‘ASB’ Jailbreak Tweak Keeps the Battery on Your iPhone’s Lock Screen at All Times

By , Jun 21, 2011

ASB or Always Show Battery, is a jailbreak tweak that aims at targeting a specific demographic of jailbreakers.

You know who you are; you’re the same ones who ask me how each and every tweak that we review impacts battery life.

It never fails; no matter how small or insignificant the tweak is, I always have at least one person ask me how it impacts the lifespan of their battery.

This post is dedicated to you, battery watchmen. ASB is a jailbreak tweak made specifically with you in mind…

ASB is a simple tweak; it makes the battery on your iPhone’s lock screen always appear, regardless of whether or not your iPhone is plugged into a power source.

One problem that I noticed with the version of ASB that I reviewed was related to the battery icon located in your status bar.

Apparently, this tweak is actually fooling your iPhone into thinking it’s plugged into a power source. As a result, the status bar shows the “battery plugged in” display instead of your normal battery percentage.

Hopefully that small discrepancy can be ironed out in a future update.

Other than that, if you’re one of the aforementioned battery watchmen, it’s hard to go wrong with ASB. It’s a free Tweak on Cydia, and a part of the TweakWeek series of tweaks.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone and you decide to try it out, please share your thoughts on it in the comments section.

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  • DAS

    InfectionFX’s code on GitHub for this tweak is literally one line: it’s sets the “plugged in” variable to “true”. Just thought I’d share how simple this tweak really is :)

    • http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com Jeff

      Legendary.

      • http://Twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

        How come your iPhone never shows your carrier is that a tweak as well?

  • Mikimike

    How does it impact battery life? :)

    • http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com Jeff

      Give this man a prize. Bravo, sir, bravo.

    • Stark

      i think he’s kidding or maybe not :D

  • DAS

    I knew someone would ask “how does this impact battery life” hahaha. Truth is it shouldn’t at all cus there is nothing at all running in the background.

  • Mick

    Does springtomoze not already do this? Has to be the best set fo tweaks there is that, seems lately a lot of tweaks have been released that can be achieved all in 1 place and for me, who is super anal about installing loads of different things lol it’s a must !

  • David

    As Mick above said and I said in the 6switcher app post, what is the point in these apps?

    • John

      Ha you said anal.

      • David

        Lol what?

  • c0edx

    Finally,

  • SpideyRules

    Is there a specific repo for this? Can’t find it in standard….

  • Paul

    how hard is it just to look at the top right of your screen to check your battery

  • http://aol.com whocares

    smartass in every crowed

  • Lazinho
  • DomPerignon

    This is another stupid and useless tweak. With the battery “battery percentage” on you have a much accurate reading. You should use your lockscreen for more useful and better tweaks but I know there is always an idiot around.

  • http://www.CheapOnlineInsuramces.com WaterTrooper

    I wish he would give a description with this tweaks and also tells us how much it effects battery life.

  • skroo

    Useless? Well, maybe if you suck. :-)

    I modded my battery display to be the Aperture logo from Portal, which fills in and gets brighter as the battery charges. I would use this tweak because MY battery screen looks badass.

  • nandish

    hey how to remove charing icon on lockscreen so that i can clearly see my lockinfo with wallpaper….

    • Alex L

      uninstall the app on cydia