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Master Geek
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# 37667 16-Jul-2009 20:30
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Is it at 288MB or 192MB,


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  # 240690 30-Jul-2009 18:09
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The HTC magic sold in NZ by vodafone has 192MB RAM.

People can check their own phones by first turning the Magic off, then press and hold first the back button, and then the power button, the phone will rest into a bootloader with a white background. The first line will read SAPPHIRE PVT 32B SHIP S-ON G.

Do not do anything else once you read it, just press the menu button to power off, I highly recommend *not* playing around in the bootloader unless you know exactly what you are doing.

The 32B is the hardware revision of the board inside the phone, which has 192MB RAM

PVT 32A : 288MB RAM / Qualcomm MSM7200a
PVT 32B : 192MB RAM / Qualcomm MSM7201a

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  # 249457 21-Aug-2009 15:34
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I have a Vodafone Magic and the above procedure shows it's a PVT 32B. The 'Internal Memory' under the settings app shows 257MB free. Why is that? Is this a different memory area than the 192MB described above?


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  # 249463 21-Aug-2009 15:47
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I think you are confusing internal FLASH storage, and RAM. The internal FLASH storage is where your apps and the Android OS are installed onto, and the Magic sold by VF in NZ has 512MB of FLASH ROM. The "internal memory" stated by the settings app shows how much internal FLASH storage is free in the phone, not how much RAM is free. Note that the 8GB MicroSD card that comes with the Magic is separate FLASH storage.

There are utilities in the Android Market ( like task-killer for example ) that can tell you how much RAM is free.

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  # 249535 21-Aug-2009 20:02
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That makes sense. thanks. I wish the OS on phones made it more clear which number they were actually reporting.

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