Are there any jailbreak tweaks that would slow down overall performance of the 4S?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by stephen1108, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. stephen1108, Feb 11, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012

    stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    I noticed the other day when I put my 4S (jailbroken) and my best friend's 4S (not jailbroken) side-by-side, her iPhone ran much quicker overall in the process of opening apps, closing them, opening the camera and whatnot. About two times as fast. Now I know the jailbreak itself isn't what would slow my phone down, but I am wondering which tweak I have installed that could be causing it.

    This is what I have installed:
    App Switcher Brightness
    Black Keyboard
    Navigate from Maps
    Open in ProTube
    Serious SBSettings HD
    SimpleDate for Notification Center
    WeeFlashlight for Notification Center

    anyone have any idea as to what can be causing the slowdown or can please help me out? :eek:
  2. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    1. Remove 1 jb app
    2. Compare to friend's phone
    3. Repeat until app causing slowdown is found.
  3. buddybd macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2011
    All those apps slightly do slow down the iPhone. I personally use FakeClockUp at 20% to make it feel faster.
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    disagree I do agree with TC25 though 1st of all if you were correct it would only slow it down when running. IE Protube but you use the YouTube app and I'll use protube and we will see how much slower it is.
  5. kalirob99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 24, 2008
    Backgrounder would be my thought. But I wasn't even aware it was updated and out of the "beta" phase for 5.0. :confused:
  6. Nekcik macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2011
    Augusta, Ga.
    Cyntact is your biggest lagging culprit. If you want an alternative use Faces Visual Photo Dialer - On the Appstore.
  7. SirStrumalot macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    Out of the tweaks you have installed, I personally deleted SiriToggles and WeeFlashlight after they were giving me a lot of trouble. I really like the WeeFlashlight tweak, but I'll have to wait until there is a more stable release out. It's even caused my phone to get stuck and/or respring randomly. It also uses quite a bit of memory for a flashlight toggle, but I think this was somewhat rectified in the latest update. Cyntact is another huge memory hog and is not very stable imo.

    Another one that slows things down is Winterboard, but I've never really been one to spend time themeing.
  8. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    I was thinking it could be Backgrounder too, but if Backgrounder isn't being used, it shouldn't affect it right?

    and it isn't Cyntact. I just uninstalled Cyntact, and even my mom's iPhone 4 (not jailbroken) is closing out of apps faster than my phone is. It's like I press the home button, it hangs for a little bit then closes out.


    I don't have Winterboard for that exact reason! I'm not one for theming and it also does have negative effects on the overall performance of the phone. Let me try deleting SiriToggles and see if that helps
  9. Tokes Green macrumors regular

    Tokes Green

    Jan 25, 2011
    Here, there, and everywhere.
    Regarding Winterboard, I have been running it since 4.3.3 and my iPhone 4 runs just as fast as my housemates non-jailbroken 4.

    I think it has to do with the amount of themes installed/in use, but I keep seeing people bring up Winterboard as a problem, and in my case and I'm sure plenty of others it works just fine.
  10. fizz7283 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    Is cyntact really that bad of a tweak? I didn't think it'd slow the phone down that much.
  11. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    So I realized exactly what the source of my problem was. Having the "triple-click home button" feature on to activate assistive touch. Every time I'd press the home button, even if it were only once, there would be a lag before it carried out the action I wanted. I realized this after taking my uncle's new 3GS and comparing it to my 4S, I realized that whenever I was pressing the home button, there was a delay his phone didn't have and then thought about what might be set up differently than his phone.

    I also un-jailbroke my phone, and now I'm a little upset that I didn't figure that out before I went ahead and restored my phone, but at the end of the day I think I'll be fine without the jailbreak! It was fun while I had it :)
  12. fizz7283 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    Wow, nice catch. I've had activator set up where triple home click opens the camera and always thought my home button was just faulty. I removed the activator selection and now the button works great. Thanks for pointing that out!
  13. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    You're welcome! But I didn't even use it in activator, I did it directly through the iPhone Settings app. I recommend others experiencing slow down turn that feature off and see if it helps!
  14. tateu macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2012
    On my 4s, I have Triple-click Home Button set in Settings -> Accessibility for "Toggle White on Black." It takes, maybe, an extra 1/2 second for apps to close when pressing the Home with this on. That's not a big deal to me. I use Activator with Swipe Right on the Status bar as my virtual Home button most of the time anyway.
  15. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

    backgrounder isn't supported by the original dev anymore and is open source the new version is not any good imo. not saying that's the problem, could be in your head as well.

Share This Page