A large number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices, primarily on iPhone 4S. To address the battery drainage, a new tweak ‘iOS 5 Battery Fix’, developed by iHamzaDev, is now available in cydia store which promises to fix it on iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1. This tweak is compatible with iOS5 on both CDMA and GSM Model on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
Although it seems that Apple has killed the battery-zapping bugs in upcoming public release of iOS 5.1, it is expected that the Greenpois0n Absinthe jailbreak is not compatible with this new version of iOS, so many of us have to choose between an improvement in the battery or keeping jailbroken device alive.
In order to install it on your iPhone 4S, you MUST jailbreak your device first and pay $4.99 first. Being in beta, ‘iOS 5 Battery Fix’ has been made available only to VIP members of the Insanelyi repository. Only after paying the $4.99 VIP fee you will get an instant access to the iOS 5 Battery Fix Cydia tweak. It is believed that when the development is completed, the tweak will be released to all.
According to iHamzaDev, one of the major flaws causing bleeding of battery in iOS 5 is ‘wireless synchronization’. He has advised the jailbreak community to install the application and in addition to it ‘MUST’ disable wireless synchronization.
Instructions for the iOS5 Battery Drain Fix For iPhone 4S and 3GS iPod Touch
- Jailbreak your iOS device on 5.0 or 5.0.1 using Greenpois0n Absinthe (Windows, Mac OS)
- Launch Cydia and navigate to Manage -> Sources -> Edit -> Add.
- For URL add http://repo.insanelyi.com
- Sign Up for a VIP Insanelyi Account
- Plug In Your Device, click on Serial Number and copy your UDID
- Go into My Settings -> Profile
- Scroll down and enter your UDID – Save.
- Go into Cydia and install VIP packages
This is how you can get the iOS5 Battery Drain Fix for iPhone 4S and 3GS iPod Touch. If you have decided to go for it, don’t forget to share the results with us. It will help the entire jailbreaking community to fix this pesky iOS 5.0 battery drainage issues.