How to enable battery percentage on your 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TapOut, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. TapOut macrumors regular

    TapOut

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    Location:
    Erie, PA
    #1
    you have to jailbreak.. BUT you dont have to use SBS or Boss prefs

    got this off xsellize

    there is a way to enable the toggle to turn on/off the percentage in the status bar (iPhone method)

    To enable the Battery Percentage toggle in settings
    1. SSH into your iphone
    2. Go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app/
    3. Download the file M68AP.plist
    4. Open the file using a text editor or a plist editor
    5. Add a Boolean value under the capabilities dictionary
    "<key>capabilities</key>
    <dict>" underneath this insert what is typed in #6
    6. this is a Boolean Key
    <key>gas-gauge-battery</key>
    <true/>
    7. Save and upload the file to the same directory that it was originally in
    8. Go onto the iPhone and respring
    9. Now go to the application Settings -> General -> Usage and there will be a Battery Percentage toggle and you can use it to enable battery percentage next to battery icon in top-right corner.


    so basically before you save, your file should look like this

    <key>capabilities</key>
    <dict>
    <key>gas-gauge-battery</key>
    <true/>

    good luck and dont forget to thank me
     
  2. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Jun 29, 2008
    #2
    I no longer have the 3g, but this is a good example of apple restricting its capabilities. Assuming it works.
     
  3. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    Pacific Northwest, US
  4. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

    doubleatheman

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    May 27, 2009
    #4
    The free memory app will show percentage on the 3g....
     

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