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My Phone was sold to me as 64-bit architecture, but the Apps like device control, show that it is actually 32-bit. What is correct?

And if anything is wrong, how should I proceed?

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  • What phone do you have? What firmware (version) is running on it and what apps are you running? Note that 32-bit applications work perfectly fine on 64-bit devices.
    – GiantTree
    Feb 21, 2016 at 12:38
  • Phone is Redmi 2, Xiaomi. Yes, everything works fine. Its just device control and device info apps show it as a 32-bit architecture.
    – Rahul Bali
    Feb 21, 2016 at 12:40
  • Than it's just the firmware that is not 64-bit capable. The processor (Snapdragon 410) is 64-bit capable but without firmware support, it's just not working (like 32-bit Windows on a modern PC that would support 64-bit Windows).
    – GiantTree
    Feb 21, 2016 at 12:44
  • What do you mean by firmware? Its default firmware which Shipped with the device.
    – Rahul Bali
    Feb 21, 2016 at 13:13
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    Then your OS is 32-bit. Nothing you can do about without installing a custom ROM. If you buy a 64-bit CPU you are not guaranteed a 64-bit OS. Many PCs a decade ago could handle 64-bit OS's but did come with 32-bit ones. It doesn't improve anything on your end, though. Unless you have more than 3.5 GB of RAM and need those 64-bit.
    – GiantTree
    Feb 21, 2016 at 13:25

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Redmi 2 has a Chipset that supports 64-bit but the Bootloader is not 64-bit ready.

Technically the seller didn't lie as the device is 64-bit architecture but you cannot install a 64-bit ROM (yet) since the bootloader is not 64-bit ready.

Related MIUI thread 1, MIUI thread 2 and Issue reported on GitHub

There's a mention about Lollipop 64-bit version on Chinese MIUI forum

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  • Isn't this false information ℹ from the seller side? This could be used against them.
    – Rahul Bali
    Feb 21, 2016 at 19:52
  • @RahulParashar it's advertised of having a 64-bit capable CPU, this is not false advertising just because it's not used properly.
    – GiantTree
    Feb 22, 2016 at 20:05
  • Bootloader is not 64-bit ready, this is the false info. They advertise it as 64-bit.
    – Rahul Bali
    Feb 24, 2016 at 3:46
  • Technically they're not lying as they're giving the info as 64-bit Chipset. If you see their official website, it says Snapdragon 410 64-bit and 64 bit computing.
    – Manu
    Feb 24, 2016 at 14:44
  • But, since you say Bootloader is not 64-bit ready, then How can you put a 64- bit OS on the device?
    – Rahul Bali
    Mar 15, 2016 at 16:01

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