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The first model of the RPi4 seems to have an issue with USB-C, as reported by ArsTechnica in July 2019. The effect is that E-marked cables do not work well.

The Raspberry Foundation has confirmed this issue and wanted to provide a fixed variant in "next few months". That was in July 2019 and a few months are over, so I wonder whether I could distinguish "old" RPi 4 models from "new" RPi4 models.

How do I distinguish RPi4 boards with USB-C issue from the same model with USB-C issue fixed?

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    I would've thought the PCB itself would have the revision number written on it Mar 1, 2020 at 1:32
  • @JaromandaX: yes, like on previous models like 3B or 3B+ it simply was on the silk screen Mar 1, 2020 at 17:19

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Revision 1.2 seems to contain the USB-C fix. Raspberry Pi 4 models with the fix have reached the market. The difference can be found in hardware and software.

Regarding the hardware identification, it's easiest to see near the SD card:

RPi4 rev 1.1 versus 1.2

For software, the Raspberry Foundation lists Revisions for the RPi 4 rev 1.2 like this:

b03112    4B  1.2     2GB     Sony UK
c03112    4B  1.2     4GB     Sony UK

Raspbian kernels seem to be fixed since end of November 2019.

Thus the output of

dmesg | grep "Pi 4 Model B Rev"

should result in

[0.000000] OF: fdt: Machine model: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.1

or

[0.000000] OF: fdt: Machine model: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.2
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  • or simply grep "^Model" /proc/cpuinfo Mar 1, 2020 at 1:34

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