iPod touch Bad battery life after downgrading?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by wws, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. wws macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2012
    Hello all-

    I am new here and want to tell you about the experience I've had with iOS 6 beta. I was originally on iOS 5.1.1 jailbroken with Absinthe. I upgraded to iOS 6 beta 3 a couple of weeks ago and waited for iOS 6 beta 4 to come out before I tether jailbroke it. I installed beta 4 and tether jailbroke it with redsn0w. After a while, I decided I didn't like the tether jailbreak situation and wanted to downgrade to 5.1.1. So, I plugged it into iTunes and hit restore, taking me back to 5.1.1. When it asked if I wanted to set up as new or restore from backup, I chose to restore the backup I made before I upgraded to iOS 6 beta 3. It restored the backup fine, I rejailbroke with Absinthe 2.0.4, and reinstalled my tweaks and jailbreak apps. Since then, my battery has not performed to the level it did before I did the whole upgrading fiasco. I have read around here that if I restore it again in iTunes, choose to set up as new this time, and THEN restore the backup, it fixes the battery drain. I don't mind doing a clean restore if I have to but would prefer not to.
    What are you guys' opinion on this? Have you ever been in this situation, followed the set up as new, then restore from backup and it worked? I used to get about 4-5 days on battery before it went red, now it's down to 50% after only 48 hours which seems a bit low to me. Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. jnmiah macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2012
    Restart as new ipod
  3. wws thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2012
    I figured you would say that :) Should I restore the backup after I set up as new or just let it go?
  4. aDRock1154, Aug 9, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2012

    aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    I would try with the backup first. You're not out anything then if you have to set up as new...

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