fakeclockup?

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    what exactly does this do? I know its a popular tweak and I don't really understand what it does with the description in Cydia
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Try it out. It makes your phone seem faster but it's really not. It makes the animations faster.
     
  3. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    Correct, merely speeds up the animations. Very effective though, as it creates the illusion that the phone is performing a lot quicker, when in reality processes are happening at the same rate they always did.

    There hundreds of animations written into the OS to give it that refined, smooth and polished feel and while it looks good, using fakeclockup makes you understand how sluggish it actually makes the device feel.
     
  4. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    so what do you guys have your value set at?

    it seems all of them are the same to me (except if I drop it to 1.0)
     
  5. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    I started at 1.6x and after about 5 months I'm now on 2.5x and comfortable there. Higher than that feels ridiculous.
     
  6. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    its not bad on the battery is it? (last question I swear)
     
  7. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    Ask as many questions as you like.

    I don't believe it makes any impression on battery life either way.
     
  8. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    only reason I ask is cause when I searched I found a topic about someone complaining it made their battery worse.

    and yes I am fully aware that people will always blame bad battery on something....

    just wanted to see if others had any experience
     
  9. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    I never experienced a hit on battery life. But moving from the 4 to 4s i found it unnecessary. I like the stock animation if it isn't hindered to much.
     
  10. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    Also drains your battery faster too. 'Smoke & Mirrors' app/tweak but an unnecessary one IMO. To each their own though.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I have it on my 4S too but I dont notice any battery drain.
    Had it on my i4 before too and battery was fine.
     
  12. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    Yip, I got it running on 3 iPhone's and an iPad 2, no effect what so ever...

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    Well, I guess you get apps/tweaks that address the devices limited functionality as imposed by Apple and you get those that address the devices aesthetic "limitations" as imposed by Apple.
     
  13. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I ended up removing it.
     
  14. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    Motivated by battery drain?
     
  15. 3bs macrumors 603

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    No not really. I didn't use it long enough to notice a drain.
     
  16. LandonDonovan macrumors regular

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    I ran FakeClockup on about 50 3G iPhones on 4.2.1 over the last four months. I suddenly realized it had no positive effect and no negative effects really either. Basically, on an iPhone 3G on 4.x without FakeClockup, you'll feel lag and then your app will slowly load. With FakeClockup, the apps will still load at the same rate except the moving images will load a lot faster. The problem is you only save about a second unless it's an app with a large animation, and it looks a bit unnatural. I don't think it actually drains the battery faster as the only animation for a lot of iPhone native apps is the spinning circle. I never did many tests outside a couple apps and the settings, so you may find it more useful depending on your needs. On the 3GS and above, the lag isn't as pronounced, so it may be more useful. On the other hand, the processors are faster, so you may not need it depending on how many animations there are in your apps.
     
  17. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Seriously, the other thread starter installed the same hack you are inquiring about installing and now regrets it.
     

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