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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
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    Default [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
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: phoenix3200
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    Sources: phoenix3200
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 03-25-2012 at 08:38 PM.

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    This is actually quite cool. You can see it move in real time. This is how it should be, STOCK!

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    What wallpaper is that?!? I really want to download it can someone help?
    Last edited by osnap; 03-25-2012 at 06:04 PM.

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    Why a partial on bar 5 when bar 4 is not complete? I don't get it? Cute, but not mathematically correct.

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    I see someone's charging with Bolt installed. Love that tweak too!

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    cool stuff

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    Can anyone please upload the wallpaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_99 View Post
    Can anyone please upload the wallpaper?
    yes please i really want it!

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    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!

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    Can you guys do a "What's on my iPhone" segment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_99 View Post
    Can anyone please upload the wallpaper?
    The water droplets? That's a stock iPhone wallpaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LearningMan View Post
    Why a partial on bar 5 when bar 4 is not complete? I don't get it? Cute, but not mathematically correct.
    To me the 4th bar is full and a partial on the 5th not sure what your seeing

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    Quote Originally Posted by LearningMan View Post
    Why a partial on bar 5 when bar 4 is not complete? I don't get it? Cute, but not mathematically correct.
    You made me paranoid enough to check my .gif. I don't see whatever you're seeing.

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    I think he is referring to the 2nd pic at the top. Bars 3 and 4 are even and the 5th has a sliver of a bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
    The water droplets? That's a stock iPhone wallpaper.
    Not that one that is a diff one.

    Can someone upload it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osnap View Post
    What wallpaper is that?!? I really want to download it can someone help?
    The wallpaper is called "iDrops" and can be found at deviantart.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
    The water droplets? That's a stock iPhone wallpaper.
    thats inpulse wallpaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by osnap View Post

    Not that one that is a diff one.

    Can someone upload it?
    Oh yeah. You're right.
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    Nice tweak IMHO
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    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!
    Very true...such a shame...i loved my white icon labels...
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