Strange battery behavior?

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  1. arvindhudli, Apr 20, 2012
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    arvindhudli macrumors newbie

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    I had a broken home button on an iPod touch 4G running 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak with otherwise no issues. I had it replaced by apple. I currently use an iPod touch 4G running a tethered jailbreak of 5.1 with redsn0w. Couldn't restore to 5.0.1 because I hadn't saved my shsh blobs.

    Since then, each time I boot tethered, the battery meter starts off at 100% no matter what the actual battery level is. When I plug it in, it shows me a lightning bolt and not a plug icon as it should when the battery is full.
    It then shows that the battery drain accommodates for the extra percentage shown.
    For example, if I boot tethered at 50% battery, it will show a drain rate twice that it would if I had booted with 100%.

    The battery level also fluctuates a lot. I heard that temperature changes and other issues have made the battery gauge inaccurate with a few % fluctuation, but I get around 20-30% fluctuation while playing games, which I had never seen on my older iPod.

    A few resprings or safe mode reboots usually fix the battery meter, but not the fluctuations. What is really intriguing is that if I boot normally using semitether, the battery meter is perfect. And what is even more intriguing is that the battery charges normally, so it doesn't seem to be a hardware issue.

    So does anybody else have this problem? How can I fix it? Is this a software or a hardware issue? Can I hope for the untethered jailbreak for 5.1 will fix it or should I get the iPod replaced?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Unjailbreak and see if the behavior persists. If not, it's probably the jailbreak.
     
  3. arvindhudli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looks like unjailbreaking fixes the problem. But a rejailbreak brings it back to the weird state. Looks like I'll have to live with it then :(
     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    make sure all the utilities are uptodate and try again, might solve the issue
     
  5. Dino451 macrumors 6502

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    Restore and don't use a backup to get your settings back. Make it like it's a new iPod.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'd ask on one of the various jailbreaking forums. Maybe they know something that can help you.
     
  7. arvindhudli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I had in fact done this when I got my replacement iPod from Apple. It has been weird since then. :confused:

    Yeah that's a good idea, thank you. Do I have to copy paste or can I move this thread?
     
  8. Dino451 macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried using the latest redsnow when you JB?
     
  9. arvindhudli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup. I used version 0.9.10b6, which seems to be the one you should use for jailbreaking 5.1. Nothing works :(

    The only solution I could think of was to not unplug the charger until there is a plug icon so I know it really is full. Meh.
     

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