Enhanced multitasking

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by clumsythief83, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. clumsythief83 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, my iPhone got bricked yesterday after I tried to install PDAnet. I had to do a complete restore and update to 4.1. It's working right now.

    However, I want to get a great tool that I don't remember the name. It allows me to multitask better. When I double-click on the home button, the cross button shows up immediately so I can close the app and also, the apps that are not running in the background are dim. Do you guys know which tool I'm talking about and where I can get it?

    Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. xavierpunkreno macrumors 6502

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  3. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't sound like you "bricked" your phone if you were able to restore it...
     
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604

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  5. clumsythief83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didn't really brick it, but it won't boot. I had that apple logo with the loading foerever and ever.
     
  6. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    People here don't like the over liberal use of the word "brick" as it connotes a perma-stuff up of your phone.
     
  7. xavierpunkreno macrumors 6502

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    I wish people would stop complaining and understand when someone says they "bricked" their iPhone, that it means it's stuck in the endless boot cycle.

    Next time when someone says they bricked the iPhone, don't complain. You know what they mean. Deal with it. Now lay off the guy about that and quit straying off the topic.

    Was switchermod what you were looking for?
     
  8. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

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    agreed, calm down people. Some people on here lack social skills, nerds. But i believe switcher mod is the right thing.

     
  9. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Because it's like saying you totaled your car if you put a 1" scratch on it. The word 'bricked' has a meaning and when people use it incorrectly they get corrected. It's not just to point out the persons ignorance of the definition of the word, it's to make clarifications when people or searching at a later time. If they don't get corrected people actually start to believe bricking is possible.
     
  10. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    +1
    If somebody does truly brick their iPhone then we all have to be way more careful. At this point I dont think anybody has with the exception of coincidental hardware failure.
    Its not a term that should be loosely thrown around like it is.
     
  11. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Such a good point. It seems more people than not use 'brick' this way. The word has essentially come to mean 'endless boot cycle.' All the "Oh, no you di-int!" is so unhelpful.
     
  12. clumsythief83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, thanks a lot!
     
  13. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    It's an improper use of the term.
    Brick = dead phone... period.

    Perpetuating the improper use is pure laziness.

    Getting stuck in a boot cycle is just that... stuck, not bricked.
    Call it what it is.
     
  14. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    I think that has something to do with the fact that its now darn-near impossible to "brick" an iOS device in the classic sense of the word. Bricks aren't the result of erroneous software installations very often anymore and are more often related to a hardware problem.

    I agree with your sentiments on the unhelpful attitudes.
     

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