Five Icon Dock

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Enigmafan420, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    I have downloaded this via CYDIA but can't figure out how to use it :(

    Can someone please give this n00b some instructions :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Reboot the phone then drag any five icons into the dock. It was that simple for me. Be warned, once I installed this, my battery would die much faster than it previously did. I got so fed up, I restored.
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    :rolleyes: Five Icon Dock just modifies a Springboard plist to allow 5 icons in the dock. It has no background process. If you think he drains your battery, you're wrong.
     
  4. jcde7ago macrumors 6502

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    LOL. The misinformation in this post is hilarious. Some people really should take the time to learn how an OS/Computer works before making comments such as these.
     
  5. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    My wireless bill from AT&T doubled with the 5 icon dock...be warned LOL
     
  6. XiiAoMao macrumors newbie

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    Haha, lols. It work just fine for me, no battery drains, no double bill or what so ever. It just modifies the springboard. :D
     
  7. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Five Icon Dock assumes no responsibility for the growth of body parts.
     
  8. orrelse44 macrumors regular

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    Whoa! I installed 5 icon dock and it started raining IN my house! Be advised if you don't want everything to get wet, 5 icon dock is the devil.
     
  9. pol0001 macrumors 6502

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    I know that only background processes drain the battery. But I had a similar experience. After jailbreaking I installed Winterboard and the 5-Symbol-Dock and my battery time was cut in half. Even restarting the iPhone didn't help. What helped was putting the iPhone in DFU-mode and than restarting it without a restore. So maybe the installation of the 5-Dock-App started some processes in the background that didn't stop after the installation was complete.
     
  10. Enigmafan420 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I added the 5th icon yesterday-and I have to say-it does seem like the battery is draining faster. This, of course, is anecdotal evidence to be sure. In addition, there is no LOGICAL reason why this would be.

    I am going to leave it for a few more days and see what happens. It is possible my phone wasn't fully charged last time-but after sitting overnight with no activity, it is down about 40%-which seems like a lot.
     
  11. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you guys are turning off location services. I've been intermitently checking email and browsing all day and battery icon is still showing full.
     
  12. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    So I guess I'm not the only who had the problem, smartasses.
     
  13. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    just joking around with you. :D

    Seriously though, there has to be something else that is causing the battery drain.
     
  14. jcde7ago macrumors 6502

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    I think the problem people have is that "my battery drains faster!" gets thrown around WAY too frequently before the person saying it actually does conclusive, thorough testing to prove it. Even with stock, before i jailbroke, on some days i would notice the battery drain faster than other days, and i couldn't remember doing anything different, and i even used it LESS than the day before. It seems as if people install jailbroken apps and then all of a sudden they have battery problems; some situations this is warranted, but still this notion gets tossed around so frequently that i almost think that people readily expect and WANT to notice a battery drain or whatnot shortly after installing jailbroken apps.

    From my understanding of how the 5-icon-dock works as i read from another forum a while back is that it edits a .plist file, simply telling the SpringBoard to allow 5 icons to fit on the bottom, and that's it. This shouldn't be using any resources whatsoever. I mean put it this way; would it make sense that, if you went into Settings on a stock 2.1 phone, and chose to have the double-tap of the home button go to ipod controls instead of home, that the battery drains faster instead of having that option set to just go to the home screen on a double tap of the home button? It wouldn't make sense, right? :confused:
     
  15. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    I think there is a definite placebo effect with jailbreaking. People expect to see certain things, so they do.
     
  16. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

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    My wife left me with five-icon dock, be warned.
     
  17. jcde7ago macrumors 6502

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    Is it because you used her iPhone as a testbed for 5-icon-dock and she noticed her battery drained twice as fast? Haha jk, but thanks for the LOL moment :D
     
  18. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps she caught him cheating on her with the fifth icon.
     

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