iPhone Modifiying N41AP.plist to speed up Iphone 5

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Samanosuke, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

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    I was poking around my iphone 5 this morning and came across the N41AP.plist in the

    /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app/

    I changed the values of things I recognized from true to false and put it back on my iphone 5... rebooted once and the phone is so much quicker now.

    Has anyone else done this?

    I have a copy of the original plist still on the phone in case, but there have been no problems so far.

    I wonder why no one else has tried this yet...
     
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  3. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it's the Placebo effect. Did you run some benchmarks ?
     
  4. Samanosuke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    set these to false:
    accessibility
    assistant (siri)
    bluetooth
    bluetooth le
    gamekit (gamecenter)
    hardware keyboard
    nike-ipod
    shoebox (passbook)
    siri-gesture
    voice-control

    thats all ive modified so far...

    No it's not a placebo effect, instagram took at least 20 seconds to load before, now its under 5.
    I'm just using instagram as a example because it's a resource heavy app.
     
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    Do you have Geekbench installed to do a benchmark ?
    I want to see a bechmark score because I want to speed even more my iPhone 5.
     
  6. Samanosuke, Apr 15, 2013
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    Edit... Used Geekbench

    the score came out to 1664
     
  7. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Interesting.. but might help to have a before score. :/
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    The score won't change much. Modifying the device property list will only make the device think it does or does not have a feature.
     
  9. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Ah, that makes sense.
     
  10. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Seeing as restoring your device is no longer an option, I would be very careful with messing with such .plists :D
     
  11. Samanosuke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Already tested... everything is fine :)
     
  12. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    Accelerate does the trick for me. Much easier than edited plists
     
  13. Samanosuke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fakeclockup is far better and more consistent.
     
  14. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah? how so? I haven't had any issues with accelerate
     
  15. Samanosuke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found it to be quicker than accelerate.
     
  16. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    are you using fakeclockup as well?

    anyone else willing to do this with a before and after?
     
  17. Samanosuke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have used both, I am sure that with fakeclockup my phone feels faster than it did with accelerate. Accelerate is an amazing concept for a 13 year old but fake clock up runs quicker to me.

    Yes I currently use fakeclockup.
     
  18. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    the standard is 1658. is 6 that big of a deal?
     
  19. Samanosuke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The standard is 1557 from what geekbench said on their side for an iPhone 5
     
  20. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I just ran a geekbench test right now and got 1664 (didn't change anything, unless you count me having cydia tweaks as something)
     
  21. Samanosuke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting... Then geekbench is not an accurate tool to be using
     
  22. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol....its exactly the same
     
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  24. Intell macrumors P6

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    Not quite. Accelerate is a poorly made rip off of FakeClockUp. It also messes with iOS' power saving features in attempt to make it faster. Because of this, FakeClockUp has much better battery life.
     
  25. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    a quick google search will reveal this.
     

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