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  • Pangu Updates Untether Package for iOS 8 to Version 0.3 to Fix Overheating & Battery


    The Pangu jailbreak team has issued an update for the untether package to the iOS 8 jailbreak. Version 0.3 is now available to fix problems with the CPU overworking itself and leading to severe battery drain and even over-heating on 32-bit iOS devices. As far as we can tell, the update doesn't appear to change anything for 64-bit iOS devices. The official change log of this update:

    Quote Originally Posted by Pangu
    Version 0.3 of this package fixes the issue where, on 32-bit devices (iPod 5, iPhone 4S/5, iPad 2, iPad Mini 1) a specific background process (launchd) would sometimes “spin”, burning CPU and battery, or even heating up.
    The update, which was originally posted on Saturday, was pulled by Saurik as it was causing issues on 64-bit iOS devices, but as of Sunday morning, the update looks to be back and available to jailbreakers in Cydia, meaning that the issues plaguing the initial release have been solved. Saurik took to Reddit to explain why the package was initially pulled in the first place:

    Quote Originally Posted by Saurik
    Some users on 64-bit devices are reporting mild to serious issues with this package. According to the Pangu team, they have changed almost nothing on 64-bit, and have not seen the issue themselves in their testing. We have pulled the package anyway, and the people at Pangu are working on doing a more detailed analysis of the issue.
    With the package now available once again, it's safe to install on your devices. So if you're experiencing any overheating issues or severe battery drain, you may want to upgrade to this version of the Pangu untether package via Cydia. It's available right now via Cydia under the "Changes" tab after you refresh your sources. It's hosted in the official Cydia/Telesphoreo repository of Cydia.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pangu Updates Untether Package for iOS 8 to Version 0.3 to Fix Overheating & Battery started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 56 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      So if I understand correctly this changes nothing for 64 bit devices? There's still battery drain on them?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      So if I understand correctly this changes nothing for 64 bit devices? There's still battery drain on them?
      According to the change log of the package, the update is intended to fix a bug that could cause battery drain on 32-bit devices due a bug that could cause extreme battery drain to the extent of actually over-heating the device.

      If your 64-bit iOS device is overheating, you have more to worry about than the occasional trickle-drain of jailbreak extensions. This bug doesn't appear to be plaguing 64-bit iOS device users.
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Not sure theres a true JB battery drain on 64, my 6 drains at heavy use of course, my 5 did not but its updated because maybe it would have
    1. karloz25's Avatar
      karloz25 -
      My 5S has had drastic battery drain since updating to 8.1 and jail breaking.

      Terrible.

      Hope they fix this soon.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by karloz25 View Post
      My 5S has had drastic battery drain since updating to 8.1 and jail breaking.

      Terrible.

      Hope they fix this soon.
      Take into consideration that iOS 8.1 itself is more power-hungry than iOS 8.0-8.0.2. So it's not only the jailbreak itself weighing against you.
    1. Jozelito617's Avatar
      Jozelito617 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Take into consideration that iOS 8.1 itself is more power-hungry than iOS 8.0-8.0.2. So it's not only the jailbreak itself weighing against you.
      Some user reported getting 2% the other day I don't remember who but writing somewhat the same comment I'm doing now, but anyways I don't think is JB here.I think is 8.1 firm itself. Lost 2% writing this comment. Not yet JB.
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Quote Originally Posted by karloz25 View Post
      My 5S has had drastic battery drain since updating to 8.1 and jail breaking.

      Terrible.

      Hope they fix this soon.
      I don't use notifications for most and turn off background refresh for most if not all
    1. Brad.carmichael's Avatar
      Brad.carmichael -
      I just want it to come out on Mac so I can jailbreak right now
    1. Renzo Giovanni Guzman's Avatar
      Renzo Giovanni Guzman -
      i tried updating pangu on my 5S and its stuck on the apple logo after reboot. im guessing they did change something on the 64bit devices. be careful
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by Renzo Giovanni Guzman View Post
      i tried updating pangu on my 5S and its stuck on the apple logo after reboot. im guessing they did change something on the 64bit devices. be careful
      No issues on my iPhone 6! And my battery drain is the same as pre jail breaking my phone!
    1. karloz25's Avatar
      karloz25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by WHUDS View Post
      I don't use notifications for most and turn off background refresh for most if not all
      I have all notifications push and location services off, mute brightness low and by my miday I've lost half my battery.
    1. Robo602's Avatar
      Robo602 -
      no reason to worry about updating pangu if you're on iPhone 6/6+ right?
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Robo602 View Post
      no reason to worry about updating pangu if you're on iPhone 6/6+ right?
      It appears to have no effect, but it's not like it hurts anything.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      This update appears to have helped my IP5 greatly. According to that battery tweak (a few articles ago), launchd had been sucking battery. I don't seem to be getting killed half as bad since the update.
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      I see no new file version on pangu website...still shows v1.1.0...what's this new update ur talking about?..I don't see it...am I missing something?..
    1. anig's Avatar
      anig -
      Keep getting a reboot after awhile
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brad.carmichael View Post
      I just want it to come out on Mac so I can jailbreak right now
      And this is why I own a cheap $200 craptop to run windows on for just such a problem.

      Of course you could always download a trial version of vmware or parallels and get a the 90 version of windows enterprise and do it on your mac.
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      Quote Originally Posted by xboxbml View Post
      I see no new file version on pangu website...still shows v1.1.0...what's this new update ur talking about?..I don't see it...am I missing something?..
      I assume u only see this update in Cydia?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Maybe I'm imagining this but this update seems to have decreased the battery drain on my phone!
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Maybe I'm imagining this but this update seems to have decreased the battery drain on my phone!
      you're not imagining it. my battery is way more stable.