Alread bricked my iPhone
Got my phone on monday, jailbroke with greenpoison and all was well except my battery life was suffering big time. I decided to use the iphone utility to reset back to factory settings and now it is stuck on the boot screen showing the greenpoison logo.
Unfortunately I cant restore via iTunes because my work has it blocked and it cant connect so it looks like I have 5 hours to wait before I can start playing again. Total bummer.
- 02-09-2011, 12:02 PM #2
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- 02-09-2011, 12:11 PM #4
- 02-09-2011, 12:15 PM #5
Notice to anyone who jailbroke - dont use the iphone utility because it will brick it
- 02-09-2011, 12:47 PM #7
- 02-09-2011, 01:39 PM #8
- 02-09-2011, 01:45 PM #9
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- 02-09-2011, 03:47 PM #12
I cannot give comparative stats, I jailbroke less than two hours after taking it out of the box, but I'm at 80% juice after having it off the chrage for almost 5 hours. I did, however, just get my email setup. We will see how things go from here. As long as the battery will last from the time I get up till the time I go to bed, I will be ok.
- 02-09-2011, 03:51 PM #13
My battery life is fine with a jailbreak.
As for bricking - you can turn an iPhone into a brick, but you can't turn a brick into anything. That means, if you brick your iPhone you can't restore - very few people actually brick their iPhones. (Bork, yes. Brick, no.)
Those of you curious about what jailbreaking can do for you, or what it really is, please visit the jailbreak forum and read the sticky threads.
- 02-09-2011, 06:06 PM #14
The act of jailbreaking won't effect your battery... essentially its just giving you access to the complete system. More often then not it will be one of the new additions or tweaks that will cause the drain. I normally will load install things from Cydia one by one rather than several things at once.. that way I can try and figure out if an app or tweak is affecting my battery.
- 02-09-2011, 06:14 PM #15
I'm wondering if jailbreaking really does affect battery life. I have not jailbroken...yet...but I'm not seeing particularly good battery life on the stock iOS (4.2.6).
It's a new phone with a new update and I'm downloading new apps, so I'm assuming that it will take a few days for things to settle down, including the battery.
That's been my experience in the past, I don't know if it applies to the jailbreaking battery complaints. All I know is that the stock OS battery life isn't impressing me.
- 02-09-2011, 06:31 PM #16
- 02-09-2011, 07:00 PM #17