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    RavRob November 17, 2011 at 09:01 | | Reply

    Nice but not working with ios 5.01

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      Jonathan May 17, 2012 at 06:39 | | Reply

      Yeah it does work your probably not doing it right

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    Ben December 24, 2011 at 06:47 | | Reply

    Won’t work on iOS 5.0.1 :(

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    Brandon Sampson January 3, 2012 at 13:30 | | Reply

    I wish this worked on iOS 5.0.1

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      Tim June 27, 2012 at 18:09 | | Reply

      it isnt working on IOS6 to

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        ralf October 20, 2012 at 16:32 | | Reply

        I did today (Oct 20th) on iPod touch (5.1) with iOS6

        just do as written above and insert this

        SBShowBatteryLevel

        into this file
        ‘Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist’

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          ralf October 20, 2012 at 16:35 | | Reply

          HTML takes a few chars …

          I hope this work now

          insert this 2 lines (without the ‘)

          ‘SBShowBatteryLevel’

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            ralf October 20, 2012 at 16:36 |

            sorry NOT working …
            next try!

            ‘SBShowBatteryLevel’

            without spaces and without ‘

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        ralf October 20, 2012 at 16:38 | | Reply

        do what is written at 9. and insert the 2 lines from 10. :-)
        HTML is not alling to use XML code in this comment

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    Riddle January 26, 2012 at 17:40 | | Reply

    This does work on iOS 5 and 5.0.1, but you should edit the
    ‘Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist’
    file instead.

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    joseph February 3, 2012 at 05:34 | | Reply

    it works on IOS 5 and 5.0.1 i just used and im so happy ty so much and i didnt even edit

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    Aaron March 17, 2012 at 09:02 | | Reply

    When you say “restore” does that mean that ur restoring the device? Like to factory settings?plz reply
    Thx in advance ;)

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    Tyrell Robinson April 5, 2012 at 06:20 | | Reply

    Will doing this delete saved wifi passwords or is there a downside at all?

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    Jonathan May 17, 2012 at 06:38 | | Reply

    I open it and it starts to load up and it says too big digest .. Then it says can’t load devie info . How do I make it work again?

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    XiaTeKaR May 26, 2012 at 08:07 | | Reply

    Did it and it worked, you don’t have to restore your ipod, Like Riddle said, for 5.0.1 and newer (I did it on 5.1.1 and it worked) edit the:

    Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist

    shut down your ipod and next time you’ll open it, the percentage battery will be there!

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    Alex May 27, 2012 at 22:38 | | Reply

    Damn…didnt work for me TT.TT how much more websites will I have to visit?!

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    kashin June 4, 2012 at 12:10 | | Reply

    doesn’t work on iOS 5.1.1…????

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    ovadia June 10, 2012 at 21:54 | | Reply

    doesnt work on ios 5.1.1 dont try it

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    nick June 14, 2012 at 03:00 | | Reply

    I did exactly as he said and below dict i inserted the same SBShowBatteryLevel

    Then checked the box for that particular “Library…” etc and clicked restored and I keep getting this error 19 thing. Can somebody please for the love of God help me. This is driving me insane

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    michael October 12, 2012 at 17:31 | | Reply

    Works perfectly with IOS6

    ‘Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist’

    SBShowBatteryLevel
    and you’ll get the percentage.

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      ralf October 20, 2012 at 16:29 | | Reply

      I can confirm that it is working!

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    ralf October 20, 2012 at 16:24 | | Reply

    working with iPod 5.1 and iOS6

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    Sam October 24, 2012 at 06:52 | | Reply

    Doesn’t appear to work with iPod Touch 3rd Gen and below, but works with iPod touch 4 and 5. Great tip!

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      TechNice December 14, 2012 at 02:26 | | Reply

      I recently did this with a 3rd Gen Touch and it worked. What I found is that there are 2 lines that were named ‘Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist’. The first line I found was 1k in size and modifying it did not work. I had to scroll down the list and find the second one that was 3k in size. Modifying the larger one worked. Hope this helps!

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    Justin B January 8, 2013 at 16:10 | | Reply

    Just completed this with a new Ipod touch 5th generation iOS version 6.0.1 and it worked fine for me. Weird though, after finishing the restore I had to click the sleep button five or six times because it kept turning off after the apple logo popped up. Working great though, thanks for the walk-through.

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      mark January 18, 2013 at 00:47 | | Reply

      i cant for the life of me get this to work, gives me an error code every time i try doing this on a 5th gen ipod running 6.0.1

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        Mark January 18, 2013 at 01:05 | | Reply

        Turns out I didn’t have enough space to do a restore (iTunes gave me that error) , works now, I’m still clueless why apple would put the gauge on iPads and iPhones but iPod touches…… Thanks for the tip

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    Ricardo January 21, 2013 at 00:04 | | Reply

    dosd it work on IOS 6.0.1????

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    skouk January 22, 2013 at 11:47 | | Reply

    It works fine for iOS 5.1.1 on iPod Touch 3rd Generation. You must edit this file in the following directory:
    /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences

    /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist

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    Wiiliam February 1, 2013 at 11:42 | | Reply

    working! 100% with iOS 6.1 on my new iPod touch 5th Gen.

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    luis February 2, 2013 at 09:05 | | Reply

    i love uuuuuu!!!!!

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    Girishbochiya April 29, 2013 at 17:39 | | Reply

    i have followed the same method with ipod 4g 32 GB
    iOS 6.1.3

    But i am getting diaglog box of putting password when i try to edit iplist file…..

    help me ??? how to resolve this problem…….

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      Lukás May 7, 2013 at 00:04 | | Reply

      If you have your backup protected by password, maybe try that password.

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    Nexevious June 21, 2013 at 10:09 | | Reply

    iPod touch 5 ios 7 beta 1 user here. After you go through the steps you’ll find out that you can’t restore via iBackupBot (error -1). Not to worry! Remember to save the edited backup and restore via iTunes!

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    Mickey December 28, 2013 at 02:38 | | Reply

    Help. I already downloaded the iBackupBot, but it won’t let me edit…Don’t know what to do….On the iBackuoBot i don’t see any sign of the iTunes backup, all i see is the iPod backed up and with this lock on the cylinder….Help

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    Cole S May 23, 2014 at 08:11 | | Reply

    I typed in the correct code, but when I save the file, close the window, when I reopen it, the code that I typed isn’t there.

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    Cole S May 23, 2014 at 08:11 | | Reply

    Please respond someone who knows what they are doing

Please comment with your real name using good manners.

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