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Thread: iPhone 3G hidden partition?
06-13-2013, 09:52 PM #1iPhone 3G hidden partition?
So basically, I plugged the ole' 16 gig 3G into my laptop, and Windows said that I have 14gb free of 28.
Now considering its sold as a 16 gig phone, and gives access to less that that, my mind is kinda blown.
The latest firmware for it, 4.2.1, is only like 400 - 500 megs uncompressed, and its needs some growing room. I figured it would need 2, maybe 3 gigs max just as a system partition. But definitely not a whole 14 gigs.
Can anyone give me some insight? Why this phone has 28 gigs, is advertised as 16, and lets me use 14.
If I can get access to the full 28 gigs, it would be a handy external hard drive.
Heres a picture for proof. If anyone cares.
06-13-2013, 10:11 PM #2
06-13-2013, 10:59 PM #3
06-14-2013, 09:52 AM #4
Did you check it out with iTunes?
06-14-2013, 12:20 PM #5
Yeah. It just just tells me how much is free out of 14gb.
06-14-2013, 01:01 PM #6
When you open iTunes, click on device and scroll down to see the horizontal bar, you should see everything. And BTW, that should be right. 2 GB is the partition for IOS.
06-14-2013, 07:00 PM #7
As I stated in a previous post, iTunes only tells me how much is free out of 14 gb.
And I get that its normal to have 14 out of 16gb available due to a system partition. Im just curious as to why Windows is saying that theres a total of 28 gigs on the device.
My only guess is that its a 32gb model and Apple partitioned off half of the memory and it was sold as a 16 gb model. Because if Im correct, 32 gb models only allow you 28gb. Unless someone else has a better guess?
06-14-2013, 07:10 PM #8
06-14-2013, 07:54 PM #9
You're probably right about the capacity. I just assumed. But as I posted earlier, two different computers showed that it has 28 gigs. So it has to be something to do with the device.