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Jailbreaking Shorterns Battery Life?
I've read somewhere that Jailbreaking shortens your battery life... and that when you un-jailbreak it the battery goes back to normal?
is this true?
i've not installed any apps, just unlocked the iphone, added sbsettings and some tweaks such reflectivedock...
would this greatly affect my battery life?
- 09-04-2009, 06:14 PM #2
have you noticed any change in it yet? i had an issue with mine when i jailbroke and was advised that maybe the jailbreak had gone bad or something. i could actually see the battery meter go down by just looking at it on the homescreen. from what i've noticed and read, it seems like winterboard and backgrounder may be the culprit, both of which i had installed.
- 09-04-2009, 06:54 PM #3
I've had two one JB and unlocked and my current one is only JB and I've never had anything noticeable about the battery being drained faster. If you JB the phone and put OpenSSH you should turn it off in SBSettings when you're not using it because it will toast your battery alot faster. If you have Backgrounder and run multiple apps and forget them in the background then it too will drain your battery faster. So it's not the JB process itself but user actions. I haven't used any themes in Winterboard so far because when I did previously it did nothing to my battery but my Iphone had a little more lag when doing things. I wanted to see if the themes could be causing it.
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- 09-09-2009, 10:43 AM #11
Now, that's weird.
Because if you completely (as in 100%) run down a lithium-based battery you ruin the battery. Most battery manufacturers recommend the battery stay at a minimum percentage.
The reason for the discharge recommendation is not because of memory issues. It's because rechargable batteries have a lifespan.
If you let it discharge to 10% and then recharge to 100% vs to 55% recharge to 100% and again to 55% and then recharge to 100% it's one less charge cycle that's been used and you get the same amount of energy out of the battery.
Last edited by flyingember; 09-09-2009 at 10:57 AM.
- 09-09-2009, 07:57 PM #12