1. Recipe7's Avatar
    First off. I have a jailbroken 4s 32gb running on 5.0.1. It's white, hehe. It is factory unlocked.

    To be as thorough as possible, I would like to explain my situation so there won't be any confusion.

    Two weeks ago I downloaded the iBirthday app from Cydia. Soon after I realized that my battery life would drop overnight about 20% within the span of 8 to 9 hours.

    I didn't know it was the iBirthday app causing the drain of my battery. I figured it out using OpenNotifier by using a specific icon for ALL of my apps on my phone so whatever is running in the background, an icon will display on the status bar. So the only icon which showed on the status bar was the iBirthday app icon. I swiftly uninstalled that app and the phone was back to normal, 2-3% drain of my battery overnight.

    Now fast forward to 2 days ago. I was using my 4s like I usually do, then realized that the battery was draining fast again. Within a 3 hour idle, it dropped 7% in battery life.

    I didn't install any apps within this time frame, so it can't be any of the apps currently installed (I may be wrong though).

    To be more clear about the status of my 4s, the wifi is off, the bt is off, push is off, fetch is manual.

    At this time, it is still draining about 1 percent every 20-30 minutes at idle.

    I tried resetting network settings, tried deleting and reinstalling all my mail accounts. Nothing.

    What is the problem here?
    Last edited by Recipe7; 05-17-2012 at 04:19 PM.
    05-17-2012 04:16 PM
  2. Recipe7's Avatar
    I'm not sure if anyone is aware of using putty/winSCP to access the iphone's processes.



    Here is a printscreen of the processes of my iphone. I find something a bit odd. My springboard is constantly using up cpu, between 1-7 percent, mostly around 5%. Under RSIZE it also shows that it has 42M, compared to other processes which shows K. I presume this means 42million kilobytes, and the other processes are low numbers in kilobytes.

    Is something wrong with my springboard? CPU usage also shows 5-6percent usage, and idle is at 94-95%. Mind you that these are numbers while my 4s is locked.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?
    05-18-2012 12:59 AM
  3. iDonev's Avatar
    Have you any custom themes or widgets?
    05-18-2012 06:04 AM
  4. 1982ollie's Avatar
    Winterboard used to call me major battery drain - So I removed, then my battery was much better.
    05-18-2012 09:00 AM
  5. 1982ollie's Avatar
    I'm not sure if anyone is aware of using putty/winSCP to access the iphone's processes.

    Click to view quoted image


    Here is a printscreen of the processes of my iphone. I find something a bit odd. My springboard is constantly using up cpu, between 1-7 percent, mostly around 5%. Under RSIZE it also shows that it has 42M, compared to other processes which shows K. I presume this means 42million kilobytes, and the other processes are low numbers in kilobytes.

    Is something wrong with my springboard? CPU usage also shows 5-6percent usage, and idle is at 94-95%. Mind you that these are numbers while my 4s is locked.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?
    How did you get that log up? Is it on a PC terminal via WINSCP whilst connected to the iPhone/device wirelessly? Can you explain exactly how you do that?
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    05-18-2012 09:08 AM
  6. Recipe7's Avatar
    Have you any custom themes or widgets?
    I do, but they weren't causing problems when I installed them over 3 weeks ago.

    Winterboard used to call me major battery drain - So I removed, then my battery was much better.
    I may try doing that. I might do a hard restore in the 4s settings and just reinstall everything again from scratch.

    How did you get that log up? Is it on a PC terminal via WINSCP whilst connected to the iPhone/device wirelessly? Can you explain exactly how you do that?
    I used winscp like you stated. I had to connect the 4s to my computer via usb.

    Simply put, after installing "top" from cydia on my 4s, I used winscp to access my phone. I then used the command line in winscp to access top, revealing that picture which I posted.
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    05-18-2012 05:06 PM
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