WinterBoard vs Apple Wallpapers on 3G, and MobileSubstrate

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by singhy44, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. singhy44 macrumors member

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    I've got an iPhone 3G, and I use WinterBoard with the User Wallpaper 4.0, Analock HD and SlimSlide, and I've been considering removing WinterBoard to help performance. I can live without the themes, but not the wallpaper, so if I enable the Apple wallpapers, will this be less of a performance hit than WinterBoard?
    Also, if I get rid of MobileSubstrate which I hear damages performance, will SBsettings work? And will anything else mess up?
    Thanks
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    MobileSubstrate does not damage the performance. It's the stuff that uses it. If you do use the Apple Wallpaper make sure you remove the wallpaper gradients files in Springboard (google it).
     
  3. singhy44 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Any examples of mobile substrate processes?
    Will the apple wallpapers (with or without the gradient business) result in better performance than WB?
     
  4. celticpride678

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    There will still be some lag when opening and closing apps if you use Apple's method.

    SBSettings requires MobileSubstrate.
     
  5. singhy44 thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't really live without SBSettings, so MobileSubstrate is staying :p

    Will Apple Wallpapers be better though?
     
  6. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    Why?
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    Because it takes up CPU cycles to show the semitransparent effect.
     
  8. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the gradient was done by overlaying a PNG over the background, and to turn it off, you overlay a clear png, thereby not reducing CPU cycles?
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    The gradient/semitransparent is done by overlaying a PNG file. If you where to rename the PNG file iOS would not display the gradient/semitransparent over the wallpaper. Having to think what the half way point of two colours is for every pixel the PNG overlays takes up cycles. It's been proved to be a way to speed up iOS on 2nd Gen devices.
     
  10. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    Well there's my learning for the day done.
     

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