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.


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

  • 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. Commented Sep 10, 2011 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
    Commented Nov 5, 2011 at 7:50
  • What kind of reference would you like ? Have you tried that rom?
    – TraFoO
    Commented Nov 5, 2011 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. Commented Nov 5, 2011 at 9:13

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