General Flex 2 vs Cydia Tweak (battery, functionality, etc.)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by seanyuan62, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. seanyuan62 macrumors newbie

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    I had a question for y'all. I just started using Flex 2 beta and let me start by saying it is amazing! But then I started having a couple of questions. Is there an advantage to patching, for example, the YouTube app and enabling hq on data through flex vs installing a tweak from cydia that does the same thing? In addition, would there be more battery drain from one other than the other?

    I have no idea how they each actually work, but I was thinking maybe patching an application would use less battery vs a cydia tweak that is always running. But then again aren't cydia tweaks just basically patches anyways? It's just strange because flex doesn't require a respring for certain tweaks like pandora skip while a cydia tweak that does the same thing does require a respring.


    Questions questions questions haha. If anyone could help satisfy my curiosity/battery usage paranoia, I would greatly appreciate it.


    Thank you.
     
  2. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Unless the tweak requires Mobile Substrate, I'm pretty sure most Cydia tweaks edit the actual app anyway. So in THAT case it's pretty much the same thing as applying a patch through Flex.
     
  3. seanyuan62 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right. I was thinking more like five icon dock and other things that modify the springboard.

    I guess it DOES let you set custom values for the patches while cydia tweaks are sort of set.
     

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