Normally, I don’t like to combine coverage of multiple jailbreak tweaks in a single post, but this go ’round, it was definitely appropriate.

BatteryCenter is a free iOS 5 Notification Center widget, which brings battery stats directly to iOS 5’s convenient pull down menu. PowerCenter Pro is the upgraded version of BatteryCenter, and it features additional options not found in its free version.

Both widgets are created by the same developer, and can be downloaded from Cydia. How do they stack up? Check inside for the video lowdown of each tweak…


PowerCenter Pro

BatteryCenter is the free version of PowerCenter Pro, and as a result, it is completely devoid of any options, outside of a visual representation of your current battery percentage.

PowerCenter Pro keeps the battery details, and throws in options like toggles and general device info. The upgrade will set you back $2.49 on Cydia.

I must admit, that’s quite an expensive upgrade, considering SBSettings performs pretty much all of the same functions outside of the battery details. That fact in itself may make PowerCenter Pro a hard sell.

Still, if you’re interested, and you have a jailbroken iOS 5 device, venture over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo to try it for yourself.

Have you experienced any hands on time with either tweak? If so, what did you think?

  • Scott

    First for f**k sake

  • Catas

    Got PowerCenter yesterday and it works pretty good. Just “Free RAM” button doesn’t do anything for me..


    Just wondering if the untethered jailbreak is going to be out soon i heard that it has been ready since the beta firmware so does anyone know when we are expecting it?

    • Andy

      Me too! I like iOS 5 but I miss some of the tweaks I had

    • DomPerignon

      No; I don’t think so. The last one took them almost 3 months.

      • SIRIusBLaCK

        3 months?? Ok then, i will stay with 4.2.1 for a while..

  • DomPerignon

    This app looks like a SBSettings reformulated. SBSettings is free and this one isn’t. I pass on this one.

  • jamesandyori

    Yeah but sbsettings isn’t working at least for me. After I run the jb and reboot I usually install sbsettings first and it wants a reboot and then I get stuck on the apple logo! Why? The reboot will not work and I then have to restore. Why?

    • Parminder

      You have to reboot your iPhone using redsn0w. If u dont know, how? Search for it on idownloadblog.

      • jamesandyori

        I do, but once sbsettings installs it wants to reboot so I do and the apple screen appears.

        What maybe instead of cydia and sbsettings doing the reboot I should hit the home button, plug the phone in and turn it off and then do the snow reboot instead! Right?

      • 877

        Sbsettings works for me, except the RemoveBG toggle which crashes the springboard.

        Can’t understand ur last sentence sorry. I installed cydia, tethered boot, the installed sbsettings, then again tethered boot. Future sbsettings only needed respring

    • DomPerignon

      You are not using Redsn0w correctly.

  • 2035 A.D

    ^ Yes, plug it in and boot tethered from redsn0w.

  • Tdecker

    You could just reboot via the cydia download, and while at the apple put it in dfu mode and boot with redsnow, it’s that easy

  • jamesandyori

    Ok cool! Thanks guys! I know it sounds like I’m a rookie but I’ve been jailbreaking for a while now. But I do admit I’m trying the tethered jb for the first time with 5. I can’t wait for the untethered jb!

  • dice

    Not sure why anyone would choose this over Omni Stat. Theming is not worth the 2.50. And I don’t find a standalone app a plus because its one more icon on my springboard, but maybe that’s just me.