Is There A Program That Lets Me See What's Runing In The Background?

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  1. wireless-toyz09 macrumors member

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    HI ALL. Is there a program on the iphone (app store or cydia) that lets me see what's running in the background and how much of a strain it is on the battery??:eek::eek: My battery is draining TOO fast when it's on standby and not in use!.:mad:

    THANKS
     
  2. skasol macrumors 6502

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    sbsettings from cydia has a resource toggle that I use frequently. also mquickdo. check them out. sbsettings it's free though.
     
  3. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

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    You could also get mobile terminal and top from cydia. And then run the top command from the terminal and you should see a list of processes.
     
  4. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    MemTool lets you see all that (Basically what Mobile Terminal and TOP do).

    Other apps, like mquickdo, sbsettings, kirakae only show apps that backgrounder has put in the background. Not all the daemons or services you have installed.
     
  5. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I use FreeMemory, it's in the AppStore. Shows you all the processes that are running and let's you free them up. I think it's $2 or something like that.
     
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    FreeMemory is no longer available. Apple had all developers pull the "free memory" feature of the applications. So instead of creating an update that was without freeing the memory, the developer pulled the App all together so that all current users can keep it. Unlike iStat that updated their program without the free memory option, so all current users lost what the main reason why they purchased that application.
     
  8. PackFan macrumors regular

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    SBSettings is the main reason I jailbreak - hard to live without it.
     
  9. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOU REPLIES:). I'm trying memory sweep now. Any more suggestions just let me know.
     
  10. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    SBSettings on my phone reports a different amount of free memory in the app itself and in the taskbar. There's about a 10-15 MBs difference.
     
  11. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    so r u suggesting that i do nor install the sbsettings then???:confused::confused:
     
  12. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    No, sbsettings is fine. They just read free memory from different places.

    Honestly, I think the best is MemTool from Cydia. You can see EVERY process on your phone, see how much memory and CPU time it's using and kill any one of them. Basically like a GUI for 'top'
     
  13. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    THANKS 4 the reply. Is Memtool a program that installs on the home screen like appstore apps?:confused::confused: Also, all the jailbroken processes that run in the background, can i kill them or will the iphone crash??:confused: Because there are ALOT of them running in the background that are probably draining my battery by a percentage EVERY 2 minutes!
     
  14. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    MemTool is an app that launches like any other app when you touch it.

    Some things you install jailbroken can be killed if they are processes. Some are mobilesubstrate plugins and do not run as a separate process. You can use SBSettings and open it and go to More and then turn on and off MobileSubstrate plugins. This will force you to respring though.
     
  15. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK> I think i will list all of the processes that are running in the background and someone can comment back with yes or no if i should stop the process to stop the FAST battery drainage. I only get about 5hrs before i get 20% battery remaining message and that's ONLY if i leave it on standby for the 5 hours (in my pocket:()
     
  16. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    It's probably plugins in your MobileSubstrate. Get SBSettings and list those apps too that show up as MS plugins.
     
  17. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    People have reported that if you have a 2G or 3G and use SBSettings to view the battery % it drains the battery faster.
     
  18. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I think i have noticed this. When i use the other program to show battery it was fine. when i used sbs's battery % i could watch it drain. Not sure if that is the reason though. 3.1.2 JB seems to really take the battery down on my iphone
     
  19. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I'm not talking about two different apps. If I turn on the statusbar free memory feature in SBSettings it shows me a different amount of free memory there than the ovarlay does. Why it that?
     
  20. Hunter3gs macrumors newbie

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    Ok guys this is the meat and potatos of hat I
    am looking for!!!

    I am new to all of this!! I JB with blackrain
    my 3.1.2

    From what I am hearing i should get Memtool??
    How on EARTH am I going to know which things running in the background can or should be deleted? I know if I just try to wing it on my own with no help i will unwillingly mess my phone up.

    Is there anyway to know what to delete??

    Also I do not want cydia anymore on my phone. I never use
    it and I always use Rock but I figure having both on my phone will eat up alot. My battery is dying too fast. Can someone help me out with what is most commonly on there that can be deleted?
     
  21. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    I used Kirikae (spelling?) for a while. It works great! Pop-up window with all active programs and you can kill or select running apps. I haven't reinstalled it after 3.1.2, because I was a tad frustrated with which hotkey to use to launch it. With Backgrounder and the "K" app, and the desire to use voice-commands, I kept running into conflicts.
     
  22. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    it isn't cydia/rock draining your battery, it is the 3.1.2 JB. For some reason a lot of us are getting very bad batt drains. I have a whole other thread on it about 1% battery drain per minute of use. I restored back to 3.1 and now it is great. I use rock but have cydia and on 3.1 i have really good battery life.
     
  23. Hunter3gs macrumors newbie

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    ok excellent that is what I am going to do then as soon as I get home.

    So how do I downgrade my firmware to 3.1? And will i just redo the same process with blackra1n??

    I'm anxious to do this.
     
  24. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm on 3.0 JB & unlocked....IS this the reason why my battery is draining by 1% PER MINUTE OF USE?? If i upgrade to 3.1 and jailbreak & unlock, will the battery drain normally as it should??:confused::confused:
     
  25. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    What do you have running on your phone?

    If you are on a mac you might as well use Pwnage and upgrade to the latest version of the OS. That may clear some things up.

    Then you gotta be careful of what you install. I was having some aweful battery life until I removed Backgrounder (Even though I was almost never using it) then I started getting much more.
     

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