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What's your Build date and Version?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Biggest Fro, Jun 26, 2010.

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Build date

  1. Hw Version 2, BD Before April, 2010

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Hw Version 2, BD Between April 1, and April 15th

    6.4%
  3. Hw Version 2, BD Between April 16th and April 30th

    21.3%
  4. Hw Version 2, BD Between May 1, and May 15th

    7.4%
  5. Hw Version 2, BD Between May 16th, and May 31st

    4.3%
  6. Hw Version 2, BD of June 1st or after

    1.1%
  7. Hw Version 3, Novatek Screen, BD of Before April 30th

    1.1%
  8. Hw Version 3, Novatek Screen, BD Between May 1 and May 15th

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Hw Version 3, Novatek Screen, BD Between May 16th and May 31st

    7.4%
  10. Hw Version 3, Novatek Screen, BD Between June 1st and June 15th

    7.4%
  11. Hw Version 3, Novatek Screen, BD of June 16th or after

    6.4%
  12. Hw Version 3, Epson Screen, BD Before April 30th

    5.3%
  13. Hw Version 3, Epson Screen, BD Between May 1 and May 15th

    6.4%
  14. Hw Version 3, Epson Screen, BD Between May 16th and May 31st

    1.1%
  15. Hw Version 3, Epson Screen, BD Between June 1st and June 15th

    14.9%
  16. Hw Version 3, Epson Screen, BD of June 16th or after

    9.6%
  1. Biggest Fro

    Biggest Fro Well-Known Member
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    Build date is found on the inside of the back cover.

    Mine reads "DT10.04.26" I have a Version 2

    Not exactly sure what the DT means, but the other numbers mean it was manufactured on 4/26/10.

    The DT could be the place of manufacturing? Or the line. Is anyone's different?


    This Poll is to try and figure out when the version 2 ended, and the version 3 began. It is also to figure out when the screen change was.

    Thanks to owl, we have a guide to finding your screen type!
    HOW TO FIND YOUR 003 SCREEN TYPE:
    [Tutorial] How to check your 003 screen type... - PPCGeeks

    To find your Hardware Version-
    Menu>Settings>About Phone>Hardware Information

    All version 2's have the Novatek screen.
    Version 3's have either Novatek or Epson.

    The Novatek screen is said to have a "Purplish Tent" and "Warmer Tones"
    The Epson is said to have "Whiter and Brighter Tones"


    Edit: I forgot to add an "Unknown Screen, Version 3" dangit.
     

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  2. BetterMost

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    I have a 5/31/10 build version 3 Epson screen
     
  3. Biggest Fro

    Biggest Fro Well-Known Member
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    Interesting, an Epson and a Novatek in the same time frame. :eek:

    There is a listing for the Novatek and one for the Epson between 5/15 and 5/31.

    How is it incorrect?
     
  4. BetterMost

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    Sorry I mis read the poll
     
  5. owl

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  6. Biggest Fro

    Biggest Fro Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the link, I'll add it to the first post!
     
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  7. Biggest Fro

    Biggest Fro Well-Known Member
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    Keep voting, this could end up being a really good tool in tracking the build quality
     
  8. htc.EVOlution

    htc.EVOlution Well-Known Member
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    sucks that you can check HW version without turning on the phone
     
  9. Biggest Fro

    Biggest Fro Well-Known Member
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    Whats the big deal about turning on the phone?

    Unless you mean like when getting a new one.

    This thread could help that, if we can figure out when the version 2 stopped, and the version 3 began, then you could just use the born-on date.
     
  10. htc.EVOlution

    htc.EVOlution Well-Known Member
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    yeh, because I want to replace my phone but don't want to go through the hassle if the reps tell me "no you can power on unlesss u take the phone." etc
     
  11. 3volut1on

    3volut1on Well-Known Member
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    I'll help bump this back up!

    An easier way to tell what screen you have is to download "Android Terminal Emulator" from the Market. Run it, type in dmesg and hit enter. Scroll down to line 7 and you'll either see Epson, or Nova...

    HW003 here with Epson! I was worried for a moment.
     
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  12. Rdot9

    Rdot9 Well-Known Member
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    HW003 5/21/10... not sure on screen though
     
  13. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love
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    How can we be sure that the backs with the dates on it are really put on a phone with the same production date? Backs are interchangable.
     
  14. Biggest Fro

    Biggest Fro Well-Known Member
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    I wonder if the Epson screen uses more or less battery? Since the colors are different, couldn't the power consumption be different also?

    Could be another reason why some have great battery while others have worse.

    Keep voting, this is an odd mix. Seems like the Epsons were just tossed in when needed.

    Whats the 2 letters before the date on an Epson Screen? I'm wondering if it's different than mine.
     
  15. manny84

    manny84 Well-Known Member
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    My build is 0003. I have light leakage and slight glass separation. I've been trying to get a replacement for 3 weeks now. The people at Sprint retail are clueless.
     
  16. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member
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    Mine is an 0002. No light leakage or glass separation.
     
  17. LisaFitz

    LisaFitz Well-Known Member
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    +1 ... Not all early Evo's were a bust, battery included here a well
     
  18. Libdawg

    Libdawg New Member
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    Build date of 4-09-10 and HW 002. Got mine the morning after launch day. No real issues. Just a little light leak at the bottom under th home button but not really enough to be annoying. I can only see it when i use the phone in a completely dark room.
     
  19. Mabster

    Mabster Well-Known Member
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    I was thinking the same thing. Or maybe that's just the date the door was made.
     
  20. unplugged1

    unplugged1 Well-Known Member
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    Yes, I was thinking about the question of what exactly the build date signifies. (Battery door or phone.) I am going to check my wife's phone tomorrow night and see if her date is the same. Her serial number is two digits different than mine. If the battery door date is different between the phone, than the entire date comparison is questionable. If not, then the build date still hasn't been confirmed.

    I would suggest that everyone include the last five of the serial numbers to confirm build date. The question is what number to use. MEID, IMSI?
     
  21. CPR

    CPR Well-Known Member
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    I agree. I believe the build date is on the red part of the phone (with the cover off). There are two numbers that look like dates. One is under the kickstand and the other is to the lower left of the battery. Mine is 100507, whil my battery door is 10.05.04. It would stand to reason that the battery door would be built before the completed phone, so I'm assuming the number of the phone is more likely the actual build date.

    I have a Rev. 0003 with zero problems.

    If I'm reading the emulator correctly, I have an Epson screen.
     
  22. FunDroid

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    I have no date under my kick stand at all.
     
  23. js2393

    js2393 Member
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    White HTC EVO 4G
    *HW 003
    *Novatek Screen
    *Battery Cover Build Date: 6.23.2010
    *Left of Battery Build Date: 5.23.2010
    *Right of Battery Build Date: 6.11.2010
    *Below Battery/Kickstand Build Date: 6.17.2010

    No light leakage or screen separation issues.

    I voted "Hw Version 3, Novatek Screen, BD of June 16th or after" based on the battery cover build date. I think people are correct in believing that the battery cover date is later than the actual hardware build date, but it still seems accurate in determining the range of builds since I assume a battery cover with a newer build date is more likely to have newer hardware/construction methods within it.
     
  24. WhiteNoise

    WhiteNoise Well-Known Member
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    Do you need root? I got permission denied
     
  25. chriskickero

    chriskickero Member
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    Made a mistake on my vote. My vote was Hw Version 2, BD of June 1st or after when it should have been
    Hw Version 2, BD Between May 1, and May 15th.
     
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