I have an iPod Touch 3G (32GB) and may be experiencing some battery problems or it could just be in my head. Note: I have read the sticky in this section about battery life and realized that I have been following those guidelines. I jailbroke my device (tethered) when blackra1n was released and installed a few Cydia apps and lots of cracked apps. Since the jailbreak is tethered, I put it into sleep mode all the time. My iPod has only been turned off about 5 times since the release of blackra1n (and that's only because I was playing a game with low battery life and it shut itself off). So i've had to re-jailbreak my device approximately 5 times. Recently I noticed that my battery is draining faster than usual. My iPod settings are fine. Most settings are set to "off" when i'm not using it. I removed some stuff that I got from Cydia - SBSettings and Winterboard & themes. Still the battery seems to be draining faster than normal. Today I was playin' around with "Scanner 911" at lunch. Brightness was all the way up during the time, and after about 30 mins, my battery life went from 65% to 35%. Is this normal? The only thing that could possibly be running in the background is OpenSSH (which I need and apparently doesn't cause any noticeable battery issue). I also have the Safari Download Manager plugin installed as well as countless cracked apps. Occasionally when I install and run cracked apps they open and then close right away. Is this perhaps like an "iPod Virus"and is causing my battery to drain faster than normal? I can't think of anything else that may be causing this potential problem. Is leaving the iPod on all the time (in sleep mode when not using) a bad thing and causing the battery to drain more rapidly? Is re-jailbreaking bad for the iPod? It's tethered, I have to. If there is something causing it such as something running in the background, I'll be grateful. If my battery is getting permanently damaged, I will cry. It's my first iPod so I am unfamiliar with the expectations this device should have but it also seems like it takes a short time for the battery to charge? I plugged my device in 35 mins ago and it has so far went from 15% battery life to 75%. Normal? Thanks in advance.