Any IM clients for jailbroken 2.x iPhones?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ajnicho, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    I've been searching for a while now and have yet to find one IM chat client for the 2.x firmware that will allow it to run in the background.

    I know there is Fring and Agile for older firmwares but isnt there anything for 2.x or above?
     
  2. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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  3. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Although it continues running for a "short time" it doesnt really save the conversations and doesnt alert you to new messages while its not running.
     
  4. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Quite unbeliavable that there isn't one, especially considering its the only way of getting it to run in the background. I'd pay for it.
     
  5. mappyman macrumors regular

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    Have you tried Insomina with Palringo ? Should work.
     
  6. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought insomnia was only when the phone is in sleep mode
     
  7. mappyman macrumors regular

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    "Uses

    Insomnia is useful if you are running a logging application that you would want to keep working while your phone is locked and the display is off.

    If you are using an IM or IRC client that you wish to stay connected to receive messages while the screen is off.

    If you are the creator of a logging or IM application hopefully you can use the Insomnia source to build the ability to stay on into your application, without harmfully deleting power config files. e.g. ApolloIM and MobileChat. However if you would like your application to do something periodically a much better approach would be to schedule a wake up, and allow it to sleep in between times, to conserve battery power. Email me and I can show you how to do that."

    I've not tried it but it could work, have a read here (get it from Cydia): http://code.google.com/p/iphone-insomnia/
     
  8. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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  9. kixphlat macrumors newbie

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    Palringo sucks!
    Get BeeJive IM from the App Store. It's a bit pricey for about $10+
    But I assure you, IT IS WORTH IT. =]
     
  10. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Use whatever app you like, plus "Backgrounder," to make it continue to run in the background. :)
     
  11. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I've been using it since last night. Fantastic - just what I've been waiting for.
     

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