Multitasking gone with jailbreak? - Now Resolved

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pauliphone, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. pauliphone macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #1
    Since performing the jailbreak on my iP4 the multitasking seems to have stopped working.
    Apps now close when I exit them, particularly noticeable with Skype.
    Anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. clrj14 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    #2
    no but i have a question, maybe you would know...I have iphone 3g and thinking about jailbreaking with comex's new jailbreak but does it enable multitasking and background wallpaper? :confused:
     
  3. pauliphone thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #3
    there is a download in cydia that looks like it will enable these options, failing that you could use backgrounder and winterboard....
     
  4. clrj14 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
  5. smacman macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    #5
    Noticing the same problem with Skype here. Other apps do seem to multitask correctly but for some reason Skype totally closes itself out.
     
  6. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

    moussekateer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    #6
    I'm noticing the same problem, and not just with Skype. After process of elimination it seems to be a mobilesubstrate problem. Here's hoping to a fix from Saurik soon.
     
  7. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    #7
    backgrounding is fine. the issue is with skype. use the search feature
     
  8. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

    moussekateer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    #8
    No backgrounding is not fine. Apps that have fast app switch capability now don't remember their state when you close them. It's not just Skype, it's all apps.
     
  9. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    #9
    It seems like if you go to 1 other app, it'll still remember their state but if you go into 3-4 other apps, then back to the original it'll forget. Before jail breaking, it seems it won't forget until it runs out of memory (practically never).
     
  10. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    #10
    Was just about to re-enter the jailbreak scene to test out the new exploit, but not if it's going to kill fast app switching.
     
  11. redmachine macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
  12. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    #12
    Just tested it with a radio app, RoRadio, and it still plays the audio in the background.
     
  13. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    #13
    Sounds like Skype is testing for an altered OS and quitting.
     
  14. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
  15. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    #15
    Skype?
     
  16. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    #16
    Not Skype. Fast app switching in general.
     
  17. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    #17
    Ah. Wonder if there will be a hack for Skype at some point.
     
  18. pauliphone thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #18
    In the 'tweaks' category, its just called 'features' its from the modmyi repo
     
  19. smacman macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    #19
    No fix/hack as of yet to fix this that I know of. I suspect this affects more than Skype as well. Clearly some aspect of the task switching / multitasking has been inadvertently disabled by this jailbreak. With any luck, it will be easily patched.
     
  20. TheRazz macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    #20
    Everything still works for me in terms of multitasking besides Skype. Skype signs out every time I exit it, not sure why though.
     
  21. smacman macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    #21
    So far I am experiencing the same. Skype is the only app I use though that utilizes the VOIP multitasking API. I would hazard a guess that this will affect any other future app that makes use of this...
     
  22. pauliphone thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #22
    Backgrounder update now available in cydia which resolves the issue and can now background skype....
     
  23. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    #23
    It's something the Skype people have done, not a bug.
     
  24. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

    moussekateer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    #24
    I still seem to have this problem, both with the latest backgrounder installed and with it uninstalled. The vast majority of apps simply don't suspend to RAM, they all forget where I left them when I close them. Anyone still seeing this?
     
  25. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    #25

    hit home button while on a skype call on a jailbroken device.
    That surely DOES look like a bug and not smething made on purpose by Skype.

    Obviously, it's a "bug" that affects only jailbroken devices so as far as they are concerned, it's not a bug at all.
     

Share This Page