Jailbroken iPhone 3GS battery life problem.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sashie, May 15, 2010.

  1. sashie macrumors member

    sashie

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #1
    My iPhone 3GS have been jailbroken with ipwnage tool since last july. yep - that's july 2009.
    I am currently on firmware 3.1.2
    I have never had battery issues until lately (a few days ago).

    I realized that my battery life depletes a lot faster than usual.
    (i.e. down to 50% within 1 - 2 hours without doing anything specific) * i can literally see the percentage going down every minute or so.
    (i used to be able to last whole day without any problems)

    I am a careful user. I have bluetooth, GPS and wifi constantly switched off when i am out. no push for any mail accounts and brightness at 10% (with auto brightness ticked)

    As for jailbroken apps I have:
    - winterboard + Glasklart theme
    - boss paper
    - five icon dock
    - blue fire battery (battery mod)
    - SBSettings + built in toggles + 1 SBSettings theme
    - Quick Reply for SMS
    - Poof
    - OpenSSH
    - MakeItMine

    and thats it.

    --

    as to why it randomly started depleting at such extreme rate lately..
    i can only think of one major change i've made throughout the past few days..
    since it was revision period so i played with my phone a lot.. (sigh, typical student)
    and i launched Cydia for the first time in a long while..
    and realized that there were a lot of updates.. (like 6..)
    and since i was bored i decided to upgrade all of them.

    I am not sure as to whether this may have caused the problem.
    Obviously, I have also installed 3rd party apps.. but they are mainly games (i.e. We Rule) and random apps that don't really do anything.

    I have no multitasking apps.. i.e. backgrounder.. or anything like that.

    Anybody has any idea what is causing the battery life issue?
    It's a pain in the arse. :( and im often super worried when i am out -___-

    Any advice would be very much appreciated.
    Thank you guys! xoxo

    P.S. I really shouldn't have updated anything on Cydia since everything worked like a charm to begin with :(

    P.P.S. sorry for such a long ... 'question'. :( i tried to explain my problem with minimal words. .... fail i guess.
     
  2. ACardAttack macrumors 6502

    ACardAttack

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    #2
    Make sure SSH is off, it will drain your battery if its on
     
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030

    bytethese

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Location:
    Cranford, NJ
    #3
    You could have installed something that's doing it, but who knows.:)

    Your iPhone could also have a battery on it's last legs. Did you restore to a normal firmware (3.0.1 preferable as long as your SHSH is on file with Cydia) and see how your battery life works? If same, it's a hardware isssue and should still be under warranty. Unfortunately if you do get a replacement phone, you most likely will be unable to unlock it.

    No it doesn't. :)
     

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