Iphone 5 sudden battery drain !!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by i-nwo, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. i-nwo macrumors newbie

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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:
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It's likely to do with the jailbreak tweaks you've installed.
     
  3. i-nwo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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 ...
     
  4. Asator macrumors 6502a

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    Post a list of the tweaks you still have installed.
     
  5. i-nwo thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 !!!
     
  6. airfrancisco macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  7. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  8. Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  9. i-nwo thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 !!
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    you will have to remove one by one the tweaks and see which one is the culprit
     
  11. i-nwo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i will try and keep you all posted.. thanks anyway !
     
  12. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I recommend from newer to first installed tweak; GL
     
  13. phreebsd, Feb 12, 2014
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    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
     
  14. i-nwo thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 !
     
  15. darricksailo macrumors 601

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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?
     
  16. i-nwo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  17. airfrancisco macrumors regular

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    How do I do the grep? I copy and paste your command and it's not doing anything. I'm already logged into root
     
  18. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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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
     
  19. Prabas, Feb 14, 2014
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    Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    I had problems with battery, got my iPhone 5 replaced and...
     

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  20. i-nwo thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 ...
     
  21. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Make a genius bar appointment, take the phone to Apple and have them run tests.
     
  22. kkik macrumors newbie

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    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)
     
  23. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    you will need to install grep from cydia first
     
  24. airfrancisco macrumors regular

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    It's already installed before I asked here.
     
  25. PureComplexity macrumors newbie

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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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