Posts tagged 5.0.1
Since jailbreaking 5.0.1, I’ve been having issues with sbsettings. When I close the drop down window, the phone freezes for up to 10 seconds. Likewise, when activating the lockscreen from sleep, it takes a couple of seconds before I can swipe the swipey thing to unlock the phone. All this is very annoying.
Having done a bit of googling, I’m not the only one with these issues. Seems a reasonably common issue, and the issue seems to be sbsettings. However, given sbsettings is the main reason I jailbroke my phone, I don’t want to give it up.
So here’s a workaround while the developers fix the issue. Go into the ‘more’ section of sbsettings. Undernthe ‘Dropdown Window’ section, set the Disable Window toggle to ‘on’. Then turn on sbsettings in the Notifiication Centre settings. You can then use sbsettings toggles in the Notification Centre. If you also like to have sbsettings on the lockscreen, then you’re going to have to use a third party app like lockinfo or intelliscreenx. I prefer lockinfo.
Once I changed to the above setup, no more freezing.
After moving from a tethered jailbreak to untethered on iOS 5.0.1 recently, I noticed a significant downgrade in battery life. Even though I have been jailbreaking iPhones since the 1G, I’ve never had a problem with battery life. After untethering my iPhone 4, my battery lasted about 4 hours with only moderate use.
Googling produced only one possible solution – complete restore as a new phone (don’t restore from backup) and then jailbreak. Guess what – my battery life is like I’ve got a … new phone. Now, battery usage overnight is about 4% and a full charge lasts at least a day and a half with moderate usage. I’ve never had battery life like that, that I can recall.
Whilst this is all just anecdotal, I’m a little shocked at the difference. I’ve always done upgrades of firmware, or a restore from backup. Seems that a clean install does wonders for performance. As a Linux user, I’ve always laughed at windows users who reinstalled every few months to restore performance. I always assumed that unix like operating systems didn’t suffer from performance degradation over time. Seems iOS may be different – at least in terms of battery performance.
Yesterday I wrote a quick post on the latest untethered jailbreak for ios 5.0.1. I mentioned that despite some fixes for the broken launchctl that had emanated from the latest jailbreak, iFile was still broken and crashing like a drunken night at the dodgems.
Well, thanks to saurik’s diligent work and his recent update to the mobile substrate package, iFile is back up and running. So we can all go back to doing whatever it is we do with iFile.
And to prove it’s working, the image above was extracted from the asoftly theme on my phone using iFile.