Upgrading the RAM?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Blues003, May 13, 2010.

  1. Blues003 macrumors 6502

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    Hey there.

    I was wondering for you electronic engineers and such, if is there any possibility to upgrade the iPhone's RAM. In particular, I'd like to know if we could, for example, put 256 MB RAM instead of 128 MB RAM on a 3G. Or, if we an put a 512 MB RAM on a 3GS, replacing its 256 RAM.

    Thanks for your attention!

    Blues
     
  2. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    Depends where the chip is located.

    For example, in the new A4. It seems to be stacked device which means the its one package where the RAM on top of the A4 ARM chip. If this is the case, replacing the stacked chip is not a possibility for a "hacker" to do. In fact, its the complete opposite logic for a "hacker" you would have to spend So much more money to complete this task that in fact, you would be so broke for doing such a small change.

    ..I hope i'm right that the new A4 chip and Ram are stacked. If not...then......hmmm i have to think about it.

    I need coffee. and sleep. and food. and more food. and beer. yeah....beer.
     
  3. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    that would be awesome. i am pretty sure i know the answer, but am interested to hear otherwise.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.
    Not as simple as swapping a ram chip in a computer.
     
  5. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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  6. Gatorsxrule macrumors member

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    You are right, it's easier
    http://iphone.downloadmoreram.com/
    ^^Go to that on your iPhone^^
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah OK :D
    Downloadable ram utility or something?
    Same thing as a hardware upgrade right?
    What a waste.....
     
  8. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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  9. Blues003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's a shame. While I don't think 256 MB of RAM is a major turn-off on the next iPhone, I do admit I'd like to see 512 on it.
     
  10. Gatorsxrule macrumors member

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    A joke
     

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