Crackly Calls and Battery Tips! A5/A6 rework. Corrected URL
freerunner at newkirk.us
Wed Dec 17 17:14:24 CET 2008
On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 10:56:46 +0000, "Neil Jerram"
<neiljerram at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2008/12/17 Joel Newkirk <freerunner at newkirk.us>:
>> I find myself wondering how many V5 FreeRunners are in the field and
>> whether the owners thereof would want the ability to 'update' to the V6
>> hardware fixes.
> Before that I'd like to know how I find out which version I have.
> Tried googling/wiki/just looking inside, but couldn't find anything
> clear yet.
Take out the battery, SIM and uSD. Where the contacts for the uSD meet the
PC board there will be a SMD capacitor (about .5x1mm) between two of the
contacts, _IF_ it's newer than V5. I don't know what the physical
difference is for the power tweak. (V6 can power up from wall power without
You can also look at the datecode on the serial/imei sticker under the
battery, but I don't know the exact cutoff date. I know that datecodes
from June are V5 and from August are V6.
http://newkirk.us/om (FR stuff)
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