Chinese iPhone 4S launch the one to watch as lines grow

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Batteries are burning: Recall covers two brands of iOS battery cases

There’s trouble in extra power land: Two types of iOS device battery cases are being recalled for overheating issues. One, for the iPod touch, could burn, and the other, for iPhone 3G and 3GS, could catch fire. From bargain brands to market leaders, no one’s safe.

The iPhone 4S upgrade decision: 4 things to consider

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iPhone 3G and iOS 4: Benchmarking the 4.2 Update

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Suit Claims Apple Knew About iPhone 3G Issues With iOS 4

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iOS 4 on iPhone 3G: Fake Email Offers Real Hope

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Jailbreak: The Poor Man’s iPhone 3GS

Having iPhone 3GS envy? Well, if you already have iPhone OS 3.0 jailbroken, here’s how to make your last-year gadget feel just a tad more like the new iPhone 3GS.

The poor man 3GS

Battery Percentage

Custom Battery Percentage IconMany users were disappointed to learn that Battery Percentage is exclusive to the iPhone 3GS, and not a general feature in iPhone OS 3.0.

There are two ways to turn on the battery percentage in the jailbroken iPhone OS 3.0.
1. Through SBSettings
If you have SBSettings installed, simply tap on “More,” then “Extras.” There you will find Enable/Disable Numeric Battery.

2. Through AsBattery
If you prefer to have the stock Battery Percentage toggle found only in the iPhone 3GS, you’ll need AsBattery. To install AsBattery:

  1. Fire up Cydia.
  2. In its “Search” section, type in iPhone-notes. What you are doing is looking for the repository that AsBattery is hosted in. Install this repository.
  3. In Cydia’s “Changes” section, look for “AsBattery” and install that.
  4. Reboot your iPhone.

Once you’re back in, the battery percentage toggle will be present in Settings ? General ? Usage. Read More about Jailbreak: The Poor Man’s iPhone 3GS