Does Winterboard/Jailbreaking drain battery?

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  1. lalgsw

    lalgsw Member

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    After using Spirit on my 3.1.3 iPod and installing Winterboard, a wallpaper and some more for Winterboard, and Categories, I feel like my battery is going down somewhat faster, maybe it's not, but it just feels like I'm having less time to do stuff on my iPod. I have wifi etc. off, is the jailbreaking the problem? i suppose it isn't worth busting my battery for jailbreaking. Is it winterboard? is it categories? or is it spirit that's doing it?
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    spirit is daemon ran, i suppose that can do with it
  3. lalgsw

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    yeah, spirit does drain supposedly, but what about winterboard or categories? and if i do end up deciding to try and go back to normal, how do i unjailbreak it without restoring and re-syncing all my apps and music (would take FOREVER)
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    WinterBoard = yes, a little bit. Categories doesn't. CategoriesSB does, again a little bit.
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    Mobile Substrate type programs do add additional strain to the battery and decrease battery life slightly
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    Yes.

    Anything mobile substrate based (Categories, Categories SB, Activator, Lockinfo, lockdown etc) take up both RAM and battery life. It depends on the specific program, apps like backgrounder drain a ton.
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    No, unfortunately there's no other way.

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