Iphone 5 sudden battery drain !!!

i-nwo

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Feb 12, 2014
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HI....

so i have iphone 5 , running on IOS 7 and jailbroken...

It was working fine.. until 2days ago, the battery life time decreased A LOT... in 2hrs after taking it of the charger ( which was on through out the night ) the battery went to 21 %, and died out after 5 hrs.

I lost 5 % 10 min after i took it off the charger.

I turned off wifi and everything else... even made the brightness to the minimum, tried everything... still it is crap !!

any ideas ???? it is a pain in the A** :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

Tyler23

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Dec 2, 2010
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Atlanta, GA
HI....

so i have iphone 5 , running on IOS 7 and jailbroken...

It was working fine.. until 2days ago, the battery life time decreased A LOT... in 2hrs after taking it of the charger ( which was on through out the night ) the battery went to 21 %, and died out after 5 hrs.

I lost 5 % 10 min after i took it off the charger.

I turned off wifi and everything else... even made the brightness to the minimum, tried everything... still it is crap !!

any ideas ???? it is a pain in the A** :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
It's likely to do with the jailbreak tweaks you've installed.
 

i-nwo

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Feb 12, 2014
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It's likely to do with the jailbreak tweaks you've installed.
I have uninstalled most of the tweaks i installed since a week till now.. and still the same thing !!!

All this happened all of a sudden ...
 

i-nwo

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Feb 12, 2014
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Post a list of the tweaks you still have installed.
ok here they go !!

1- activator
2-Alkaline LBI Mod
3 Animate
4 Animate fix for ios7
5 aiumer7
6 applist
7 apptray
8 aqua dark syrix
9 awesome jordan boot logo
10Barrel
11 Bars
12 Big boss icon set
13 bigify
14 burst mode
15carrierpigeon
16 cctoggles
17 clear folders
18 coono
19 cydia installer
20 cydia substrate
21 cydia translations
22 dba-tech common
23 dismissswitcher
24 dockshift
25 emphasize
26 Erica utilities
27 evasi0n 7.x untether
28 f.lux
29 f.lux flipswitch
30 football logos
31 GUI-GPG-SEC
32 hiddenSB settings
33 Icon Shapes
34 IconBundles
35 Incirlce
36 Itunes Radio unlimited
37 Iwidgets
38 Lettered Number theme
39 lidbisplaystack
40 LightsOff
41 Lock screen tool
42 Movie Box
43 NowNow
44 Original for IOS7
45 Redone7
46 SBPower Alert
47 Share widget for IOS7
48 Sicarius
49 Simple7
50 Slo-mo Mod
51 SMS stats2
52 speak Notification
53 SpotDefine
54 Substrate safe mode
55 SwipeSelection Pro
56 Theme 001 for ios7
57 Tinybar
58 transparentVolume
59 wallpaper+
60 whatsapp transparency7
61 winterboard
62 Zeppline


There you go :) thanks people !!!
 

airfrancisco

macrumors regular
Mar 16, 2005
238
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ok here they go !!



1- activator

2-Alkaline LBI Mod

3 Animate

4 Animate fix for ios7

5 aiumer7

6 applist

7 apptray

8 aqua dark syrix

9 awesome jordan boot logo

10Barrel

11 Bars

12 Big boss icon set

13 bigify

14 burst mode

15carrierpigeon

16 cctoggles

17 clear folders

18 coono

19 cydia installer

20 cydia substrate

21 cydia translations

22 dba-tech common

23 dismissswitcher

24 dockshift

25 emphasize

26 Erica utilities

27 evasi0n 7.x untether

28 f.lux

29 f.lux flipswitch

30 football logos

31 GUI-GPG-SEC

32 hiddenSB settings

33 Icon Shapes

34 IconBundles

35 Incirlce

36 Itunes Radio unlimited

37 Iwidgets

38 Lettered Number theme

39 lidbisplaystack

40 LightsOff

41 Lock screen tool

42 Movie Box

43 NowNow

44 Original for IOS7

45 Redone7

46 SBPower Alert

47 Share widget for IOS7

48 Sicarius

49 Simple7

50 Slo-mo Mod

51 SMS stats2

52 speak Notification

53 SpotDefine

54 Substrate safe mode

55 SwipeSelection Pro

56 Theme 001 for ios7

57 Tinybar

58 transparentVolume

59 wallpaper+

60 whatsapp transparency7

61 winterboard

62 Zeppline





There you go :) thanks people !!!

I immediately scrolled down to see if you have winterboard installed. That tweak does drain you battery. Can't say for others. Just know that WB does.
 

HenryLong

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Apr 11, 2013
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Germany
Don't suspect WinterBoard itself.
It runs on all my devices without noticable battery drain.

