1. obee1's Avatar
    Now, first off, I'm at work, so haven't been able to download the "official" upgrade, but I downloaded the gold master copy of the update, which supposedly is the same thing.

    When I first upgraded to iPhone 3.0, next to the battery icon, there was a % of battery showing (i.e. 100%). For an example of what I'm talking about see around the 4:10 mark of this video. *edit: It won't let me do a link.*

    Go to Youtube and search alexosh1234. It's a video called "How to Get the Final 3.0 Firmware(Free)(No Beta)(GM) for the iPhone or iPod Touch! Very Easy!" and it shows exactly what was on my phone.

    Due to an unrelated problem, I had to re-do it. When I finished the percentage was gone. I looked at many different screenshots of the phone with the 3.0 upgrade on it, and they don't have the percentage either, but mine DID have it, and the one in this video has it

    Anyone have the percentage like the phone in the video after the update? Any ideas on why it would've been on my phone after one update and gone after the second time using the same steps?
    06-17-2009 06:15 PM
  2. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Just throwing this in there but after seeing those sceen shots of the battery percentage #, I am NOT a fan of it.
    06-17-2009 06:17 PM
  3. obee1's Avatar
    Just throwing this in there but after seeing those sceen shots of the battery percentage #, I am NOT a fan of it.
    I think it looks fine, personally, but, more importantly, it's way more informative than the battery icon alone.
    06-17-2009 06:22 PM
  4. msm0511's Avatar
    I don't have it on mine. I've been trying to find out about this too.
    06-17-2009 06:24 PM
  5. hiimhenryyy's Avatar
    I don't have it either. Honestly, I wish I did. I would like it a lot.
    06-17-2009 06:28 PM
  6. joliveria's Avatar
    From what the apple site says, it's only on 3G S. But maybe they changed it? Go to settings, then usage, and the option should be in there.

    Source: Apple - iPhone - Learn how to use all the features of iPhone.
    06-17-2009 06:33 PM
  7. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Im not sure that is right. I am pretty sure I saw a 3G vs 3GS side by side comparison (both running 3.0) and they BOTH had the percentage...

    Maybe something in settings...
    06-17-2009 06:40 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    Just on the 3GS.
    06-17-2009 06:44 PM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    The engadet review of the iPhone 3GS has a video of the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS side-by-side launching apps and both have the % meter next to the battery icon. I was looking for it in settings as well but don't see it.
    06-17-2009 06:47 PM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I think you have to edit something via SSH to get it which you need jailbreak for anyway. I guess 3GS has it by default? This is what I've heard I'm not sure about anything.
    Apple fail.
    06-17-2009 06:57 PM
  11. obee1's Avatar
    But when I first upgraded, I had the percentage icon, and it's a regular 3G.

    And it obviously wasn't jailbroken at that point, since there's no 3.0 jailbreak yet, although it had been until I upgraded to 3.0.
    06-17-2009 07:02 PM
  12. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Just on the 3GS.
    Just the 3GS eh?
    06-17-2009 07:09 PM
  13. sting7k's Avatar
    iPhone 3G S review

    Look at the first video they have posted. The one on the left is the iPhone 3G (with 3.0) has the % next to the icon...
    06-17-2009 07:12 PM
  14. sting7k's Avatar
    Apple - iPhone - Learn how to use all the features of iPhone.

    I guess engadget didn't waste any time jail breaking. Says iPhone 3GS only, such baloney.
    06-17-2009 07:18 PM
  15. obee1's Avatar
    Apple - iPhone - Learn how to use all the features of iPhone.

    I guess engadget didn't waste any time jail breaking. Says iPhone 3GS only, such baloney.
    Baloney is right. I didn't know I was such a good hacker to get it on my regular 3g without even trying.

    Why the heck would Apple only put it on the 3GS instead of both phones?
    06-17-2009 07:23 PM
  16. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Baloney is right. I didn't know I was such a good hacker to get it on my regular 3g without even trying.

    Why the heck would Apple only put it on the 3GS instead of both phones?
    another enticing feature to get you to upgrade.
    06-17-2009 07:24 PM
  17. Luckyi's Avatar
    I just got the new bossprefs update today (jailbrocken), and gave me the option to have the percentage instead of the battery. Pretty cool, I like it.
    Ps. There is no % symbol though, just a number. Idk what the 3.0 looks like.
    06-17-2009 07:24 PM
  18. obee1's Avatar
    I just got the new bossprefs update today (jailbrocken), and gave me the option to have the percentage instead of the battery. Pretty cool, I like it.
    Ps. There is no % symbol though, just a number. Idk what the 3.0 looks like.
    Yeah, that's what I used to have before I upgraded. I like it better with both the battery icon and the percentage. Oh well...dev-team will hopefully have the 3.0 jailbroken soon. I'll just have to settle for just the percentage without the battery icon I guess.

    Bummer.

    And people wonder why we jailbreak our phones.
    Last edited by obee1; 06-17-2009 at 07:31 PM.
    06-17-2009 07:28 PM
  19. jeepkj457's Avatar
    i had my iphone 3G jailbroken before i updated to 3.0. i used the apt backup app when i did a backup. when i first updated i didnt have the battery percentage and my carrier said AT&T, but after i did a restore from backup i was given the battery percentage and my carrier changed back to what i had it as when i was jailbroken. i would post up the pic but it wont let me yet since i am new
    Last edited by jeepkj457; 06-17-2009 at 10:37 PM.
    06-17-2009 10:34 PM
  20. thatiphoneguy's Avatar
    lol my phones got the battery percentage as well, its just a 3G. i actually want to get rid of it, its annoying having both.
    06-18-2009 12:08 AM
  21. CHiRS's Avatar
    Just on the 3GS.
    Another forum user has the batt percentage option...and he's on the 3G iPhone...yet he can't find it in the settings. He said it just "showed up" after the update.
    06-18-2009 12:46 AM
  22. iphone_aggie's Avatar
    3G with no percent on mine
    06-18-2009 01:26 AM
  23. robalex117's Avatar
    On my jailbroken 3g 2.2 (or is it 2.1) you can install some apps that show the battery as a percentage.
    06-18-2009 01:27 AM
  24. thatiphoneguy's Avatar
    On my jailbroken 3g 2.2 (or is it 2.1) you can install some apps that show the battery as a percentage.
    its under the sb settings.. i want jailbreak nowwww!
    06-18-2009 01:34 AM
  25. itlee's Avatar
    I saw mentioned elsewhere: "Under the Usage section of General setting, theres a slider switch for Battery Percentage.

    Can anyone see this? I can't
    06-18-2009 05:25 AM
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