iPhone OS 3.0 Episode III: HowTo Enable Battery Percentage Toggle in Settings

Learn how to enable the numeric battery if you are using iPhone OS 3.0 beta

ATTENTION: Also read HowTo: Get Battery Percentage on iPhone 2G/3G Running OS 3.0

  • SSH into your iphone
  • Go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app/
  • Download the file M68AP.plist
  • Open the file using a text editor or a plist editor
  • Add a Boolean value under the capabilities dictionary
  • Boolean Key = gas-gauge-battery / Boolean Value = true
  • Save and upload the file to the same directory that it was originally in
  • Go onto the iPhone and respring
  • Now go to the application Settings -> General -> Usage and there will be a Battery Percentage toggle and you can use it to enable battery percentage next to battery icon in top-right corner.


 props to wgm214

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