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I'm very tempted to upgrade my Desire to official 2.3.3, but I was wondering if I'd lose internal memory in doing this. I didn't find any info on the Internet, so I would like to ask that to someone that actually upgraded how much free internal memory there is after the process.

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I found a user reporting 123 MB of free internal memory after the upgrade, vs 134 MB on a stock FroYo, so you lose 11 MB when upgrading, although it seems that applications take up less space and app2sd is more efficient. I'd like to hear more stories though.

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I am surprised that there isn't more to find on this subject.. I was going to do a factory reset, so I thought I might as well update. After the update I installed almost all the apps that I had before, and instead of 15Mb free (that I used to have), I now have 75Mb free :p

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In the end there is less space than with 2.2. I'm not sure how much, but truth is I can install less applications. I think I'm going to install Cyanogenmod. –  Dario Solera Sep 10 '11 at 6:48

Gingerbread is totally buggy about free space.

I've even used A2SD, and moved that Dalvic Cache to ext partition OK. I got an extra 80MB, but that amount is decreasing each day. I am sad a bit about this.

I would recommend that you root your devices and go back to Froyo. I need to use an application which needs android 2.3 and on Froyo I would not able to install it.

I am sad because I like my HTC Desire. I don't consider it to be so old that it should be replaced by a new device.

What can we do? :-)

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So many strong statements without any reference. –  roxan Nov 5 '11 at 7:50
    
What kind of reference would you like ? Have you tried that rom? –  TraFoO Nov 5 '11 at 7:57
    
I happen to have the same experience. I even wrote about it in a post on my blog. The problem is that Android keeps eating space over time and there's no way to get it back but to wipe all user data. –  Dario Solera Nov 5 '11 at 9:13

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