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MacBattery is a brand new jailbreak theme that allows you to add an OS X inspired battery indicator to the status bar in iOS 7. The theme uses the Alkaline jailbreak tweak in order to modify the battery indicator without having to rely on WinterBoard. We already reviewed Alkaline in an earlier post last week.

If you’re looking to switch up the look of your iOS 7 device’s status bar, then Alkaline coupled with MacBattery is a good place to start. Have a glance at our full video walkthrough inside.

Once you install MacBattery, you’ll need to head to Alkaline’s preference inside of the stock Settings app. If you don’t already have Alkaline installed, MacBattery will install it as a prerequisite.

After enabling MacBattery you’ll be asked to respring your device. After respringing, you should see the new Mac inspired battery indicator in the status bar.

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As you’ll no doubt note, MacBattery is a pretty faithful rendition of the battery indicator found in OS X’s menu bar. If you’d like to give it a shot, you can do so free of charge via Cydia’s ModMyi repo.

What do you think about MacBattery?

  • Mustang5Oh

    I installed this probably 30 minutes ago and love it! Not sure why Apple didn’t use the same battery from the get go.

  • Rafael Souza

    Awesome!!!! iDB always gets me up with really cool tweaks πŸ™‚

  • abdullah575

    this is for iOS 8 !!

  • Dallas Groot

    Thanks for the review Jeff! Definitely wasn’t expecting it. I used the exact same images apple used for it πŸ™‚ so thats why it is a look alike :).

  • Iuri Dos Santos Cunha

    Too early for this tweak. I like it this battery, but for iOS 7, the stock one is better or “alkaline”

  • Lance Baker

    I just wish that it was a Winterboard theme. I don’t like that Alkaline batteries won’t show up in Cydia and iFile. I know it’s silly but the inconsistencies drive me crazy.

    • Dallas Groot

      Winterboard just doesn’t have the capacity that this tweak does. Its pure code that iOS uses to lower and raise the battery level. where this tweak just uses images.

      • Lance Baker

        Didn’t think about that. I’ll just keep it stock. I know it’s a bit OCD but that’s just how I am. Haha.

      • Surenix

        True but false. WinterBoard does give you the flexibility to achieve this. Maybe I will release my rendition of this in Cydia? Nonetheless, good stuff! πŸ™‚

      • Dallas Groot

        I haven’t looked into Winterboard all too much, was just guessing by the images apple supplies. Thanks for the information though!

    • Courtney Macfarlane

      Stuff like that on my 5S get to me too! The slightest little change and I’m annoyed lol

    • βœͺ aidan harris βœͺ

      It’s a pretty good tweak IMO. The only way alkaline could be made better is preventing the need for a restring so that it works similar to Zeppelin. There’s also a reason they don’t show up in Cydia and iFile and is the same reason Zeppelin logos also do not show up in these apps. They run as root whereas Cydia substrate does not so it is impossible to inject the necessary code to display the battery…

  • Jonathan

    I looked at that. I didn’t like it. I like the iOS 7 wider style. It lets me see a more detailed version of my battery (if I have percent disabled) But, I like Live Battery Indicator better πŸ˜€

  • on3simpleclick

    Rocking the iOS5 battery lol

    • Isa Altintas

      Same here πŸ™‚

  • Courtney Macfarlane

    Love it! πŸ™‚

  • Tom

    I prefer to remove the battery icon.

  • Guest

    “Okay Samsung Galaxy S Eyeglass Active…”

  • Adam Williams

    How does the percentage look?

  • Abdl

    Whats the point??

  • Likii111

    Can someone help me to find this icons for wi-fi and signal ?

    • Zuhair Aslam

      Try SpeedBattery it’s for Alkaline

      • Likii111

        Yes but for wi-fi and signal?

    • Jonathan

      What’s the wallpaper? O_O

      • Likii111

        I dont know, this is original screenshot

      • Jonathan

        Thanks. πŸ™‚ I’ll see what I can find.

      • Likii111

        Try this i thing its very beautiful its called GoovyLock Alizhe LS

      • Jonathan

        Thank you.
        My eyes actually widened when I saw this LOL

      • Likii111

        Can u help about city? Where to put Code ?

      • Jonathan

        To change location, hit the home icon in iFile, then go to Library and then Groovylock. Go into there and tap the folder, then js, then weather.js. At the top you’ll see the weather.

        I’m not sure what kind it will be. There are 2 possibilities.

        1. a 5 digit number. In that case, enter your zipcode.
        2. If it looks like this. USAZ0166, or similar, with the first 4 characters letters, and the last 4 numbers, then go to yahoo weather, and enter your zip code on the top. You will see a similar number in the status bar, where US = well, US, and AZ is Arizona.

        Save and respring. It should now show your weather.

      • Likii111

        Thanks it helped, i have one problem, when i recive a notification at lockscreen it dosnt look very well, any idea how to make more blurr ?

      • Jonathan

        I’m having the same problem.
        I’m currently learning HTML and CSS, which is what these lock screen themes are made of. So, if I figure it out, I’ll send you the package with the blur. πŸ™‚

      • Likii111


      • Likii111

        Hey Jonathan , search in Cydia for Coono tweak, it colorise notifications in Lockscreen.. Tell me if it works?

    • fordfreak28

      It’s called Signalmeter

  • Jason Whitaker

    I wish it had time left in addition to % as an option like MacOS… Or does it? Haven’t installed yet.

  • Likii111

    Thnx so much, that’s exatly what i was looking for