Is my iPhone screwed or just me?
November 7, 2010 7:33 PM Subscribe
iPhone filter: iPhone 4 battery problem. Do I need a new phone, new battery or am I out of luck? Help me, hive-mind, you are my only hope.
posted by damiano99 to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I have an iPhone 4 that I bought during launch week this year. I jailbroke it on 4.01 so I could use SBsettings and Lockinfo. Never had a problem and it's worked like a champ until last week. I went ahead and upgraded thru iTunes to 4.1. When I started using my phone, I saw that I was a victim of the notorious "battery-drain" problem on 4.1.
My phone's battery would die within 6-8 hours of a full charge, even if I never used data and made only the minimal amount of calls needed. After looking around online and not finding anything, I decided to downgrade to 4.01 again. Now it seems I have the same problem, albeit it at a slightly slower rate. Still, at the rate it's going my phone dies within 9-12 hours, with no data usage and only 20-30 minutes phone calls.
I've de-charged my battery and recharged it multiple times in hopes of "re-calibrating" it. Same result.
I'd like to retain the ability to JB as I love SBsettings and Lockinfo. However, the JB site I follow said that when 4.2 comes out only those their SHSH blobs backed up from 4.1 will be able to jailbreak. Is my problem sounding like something in the battery where i can simply swap my battery out and be good or is it some manufacturing problem that I should get my phone replaced posthaste to get one with 4.1 on it?
All the websites I've read, including apple-forum has so much confusing info on my battery drain issue, including some people saying it's a myth ... yet I can literally watch my battery dwindle while it just sits on my desk.
Any ideas from the hivemind?