Jailbroken iPhone 3GS battery life problem.

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

  1. sashie macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2009
    Hong Kong
    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


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


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    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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