Multitasking gone with jailbreak? - Now Resolved

pauliphone

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Nov 27, 2008
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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?
 

clrj14

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Jul 18, 2010
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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:
 

pauliphone

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Nov 27, 2008
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there is a download in cydia that looks like it will enable these options, failing that you could use backgrounder and winterboard....
 

smacman

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Feb 7, 2006
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Noticing the same problem with Skype here. Other apps do seem to multitask correctly but for some reason Skype totally closes itself out.
 

moussekateer

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May 12, 2009
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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.
 

moussekateer

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May 12, 2009
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backgrounding is fine. the issue is with skype. use the search feature
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.
 

drjsway

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Jan 8, 2009
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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.
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).
 

Ol!ver

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Mar 2, 2005
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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.
 

HXGuy

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Mar 25, 2010
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Just tested it with a radio app, RoRadio, and it still plays the audio in the background.
 

smacman

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Feb 7, 2006
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Ah. Wonder if there will be a hack for Skype at some point.
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.
 

TheRazz

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Jun 24, 2010
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Everything still works for me in terms of multitasking besides Skype. Skype signs out every time I exit it, not sure why though.
 

smacman

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Feb 7, 2006
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Everything still works for me in terms of multitasking besides Skype. Skype signs out every time I exit it, not sure why though.
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...
 

Ol!ver

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Mar 2, 2005
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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.
It's something the Skype people have done, not a bug.
 

moussekateer

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May 12, 2009
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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?
 

jmmo20

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Jun 15, 2006
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It's something the Skype people have done, not a bug.

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.
 
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