Battery % Hack

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by darngooddesign, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I saw this mentioned in a Gizmodo comment. Does anyone know about a hack that when you tap on the status bar battery icon it changes to the percentage remaining on the charge?
     
  2. brando88 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, its available through installer.app, in the "Extended Preferences" for iPhone, or "Advanced Preferences" for the iPod Touch.

    Its under the "Interface" menu.
     
  3. darngooddesign thread starter macrumors G3

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    I don't see it, which source do I have to add?
     
  4. brando88 macrumors 6502

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    Oh sorry, it's under the ModMyiFone source...
     
  5. Nipz macrumors 65816

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  6. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    What is the source for modmyifone?

    Also what is the app called?

    Thanks
     
  7. brando88 macrumors 6502

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    The source for MMI is: modmyifone.com/installer.xml

    The app is called "Extended Preferences," or "Advanced Preferences."
     
  8. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Weird i have the right source, but not on my list!

    Thanks anyway!
     
  9. mkstewartesq@co macrumors regular

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    I added this when I was on jailbroken 1.1.2. Did a restore and updated to 1.1.3 and it seems to have avoided the purge for some reason. So now I have a 1.1.3 phone that I can tap on the battery to see the percentage of battery life left. Unexpected that it would survive the 1.1.3 update, but very cool nonetheless.

    M
     
  10. zipper1022 macrumors regular

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    i also have teh source but its not on my list... anyone know why?
     
  11. pacohaas macrumors 6502a

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    When I go to uninstall mine, it shows up in the "Tweaks" section and source says modmyifone.com, so I'm pretty sure that's where it came from, especially because I don't have that many other sources added. I do wish this was a separate hack, but the Extended Preferences app is pretty small. Actually searching a bit it seems there may be a program called aqwoah battery that will do this. Anyhow here's what mine looks like:
     

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  12. zipper1022 macrumors regular

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    i cant find anything liek extended preferences or anything battery related, and i have the mod my iphone source, annoying..
     
  13. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I've no idea what he's talking about. I can't find it either.
     
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  15. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    its been removed from installer as its too unstable
     
  16. pacohaas macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, really? I haven't had any problems with it. Although I'm just using the battery hack.
     
  17. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a

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    That's funny, 'cuz from some reports I've seen on other forums, the new version of Installer itself is unstable...but yeah, I avoided this app as well after reading some horror stories about the damage it seemed to cause some users.
     
  18. cdavi060 macrumors regular

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  19. pacohaas macrumors 6502a

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    cdavi060: so I think you just have to wait, read the above link, it explains.
     

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