Battery Control *new*

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Che Castro, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    *3.0 ONLY* Finer grain control over the status bar battery.
    This will let you show percentage and/or the battery icon on any 3.0 iDevice.

    Repo: ModMyi.com

    Version: 0.1.0
    Author: David Ashman (Stimpy5050)
    Section: Tweaks




    i can finally get rid of the green battery icon & just use the % number :)
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Thanks for the heads up on this!

    Note: Enabling %battery using this does not turn on SBSettings %battery toggle, so thats good.

    We'll see how this effects battery life.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    This is nice now that we have the choice. I personally like having both, and am sick of just the percentage because that is what I had forever >3.0.
     
  4. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    well i installed this an hour ago
    my phone was at 43%

    an hour later is still at 43% the phoen has been a sleep the whole hour

    wifi on

    iphone 3g
     
  5. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    Che Castro,

    Thank you very much for this info. I've looking for this for a while now.:)
     
  6. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    so far i havent notice any battery drain

    this app is good

    another note

    recently makeitmine started to crash on me, so i gave fakecarrier a try and i think is much better then MIM :apple:
     
  7. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    +1 to Fakecarrier.
     
  8. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    yep, been using this for about a hour =) just found it...

    not having any issues with MIM though, does fakecarrier do anything different?
     
  9. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    nono i had issues with makeitmine before i installed "battery control"

    I changed my host file and that made MIM crash

    but still fakecarrier is better

    i cant explain it, it just looks if MIM had an upgrade it would look liek fakecarrier :apple:
     
  10. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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  11. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    was wondering the samething...downloaded and didnt notice anything personally.
     
  12. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Very nice! Thanks for the heads up. :)

    EDIT: It has been my experience that anything that runs out of the "settings" app seems to work better.
     
  13. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    I just used iHandy off Cydia on my 2nd gen ipod touch and it works great.
     
  14. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    this is diff then ihandy

    ihandy doesnt remove the battery icon
     
  15. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    anyone notice any issues with this program?

    I fell asleep on my couch, woke up and notice my phone battery % not showing or the battery itself. I checked the settings, everything is ok.

    I rebooted my phone into a sad mac, went and checked the battery...still wouldnt show.

    Turned off and on again and now the battery is showing but the % isnt, even though % is selected and battery is not. :mad:
     
  16. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    try reinstalling the program. this has been working great for me, good luck!
     
  17. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    hmm that seemed to fix it, wonder why it messed up in the first place.

    however, it dropped my battery really low...went from like 80 to 60 in like 3 hours no use at all.
     
  18. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Does this one drain the battery like SBSettings?
     
  19. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    its not suppose to, but i dunno, unless this resintall fixes that...my battery got drained awfully fast.
     
  20. foob macrumors 6502

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    Anyone notice accuracy issues? My battery stayed at 100% while listening to 3 hours of podcasts this morning. I knew that wasn't right so I turned on the battery percentage in SBSettings and it said 88%, which seemed accurate. Right now, SBSettings says 93% and Battery Control says 100%, which I know isn't accurate.

    I hate the battery icon but the good news is that Battery Control and SBSettings seem to work together and the percentage from SBS overrides the one from BC, so I've been using BC with icon off and percentage on, and percentage on in SBSettings all day.
     
  21. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    wow! 20% in just 3 hours of standby!!!! :eek:

    When i go to sleep i disconect my iPhone and put it next to me (so i can hear the alarm! hehehe) and i ussually sleep from 6-8 hours and if i have Wifi and 3G Off, when the alarm sounds (2 alarms 5 minutes apart) the battery is still at 100%, sometimes 99% if i let the alarm to sound too much.

    and if i leave 3G on it varies from 99% to 95% (the same 6-8 sleep hours), cause on my house I rarely pick up 3G (so i guess it spend the night looking for it)

    ohh, and that ^ is with push mail on, and fetch every hour...
     
  22. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    yes, ive noticed the same thing....its not accurate at all...

    maybe needs alittle more work, but ya, its nice to hide the battery thats for sure.
     
  23. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    HighLife420 this woks fine for me

    try uninstall then reboot

    and install again


    also where u using the battery % before?

    I notice that people who get the % think the battery drains faster but its that you dont notice it with just the battery icon
    but since its numbers going down ,they think the batter % is causin it
     
  24. foob macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the people who have battery drain issues really have accuracy issues instead. Anyway, I emailed the developer about the accuracy, just in case no one else had. He has a lot of good apps so I'm sure he will fix it.
     

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