Battery Percent on Non-Jailbroken devices!

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  1. narwal13

    narwal13 Active Member

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    Hello guys! You know how you've always wanted the battery to show percentage, right? Well, what about those devices that can't do that, until they are jailbroken?

    Well, duh, jailbreak it!

    But, what about people that don't want to keep the jailbreak? There is now a solution, but, sadly, will require two restores. Let's get started!

    NOTE: YOU DON'T HAVE TO RESTORE THE FIRST TIME, JUST TO BE SAFE, I SUGGEST YOU DO.

    STEP 1: BACK UP IN ITUNES

    You should back up your data in iTunes before restoring, just to be safe.

    STEP 2: RESTORE TO A JAILBREAKABLE FIRMWARE

    That should be 3.1.2/3.1.3, a firmware you want to stay on, and can downgrade if need be. Jailbreak 3.1.2 with blackra1n, and 3.1.3 with Spirit.

    STEP 3: JAILBREAK

    Use the above programs to jailbreak.

    STEP 4: INSTALL THINGS

    Open up Cydia, and install SBSettings when you can. Then enable battery percentage in SBSettings

    STEP 5: BACK UP AGAIN

    Back up in iTunes! This is crucial, it won't work if you don't back up this time.

    STEP 6: RESTORE

    Restore to whatever firmware, and sync from back up.

    And you should have the battery percentage without a jailbreak!

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  2. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    If only we could just edit the encrypted backups to allow this...
  3. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    A good while back I remember there was a backup editor, it think it was posted on the FP. cba to find it at the moment though.

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  4. narwal13

    narwal13 Active Member

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    Yupp, what stu said would make this much much easier. Well, for now I guess this is the only way to go...correct?
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    Naveen121 Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad idea Nawal, but hopefully those people who look down on jailbreaking will follow this tutorial and jailbreak their device (up to step 4), and then see how awesome it can be and never want to go back.

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    Mookler Banned

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    So in order to do this non-jailbreak method, you have to jailbreak. Okay.
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    peebrian202869 Banned

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    Ironic.
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    narwal13 Active Member

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    C'mon guys, it's the only way...for now I guess.
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    When I was on 3.1.3 Jailbroken, I had Make It Mine and for the Carrier I put in No WiFi, then I got WiCarrier. So When I had WiFi it said the name of the network, but when I didn't, it said No WiFi. So when I upgraded to 4.0, where it's supposed to say iPod (and then signal bars), it now says No WiFi... I had to do a complete restore and lost everything. It sucked.
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