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Since the iPhone 4S was released and the iOS 5 firmware generation Apple’s support forums flooded with reports of battery life issues. With the release of the iOS 5.0.1 firmware, these battery life issues were supposed to be fixed. The reality, however, was that the battery life issues were still very much present, and for some became even worse. In order to fix battery life issues on the iPhone 4S and the iOS 5 firmware generation we told you about a Cydia tweak called iOS 5 Battery Fix. The iOS 5 Battery Fix Cydia tweak was available from the Insanelyi repository/forum for a hefty price tag of $4.99 and was being praised by many as fixing battery life problems for good.
While many have reported that the iOS 5 Battery Fix Cydia tweak has fixed their battery life problems, there has been others that reported no change. If you were one of the individuals who were reporting no change to your battery life after installing iOS 5 Battery Fix. It could be because the Cydia tweak is very simply a scam. You see, today it is being reported by hacker and developer @sbingner that the iOS 5 Battery Fix Cydia tweak is in fact a scam.
He has written an article containing details of what the iOS 5 Battery Fix Cydia tweak actually does, and it turns out (in short), that it does nothing.
There has been a lot of hype recently about a 4S ‘Battery Fix’ – DHowett found that all it does is replace /System/Library/CoreServices/powerd.bundle/com.apple.SystemPowerProfileDefaults.plist I looked for any possible impact of this. While this sounds good… we’re changing the power settings right? The reality is that it does absolutely nothing.
Thus, I think we can safely conclude that any positive results after installing the iOS 5 Battery Fix Cydia tweak were only psychological. Did you end up purchasing the iOS 5 Battery Fix Cydia tweak? Let us know your thoughts on whether it was a scam or not in the comments section below…