Battery Life Decreasing By A Percentage Every 2 Minutes!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by wireless-toyz09, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. wireless-toyz09 macrumors member

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    Hello everyone, i recently upgraded to 3.0 from 2.1 and unlocked/jailbreaked. From cydia i installed the sbsettings battery percentage hack and the caller id to text message hack. Ever since then, my battery has been decreasing by 1% EVERY 2 minutes and so a fully charged iphone 3g reaches to 20% battery within an hour and a half. Even if the phone is not in use and i left it on 100%, when i check it again it will be on something like 70% or something like that. Does the 3.0 firmware use WAY more power than my 2.1 firmware did?? or is the sbsettings hack causing this?? or is it time for me to send my iphone to apple for battery replacement??:confused::confused:

    ANY IDEAS???:(:(:(
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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  3. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502

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    It might not help, but shut your phone down and restart (if you haven't already). I've had my phone do that occasionally on 3.1 (not even jailbroken yet). If I do a restart, it stops whatever is draining power.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Install a free AppStore battery monitor to test with

    JB again and test

    Unlock and Test

    Install SBSettings and test

    PS. Restoring a 3G from a 2.1 backup is known to have bad battery drainage. Set up as a new device.
     
  5. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried that. I guess whatever is causing the drainage just starts up again when the phone starts up. :( Anymore ideas??:confused::confused:
     
  6. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    I have heard multiple people claim that the sbsettings numeric battery drains the battery more quickly than without it... I have never tried it, so I can't verify.

    I have also heard that setting up the phone as a "new phone" instead of restoring from backup helps battery life issues too, when installing new FW.
     
  7. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Also bringing a 2.2.1 backup to 3.0 is just asking for trouble if you dont want to lose data reset ALL your settings otherwise wipe the slate clean completely and start from fresh
     
  8. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do u know any free battery monitor name out of your head?? Also i believe its asbattery not sbsettings battery program.
     
  9. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    DO NOT USE the sbsettings battery. Ever.

    Look for "battery control" in cydia.
     
  10. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    Update: i removed asbattery and rebooted yesterday. I recharged the battery overnight. and today: battery is draining just as fast as it was with asbattery installed. i read something about having push on causes severe battery drain as well. Just disabled it, but battery is already on below 20% so i will see how it is with push turned to off. Any other suggestions??:confused::confused:
     
  11. Swede macrumors newbie

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    +1

    i dunno why but my battery has significantlly improved after upgrading to 3.1.2 :cool:
     
  12. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    I want to be able to unlock as well so don't think 3.12 is an option right now.
     
  13. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    UPDATE: Still no difference after turning off push. So i will install asbattery back and keep looking for other solutions besides restore and set up as new phone.

    PS: Any more ideas??
     
  14. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I'm almost 100% this is your problem. Go into Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. If this does not fix your problem, then restore your phone again and Set up as a new device instead of restoring from your 2.1 backup.
     
  15. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    THANKS!!!....BUT WHAT DOES THIS DO EXACTLY?? Erase everything??
     
  16. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    IT JUST RESETS ALL YOUR SETTINGS!@#!@#$!@$!
     
  17. Cortezbanks macrumors 6502

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    I have 3.1.2 and since I've been JB my battery life seems much better
     
  18. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    If you're on a mac you can use Pwnage tool and keep your baseband for unlock. Also, there are IPSW links posted here for upgrading to 3.1.2 and keeping baseband for unlock as well if you are running windows.
     

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