iPhone Backgrounded apps and staying 'active' after jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by apb89, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. apb89 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    Ever since jailbreaking, it seems like apps are not staying 'active' in the background (when I go to home screen or switch apps). Then when I go back to said apps they have to 'reload' all over again.

    Before jailbreaking. I remember apps would stay 'active' longer periods of time then would just start back where left off when I went back to them.

    I have cleared my memory with auxo, but still seems to happen more often. Apps I have seen this occur with: chrome, Facebook, alien blue, and others. Anyone have any input?
  2. MastahRiz, Feb 19, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013

    MastahRiz macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2010
    Can you give a full list of any tweaks that you have installed from Cydia?

  3. apb89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    Tweaks I have installed, not including apps:

    Browser Changer
    Fast Copy
    Favorite Contacts for Notification Center
    Five Icon Dock
    Five-column springboard
    Folder Passcode
    Icon Passcode
    IntelliscreenX 6
    MyWi 6
    No LSB
    Software Update Killer
    Wifi Passwords
    Winterboard (using ayecon theme)
    BatteryDoctor Pro
    3G Unrestrictor 5
  4. apb89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    Do I have too many tweaks/apps? Maybe they are taking up a lot of ram? Only thing is that the 'Memory Free' is always reading above 300mb... not sure why my apps are always reloading and not just picking up where I left off
  5. apb89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    Turns out it was winterboard... Had to uninstall it and performance is a lot better
  6. imagineadam, Feb 19, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013

    imagineadam macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2011
    Im having the exact same problem!! Im on a iphone 5 6.1. The only jailbreak tweaks i have right now is winterboard with a 1nfrared theme going. Also I have bytafont with a few fonts downloaded and sbsettings and colorkeyboard. Thats it! I did have springtimize 2 and auxo but i removed them because i thought it would help.

    My apps keep getting kicked out of memory too when there us well above 250mb remaining. Do you think it is winterboard? I really like my theme but it sure is annoying having everything reload!l anybody know a fix for this? Should i restore and rejailbreak?
  7. revirus macrumors member


    Aug 2, 2010
    iPhone 5 with 6.1. I have same problem you have. Randomly my apps getting kicked out. I was not able to locate what causes this.
  8. imagineadam macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2011
    I wonder if this is a normal tradeoff that jailbroken iphones have to deal with? Or is this unusual? Shouldn't the phone work like it did before the jailbreak?
  9. revirus macrumors member


    Aug 2, 2010
    I guess it could be a bug among apps from cydia. Sometimes this kind of problem disappears after simple update.... I hope.... :eek:... I will wait the "right" update.
  10. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    I have the same problem. I'm thinking its auxo.
  11. revirus macrumors member


    Aug 2, 2010
    I've located the cause. It was "Winter Board".
    After I disabled (not uninstall) all themes and did REBOOT iPhone, I've confirmed the problem has gone. But I didn't want to give up my winter board.
    So I reboot again, and apply the themes and respring iPhone.
    It seems my iPhone is OK now. No more issue.
  12. imagineadam macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2011
    I've done a few reboots and disabling the themes and respringing too and its ok for a little while until the memory fills up a ways and then it just cant remember how to figure out which apps to keep or purge.
  13. wknapp0924 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Honolulu, HI
    I had the same problem and I found it to be Auxo that was using so much memory that it would shut down apps that are backgrounded. I deleted it and now my phone runs perfectly again. Try Auxo before Winterboard. I guess the Auxo dev's are aware of the memory leak and are working on it.
  14. imagineadam, Feb 20, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013

    imagineadam macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2011
    Took winterboard off and its fine again! It really sucks though because thats one of the main reasons i jailbroke!!! Does guy ever update winterboard to fix these kinds of things?? I guess ill hold off on putting auxo back on too! Yay bytafont, bitesms and sbsettings only for me for now! :/ I guess its not really worth it to jailbreak when everything seems held together by duct tape!!
  15. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    You don't need Software Update Killer.
  16. revirus macrumors member


    Aug 2, 2010
    I am 99% sure it was "winterboard".
    I've removed one by one till the problem fixed.
    After I removed winterboard, suddenly all issues has resolved.
    So sad that I have to use it without winterboard, but no more crashing.:eek:


    Why not?
  17. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    Evad3rs made their jailbreak tool to kill that process already.
  18. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    The iPhone will work the same both before and after the jailbreak. Jailbreaking alone should not affect the performance of the phone (unless the method to jailbreak is buggy/glitchy)
    The possible change in performance comes when tweaks and/or apps get installed from Cydia
  19. robotphood macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    I recently notice this happening about a week ago when I installed switchy and a few other minor tweaks (forgot!). Although, I'm pretty sure switchy wasn't the problem. Also I have had winterboard and themes (ayecon, sliders, lockscreen, springboard) since day 1 and never noticed apps getting killed. There was a handful or so of tweaks I installed from cydia around the time I started noticing apps getting killed so it's a bit hard to really narrow it down. I didn't really investigate it because I assumed my phone was just low on memory and backgrounded apps were getting killed. But this thread (and the other one) tells me it might have been something else. My imessage spazzed out earlier this week and I ended up restoring my phone to 6.1.2. I haven't noticed the problem since, but I wasn't really looking for it. I have been trying to reproduce the problem since seeing this thread but have been unsuccessful. I actually have 3 new things enabled in winterboard versus before. Possibly not the problem? Or maybe a conflict with winterboard and another app?

