iP4 battery life is poor, down to spurious cydia packages?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by -MRB, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. -MRB, Feb 10, 2011
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    -MRB macrumors 6502

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    Sheet - Please move to Hacks forum. My bad!

    Morning, aftenoon, evening & night (Depending on where you live) :)

    I'll cut to the chase - I traded in my old iP4 due to a defective sleep button. They replaced it straight away with a new unit.

    So first thing I did was jailbreak it again (4.1) I've noticed it doesn't hold charge well at all compared to my old unit. The only thing I can put it down to is an installed package. So I looked, and there are many packages that I don't have a clue what it's function is..

    Activator - Okay
    APR(/usr/lib) -
    APT 0.7 (apt-key)
    APT 0.7 Strict (lib)
    Base Structure
    Bourne-Again Shell
    bzip2
    Core Utilities
    Core Utilities (/bin)
    cURL
    Darwin Tools
    Debian Packager - Okay
    Diff Utilities
    diskdev-cmds
    Find Utilities
    GNU Privacy Guard
    grep
    gzip
    IconSupport
    libdisplaystack
    libhide
    libjpeg
    libstatusbar
    LibVNCServer
    libxml2 Library
    LZMA Utils
    New curses
    PAM (Apple)
    PAM Modules
    pcre
    pincrush
    realine
    sandcastle
    sed
    shell-cmds
    Simulated Key Events
    Source GUI
    SQLite 3.x Library
    system-cmds
    Tape Archive
    WebViewController



    Sorry for the long list. But I haven't installed any of these myself. And I'm sure there weren't this many packages installed on my old JB

    Can I get rid of any of these? Just seems like a lot of things.

    Thank you for your time :)
     
  2. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    If you have a jailbroken iPhone you should not be complaining about battery life at all.
     
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Ha, ha.... All that crap on your phone!! Amazing that it works at all. :eek:
     
  4. -MRB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you both for your amazing insight to my problem. Such valid inputs. Really. I thank you. /Sarcasm.

    Seriously though.. It was a genuine query, and I would prefer it if members such as yourselves wouldn't reply if that's all you have to say.
     
  5. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    You might want to post in the "iPhone Hacks" section of this forum. But seriously, you are running non-authorized Apple software and are wondering why your battery life sucks? That's like people downloading warez and wondering why they got a virus.
     
  6. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    Man I hate it when people put up no-pointer responses like that....I feel ya buddy!
     
  7. -MRB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Read the OP, I edited it seconds after posting, asking for it to be moved.

    It is authorized Apple software. Are you aware of what jailbreaking does? Please, vacate my thread and take your useless replies with you. Thanks.


    All I am asking, is should I have all of those packages installed?
     
  8. h1r0ll3r, Feb 10, 2011
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    h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    I have everything on your list installed on my 4.1 JB with the exception of;

    LibVNCServer
    sandcastle
    Simulated Key Events

    Not an expert so I have no idea what these three are from. My battery life is great even with all this stuff installed. Hate to ask but have you tried recalibrating your battery and see if that helps any? Perhaps if someone else could elaborate what those three tweaks above are then maybe that might prove useful in determining if any of those tweaks are responsible for your excessive battery consumption. Worst case, you may just have gotten an iPhone with a crappy battery and need to get it replaced....again :(

    EDIT: If it helps you out any, here's a list of all the apps/tweaks/mods/whateverthehellyouwanttocallthem that are on my phone;

    Activator
    afc2add
    Applist
    APT 0.7 HTTPS Method
    attachment=for mailto
    backboard
    BigBoss's Source
    BiteSMS
    Bytafont
    CleanStatus
    CyDelete
    Cydia Community Sources
    Cydia Installer
    DeepEnd
    DefaultFlashOff
    Dev-Team
    DIsable Voice Control
    DisplayOut
    Erica Utilities
    file://for mobilesafari
    Folderenhancer
    Gridlock
    Iconoclasm
    iFile
    Infinidock
    Intellistatusbars Icons
    iRetiner
    libdisplaystack
    LibWeather
    Lockscreen Clock Hide
    Lockscreen Dim Delay
    MobileVolumeSound
    ModMyI.com
    Multiflow
    Multiiconmover
    MyWi
    MyWi On Demand
    No Bookmarks
    No Dock & SB Text
    No Page Dots

    A lot of crap, ain't it?

    No Spot
    Notifier+
    OpenSSH
    PoliteSilencer
    Pull to refresh for mail
    pull to refresh for safari
    Quick Dismiss
    Remove Background
    Saurik's Sources
    SBSettings
    Shrink
    SlantedLock
    Snowcover4
    SourceGUI
    Springflash
    Switcherplus
    Tetherme
    Tetherme APN Editing
    ThemeIt
    ToneFX
    Transparent Folder Icons
    Transparent Statusbar
    UserAgent Faker
    WeatherIcon
    WebViewController
    WiFi-Sync
    Winterboard
    ZodTTD's Source
    3G Unrestrictor
     
  9. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    Did you have the old phone jailbroken as well? With the same packages?

    If you did not have poor battery on that phone it could be the battery on the new phone or that the battery needs to be re calibrated. I would try recalibration.

    Look at the version of mobilesubstrate you are using. There was a lot of talk a while back about an older version hitting battery life hard. Many people downgraded and battery got better. I had this problem at one time and the downgrade helped. However, the newest version of mobilesubstrate has not been problematic for me. Below are the downgrade instructions for your reference.

    Good luck.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    How to Downgrade:

    1)Download - 3209 from: http://apt.saurik.com/debs/
    2)Download - Diskaid for pc/mac
    3)From Diskaid Drop 3209.deb to var/mobile/media/downloads/
    4)Install ifile from Cydia
    5)From ifile find 3209.deb and open it with installer
    6)Reboot

    If you want to know when the next new version of Mobile Substrate is available but don't want to see version 0.9.3228-1 in the "Upgrade" list, you will want to make a change in this file:

    /private/var/lib/dpkg/status

    In this file, find the line that reads:

    Version: 0.9.3209-1

    Change it to:

    Version: 0.9.3228-1

    This will make apt (Cydia) think you have 0.9.3228-1 installed. When a newer version is released you will have the option of installing it.

    If you want to actually install 0.9.3228-1, just go to:

    Cydia --> Manage --> Packages --> Mobile Substrate --> Modify --> Reinstall
     
  10. -MRB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Finally a decent reply :) Thanks!

    It does seem a lot of stuff. I may try calibrating my battery this weekend at some point. If that fails, I will try jailbreaking again, starting over!
     

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