iOS 4.0 Will my jailbreak waste my battery

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by Will Ouyang, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Will Ouyang

    Will Ouyang Active Member

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    I have an iPod touch 2G MB Model, 4.0 jailbroken with
    redsnow b5-4(I don't really know, I just know it's the newest),
    I have Cydia, [piracy], a bunch of [piracy] downloaded apps,
    and stored SHSH blobs( don't know if that wastes battery0
  2. b777forever

    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    [piracy] is illegal, and 2nd gen iPhone/iPod Touches has a terrible battery life on 4.0
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    If this helps - I have the same iPod and features you have, and at 100% battery I left it on idle over night, slept 7 hours, and only lost 3% battery.
  4. MacDevil

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    Jailbreaking by itself does not cause battery drain, and nothing you've listed would be problematic. However, there are some programs that you can install from Cydia that can cause serious battery drain. A good rule of thumb is to do some research before installing anything from Cydia.

    And b777forever is correct, [piracy] is illegal and shouldn't be discussed on these forums. Many developers make their living designing apps. Don't steal from them.
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    To add to this, the Cydia apps that tend to drain the most battery are your Mobile Substrate add-ons such as Winterboard. However just having Winterboard shouldn't dramatically kill your battery by any means. If you notice any suspicious battery drainage like I did on my 2G, your best bet is to manually disable wifi when not in use. iOS4 has persistent wifi, so that's what been killling the batteries of some; more so than the jailbroken apps.

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