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    hey guys.

    i just got a replacement 3G as my old one only had a battery life of up to 6 hours and i was pretty sure i had double-checked every single app that could be the caus for this. now with my replacement and the synced back prefs and data, the battery life seems to be the same. so hooray for getting a new 3G, but my bad, apple.

    i do use push email and listen to my ipod a lot, but 6 hours is just ridiculous. i reduced screen brightness and unchecked automatic brightness, unchecked sound-check for the ipod, bluetooth is off, ssh is off. not sure what else i could do to extend my batteries lifetime.

    so there might be an app problem here. i do have the following apps installed:

    - boss prefs
    - cycorder
    - cydia
    - finder
    - mcleaner - could it be that mcleaner runs in the back even when disabled?
    - maps
    - mobilecast
    - pdanet
    - powertool
    - status notifier
    - terminal
    - winterboard
    - xbmc control
    - iblacklist - same goes for iblacklist (i am currently evaluating if i pay for iblacklist again or use mcleaner)
    - scrobble - can't eat that much battery or can it?
    - converter
    - twinkle
    - twitteriffic
    - facebook
    - wikiamo
    - mobilefiles
    - netnewswire
    - flashlight
    - omnifocus
    - ebay
    - fahrinfoberlin
    - fring
    - aroundme
    - vnc
    - google
    - usedbudget
    - easyemail
    - google earth
    - remote - "stay connected" is known to eat some battery but not if i'm not in my wifi network, right?
    - fahrplan
    - myspace

    who could be the cause for this?

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    all you have really listed here is apps and not everything youve installed..
    i think cydia, iblacklist, mcleaner, appstore and some other things run in the background but mobilesubstrate is there to keep those (except appstore) in check...
    ummm have you seen how long the battery lasts without anything installed??

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    well u said that u faced this problem in ur 2g right? and u mentioned that u restored from ur 2g backup? so most probably u, how should i say this, "inherited", i believe that is the best word, the battery problem so just dfu restore ur 3G and dont restore ur backup, i.e setup as new iphone. I guess that should do the trick.

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    i don't think cydia runs in the back but yeah, mobile substrate should take care of this. there are a few more tweaks installed, i'll post up what i have tomorrow.

    and i didn't use a 2g backup for the this, i got my 3g exchanged, so this is a 3g to 3g issue.
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    well u said u synced back your prefs and data so i thought that u restored from the backup made by itunes when u synced ur 2g for the last time.....


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    Fring is the one.
    Try to uninstall it and you will notice a battery life increasing.

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    does fring run in the backround or something?
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    I have a similar problem. For the past two weeks or so my batterylife is half a day, and my data consumtion on the EDGE network has exploded (~500kb to 14-15mb!). I'm never ever browsing on the go as I dont have a flatrate. Is there any way to see which app is using up this much bandwidth? Sorry for highjacking your thread

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    have you been downloaded alot of content because mine is working fine with that type of stuff

 

 

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