Does jailbreaking allow for running apps in the background?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by MaxPower49, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2G touch, so obviously it has never been jailbroken. If a 2G jailbreak is ever released, will it allow for running applications in the background? I don’t really have any complaints about my touch, but I would love to be able to run apps like last.fm, Pandora, npr now, etc. in the background while I play games or surf the web. Is that possible with jailbreaking?
     
  2. apple1loop macrumors newbie

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    Yes.

    Yes. There is an application in the Cydia Installer on jailbroken iPhones and iPods called "Backgrounder." It is extremely useful; to enable an app to be running in the background after installing, you simply hold down the home button for 3 seconds, and the app will close and continue running. It is wonderful for internet radio apps like Pandora, etc.
     
  3. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome... I wonder why Apple doesn't allow that. Can't wait for a 2G jailbreak.
     

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