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ok I used a CFW with 1000mb partion, so how do I know how much free space is left on it? cuz I have SBSettings but not sure I'm reading
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    ok I used a CFW with 1000mb partion, so how do I know how much free space is left on it? cuz I have SBSettings but not sure I'm reading it right. It says
    HDD Free:605 MB on/184 MB on /var
    Available Memory: 19 MB
    So how much is free on var? cuz I know iTunes says I have 19 MB free.

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    There seems to be a lot of confusion as it relates to Memory and Storage. Let me see if I can explain this:

    RAM: Memory = brain.
    HDD: Storage = your stomach.

    They're independent of each other.

    The 3G iPhone has 128MB available RAM (memory), and - on an 8GB device - approximately 7.1GB available (the rest is used by the iPhone's operating system).

    Of that 7.1GB HDD, you can store applications, music, photos, etc. Once it's full - you have to start emptying it.

    Of the 128MB RAM, processes/applications require brainpower to work. And when you combine multiple processes and applications all running at the same time, it decreases the amount of brainpower available to run more processes/apps. If too much is used, the iPhone experiences crashes.

    Although just an assumption (I only have user experience to validate), I have found there are certain apps and processes that cause memory leaks - decreasing the total amount of memory available for use. Respringing or rebooting the phone will reset the memory levels. As will some 3rd party apps.

    Hope this helps.

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    ummm not really lol so according to the stats I gave how much free space do I have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laz305 View Post
    ummm not really lol so according to the stats I gave how much free space do I have?
    Based on what you provided - you have:

    RAM (memory) - 19MB
    HDD (storage) - 184MB - available for apps, photos, music, videos, etc.

    Another way to check it, launch Cydia, choose Manage, and then choose Storage. It will give you -on a pie chart, a breakdown between the System (your 1000 partition), and Private (var) drives.

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