iOS4 Jailbreak Multitasking problem on 3GS: Drawer appears empty

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aoberoi, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. aoberoi macrumors newbie

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    Oct 30, 2007
    #1
    When I doublepress the home button and the multitasking drawer opens up, it appears to be empty. I can tell this is a problem because when i use SBSettings and check the running processes, I see many apps are still running. At the very least i should see iPod controls in the drawer.

    This wasnt always the case, I know that right when i finished jailbreaking (before i synced all my apps over iTunes) i did see iPod controls and SMS in the drawer (those were the only 2 apps i tried before doing that initial sync). I then synced over any apps i had but failed to install anything that was from Installous (depending on AppSync). That was expected. I THINK (not sure really) that when the official apps loaded i was still able to have apps appear in the multitasking drawer. I think installed AptBackup from Cydia and tried to restore all. I manually chose Installous and AppSync 4.0 from Cydia because I noticed that they didnt install after the restore all. I then synced again with iTunes. Now I got all my Installous apps back on the phone. This is when i checked the multitasking drawer again and i didnt have any icons!

    So I am going to assume its one of the Cydia packages thats giving me this issue. I was hoping someone here might have a clue as to which package might cause this. I got a list of all my packages I am sharing below:

    Code:
     apr-lib
     apt
     apt7
     apt7-key
     apt7-lib
     apt7-ssl
     backgrounder
     base
     bash
     berkeleydb
     bigboss
     bzip2
     com.bigboss.aptbackup
     com.chrissoftware.whatsnext
     com.ericasadun.utilities
     com.hackulo.us.installous
     com.hackulo.us.sourcegui
     com.planet-iphones.drakefindyourlove
     com.saurik.privacy
     com.seankovacs.gvmobile
     com.theme.lush
     com.xsellize.updatr
     com.zdziarski.nesapp
     coreutils
     coreutils-bin
     curl
     cydia
     cydia-sources
     darwintools
     diffutils
     diskdev-cmds
     dpkg
     essential
     eu.heinelt.ifile
     expat
     file-cmds
     file2mail
     findutils
     firmware
     firmware-sbin
     gawk
     gnupg
     grep
     gsc.accelerometer
     gsc.accessibility
     gsc.all-features
     gsc.app-store
     gsc.application-installation
     gsc.armv6
     gsc.armv7
     gsc.auto-focus-camera
     gsc.bluetooth
     gsc.cellular-data
     gsc.contains-cellular-radio
     gsc.encode-aac
     gsc.encrypted-data-partition
     gsc.fcc-logos-via-software
     gsc.gas-gauge-battery
     gsc.gps
     gsc.h264-encoder
     gsc.hiccough-interval
     gsc.homescreen-wallpaper
     gsc.hw-encode-snapshots
     gsc.international-settings
     gsc.io-surface-backed-images
     gsc.launch-applications-while-animating
     gsc.load-thumbnails-while-scrolling
     gsc.location-services
     gsc.magnetometer
     gsc.microphone
     gsc.mms
     gsc.multitasking
     gsc.music-store
     gsc.nike-ipod
     gsc.not-green-tea
     gsc.opengles-1
     gsc.opengles-2
     gsc.peer-peer
     gsc.proximity-sensor
     gsc.ringer-switch
     gsc.sms
     gsc.stand-alone-contacts
     gsc.still-camera
     gsc.telephony
     gsc.telephony-maximum-generation
     gsc.tv-out-crossfade
     gsc.unified-ipod
     gsc.video-camera
     gsc.voice-control
     gsc.voip
     gsc.volume-buttons
     gsc.wifi
     gsc.youtube
     gsc.youtube-plugin
     gzip
     ispazio.net
     jp.ashikase.kirikae
     libactivator
     libffi
     libhide
     libxml2
     libxml2-lib
     lzma
     mobilesubstrate
     mobileterminal
     modmyifone
     ncurses
     net.scott-wallace.iphone.appbackup
     network-cmds
     odcctools
     openssh
     openssl
     p7zip
     pam
     pam-modules
     pcre
     pincrush
     preferenceloader
     profile.d
     pyobjc
     python
     readline
     saurik
     sbsettings
     sbsettingstoggles
     sed
     setuptools
     shell-cmds
     sqlite3
     sqlite3-lib
     system-cmds
     tar
     uicaboodle.py
     uikittools
     ultrasn0w
     unrar
     unzip
     us.hackulo.appsync31
     us.hackulo.appsync40
     us.hackulo.security
     uuid
     winterboard
     yellowsn0w.com
     zip
     zodttd
    
    EDIT: I just noticed that the package for appsync31 looks like its still installed which is probably a bad thing. when i go through cydia it is NOT installed, this is the output of dpkg so i trust that this is accurate. any idea of how to remove that package without cydia?

