With the new firmware, you can now display your battery status in percent (%).
For my iPhone 3G this came, out of the box, right after the update to 3.0. I could clearly see the 100% next to my battery icon.
But yes, I did have my iPhone jailbroken before I upgraded.
Now, appearantly, this feature is only available for iPhone 3GS, and not iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G, though, it is possible using e.g. Bossprefs. Lame from Apple !
Anyhow, after some Googling, I came to the conclusion:
- iPhones that used to be jailbroken will have the % displayed next to the battery icon.
- Regular iPhone 2G and 3G will not have the switch in “Settings > General > Usage”, whereas 3GS will.
I found a cool workaround right here, although it requires you to jailbreak your iPhone.
Don’t forget to install “openssh” and “wget” or “lynx” (makes it a lot easier) using the Cydia package manager.
I’ve hosted the plist file right here, just in case it would go offline.
Basicly, you have to add these 2 lines to the .plist:
This works with the current iPhone version (3.0).
I’ve copy pasted the howto, just in case. All credits go to the original poster.
- First you need to Jailbreak your iPhone, use PwnageTool or Redsnow check the dev team blog.
-> and install openSSH, wget, lynx, and restart your iPhone to be sure.
- Download the M68AP.plist file from the link: http://www.4shared.com/file/113188452/9434236e/M68AP.html or from the link I’ve posted above. This is optional, see #5
- SSH into your iPhone. (Or use iPhoneBrowser ‘look it up in google its right there!)
-> if this is first time you SSH to your iPhone it might take hell of a long time and even time out a few times. Due to the keys being generated. Use PuTTY or Terminal to ssh; command: ssh -l root <iPhone IP>. The default password is “alpine” (don’t forget to change that with “passwd”).
- Go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app/
- Replace the M68AP.plist in the directory with the one you downloaded
-> you might aswell “mv M68AP.plist M68AP.plist.backup && wget https://yeri.be/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/M68AP.plist
- Restart you iphone.
- Now go to the application Settings -> General -> Usage and there will be a Battery Percentage toggle and you can use it to enable battery percentage next to battery icon in top-right corner.
And that works !