Ever since the iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S first debuted, a small but extremely loud and angry minority of handset owners have reported extraordinary battery drainage, and despite the iOS 5.0.1 update, the problem is still unresolved.
It’s well known that the iOS 5battery issues are a software problem, but since Apple hasn’t been able to fix the problem in three months, maybe it’s time to give the jailbreak community a shot at things. In fact, that’s what a new Cydia tweak called iOS 5 Battery Fix claims to do… and initial buzz suggests that it may just have delivered on its promise.
The iOS 5 Battery Fix tweak is only available on the Insanelyi VIP repository, which costs $4.99 and can be accessed here. Once installed, the iOS 5 Battery Fix applies a number of hacks and tweaks, all in the aim of extending iPhone battery life as long as possible.
According to the Insanelyi forums, the tweak works quite well. Some users report battery is draining about twice as slowly with the tweak applied than before, while others are only reporting slight improvements.
Basically, if you have battery issues, this tweak seems like a good investment, even at $4.99. Apple is rumored to solve the battery issues once and for all with iOS 5.1, but if you’ve jailbroken your iPhone, the choice will be either get your battery life back or sacrifice the jailbreak. This $4.99 tweak seems like a good solution that will help most users make the most of their device’s battery, while not sacrificing their jailbreak.