iPod Touch Carrier Name and Battery Precentage without Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by travis32134, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    1. Download ibackupbot from here http://www.icopybot.com/ibackupbot_setup.exe

    2. Plug in your ipod touch, and in itunes right click your device and create a bcakup.

    3. Open Ibackupbot, and click your backup which should be located on the left side.

    4. Find Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist and open it, hit cancel if there is some registration notice.

    5. after <dict> type your info in this format <key>SBFakeCarrier</key>
    <string>Carrier</string>
    <key>SBShowBatteryLevel</key>
    <true/>

    6 ctrl + s to save the file

    7. then right click your backup in ibackupbot and hit restore.

    8. done!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    My 4.1 iPod touch fourth generation already had numeric battery.
     
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    tablo13

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    It's because u restored from backup.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    What if you only want the battery percentage? Just enter the last two lines?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Correct, all you would add is

    <key>SBShowBatteryLevel</key>
    <true/>
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Pretty simple stuff. Seems like an obvious feature that Apple should have done in the first place.

    Anyways, thanks for the help! :)
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Really useful, thanks for posting this. :apple:
     
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    ohaithar

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    Other lines that work....
     
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    tablo13

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    If I'm doing the signal strength in percentage and battery percentage, I write
    <key>SBShowBatteryLevel</key>
    <true/>
    <key>SBShowRSSI</key>
    <string>YES</string>

    correct? Or do I put the <true/> at the end? It didn't work. :(
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Are you sure the value is YES? Since the iPod touch obviously reads boolean values, the value under the one you want should say <true/>. Writing YES as a string, the iPod touch will literally read that as "YES" rather than identifying what it should do.
     
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    tablo13

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    Okay, I'll try it now.

    EDIT: It still doesn't change the battery or signal percentage.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Make sure you're editing on the "Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist" and not the "Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist.nNDIWET". It's the fourth last one from the bottom.

    I made that mistake. :p
     
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    tablo13

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    Yeah, I did. I put

    <key>SBShowBatteryLevel</key>
    <true/>
    <key>SBShowRSSI</key>
    <true/>

    EDIT: Looks like I put it under SBParentalControls something... it works now.
    Is there any way to display the signal strength in bars AND numbers?

    EDIT: looks like I can just tap the number to get the bars.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    And restored from backup in the program, and not iTunes?
     
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    tablo13

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    Of course.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Is there an app for mac available?? (like iBackupBot)??
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Sweet.. been looking for this fix. Thanks!
     
  18. macrumors member

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    Can you enable Multitasking and Unified iPod with this? :confused:
     
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  20. axyz, Jul 6, 2011
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    macrumors newbie

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    i tried this on my ipod touch 4th gen for several times but still no effect...help....please...thanks!
    it's just the carrier name that doesn't work...
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    i dont have the fake carrier

    i did it but i only got the battery percentage but not the fake carrier what should i do?
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Just did this works great! Questions: (battery percent)
    1. Is this like the jailbreak method in that if I restore through iTunes with a backup post battery percent it will give any iPod the percent?

    2. If I update to iOS 5 when it comes out will the percent carry over or do you guys think I will have to re-do it?

    Basically what the above questions are asking is: will I ever have to re-do these steps? Either way this is awesome because I need to know my battery level at all times and I want to stay stock and I'm too lazy to keep checking a 3rd party app.
     
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    Ipoded

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    Works for 5.1

    it works for my 5.1 but sometimes not accurate :(:apple:
     
  24. Sawa, Mar 24, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012

    macrumors newbie

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    Apple must add battery precentage nativly to iOS. This is only resone that I jailbreak my ipod touch.
     
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    Why mess with the code when you can just jailbreak which is easier and you can access to apps and tweaks
     

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