GreenPois0n Bugs (Be Aware!): iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Battery Drain

Last week, the long-awaited iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak was finally released by the GreenPois0n team. A week later, some issues and bugs are surfacing.

Now when I first jailbroke my iPhone, nothing and no one could convince me otherwise that I should not do it. “It makes your phone slower”, “It will crash”,  “It is illegal”,  “Your battery will diminish”.  Well after many of these statements have proven to be false, some things are now rising to be a problem.

Take me for example. Way back when when I jailbroke my iPod touch (1st Gen.), it killed it. I’m talking like very laggy and the battery would last a half hour if I was lucky. But that was then, and Apple has advanced their technology. With the current A4 processor in the iPhone 4, it will not lag or crash like before. However, I have noticed that with the current GreenPois0n jailbreak, my battery life has significantly decreased, and things have gone slightly askew.

Now there have been many reports of this battery loss, but it does not apply to everyone. Here’s my situation: Overnight, I charge my phone. Unplug it in the morning, and it is unused in my pocket from 7 am until 3 pm. So it should have a relatively high charge still, around 98% right? No, it has 88% with a 8 hour standby time, that is mysteriously linked with my usage time…hmmm. The only explanation for this is something in the current Greenpois0n release is either having something running in the background 24/7, or there is an unintentional link with my standby and usage times. Either way, my battery is dying unusually fast.

There have also been reports of some random SpringBoard crashings, but this is usually common with jailbreaking. Also, some tweaks and Cydia apps have been reported to be faulty and not working, but there has been no further explanation, as this may be something different, not linked to GreenPois0n itself.

Have you had any recent problems after you jailbroke your iDevice?

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  • http://twitter.com/LewisPainter Lewis Painter

    I’m in the process of unjailbreaking, my iPhone battery decreased so much

  • http://twitter.com/Piperamirez7 Felipe Ramirez

    Not really, i havent notice anything wrong with my battery after I jailbroke my iphone 4 with greepoison.

  • Dusomechris

    Buggy as hell crashing all the time not happy with it

  • Knguncle3

    I have the battery drain problem too. But other than there, things have been stable.

  • Dilligaf

    I agree not really no problems with Greenpois0n, but a couple of the apps in cydia do crash I don’t believe to be a problem of Greenposi0n.

  • James00

    I totally notice the battery decrease too….30% in 7-8hrs of standby.

  • Randyg

    Mobile Terminal opens then closes when I try to use it, both on a 3GS and 4. I had to get iFile to update Cydia from .1 to .7 because Mobile Terminal would not work.

  • Sbstokes1

    Voice Command hack does not work. After installing command in file Voice Command come on and goes out.

  • john

    I also had the battery problem. I noticed that standby and usage time was the same. I reboot my Device and usage time stopped increasing. So there was a process in the background and stopped after the restart. Now it’s better.
    I had some SpringBoard crashes when I was trying to enable/disable the WiFi through SBSettings.
    @ Randyg: the Mobile Terminal doesn’t work on 4.0+. You should find a newer version. I had one for 4.02 but I cannot find that now.

  • Anonymous

    if anything i have found my battery to be alot better (granted that could be due to the update of 4.2.1 over my old 4.1). i do notice the standby issue but fact is when im actually using the phone it lasts….my only major issue is that when i hold an icon on springboard it lags for a bit then starts to wiggle (same goes for deletion). also some books in iBooks dont work it says to restore but i just delete them :P

  • Crysiscrazy

    For everyone who told that mibile terminal isn’t working… Well just add the ijailbreak source and install mobile terminal

  • Anonymous

    mine also has some battery drainage but also with masks i can’t change some icon settings anymore… and when I boot my ipod touch 3g it always boots in safe mode…

  • Ego

    i got issues with cydia.. in the applist when i went to “L” cydia was crashing.. full bugy cydia after gp.. i am back on monte.. (not pirated)

  • Javier Gonzalez

    That is because the hack for Voice Command has not been updated to support iOS 4.2.1

  • Neo

    Everything seems good too me including cydia and all installed apps, except my battery seems to be draining faster as well.

  • Joe Dyson83

    for your springboard crashing it’s more or less because the app isn’t supported with 4.2.1 as of yet… both my ipad and my iphone 4 works fine.. my battery is just as good as always

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1348692039 Greg TheMan

    Yes I notice a slight battery depletion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1348692039 Greg TheMan

    I also contest to the random app crashes. I was in Facebook app and it crashed for no reason.

  • SnowOwl

    I added a new email to my facetime setting and now I can’t log in. I get password incorrect message. Apart from that all seems cool

  • Lushamak

    I really have no problems at all with any of mentions things above,and i have a good battery life

  • X-plo

    I have got this problem too, the battery life is not as good than before. When I had my Iphone with not jailbraik the standby time was better than now.

    There will be a solution for this?

  • James00

    WOW that’s a really good point…I charged my phone lastnight to 100%…I timed it and exactly 9H 15M later my battery depleted to 70% in standby mode.

    I wonder what’s running in the background to make the battery die like this?

  • James00

    Everyone charge your battery to a 100%…then check back a couple hours later and check your usage VS standby times

  • James00

    I noticed the same thing….stand by time stinks….but actual usage time doesn’t seem to out of ordinary.

