Pwnage 2.0 and Battery Life

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Cattywampus_, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502

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    I was running FW2.0 since the release of the 3G. I managed to get 3days out of it with 6hrs usage in them 3 days.

    I jailbroke - for the only reason of me being able to change the New Mail alert sound and an SMS tone using SSH. I am pretty certain that the battery is not lasting as long as it was pre-jailbreak.

    People are saying SSH is to blame, but others say SSH terminates when not in use?

    I am going to try uninstalling SSH tonight - and doing a full charge to see how it goes. I would hate to lose the jailbreak as there are going to be some good useful apps coming (like Taskbar notifier hopefully).

    Anyone else having battery + jailbreak 2.0 related incidents?
     
  2. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    Im using a 2G iphone JB/UL and have noticed my battery is terrible compared to 1.14.

    1:24 Usage
    20:20 Standbye

    46%

    I would be at around 70 with 1.1.4.

    I also had SSH turned OFF in 1.1.4, so perhaps SSH is to blame. Anyone else care to chime in?
     
  3. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    I jailbroke and activated with pwnage 2.01 and noticed both performance and battery issues. I redid it, this time leaving Cydia out (in other words, activating, but not jailbreaking). Battery and performance definitely are better.
     
  4. rioja macrumors regular

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    +1

    Getting rid of Cydia fixed my battery issues
     
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You're still jailbreaking the phone. You need to in order to activate. I might try this out to see if my battery life is better. I fully charged my iPhone at 12 yesterday and was down to 25% at 6 PM...

    Edit: Scratch that, just saw BossPrefs in Cydia...
     
  6. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    I also notice performance issues, everything SMS, phonebook, mail are really lagging compared to 1.1.4. Anyone else?
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I found that installing BossPrefs and turning off SSH really helps with the sluggish interface.
     
  8. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    ditto, SMS especially
     
  9. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can we just clear up -

    Jailbreaking is probably not causing the lag. FW2.0 is laggy even on a brand new phone (i.e. not jailbroked).

    I have turned SSH off in Cydia. See if that helps.
     
  10. rioja macrumors regular

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    Agreed.

    People read this post. It might help you out.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=5884645
     
  11. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    You don't have to have SSH!

    It is not an automatic part of the jailbreak so its not a big deal but using BossPrefs to turn it off works as well!
     
  12. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    for sure, 2.0 is very buggy. i dont think it's a pwnage issue at all
     
  13. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    Cool good to know, was starting to wonder if it was just me.
     
  14. knome macrumors 6502

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    Subscribed i did notice that it ate through the battery like twice as fast. Freaking stupid. I know this is cool and all but the battery life was horrible to begin with.
     
  15. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    SSH will consume battery very quickly when turned on. Only today did BossPrefs appear on Cydia which allows you to switch SSH off. Before this was available I simply uninstalled SSH entirely after accomplishing what I needed (security risk anyway). Cydia is slightly buggy and I would recommend holding the Home Button to force quit this program. Heck if you only use it once a week restart the iPhone just in case there are background tasks.

    All said and done my battery life today is...

    [​IMG]

    ...and I haven't even got the 10% warning yet!
     
  16. Schvonzie macrumors newbie

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  17. knome macrumors 6502

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    Wait you just open the app and then hold the home button to force it and all its background tasks to shut down?
     
  18. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Google for technical information. As the iPhone is concerned, it allows you to 'see' the filesystem and make changes. Also used to backup or transfer files between computers securely.
     
  19. pepitko macrumors member

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    I have no problems with battery life and I gave 2G iPhone Pwned to 2.0 recently.

    Currently my phone is showing:
    Usage: 6 hours 57 minutes
    Standby: 3 days 11 hours

    and some 35% battery left :).

    I have also noticed performance (lagging) issues with the 2.0 FW. The whole phone seems to have slower responses, which are most noticable in iPod when scrolling through album artworks and switching back to see song list..
     
  20. OW22 macrumors 6502

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    Ditto on installing Boss Prefs. Turned SSH off and the phone is nowhere near as sluggish as it was.

    Also beware of keeping Push on for everything, it eats battery life as well.

    After a few days my iPhone is working really well, no crashes yet, all smooth since I updated Cydia and turned SSH off.
     
  21. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    Yaup. I thought most of the new (if not all?) apps don't run background tasks, but regardless the Cydia ones might. Its a good tip to use.
     
  22. OW22 macrumors 6502

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  23. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Is there any other way to turn off SSH seeing as i left Cydia out of my custom FW
     
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  25. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I just tried to log onto the phone via SSH but it wouldn't work is it safe to say SSH is turned off then?
     

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