is it jailbreaking or the 3rd party apps...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by User12399, May 9, 2010.

  1. User12399 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    Is it jailbreaking the iPhone or the 3rd party apps which are causing the battery life to decrease. I had winterboard, backgrounder and other apps installed yesterday and battery life was bad.

    No I only have gb4iphone, terminal and cydia installed and the battery seems to be fine, so I was wondering this question.
  2. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2010
    Its how you use the apps. If you have a 3G I believe using apps like backgrounder will put a strain on the processor and battery life.

    I JB yesterday and have since installed Lockinfo and its various plugins, quickreply, winterboard, backgrounder, kirikae, MyWi, Bosspaper, and Five Dock coverflow. Everything works great for me without any noticeable hit to the battery yet.
  3. chargit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2010
    Evansville, In
    ya its the apps not the JB. alot of apps run non stop and some apps wether JB or not do not terminate when you tell them to and you have to reboot but that is even in iTunes.
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    Jailbreaking itself does not install anything that runs in the background or could in any way affect your battery life. It is the applications you chose to install which affected your battery life. Those of us who've been around the jailbreaking scene know what things are to be avoided and which are safe. We also can judge which things are worth the battery drain and which are not. Personally, I use SBSettings but not Winterboard, Backgrounder and Kirikae, but not Proswitcher. I could go on, but I think you get the picture. Anything that runs all the time in the background will affect your battery life; it is up to you to decide whether that battery drain is worth the added feature.

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