battery life after jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jnguyen4, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. jnguyen4 macrumors 6502

    jnguyen4

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    I just jailbroke my iPhone 3G last night. The whole purpose was to ssh into the phone and change the plist files to get the battery percentage. I heard that bossprefs and sbsettings drains battery like no other so I decided to do the hack. What I notice is my batter is at 50 % after only 4 hours.

    I also read that keeping openssh running also drains battery like crazy. For this reason, I uninstalled it after using it. Is there anything that is making my battery die quickly? Some of you guys probably will say that 4 hours at 50% is good, but honestly, I used to be able to get about 10 hours of battery every charge cycle and even more when on standby. Are jailbroken iPhones worse on battery life? Thanks guys.
     
  2. foob macrumors 6502

    foob

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    SSH won't drain the battery because it doesn't actually run. When something tries to connect to SSH, launchd (which is always running on the phone) detects it and launches SSH.

    As far as the battery goes, my jailbroken phone with SBSettings, wifi, location, 3G and everything else turned on lasts longer than four hours. I usually listen to podcasts between 8am and 11am and have 90% battery left.
     
  3. jnguyen4 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jnguyen4

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    wow. Thats good. Any suggestions?
     

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