How to enable battery percentage on your 3G

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

  1. TapOut macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2009
    Erie, PA
    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/
    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
    <dict>" underneath this insert what is typed in #6
    6. this is a Boolean Key
    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


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

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


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
  4. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a


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

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