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  • [Review] Bars - More Accurate Signal Strength Indicator


    Do you feel like the iPhone’s signal indicator is too liberal on its readings? Does the signal strength seem a little too high for the cellular performance you’re getting? A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Bars by iOS developer phoenix3200 promises more accurate signal strength indicator readings by allowing fractions of the bars to appear to indicate more precise and conservative readings.

    As you can see pretty clearly from the images above, not the entire fourth bar is being shown. Instead, just a fraction of it is. Depending on your signal strength, Bars will chop your signal strength indicator bars down to size to give you the correct signal reading instead of inaccurately giving you an entire set of, for instance, 4 bars if you have about a 3.5 bar signal. In other words, it shows every little increment. It doesn’t just work with the fourth bar; it works with all of the last three. If you're still confused, the image below will give you an idea of what Bars does and how dynamic its signal readings are:



    Bars is a great free jailbreak tweak. Not only does it help your iPhone do something better, but it also gives you a more realistic feeling for your atmosphere by letting you know how much signal strength you’re truly getting at any point in time. This jailbreak tweak proves that the iPhone is capable of much more accurate signal readings and makes us wonder if there's something going on between the carriers and Apple to give the signal strength a more liberal reading.

    I highly recommend Bars for any iPhone users who want a more accurate signal reading. If you aren't one to really care too much about your signal strength, then Bars probably isn't for you. Bars was created for the curious mind looking to learn more about their signal strength by providing you a way to toy around with it more often. It's free, so give it a try.

    UPDATE: Bars will now work fine on non-retina devices.

    Name: Bars
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.2.1
    Requirements: iOS 5, iPhone or Cellular iPad, Retina Display
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: phoenix3200
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    Sources: phoenix3200
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Bars - More Accurate Signal Strength Indicator started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      very cool, but what RAM resources are used for this? Does it function in much the same way as WinterBoard? Anything that messes with system .png's files I have learned to stay away from. WinterBoard is the devil! Sorry Jay -- still love ya tho man!
      Winterboard may be the devil but what could be more fun than flirting with the devil?
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
      Winterboard may be the devil but what could be more fun than flirting with the devil?
      Theme manually
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      Theme manually
      how do you do that? and what are we saving here by not using winterboard? performance,battery or both?
    1. fredHD's Avatar
      fredHD -
      http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&se...drops#/d4pfyvu
      This is for the wallpaper, you will get 2 lock-screen folders, the one that says no clock save the picture, you must use ifile of course.

      Nice tweak by the way I might not use it because my bar is themed but good idea.
    1. Jakeopp's Avatar
      Jakeopp -
      Here is the wallpaper link

      http://tinyurl.com/6qkehov
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      very nice
    1. bobsco's Avatar
      bobsco -
      But i can't seem to find the appropriate source. Can someone help?

      Thanks.
    1. thekev's Avatar
      thekev -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      This is actually quite cool. You can see it move in real time. This is how it should be, STOCK!
      Or one could just turn on numeric rssi for a real signal meter. Better idiot lights are still idiot lights.
    1. jessica90's Avatar
      jessica90 -
      cooooooooooooooooool
    1. shesser's Avatar
      shesser -
      do want, but I'm unable to find this tweak at all in Cydia... little help?
    1. Nikhil_99's Avatar
      Nikhil_99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jakeopp View Post
      The wallpaper is called "iDrops" and can be found at deviantart.com.
      Thanks a lot....
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      The wallpaper comes with the inPulse theme from Cydia.
    1. 808mp5's Avatar
      808mp5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by shesser View Post
      do want, but I'm unable to find this tweak at all in Cydia... little help?
      ^this
    1. Csula's Avatar
      Csula -
      that wallpaper called " rain drops "

      that wallpaper caleed " rain drops "