    I did pass on some apps/tweaks this time around. Luckily I made a list with AppInfo so these are the ones I no longer have:

    Facebook Photo Library integration
    Instagram Image saver
    Safari Download Manager

    List of the ones I currently have via AppInfo

    %hook's law - 1.0.1-1
    4x3 Dense iPhone 5 Layout for Iconoclasm - 1.0
    4x4 Dense Layout for Iconoclasm - 1.0
    5x3 Layouts for Iconoclasm - 1.2.1
    7-zip (POSIX) - 4.57-3p
    Activator - 1.7.4
    AppInfo - 1.5
    AppList - 1.5.3
    APR (/usr/lib) - 1.3.3-2
    APT 0.7 (apt-key) -
    APT 0.7 Strict (lib) -
    ayecon - 1.3
    Base Structure - 1-4
    BigBoss Icon Set - 1.0
    biteSMS - 7.4.9
    Bolt - 0.6
    Bourne-Again SHell - 4.0.17-13
    BytaFont - 1.6
    bzip2 - 1.0.5-7
    Climacons iWidget - 1.0
    Climacons NC weather - 1.1
    Core Utilities (/bin) - 8.12-7p
    CustomWidgetIcons - 1.1
    Cydia Installer - 1.1.8
    Cydia Translations - 1.1.0
    Darwin Tools - 1-4
    Debian Packager - 1.14.25-9
    Debian Utilities - 3.3.3ubuntu1-1p
    Diff Utilities - 2.8.1-6
    diskdev-cmds - 421.7-4
    Double At - 1.0
    evasi0n 6.0-6.1.2 Untether - 0.4-1
    f.lux - 0.984
    Fast Copy - 1.0
    Find Utilities - 4.2.33-6
    FolderEnhancer - 1.9.6-1
    Geo Sans Light Font - 2.2
    GmailSender - 1.0-1
    GNU Privacy Guard - 1.4.8-4
    Gremlin - 2.0i-2
    Grooveshark - 2.6.6
    Grooveshark Enhancer (for 2.6.6) - 2.6.6-1
    gzip - 1.3.12-6
    Iconoclasm - 1.8.1
    IconSupport - 1.8.1-1
    iFile - 1.9.1-1
    Infinidock - 2.0.1-1
    Instahancer - 1.2-1
    IntelliScreenX (iOS 6 Library) - 6.01.06
    IntelliScreenX 6 - 6.01.06
    Invisible Grabber 5.1+ - 1.2
    Invisible Tap 2 Unlock iOS 5 - 1.5
    iOS Firmware - 6.1.2
    iPhone Firmware (/sbin) - 0-1
    iWidgets - 1.0.1
    Jukebox - 1.5.1
    LayerSnapshotter - 1.0
    libhide - 2.3
    libstatusbar -
    Lockscreen Clock Hide -
    LS Sleek HD - 1.0
    LZMA Utils - 4.32.7-4
    Mobile Substrate - 0.9.4001
    My3G - 5.4.6
    NCSettings - 1.6.2
    New Curses - 5.7-12
    No Lock Bars - 1.2
    OpenNotifier - 1.1.3
    OpenNotifier Premium Pack - 1.2.1
    OpenSSL - 0.9.8k-9
    Pages 4x3/5x3 Layouts for Iconoclasm - 1.0
    PAM (Apple) - 32.1-3
    PAM Modules - 36.1-4
    PandoraSkip - 0.0.1-13
    pcre - 8.30-5p
    pincrush - 0.9.2-1
    PreferenceLoader - 2.2.0-1
    Profile Directory - 0-2
    readline - 6.0-7
    Repo Icons - 4:4.7
    ResetAllKiller - 1.0.0-3
    RespringCacheFix - 0.2
    shell-cmds - 118-6
    Sleipnizer for Safari - 3.1-3
    SlyCam for NotificationCenter - 1.0.0-2
    Software Update Killer - 1.0.2
    SpotLock - 0.4
    Springtomize 2 - iOS 5 & 6 - 1.4.3-1
    Springtomize2-Icons - 1.0-1
    Springtomize2-Localizations - 1.0.1
    StatusBarCustomClock4 - 0.4-1
    SwipeSelection - 1.2-3
    symbolicate - 1.0.0-1
    system-cmds - 433.4-12
    Tape Archive - 1.19-8
    UIKit Tools - 1.1.7
    unrar - 3.6.8-2p
    unzip - 5.52-5p
    WeeLoader - 1.2-1
    WeePreferenceLoader - 1.0-1
    WinterBoard - 0.9.3910
    Zephyr - 1.6.2-1
    zip - 2.32-5p
  20. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    It was probably Auxo because it had a memory leak which the dev says is now fixed.
  21. robotphood macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Possibly. I had uninstalled auxo a while before that. I'm thinking it's some combo of apps leaking/consuming too much memory. Still haven't noticed any killed apps yet.
  22. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
  23. iALLOUT4eva macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2012
    PlayDay Land
    Well guys after foolishly thinking it was the ayecon theme turns out it is winterboard. #
    I hope they fix this bug soon (if it is one) because Im gonna miss theming #. For now mask will have to do.
  24. JSingr macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
  25. robotphood macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Winterboard update:


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