Blimey! All HTC HD2 smartphones out there pack 576MB of RAM

29 January, 2010 | Comments (41) | Post your comment

We have caught HTC disabling features in their phones before and in order to get them back you had to use some tricks. But this is just ridiculous. As it turns out all HTC HD2 units actually have 576MB of RAM, but only 448MB of those are available to the users.

It's a bit more understandable when they disable a GPS or an FM radio unit - you only need new software to utilize it, but we just can't figure out why would HTC hide a big chunk of RAM on their flagship. And heck it wasn't even the only feature disabled by default on the HD2 powerhouse. Remember the Wi-Fi 802.11n support that you have to enable on your own?

So, it's not only the units headed for T-Mobile USA which pack more RAM, but all HTC HD2 smartphones out there actually have 576MB aboard. You only have to unlock the hidden amount of memory using some custom ROMs.

You can do that by going to the xda-developers forum and read this thread. Then get the needed ROM up and running on your HD2 and enjoy the extra amount of RAM memory. Just be careful, because it will most probably void your warranty.

We are yet to see if the doubled ROM size in T-Mobile's HD2 units will turn out to be a similar case.

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Blimey! All HTC HD2 smartphones out there pack 576MB of RAM - reader comments

  • RobM

Having looked on my HD2,it's as follows. It does have 448 MB of RAM on board, and looks like it's split between storage of 182 MB and then 336 MB for program installs (I'd assume including the Windows OS). It does quote a flash size of 512 ...

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  • 2010-02-03 16:52
  • mrLb
  • Anonymous

This is more common than you think. Oems frequently partition available memory to run things like error or activity logging sw or fota services.

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  • 2010-02-03 09:26
  • IaxA
  • Trinity

This is the answer I got back from HTC: This device it comes with 500mb but a part of this memory has been use to load the windows mobile and there is no settings or update to add more memory. About the wi-fi the device os was build to work only wi...

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  • 2010-02-02 13:55
  • MQKC