Battery seems to have gotten worse

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mz100, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. mz100 macrumors regular

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    I have heard that jailbreaking/unlocking makes your battery worse. Is that a myth?

    My battery life has not been that great on my iPhone 4, maybe its just me...
    All my friends have iPhone 4's and use it as often as me and all have better battery life.

    iPhone 4
    4.1 Jailbroken and Unlocked
    Baseband: 1.59.00 (tinyumbrella)

    AT&T prepaid, No data unlimited talk and text

    Here are my apps in Cydia:
    Activator
    aDownloader
    AndroidLock XT
    AppSync for OS 4.1
    APT 0.7 HTTPS Method
    BigBoss's Source
    BiteSMS
    Cydia Community Sources
    Cydia Installer
    Dev-Team
    Enhanced CTorrent
    Erica Utilities
    Folder enhancer
    Hackulous Security
    Icon renamer
    Installous 4
    libsiplaystack
    ModMyi.com
    MxTube
    Passcode Lock Preventer
    PhotoAlbums+
    Safari Download plug-in
    Saurik's source
    ShakeToUndo Killer
    source GUI
    Ultrasn0w
    ZodTTD's Source

    I know there are a lot, but if there are any you think I don't need or could be hurting the battery, please recommend.

    Also is there an app in Cydia or the app store that tracks App's by battery usage?

    I have heard of BatteryDetective in Cydia, but havent gotten a chance to test it out.
    Thanks
     
  2. saving107, Jan 24, 2011
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    saving107 macrumors 603

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    What is your version of bad and good?

    The average that I seem to be getting is 5-7hrs from full to completely empty (varies from day-to-day and the app I use each day).

    I have an iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.1 and it is not Jailbroken. Some apps and task like Recording HD video, constant 3G browsing, playing graphic intense games will all cause the battery to decrease faster throughout the day, but this will very per person.
     
  3. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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  4. mz100 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't downloaded anything illegal lol if that's why your suggesting it.
    But does that really help?
     
  5. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    no, it won't do anything for your battery problem. :)

    I'm just a dev and would hate for any paid apps to be pirated.
     
  6. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    I heard from a genius in an Apple Store that jailbreaking the iphone allows unauthorized apt's to run in iphone background and in this way harm your battery.
     
  7. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    Thats incorrect

    Only things you install will run
     
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I'm so on the fence about jailbreaking. On one hand, unlocking my hardware to run anything I want is kind of nice. On the other hand, having Apple's code signing active adds another layer of security to keep things like this from happening.

    I guess you can't have it both ways. This is why I use a tethered jailbreak, and only boot jailbroken when I want to mess around. The rest of the time I just run "stock".
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I charge every night but rarely go below 30% for the day (email, iPod, surfing, games).
     

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