If the battery drain is WinterBoard related at all then more likely due to one of your numerous themes.
 

Prabas

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Sep 14, 2010
987
606
Europe
Guess what, I had the same problem as you, battery just would not last a single day, thus I went to the store (not Apple Store) and told them about it, they've tested it and found a problem and gave me a new device.

It had nothing to do with jailbreak. iPhone 5 is subject to a faulty charging module or just damaged battery.

You could try these options:

1) Restore your device and set up it as new.
2) If you have warranty, go to the store where you bought your device and tell them about your problem.

Try it as new, use it for a day, if that does not help.. You know what to do.
 

i-nwo

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Original poster
Feb 12, 2014
14
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Ok so I deleted 4 themes now.
But what I can't understand is that I didn't add any themes lately ... All this crap happened out of a sudden

It is 60% now after 2 hrs of fully charge and barely 30 min usage !!
 

Carlanga

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Nov 5, 2009
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Ok so I deleted 4 themes now.
But what I can't understand is that I didn't add any themes lately ... All this crap happened out of a sudden

It is 60% now after 2 hrs of fully charge and barely 30 min usage !!
you will have to remove one by one the tweaks and see which one is the culprit
 

phreebsd

macrumors regular
Aug 6, 2010
222
1
install "top" from cydia
ssh to your phone (dont forget to su root)
then run top -u
this will list processes in desc order taking up the most CPU usage.
to exit top hit Q

let us know what you find.

if it turns out backboardd is the main culprit run this command to see what tweaks are hooked into backboard

grep backboardd /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/*.plist

*Note - you may need to install grep
 
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i-nwo

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 12, 2014
14
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as recommended in a different forum, i tried to get battery info using ibackup bot and this what i got :

CycleCount: 421
DesignCapacity: 1430
FullChargeCapacity: 1322
Status: Success

BatteryCurrentCapacity: 99
BatteryIsCharging: true
ExternalChargeCapable: true
ExternalConnected: true
FullyCharged: false
GasGaugeCapability: true

and they said that the numbers look OK ... so i cant seems to find where is the leak from !
 

darricksailo

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Dec 18, 2012
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Assuming those statistics are true, that's good battery life after 4XX cycles

Do you happen to have GPS enabled in the background?
 

i-nwo

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Original poster
Feb 12, 2014
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Assuming those statistics are true, that's good battery life after 4XX cycles

Do you happen to have GPS enabled in the background?
No mate.. turned everything off !!!

the battery just dies on me. after having it 100 % charged and 6 hrs of standby

Its a pain in the backside.
 

airfrancisco

macrumors regular
Mar 16, 2005
238
9
install "top" from cydia
ssh to your phone (dont forget to su root)
then run top -u
this will list processes in desc order taking up the most CPU usage.
to exit top hit Q

let us know what you find.

if it turns out backboardd is the main culprit run this command to see what tweaks are hooked into backboard

grep backboardd /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/*.plist

*Note - you may need to install grep
How do I do the grep? I copy and paste your command and it's not doing anything. I'm already logged into root
 

iMrNiceGuy0023

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Jun 5, 2009
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The same thing happened to my Iphone 5. Battery would just drain without me even using it.

My cycle count is in the 600 range tho. I restored it to factory settings with no jailbreak. Still the same.

It's the battery. Not the tweaks
 

i-nwo

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Original poster
Feb 12, 2014
14
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just a quick update for you all...

I have restored my iphone from jailbreak .... the battery life got a bit better.. but still died after 6 hrs of standby.... so i think the battery is gone, although the statistics posted earlier show that it is good...

So i dont know what to do ...
 

Tyler23

macrumors 603
Dec 2, 2010
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Atlanta, GA
just a quick update for you all...

I have restored my iphone from jailbreak .... the battery life got a bit better.. but still died after 6 hrs of standby.... so i think the battery is gone, although the statistics posted earlier show that it is good...

So i dont know what to do ...
Make a genius bar appointment, take the phone to Apple and have them run tests.
 

kkik

macrumors newbie
Feb 10, 2013
14
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just a quick update for you all...



I have restored my iphone from jailbreak .... the battery life got a bit better.. but still died after 6 hrs of standby.... so i think the battery is gone, although the statistics posted earlier show that it is good...



So i dont know what to do ...

Take it to warranty. I do the same yesterday and they replace my iphone. And the battery, WOW!! So isnt because JB at all (i have jb)
 

PureComplexity

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May 27, 2011
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Not wanting to produce clutter with my own thread, I guess I'll just tack this on here and hope someone sees it.

Has anyone experienced a similar issue or possibly knows why the command "itunesstore" is constantly ramping my CPU usage up to 100%. Obviously my battery life is absolutely atrocious, and I can't seem to kill it, nor do I have any idea as to why this is happening.
 

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