One of Cydia’s most impressive and comprehensive power management systems for jailbroken devices has just been updated with support for iOS 8 / 8.1.

The unexpected, but extremely welcome, release of the Pangu8 untether a number of weeks ago has sent developers into a wild panic as efforts increase in an attempt to upgrade tweaks, packages and extensions to offer compatibility with Apple’s latest version of iOS. With each passing day a furiously repetitive refresh of Cydia’s repositories introduces a whole host of newly upgraded tools, with BattSaver for iOS 7 & 8 being one of the latest commercial packages to benefit from an iOS 8 / 8.1 upgrade.

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If you have ever found yourself in a position of having to charge your iPhone at random intervals, or carry around an additional bulky power pack, just to make it through the day then the chances are that you will greatly benefit from what BattSaver has to offer. As previously mentioned, the package is one of the most impressive and comprehensive options available for power management on jailbroken devices and allows us to adopt greater control over what’s actually going on on the device in a power sense. Xvolks, the developer of the package, even goes as far as saying BattSaver is the only tweak “that can double your battery life“. A bold statement indeed.

One of the most impressive aspects of BattSaver is its intelligence. When installed, the tweak will automatically monitor components within the system that are making excessive draining requests on the battery and aim to shut them down when they aren’t in use. The tweak also has a built-in system that extends the battery life experience by reducing the number of charge cycles as well as providing a clear and intuitive monitoring view that allows users to keep an eye on the state of the battery in real-time.

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The introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus undoubtedly helped a number of us out with the short battery life issues that we were experiencing, but the potential of doubling the received battery life is just too much to ignore, right? It may come with a $3.99 price-tag for new buyers, but you really can’t put a price on prolonged power and up-time.

BattSaver for iOS 7 & 8 is available as a $3.99 download from the BigBoss repository. This particular tweak requires a jailbroken iPhone or iPad running a liberated version of iOS 7 or 8.

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