How do I enable multitasking and wallpapers on jailbroken second generation iPt?

0dev

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I heard you can enable iOS 4 multiasking and homescreen wallpapers on unsupported devices once you jailbreak. I have one here jailbroken with JailbreakMe, what is it I install to do it? Is there a special repo I have to add to Cydia?

Thanks!
 

Aero26

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I'll wait for an update. I'm all that FTPing and OpenSSH would most def brick my iPod.
 

kepner

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Just a heads up: I enabled multitasking on my 2nd gen, and I noticed a slow down. It's particularly slow when switching to an app that has been open recently. It seems like the 2nd gen Touch is taking a long time to "unfreeze" the saved state of the app. (So, I can understand why Apple decided to not enable it on the 2nd gen.)
 

Snowy_River

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Just a heads up: I enabled multitasking on my 2nd gen, and I noticed a slow down. It's particularly slow when switching to an app that has been open recently. It seems like the 2nd gen Touch is taking a long time to "unfreeze" the saved state of the app. (So, I can understand why Apple decided to not enable it on the 2nd gen.)
I have a JB 2G iPT running iOS4 with multi-tasking turned on, and I, too, have noticed a significant slow down with it. Even with simple behavior, like turning a card over in solitaire (yes, I admit I do play solitaire on my iPT) can take a second or two to respond to my touch.

Given the fact that the one app that I most wanted to be able to run in the background, the audio streaming app from my public radio station, isn't updated for iOS4, so it won't run in the background, I'm seriously considering reverting to 3.1.3.

Anyone want to offer arguments for not reverting?
 
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I have a JB 2G iPT running iOS4 with multi-tasking turned on, and I, too, have noticed a significant slow down with it. Even with simple behavior, like turning a card over in solitaire (yes, I admit I do play solitaire on my iPT) can take a second or two to respond to my touch.

Given the fact that the one app that I most wanted to be able to run in the background, the audio streaming app from my public radio station, isn't updated for iOS4, so it won't run in the background, I'm seriously considering reverting to 3.1.3.

Anyone want to offer arguments for not reverting?
Just disable multitasking and see if performance improves.
 

kepner

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If I'm going to disable multitasking, why not just go back to the officially supported version of the OS for my device?
Wait… what? iOS 4.0 is officially supported on all devices except the first-gen iPhone and the first-gen iPod Touch (and the iPad, for now). How'd you install it if it wasn't officially supported?

By downgrading, you're limiting the number of App Store apps you're able to use, as more and more developers require 4.0. Also, even though you don't get Multitasking, you're missing out on other new features and bug fixes that came with 4.0.
 

Snowy_River

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Wait… what? iOS 4.0 is officially supported on all devices except the first-gen iPhone and the first-gen iPod Touch (and the iPad, for now). How'd you install it if it wasn't officially supported?
Point. So, I'm not necessarily looking at 3.1.3, but simply reverting to a non-JB version of 4.
 

kepner

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Point. So, I'm not necessarily looking at 3.1.3, but simply reverting to a non-JB version of 4.
Absolutely. That makes more sense. I would stick with 4, and if you're not interested in being jailbroken, go ahead and restore in iTunes to unjailbreak.
 

Snowy_River

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Absolutely. That makes more sense. I would stick with 4, and if you're not interested in being jailbroken, go ahead and restore in iTunes to unjailbreak.
Yeah, my point was to ask if anyone had any arguments as to why I should stay JB given that multitasking needs to be turned off.

It sounds like Backgrounder might be an option. I'll have to check that out. Thanks.
 

0dev

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BTW, I found a Cydia app called zToggle which automates the process of turning multitaking and homescreen wallpapers on and off, you can get it from the ModMyi repo :)
 

Aero26

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BTW, I found a Cydia app called zToggle which automates the process of turning multitaking and homescreen wallpapers on and off, you can get it from the ModMyi repo :)
It says using it on iPods is at our own risk as it's iPhone native. Did you have any problems?

Tried it. Wallpaper toggle doesn't work.
 

Giuly

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Follow this tutorial for wallpapers:

http://itsalltech.com/2010/06/30/ho...reen-iphone-3g-and-ipod-touch-2nd-generation/

Follow these steps for multitasking:

1. Go to: System>Library>CoreServices>SpringBoard.app>N7A2P.plist and add the following:

<key>multitasking</key>
<true/>
...and if you add
Code:
<key>homescreen-wallpaper</key>
<true/>
...you can even set the wallpaper via the system preferences. Winterboard isn't compatible with iOS4 yet, nor needed anymore.
 
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...and if you add
Code:
<key>homescreen-wallpaper</key>
<true/>
...you can even set the wallpaper via the system preferences. Winterboard isn't compatible with iOS4 yet, nor needed anymore.
If you use Apple's implementation of home screen wallpapers on unsupported devices, performance is terrible.
 

Winter Charm

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Follow this tutorial for wallpapers:

http://itsalltech.com/2010/06/30/ho...reen-iphone-3g-and-ipod-touch-2nd-generation/

Follow these steps for multitasking:

1. Go to: System>Library>CoreServices>SpringBoard.app>N7A2P.plist and add the following:

<key>multitasking</key>
<true/>


<key>homescreen-wallpaper</key>
<true/>

does this allow you to choose and set wallpapers? or only turn on the default WP?

ALso, if i synced and then restored, would i keep the ability to change and set wallpapers? or would it go back to being itself.

PS: I did the same with battery percentage, and it kept my setting - though it left me no option to turn it off or anything like that... lol.
 
Feb 15, 2009
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<key>homescreen-wallpaper</key>
<true/>

does this allow you to choose and set wallpapers? or only turn on the default WP?

ALso, if i synced and then restored, would i keep the ability to change and set wallpapers? or would it go back to being itself.

PS: I did the same with battery percentage, and it kept my setting - though it left me no option to turn it off or anything like that... lol.
That will allow you to change wallpapers just as if it were a feature supported on the second gen iPod touch.

If you restored, you would loose the ability to use home screen wallpapers
 

0dev

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It says using it on iPods is at our own risk as it's iPhone native. Did you have any problems?

Tried it. Wallpaper toggle doesn't work.
The text stayed grey, which makes it a bit harder to see with the wallpaper, but other than that it worked fine for me. Despite the description, the app has a "iPod touch 2G" part.
 
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