what about battery after jailbreak iphone 4?

fastuning

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Oct 18, 2007
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Hi, before make the jailbreaking i´m interested in read some opinions about the difference in the battery usage between jailbreak and non-jailbreak iphone 4.
 

RMXO

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Sep 1, 2009
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Hi, before make the jailbreaking i´m interested in read some opinions about the difference in the battery usage between jailbreak and non-jailbreak iphone 4.
WinterBoard drains your battery. While you do get nice eye candy from using WB, but personally not worth it to me, IMHO. To each their own though.
 

parkp81

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Jul 6, 2010
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My battery is draining quicker after jailbreak. Maybe something is running that I can't see? I don't know. Even when not using "MyWi", I notice my battery drain quicker. MyWi is the only app I plan on using with jailbreak.
 

tanderson11

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Jul 21, 2010
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yep, draining about twice as fast as it normally would, for me at leats, and i only have a few things installed. sbsettings, rockapp, installous and thats about it.
 

maturola

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Oct 29, 2007
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Not sure what you guys are running but my battery life have improved, most due to SBsettings, my WIFi is off until i really need it (since it takes me just maybe 2 sec to activated, while before it was always on since i was to alzy to go to all the clicks).

I got wintertboard running too, but just for some customs sounds.

before JB i was getting home at night and my battery was at ~35% or so.. last 2 days have been over 50% bot nights, my usage haven't change.
 

tanderson11

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Jul 21, 2010
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well what the heck are you doing differently to make it be better! haha. my batter was awesome before i jailbroke it, now today is first full day i will go through with it jailbroken but ive already drained some batter just by using it for 5 minutes straight.
 

Trakis

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Jun 24, 2010
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I thought mine would drain quicker after the JB but i'm pretty sure thats because after I Jailbroke the thing, I then used it nonstop like a man-man for a good hour. Then, when i stopped and put it in standby, it only dropped one percent overnight. And yes, winterboard drains the battery. If you really ARE having issues, then you probably want to restore and re-jailbreak and see if that helps.
 

tempusfugit

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May 21, 2009
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I thought mine would drain quicker after the JB but i'm pretty sure thats because after I Jailbroke the thing, I then used it nonstop like a man-man for a good hour. Then, when i stopped and put it in standby, it only dropped one percent overnight. And yes, winterboard drains the battery. If you really ARE having issues, then you probably want to restore and re-jailbreak and see if that helps.

I had similar observations.

As far as I can tell after a couple days of paying attention to battery, I see no discernible difference unless you're using winterboard.

I even use lockinfo with a bunch of plugins and the battery time still seems fine. Like the quoted post, I notice very little drain overnight or whatever. I'm very happy with battery performance :D
 

fsck-y dingo

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Jun 14, 2009
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My phone is draining at a faster rate too.

What I've installed so far:

SBSettings/Activator
Mobile Terminal 426
OpenSSH
PrivaCy
Springflash (flashlight).
 

moussekateer

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May 12, 2009
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If you have OpenSSH running, that'll certainly drain battery.
That's not true. OpenSSH is passive, it doesn't do anything until it gets a handshake connection. It ONLY uses battery when it's connected. But it's safe practice to turn it off I guess
 

Ol!ver

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That's not true. OpenSSH is passive, it doesn't do anything until it gets a handshake connection. It ONLY uses battery when it's connected. But it's safe practice to turn it off I guess
Admittedly I've been away from the JB game a couple of years, but SSH used to always be the thing you turned off to save battery.......
 

fsck-y dingo

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Jun 14, 2009
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If you have OpenSSH running, that'll certainly drain battery.
Thanks, I already have that turned off. It seems the battery is draining fast but I can't deny that I've been checking Cydia every now and then as well as playing around with various settings.

I'm going to do a full charge overight and see how it goes tomorrow. I'll use it as I normally would without browsing Cydia or doing anything that would require a respring. That way I can get a better idea if it's really draining faster or just a result of recently changed usage.
 

maturola

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Oct 29, 2007
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Yea when it first came out it did poll constantly and drain battery.
The daemon is still listening, so it does drain a bit power compare to not running, but it is very little comprare to the original implementation

Edit: for the sake of the followings posts, daemon was originally spelled 'demon'
 

Ogrillion

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Jun 23, 2010
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I don't mean to thread jack but figure battery life and usage all go hand in hand.

Today I was curious what my battery life would be after Jailbreak, so far its been normal but anyways I noticed my usage was being tracked this morning (via general > Usage) but all of a sudden the information was cleared. Only thing I can think of is I downloaded the live nexus wallpaper and respring my .. icons don't know the term haha.. desktop =/

Anyways does doing a respring reset your usage? Oh come to think of it I also might have rebooted because I couldn't get the live wallpaper to work (I finally found it in winterboard it was named different then I expected)
 

moussekateer

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May 12, 2009
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I don't mean to thread jack but figure battery life and usage all go hand in hand.

Today I was curious what my battery life would be after Jailbreak, so far its been normal but anyways I noticed my usage was being tracked this morning (via general > Usage) but all of a sudden the information was cleared. Only thing I can think of is I downloaded the live nexus wallpaper and respring my .. icons don't know the term haha.. desktop =/

Anyways does doing a respring reset your usage? Oh come to think of it I also might have rebooted because I couldn't get the live wallpaper to work (I finally found it in winterboard it was named different then I expected)
Yea respringing resets the usage counter. Not sure why, but it always has
 
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