  • Randomfrankp

    whenever i check it now it just shows dashes instead of times…something is up. Greenpois0n needs to get a move on this

  • Randomfrankp

    whenever i check it now it just shows dashes instead of times…something is up. Greenpois0n needs to get a move on this

  • DrunkinHobo

    I’ve been having the batter drain issue. I think I figured out why. I was getting so frustrated that I downloaded battery detective from Cydia. It turns out that an app in the background is constantly turned on at random and starts draining the battery like crazy. The app is called AdSheet. It appears to be sending data as well. I have no idea of how to get rid of it, but when I use the battery detective app to kill it every now and then, the battery lasts longer. Been trying to figure out how to get rid of it all together with little luck.

  • DrunkinHobo

    I’ve been having the batter drain issue. I think I figured out why. I was getting so frustrated that I downloaded battery detective from Cydia. It turns out that an app in the background is constantly turned on at random and starts draining the battery like crazy. The app is called AdSheet. It appears to be sending data as well. I have no idea of how to get rid of it, but when I use the battery detective app to kill it every now and then, the battery lasts longer. Been trying to figure out how to get rid of it all together with little luck.

  • Guest

    Yes I did notice that sbsettings crashes the springboard when you try to hold wi-fi. apparently it was once an issue that is turning up again http://thebigboss.org/2009/05/29/sbsettings-30-soon-part-2 known issue #2

  • Jahnkeanater

    i think it has something to do with specific apps cause its not everyone i have noticed my battery doesn’t last very long but its not to bad i may get 7 hours out of it but i have noticed that sometimes the bottom left gets really hot and mail, music and video keep running in the background even though i haven’t even used them. i think there may be a problem with backgrounder but im not sure.

  • http://twitter.com/HoomzRM H RaY M

    The battery issue is very frustrating for me i’m constantly turning processes off via sbsettings to make up for it but no difference..

  • http://www.iJailbreak.com Mike McKinnon

    I have not had any issues. I had my iPhone 4, on iOS 4.2.1, jailbroken with Redsn0w. I ran the new Greenpois0n jailbreak over that, without restoring. Maybe this proves the iPhone Dev Team’s jailbreak is more stable? Just guessing.

  • TKIN

    my ipod touch 4g 4.2.1 was freeze after i installed a few apps from cydia . then it start to reboot over and over again if i plug to my computer so the only solution i got is to restore it . it cost a lot of time.

  • James00

    OKAY SO IT”S OFFICIAL…Greenposi0n is the battery draining problem!

    I jailbroke my iPhone 4, restored as new and JB with GP. I tried RC5-2, RC5-4 and RC5-Final…I would charge my battery up to 100% and just leave it over night on standby mode, with NOTHING else running in the background. I’d wake up 8-10 hours later and find my battery depleted by over 40%-50%.

    Yesterday I re-jailbroke my phone with Redsn0w and put everything the same way it was when I was using GP…well this morning after leaving the phone on standby for almost 10hours I woke up to a full battery with an 89% charge.

    I’d say this is proof enough that GP is the culprit!!

  • http://twitter.com/whackowilson Wilson Wong

    even with RC6 too?

  • James00

    Tried them all from a fresh restore

  • http://twitter.com/whackowilson Wilson Wong

    well, guess i’ll for a few more days and determine. only then, i’ll downgrade it back to 4.1

  • Adam

    I just jailbroke yesterday with greenposi0n and yes i have the same battery drain issues as well. Went to bed with %42 charge and woke up with about %18. Are they going to fix this??? Is there a way I can go back? I’m a noob to this jailbreaking stuff! Can I do a restore or do I need to wipe it clean and set it up as new?? thanks!

  • SkoT

    iPhone 4, 4.2.1 Greenpois0n
    Restored to new device then jailbreak
    I have same jailbreak apps and AppStore apps as before.
    In standby overnight it would previously drain no more than 5%
    Now… 10-15%.
    About to restore to normal until it’s fixed.

  • Je

    It’s ridiculous, my phone’s battery will drop 2% if I listen to music for 4 minutes.

  • grouchar13

    i reset my itouch 3g and the whole thing crashed anyone know what i can do to fix it

  • XeDro987

    I have this problems too!

    And on night,I charged my iPhone to 100% and when I woke up in the morning(7:00 am) it was 38% and it was really hot!!!
    Since that happened,my battery life is much shorter,today I played Fruit ninja for 23 minutes,and its wasted 11% of my battery!!!

  • beer2ngineer

    You deserve a Gold medal !
    I have been searching for 2 days to find the right solution for this problem.
     

  • beer2ngineer

    …and a medal for you too for finding the permanent fix.
    Before I renamed the folder I could fry an egg and the back of my Ipod touch

  • tinydeena

    Ive had this problem & still do. My battery only lasts half an hour on just me using safari. Games kill it in less then 28 mins.. I also have a wifi problem.. Noticedthat i have to be right underneith the router in order to get complete wifi (my router is not old its a new expensive router) recently my apps have been crashing numerous times a day. Im recently going to update to an iPod 4 because my ipod has other problems.. But ever since i jailbroke it.. Wifi’s been giving me headaches. I have to reset wifi settings like 6 times a day or turn of wifi on my iPod & wait like a min & turn it on again. Its very annoying.. Battery life issue is just water the battery gets drained dramatically fast..

  • Ghostking373

    My battery dies at 100 or 75 percent or with any data usage it happened after having my phone jailbrok n for a few months now im getting a new battery hopefully that will help any other ideas?

  • Mattmai221

    while it was jailbreaking it my ipod just froze