Jailbroken 2.0.2 battery draining

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bbplayer5, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Anyone having serious draining of the battery after pwning 2.0.2 firmware? I just charged it to full, and my phone after around 20 mins of music listening, is at 80%. Ive never had my battery on either gen of phone drop from 20 minutes of music.

    I have push off, 3G off, location services off... Winterboard and intelliscreen are the only apps running... Could they be bugged?
  2. ThorinMan macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    I had the exact same problem with my fiances phone when updating to 2.0.1. I tried restoring multiple times and tried to downgrade unsucessfully with no improvement. We were about to take it in to AT&T but the 2.0.2 came out and I updated it and it fixed the problem. I think it just got a bad baseband flash and with the 2.0.2 it got reflashed and fixed the problem. I dont know how to fix it other than to wait... Unless someone knows how to force flash the baseband unit... Hope my experience helps you.
  3. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Install BossPrefs. It's possible you're running Open SSH at all times.
  4. Diversion macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    This is completely inaccurate.. OpenSSH does not "run" all the time.. it only runs when someone makes a connection. It closes the connection when not in use, therefore not draining any battery life.
  5. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
  6. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    No it should not.
  7. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    I cant figure out whats doing it... I never had a problem with my battery being 100% by the end of my work day with just a few texts and short phone calls. Hmmm....
  8. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    maybe some app doesnt really shut down? what does it say in the settings under "in use" and "stand-by" ? is it almost the same?
  9. pj rage macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    Mine seems to be draining much much faster than non-jailbroken too. Not sure what's up.

    Even if it shouldn't help, I turned off SSH when not using. Will see if it makes any difference tomorrow.
  10. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    I think it might have been the old way of jailbreaking 2.0.2?? Also, I didnt install winterboard this time, but rather, I went with Kate which I had a license to. Ill let you know if its fixed after the QuickPwn update.
  11. pj rage macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    Do you have SMS Notify installed by any chance? I was sitting here trying to think of what I've installed that could be running in the background and that one came to mind. Any chance it's checking too often for sms and voicemail?
  12. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    I had PYSL, and intelliscreen. Tried a restore without intelliscreen and same thing. This time around I used the new pwn, and didnt install either, just kate. Battery seems to be back to normal. I think it might have been the new jailbreak that fixed it.
  13. GNice macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    I haven't noticed any increased battery usage since jailbreaking...I do have SSH turned off via BossPrefs though not suggesting that is the reason.
  14. acjrocks macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2008
    I've noticed my battery drains faster as well with 2.0.2. I don't know if it's the jailbreak or just the firmware itself. I used QuickPwn. I didn't use the original 2.0.2 firmware enough to say it's the firmware itself cause after updating to 2.0.2, I pwned it after that.
  15. radiotowers macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I have 2.0.2, NOT jailbroken (yet), and the battery is nearly dead at 7:30 PM. And today has been a light day -- 3 text messages, no phone calls, and maybe 10 minutes using Safari on WiFi. Never had this problem before upgrading to 2.0.2. I swear each firmware update just gets worse and worse... and hasn't fixed any of the original problems I've experienced. Agh.
  16. GNice macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    I'm not touching 2.0.2...too many horror stories vs confirmed improvements. I'm normally one of those folks that has to have the latest stuff but I'm skipping this one...thx but no thx Apple!
  17. Bodah macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    I noticed terrible battery after using quickpwn. I had winterboard bossprefs and smsnotify installed. The phone was really hot and the battery drained fast. I just restored to 2.0.1 and it seems back to normal
  18. boy102789 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
    3g and Regular iphone ...

    are both suckin on the teet of my battery at ridiculous speeds. I have noticed that if I turn off wifi on 1st gen it almost like a miracle to the battery life. I can't say the same for the 3g though.both of which are on pwnd 2.0.2. Its time to bust out itunes 7.5 and get the firmwares rolling back like walmarts prices.
  19. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    I don't see why SSH or Winterboard or BossPrefs would use battery... am I missing something? BTW - just because you are not connected to WiFi doesn't mean it's "off" (for those who didn't know). Also, PUSH uses more battery than FETCH. Turn off FETCH and select "check manually" unless you are an email junkie. Turn off what ever services you are not using at a given moment. Why have "location services (GPS)" ON if you're not using it? If you just need you're phone on standby to make/receive calls - turn off 3G, etc... etc... etc...

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