Jailbreaking kill battery?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tom2847, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. tom2847 macrumors regular

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    I love my iPhone 4 battery and don't wanna ruin it at all.

    If I jailbreak with this new comex "STAR" jailbreak, and install like SBSettings, BiteSMS and a few others....but not Winterboard....will the battery decrese more?

    What I am asking, does SBSettings use any type of battery when not being used? And just jailbreaking...will that kill any battery?
     
  2. Kayan macrumors 6502

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    JB'ing without installing any apps, shouldn't hurt anything (battery, performance), but I have heard Winterboard is not helpful for battery. iPhone4 processor is so good it should be able to handle a lot in any case. Haven't heard bad things about SBS...if there are, they aren't too bad, at least not so bad that it isn't worth going without:)
     
  3. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on the programs you install. Sbsettings doesn't use battery when not in use. Just use common sense when choosing what apps to install.
     
  4. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    Intensive backgrounding, and using alot of themes/tweaks on Winterboard can have an adverse effect. SBSettings will not harm the battery one bit though.
     
  5. 314631 macrumors 6502a

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    Every time I have jailbroken an iPhone it has done terrible things to battery life and overall performance.

    Now we can carrier unlock our iPhones I stay away from all these hacks. People are putting a lot of trust in the people making this stuff available to not be evil.
     
  6. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Then you don't know how to use a jailbroken phone.
     
  7. 314631 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes that must be it. :D
     
  8. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Are you implying the poor battery performance on your jailbroken iPhone was because the dev team have done something 'evil'?
     
  9. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    Evidently, the dev team is out to get us. I'm wearing my tin foil hat as we speak.
     
  10. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    I don't think anyone is saying they're deliberately evil. However, some of the developers aren't very careful when it comes to programs that put a strain on the processor and/or battery. The OP is simply asking if the programs he listed will cause a noticeable strain.
     
  11. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    My reply wasn't to the OP. But I agree you should be careful what you install. If you come across a program you don't recognize, google it.
     

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