Better Battery Life After Jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by The Governor, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. The Governor macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2008
    I know that there is no software out there that makes this true, or any other outlier for the matter that improves battery life after jailbreaking

    But I swear I have an improved battery since I jailbroke my 3g iphone (2.1)

    Before jailbreaking, I would consume a decent amount of my battery. I listen to music a decent amount, watch videos (parts) every so often, constantly checking and responding to emails, and am constantly using safari on 3g network. In a given week, approximately 3 times I would use it to where the 10% notification comes up. I charge it every night. I never charge during the day.

    After jailbreaking, it has only been a couple of days now, but I haven't even came across the 20% notification. I sitll use it in the same way I did before, but even more-so now. I'm constantly changing/altering my springboard, customizing the apps names' and what not. Basically, I use a lot more than I did previously and think I have better battery life

    Anyone else have/think similar results? or am I being subject to the placebo effect
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    My batter life actually went down after I jailbroke my phone. I ended up going back to the regular for a totally different reason. But I didn't see any battery improvement.
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    You typically experience a decrease in battery life after jailbreaking because of a few additional background processes.
  4. MyAGunn macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Right after jailbreaking my battery was draining quickly, but then it stabilized. I ended up removing Installer. I don't know if there was a process that was draining the battery, but my battery life is very good now.
  5. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    Mine seems about the same.

    Then again, 2.1 was supposed to have better battery life, and I was only jailbroken on 2.0 for a very short time before the 2.1 update came out.

    It could be that whatever battery improvements that came from 2.1 were offset by the additional background processes of being jailbroken.
  6. The Governor thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2008
    I thought the same thing. But I haven't suffered any decrease in battery like others reported

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