CURRENTLY THE DROPBOX LINKS ARE DEAD, THEY'LL BE BACK SOON (Migrating everything over to dev host to avoid this situation in the future)
Rogers 1.73 (0.16a.32.09.06_10.81.32.14L):
ATT 1.73 & ATT 1.82 (0.16.32.09.19_2_10.79.32.08L) :
HTC ASIA HK 1.77 (0.16a.32.09.17_2_10.83.32.16L):
HTC TELSTRA 1.81 (0.17a.32.09.03_2_10.85.32.16L):
ATT 1.85 /1.82 (0.17.32.09.12_10.86.32.08L) : http://devhost.xda-developers.com/mgs - thanks to rburgman
HTC ASIA 1.88 (0.17a.32.09.16_2_10.88.32.17L):
ATT 2.09 (0.17a.32.09.24_2_10.91.32.19L):
HTC TELUS 1.91 (0.18a.32.09.01_2_10.94.32.20L):
HTC TELSTRA 1.89(0.18c.32.09.01_10.93a.32.20L):
HTC ROGERS 1.94 (0.18as.32.09.28_L_10.103.32.24L):
HTC ASIA 2.23 (0.19as.32.09.09_L_10.104b.32.25):
ATT 2.20 (0.19as.32.09.11_2_10.105.32.25): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/bZx
HTC O2 2.29 (0.19as.32.09.20_3_10.107.32.25): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/AKZ
HTC TELSTRA 2.40 (0.20os.32.09.15_10.113.32.28L): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/cMp
HTC 2.41 VODAPHONE (Thanks Turge!)(0.20os.32.09.10_2_10.113.32.28L): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/HCL
HTC Singtel-Telstra 3.17 (0.23as.32.09.29_10.128.32.34):
HTC TMobile-Germany 3.17 (0.24a.32.45.03_10.129.32.34): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/TDQ - thanks to coldrazor!
HTC ATT 3.18 (0.24p.32.09.06_10.130.32.34): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/Aez
HTC TELSTRA 3.17.841.9 (1.26a.32.45.19_10.134.32.34a): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/VoB
HTC VODAPHONE 18.104.22.168 (1.27a.32.45.15_2_10.135.32.34a): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/pGK
HTC VODAPHONE 22.214.171.124 (1.27a.32.45.28_10.135.32.34a): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/CIM
HTC TMobile-Germany 5.08 (1.31a.32.45.16_2): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/Z6X
HTC VodaPhone 5.06 (1.31a.32.45.16_2_10): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/hIM
PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY OF THE RADIOS BELOW IF YOU ARE ON RECENT VERSIONS OF ROMS. THERE ARE HERE FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY
RIL Files + Radio: (YMMV. RIL versions change from one release to the next. Turge is on Record as not supporting these for his ROMs)
HTC O2 2.29 (0.19as.32.09.20_3_10.107.32.25): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/8tn
HTC TELSTRA 2.40 (0.20os.32.09.15_10.113.32.28L): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/IJ4
HTC 2.41 VODAPHONE (Thanks Turge!)(0.20os.32.09.10_2_0.113.32.28L): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/KdE
HTC ATT 3.18 (Thanks to liamstears!)(0.24p.32.09.06_10.130.32.34): http://devhost.xda-developers.com/Maq
Radios for CM10.x based ROMs pre-7/15 builds (with radio in /system/etc/firmware)
TELSTRA 2.40 : http://devhost.xda-developers.com/vox
FIXED 2.41 VODAPHONE : http://devhost.xda-developers.com/0ah
O2 2.29 : http://devhost.xda-developers.com/gis
ATT 2.20 to revert back to stock cm10: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/R92
TELSTRA 1.89: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/yr4
Singtel-Telstra 3.17: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/UQa
TMOBILE GERMANY 3.17: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/645
ATT 3.18: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/DcT
HTC TELSTRA 3.17.841.9: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/Ewb
VODAPHONE 126.96.36.199: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/C9o
VODAPHONE 188.8.131.52: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/hKO
To Help decide which Radio is best for your area, try checking the Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...2acfff78edb974
And please post your results to help other users out!!