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Thread: Get Battery Percentage on iPhone 2G/3G Running OS 3.0

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    Default Get Battery Percentage on iPhone 2G/3G Running OS 3.0
    As you might know, a battery percentage was found as an option on non jailbroken iPhones by developers on beta versions of the new iPhone OS 3.0 . But when the OS was officially released, there was nowhere to be found. The mystery was soon unveiled and the much wanted battery percentage is only available on the new iPhone 3Gs.

    There wasnt a way for iPhone 3G users to have that , untill now. Unfortunately this methods i am about to tell you about are only available to jailbroken devices. So if you are not part of the jailbreaking community, this is your chance. You are missing a lot.




    This tweak is availabe via Cydia. First thing you need to do is to add this repo: http://apt.iphone-storage.de/ . Than go to Changes or Search and look for “asBattery” . This was tested with iPhone 3G ONLY, so 2G users you are alone here. Install the tweak and reboot your phone after install. Than go to Settings – General – Usage to activate it.

    I do not take credit of this method

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    Call me crazy, but my iPhone 3G has shown the percentage of battery left since I updated it to 3.0. I can't turn it off, as I can with my 3GS. I have yet to jailbreak my 3G since updating to 3.0, but the percentage battery is always there.

    Just FYI. :^)
    Last edited by johnmhensley; 06-24-2009 at 08:33 AM. Reason: Typo. :-p

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    same here, once I updated to the Gold Master version of 3.0 I had it when it was stock!

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    Could someone direct me to the settings for the 3Gs to turn on percentage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwan View Post
    Could someone direct me to the settings for the 3Gs to turn on percentage?
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    Settings, General, Usage, Battery Percentage.

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    Works on 2G by the way.

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    I turned it on with SBSettings.

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    for some reason when this was installed on my iphone3g it was killing my battery =[ can someone confirm?

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    Hey thank you Erny, for telling me how to turn on the battery percentage on in iPhone 3G. I thought Apple would provide it in it's officially released version. But Cydia did it.
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    Thanks to Erny!

    Works like a charm.

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    Didn't work last night, now it did. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmhensley View Post
    Call me crazy, but my iPhone 3G has shown the percentage of battery left since I updated it to 3.0. I can't turn it off, as I can with my 3GS. I have yet to jailbreak my 3G since updating to 3.0, but the percentage battery is always there.

    Just FYI. :^)
    Well, what a twist...I restored to 3.0 and used redsn0w to jailbreak and ultrans0w to unlock for use with T-Mobile, and now I don't have the battery percentage. Ha! I guess I'll use the tweak, good find, bro!

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    I need help I accidentally download on my iPhone 3g on firmware 3.0 a mms for the 2g and now it wont boot back up, because I was trying to get the phone to receive picture texting but now I am stuck with it still trying to booth. Can someone please help me?

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    This tweak does work on 2G.
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    ^^ Just use SBSettings, and turn it on from "More"...

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    thanks works great
    no signature links or spam.... only warning

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    Just installed on my 2g

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    I have the new 3GS and can't find where to apply the % battery anyone know plz?

    EDIT: nm lol Settings -> General -> Usage
    Last edited by laz305; 07-02-2009 at 09:36 AM.

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    Hmm..my meter hasnt moved off 100% yet?

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    don't install this if you have "activateMMS2g" installed

    the two packages conflict (i should have figured this out earlier since they use the same plist...)
    anyway it gave me SWOD on a 2G iphone and i had to go in through SSH and delete the plist this package tried to install in order to get back up and running again
    just fyi thanks though, use sbsettings if you have activatemms2g!

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