For those who are jailbroken and running backgrounder, battery times?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by RiceRacerDX, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    In light of all this 4.0 multitasking talk, I was just wondering how the battery life of a jailbroken phone running backgrounder is (with things running in the background of course) compared to a nonjailbroken phone running nothing more than the current OS.
    Please, also include whether you have a 3G or 3GS.
     
  2. Jason-Houghton macrumors regular

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    I use backgrounder with ProSwitcher for free from Get cydia via http://booleanmagic.com/repo. Its like multifl0w much 200% better interface and very polished.

    Anyway, I run IM+, Facebook, Skype, Cydia and sometimes a few more at a time and to be honest, everyone needs to stop going on about how it will slow it down. I can say for certain I can run up to 7 apps without seeing any lag.

    As for battery - the same. I notice no difference when multitasking, I use my phone throughout the day quite a bit and it still has at least 10% left before I go bed.

    Im using an iPhone 3gs. Its fine.
     
  3. Jason-Houghton macrumors regular

    Jason-Houghton

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    just jailbreak
     
  4. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    If you have a 3GS its fine...with a 3G things can get laggy.
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    How backgrounder affects battery life and the speed of your iPhone depends entirely on what and how many applications you background at any given time. By itself I don't believe it has any noticeable affect on either battery life or performance.
     
  6. Jason-Houghton macrumors regular

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    dont do it on 3g. its old and in this day of age you have to stay up to date.
     
  7. labman macrumors 604

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    lets wait

    see what apple actually does rumors have been known to be wrong in the past! and the background program apple uses if they do could be very different from backgrounder.
     
  8. KidPub macrumors member

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    No diff

    I haven't noticed a huge difference in battery life between the non-JB and JB incarnations of my 3GS. I usually run Slacker in the background along with the default background tasks (mail, phone, and so on). If Skype ever fixes their voicemail bug I'll run that, too.

    Perry
     
  9. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    here is my phones battery life.

    Jailbroken 3GS with a few sound and visual themes running (wifi blobs logo, apple loaders, 3G fireball)
    and backgrounder was installed and used a bit

    1. 3G USAGE: NONE
    2. PHONE CALLS: NONE
    3. TEXTING: NONE
    4. BLUETOOTH: ON
    5. YOUTUBE: 1 HOUR
    6. MUSIC: 46 MINUTES
    7. DICTIONARY USAGE: 30 MINUTES
    8. WEB SURFING 30 MINUTES
    9. VARIOUS APPILACTIONS: 1 HOUR
      THAT IS AN ESTIMATED USAGE

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  10. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    It seems there is some confusion here between background processes and multitasking. :D
     

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