    EDIT 2: Now I'm not really sure what is going on with that package, I am trying to use dpkg to remove it but this is what i get when i try to find out the status of that package
    Code:
    **********-iPhone:~ root# dpkg -s us.hackulo.appsync31
    Package: us.hackulo.appsync31
    Status: install ok not-installed
    
     
  2. jkarp macrumors member

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    Nov 3, 2008
    #2
    I'm having the same exact problem. I never checked multitasking before I jailbroke though. My iBooks doesn't work either. I'm using a 3GS.

    ...Josh
     
  3. rc.square24 macrumors member

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    Feb 12, 2008
    #3
    Same problem here, all worked initially after jb but now the drawer is empty, not even ipod controls and orientation is showing.

    iBooks never worked from the start after jb.
     
  4. asharadil macrumors newbie

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    Jun 23, 2010
    #4
    hey guys....

    thought i would help you guys out.....turns out that the reason the multitasking is not working is because of Winterboard.....Remove winterboard and everything will work fine.....

    Secondly as far as the ibooks is concerned.....the iPhone Dev Team has released a new version of the Pwnage Tool which fixes the ibooks issue.

    Hope that helps....
     
  5. jkarp macrumors member

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    Nov 3, 2008
    #5
    Correct on both counts. I removed Winterboard and multitasking worked. I recreated a ipsw package with PwnageTool 4.0.1 and iBooks works now too!

    ...Josh
     
  6. meliemel macrumors newbie

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    Aug 19, 2010
    #6
    I jailbroke my 3GS 2 days ago with Sn0wbreeze to iOS 4.0. Not knowing the new features of the iOS 4, I finally realized multitasking is not working yesterday, and probably never worked to begin with. I searched for solutions online and it seemed like Winterboard might have been an issue when iOS 4 was first released, but an update of Winterboard was released back in June to fix the problem. Since I didn't jailbreak until 2 days ago, and verifying the version installed, I already have the newest Winterboard, but am still having the same issue. I tried disabling the themes I was using to no avail. When I double-click the home button from the home screen, it slides up with an empty drawer with no icons, just completely blank. When I double-click the home button within an app that supports multitasking, nothing happens. What else could it be that's causing this problem? It would be awesome to finally be able to multitask without using backgrounder.

    Here is a list of jailbroken apps on my phone:
    Activator
    biteSMS
    BossPaper
    Categories
    Five Icon Dock
    FontSwap
    GV Mobile
    Insomnia
    MxTube
    OpenSSH
    Rotation Inhibitor
    SBSettings
    WebViewController
    WinterBoard
    Rock App

    THEMES:
    Suave
    Twilight Theme

    ADD ONS:
    Autolock SBSettings
    Insomnia Toggle
    Push Mail SBSettings Toggle
    Vibrate Toggle SBSettings

    Please help, thanks a million!
     
  7. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    May 12, 2009
    #7
    If I were you I'd first go through all those apps and see if they were iOS 4 compatible. Otherwise it'd have to be process of elimination
     
  8. meliemel macrumors newbie

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    #8
    So I checked my list of apps against this list, and the only thing is biteSMS doesn't have multitasking support, and BossPaper's support columns are blank. Could biteSMS be the problem? It doesn't say the app isn't compatible with iOS 4, just that it doesn't support multitasking. Does that mean if I have biteSMS installed my multitasking wouldn't work? Thanks again.
     
  9. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

    moussekateer

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    #9
    A quick google shows BossPaper isn't iOS 4 compatible and in fact has the very effect you mentioned of breaking the multitasking bar. Remove it.
     
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  11. meliemel macrumors newbie

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    #11
    Thanks for your help, I found a workaround here that allows me to keep BossPaper while still be able to use the multitask tray. :)
     
  12. Quaildog macrumors newbie

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    Jul 5, 2010
    #12
    a co worker of mine had the same problem this morning i removed bosspaper form her phone and it fixed the issue
     

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