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Battery Percentage meter option is officially available on iPhone 3GS only running firmware 3.0 and above; however, there is a small tweak available in Cydia which can enable this functionality natively on the original iPhone and iPhone 3G running firmware 3.0 and above. You will need to have a jailbroken iPhone for this to work. Complete step-by-step guide for jailbreaking iPhone 2G/3G running iPhone firmware 3.1.2 can be found here.

Once you are done with the jailbreak, follow the simple steps below to enable iPhone 3GS Battery Percentage option in your iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G:

Step 1: Add http://apt.iphone-storage.de repository on your iPhone. To do this:

  • Start “Cydia” on your iPhone.

  • Touch on “Manage” tab on the bottom.

  • Now touch on “Sources” as seen in the screenshot below:

iPhone 3G/2G Battery Percentage

  • Touch on “Edit” and then on “Add”. You will be prompted to enter a url source as seen in the screenshot below. Type “http://apt.iphone-storage.de ” and touch on “Add Source”.

iPhone 3G/2G Battery Percentage

Cydia will now automatically update your sources by following a series of automated steps.

Step 2: After installation is completed. Search for “asBattery” in Cydia and install this application. This app will automatically add Battery Percentage toggle on your iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3G/2G Battery Percentage

iPhone 3G/2G Battery Percentage

 Step 3: Now simply restart your iPhone and then navigate to Settings –> General –> Usage. You should now have iPhone 3GS Battery Percentage on your iPhone 2G/3G as shown in the screenshot below:

iPhone 3G Battery Percentage (3)

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