Check iPhone 6 Memory Type: MLC vs. TLC Based NAND Memory [Mac]

Users who have the most recent model of Apple smartphones, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6, can have one of the two types of NAND memory. There is memory based on TLC and MLC. Why would anyone need to know what iPhone NAND flash memory he or she has?

According to some users, their Apple handset gets stuck in a boot loop if they have TLC iPhone NAND memory and thus, once you know what type your gadget has, you can be sure that you can be out of trouble or look at one down the road.

There is a way how to check iPhone memory type on both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Knowing about possible issues is always better as you can be prepaired and not waste your nerves. One little thing, only jailbroken users can currently check their NAND memory type. Users who are not jailbroken should just know that possible issues can be faced by TLC based NAN memory devices.

The issue is mostly faced by 128GB and 64GB iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus versions. If you have a different device, you are lucky.

iphone-flash-nand-memory-typeStep 1. This tutorial is created for Mac users. You need to use Terminal in order to access iOS . Windows users can do the same thing with PuTTY app.

Step 2. Launch Cydia on your smartphone. You have to download tow programs: IOKit Tools and OpenSSH.

Step 3. Now launch Settings. We should figure out your IP address. This is not difficult to do once you select WiFi and click on “i” that display what you are looking for.

Step 4. Now we will use your IP address to SSH into iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Just go to Terminal on your Mac and type:

Step 5. The second command you have to enter is:

ioreg -lw0|grep “Device Characteristics”

Step 6. It’s time to find out what iPhone flash NAND memory type you have. If your “default-bits-per-cell” equals 2 you have MLC based memory and if it equals 3 you memory is TLC based.