General Cydia backgrounding

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pod5g, May 19, 2013.

  1. pod5g, May 19, 2013
    Last edited: May 19, 2013

    pod5g macrumors regular

    May 15, 2013
    Is it dangerous to use Backgrounder or some other way to make Cydia background? I've seen many threads (both here and on other forums) about people doing this. Should I do it or not?

    Device- iPod touch 3G
    Firmware- 5.1.1
  2. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    Why do you want to background Cydia? Just curious.
  3. pod5g thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2013
    More than one reason. Sometimes I click on an ad by mistake. Opening Cydia again takes ages. Sometimes I press the home button by mistake. Have to open Cydia again, which is a chore.
  4. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    Don't use Backgrounder. Use the native iOS multitasking which for some reason isn't enabled by default for Cydia:
    1) Use iFile or whatever to go to /var/stash/Applications/
    2) Edit Info.plist
    3) Change the flag UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend to false and save
    4) Close Cydia from the multitasking bar
    5) Enjoy!
  5. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    There's a reason why it's disabled by default. If you looked inside the info.plist, you would see...

  6. pod5g thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2013
    Thanks! I'll just leave Cydia the way it is. The iPod has only 256 MB of RAM to begin with.

Share This Page