1. benoitgphoto's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    I've been looking at some posts about flashing the ROM to unbrand the firmware but I am a little bit confused.

    The info posted here is the unbranded firmware is :
    059W5M3: RM-985 VAR LTA 7R CV SLV. I understand this is for the Latin America RM-985.

    Since I am in Canada, I then have to look at the North American (NAM CA) version but it does not seem to exist. Am I right? Note that the reason why I want to go unbrand is to get updates quicker from Microsoft.

    Which firmware version should I use?

    Thanks for your help.
    11-19-2014 10:51 AM
  2. oryan_dunn's Avatar
    I wonder what ROM comes on the RM-985 unbranded from B&H Photo?
    11-19-2014 02:08 PM
  3. IlyaBu's Avatar
    You don't have to look at the North America version. The version you highlighted will work anywhere in the world for you; you can still set your language appropriately when you do the first boot experience and your carrier will determine your "location" for the Store geography. That said, I found that the "branding" was so lite in the Fido / Rogers version that I didn't bother to reflash to the unbranded LatAm ROM. I can get software upgrades quickly via the Developer Preview app, so all I'm risking is Firmware upgrades if Rogers delays those in the future, and I figure if that's the case I can always reflash to the LatAm ROM later (I pulled it down just in case).

    FWIW, my guess is B&H have the unbranded LatAm ROM, although would be great if someone could confirm.
    11-19-2014 06:12 PM
  4. benoitgphoto's Avatar
    Good idea...thanks. I'll stick to Rogers /Fido firmware for now.
    11-19-2014 07:07 PM
  5. TexasLabRat's Avatar
    I just bought a RM-985 from B&H and it came with carrier-unlocked/unbranded Latin America firmware (mobile operator = 000-22 in the extras+info screen)
    Last edited by TexasLabRat; 11-22-2014 at 08:39 PM.
    11-21-2014 12:30 PM
  6. IlyaBu's Avatar
    You mean carrier UN-locked and unbranded Latin American firmware, right? 'Cause the B&H phones are unlocked.
    11-21-2014 11:27 PM
  7. pankaj981's Avatar
    OP: I've used both the Latin America and the Rogers ROM, both are unbranded and come with no branding. I'm currently using the Rogers rom but if i were you I would stick with the Latin America ROM since its a carrier free ROM
    sahib lopez likes this.
    11-21-2014 11:57 PM
  8. TexasLabRat's Avatar
    You mean carrier UN-locked and unbranded Latin American firmware, right? 'Cause the B&H phones are unlocked.
    yep, that's what I meant :) I'll fix that..thanks!
    11-22-2014 08:39 PM

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