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Whats the meaning behind the number in parentheses in the version row?

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Droskiii Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 29, 2012 9:11 AM

for example

Version          6.0.1(10A525)

whats the meaning behind the other number?

iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.1
  • Malignance Level 4 Level 4 (3,375 points)

    You'd have to ask Apple. Only Apple will know that.

     

    Best of luck

  • brad805 Level 5 Level 5 (7,285 points)

    The code in the parenthesis is your true Firmware Version Number.

     

    The Version Number is the iOS Firmware installed on your iPhone. The number in the parenthesis is the version of the the version. Rarely Apple has two versions of an iOS for a Firmware, this is very strange, but this is Apple. If Apple was to make a new 6.0.1 they could just call it 6.0.2, but sometimes the just leave it 6.0.1 and just change the version code in the parenthesis.

     

    Just to bore you some more, here is an example. The iPhone 4 GMS has two Versions of iOS 5.1.1   5.1.1(9B206) and 5.1.1 (9B208).

     

    So in summary the code in the parathesis is your true Firmware Version Number.

  • Malignance Level 4 Level 4 (3,375 points)

    brad805 wrote:

     

    The number in the parenthesis is the version of the the version. Rarely Apple has two versions of an iOS for a Firmware, this is very strange, but this is Apple.

    Different Devices - iPhone 4S and 5. My iPhone 4S claims 6.0.1(10A523).

     

    We can guess all we want. Only Apple will know.

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