Live Battery Indicator, a jailbreak tweak that merges the battery bar and the battery percentage into one, is now available for free download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. I must say that I was quite surprised at the reception that this tweak, a very simple one, received in our preview. A lot of you guys seemed to be keenly interested in its release.
Live Battery Indicator performs pretty much exactly like it did in my preview build of the tweak. Just like the preview version, there are no options or settings to configure, and once it’s installed it starts working immediately.
There is one unsuspected surprise that you’ll find when installing the official version of Live Battery Indicator, though. Can you guess what it is?
The bonus WinterBoard theme
The surprise is a bonus WinterBoard theme that has been bundled in with the tweak. The theme ditches the circular model of the default version of Live Battery Indicator, in favor of a more tradition battery. The battery percentage is still encapsulated within the battery, maintaining the tweak’s trademark look.
The preference panel, while not including any actual settings or options to manipulate, features instructions for creating your own themes. If you’re looking for a different take on the iPhone’s battery, or you’re rocking a jailbroken iPod touch, then I recommend that you give Live Battery Indicator a try.