Recent Skype update (multitask support) and jailbreak problem

jmmo20

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Hello,
I haven't read anything lately regarding the problem jailbroken phones have when runinng the last Skype update, in regards to multitasking and background support.

Are there any news?
Is it due to mobile substrate?
I'm just curious since I haven't seen any talk about this..


thanks
 

moussekateer

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I haven't heard of that many problems with this version, but it's not unlike skype. I'm not sure what they have against jailbreakers but they do seem to go the extra mile to be difficult. If there is another problem it'll most likely have something to do with mobilesubstrate (not that it's mobilesubstrate's fault, its skype causing it to behave incorrectly).
 

TMar

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The only thing I have heard is it being a huge memory hog after the update and the was coming from an iphone 4 user.

EDIT: Just rechecked it and it was a memory hog but a battery hog.
 

psywzrd

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I'm not sure about the issue you're talking about but I found Skype to be a huge battery hog on my iphone 4. I used it on Thursday night for a bit and forgot that the app was running in my task bar or whatever they call the multitasking thingy:confused:. My battery was draining pretty quickly yesterday and I couldn't figure out why until I remembered that I had used Skype the night before. I went into the task bar and shut it down manually and the battery drain stopped. It's a shame that we can't leave it running like that because that's the only way that you can receive incoming calls via Skype.
 

jmmo20

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the problem is that background doesn't work on jailbroken phones.
when you hit the home button on a jailbrokwn iphone running skype, the daemon is actually killed and so you are not kept online.

if you're on a call, and hit the home button, the red skype bar appears on top of the spring board, but then it disappears and the whole SB crashes.
 

TMar

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I never use it so I just noticed. 3gs Jb and it will not background, Tried to reinstall and it didn't help.
 

jmmo20

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i will try on a freshly jailbroken iphone to see if this happens.
if it works fine, then I will try mobile substrate on safe mode.

i remember mobilesubstrate had serious issues when Skype first come out
 

TMar

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i will try on a freshly jailbroken iphone to see if this happens.
if it works fine, then I will try mobile substrate on safe mode.

i remember mobilesubstrate had serious issues when Skype first come out
And if it is a problem it might be a while before you see a fix. Saurik has been overloaded with work lately. I know a some developers that have been waiting a bit to even get their app approved for cydia.
 

jmmo20

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And if it is a problem it might be a while before you see a fix. Saurik has been overloaded with work lately. I know a some developers that have been waiting a bit to even get their app approved for cydia.
on a freshly jailbroken iphone the same issue occurs..
I simply had the FS jailbroken and Cydia installed. Nothing else.
 

jmmo20

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Same issue here. Multitasking is not working with jailbroken iPhone 3GS.

Problem has been reported in another thread by other members:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=10608641&postcount=66
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=10608968&postcount=86

yep that's the post where I learnt about this issue.
But they haven't been any further comments on the issue so I thought about creating this thread just for the JB issue.

I tried to get this to MuscleNerd, Saurik and the whole dev-team attention through twitter.. but I don't know how successful will I be :) or if they can spare any time for this issue when they're working so hard trying to get the new jailbreak out!
 

Darth Cow

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Has anyone managed to figure out the solution to this issue in the past week?

I just jailbroke my iPhone 4 (hoping to use it for carrier unlock) and the Skype issue came up after I restarted the app and it warned me it didn't work on jailbroken phones. Not that I'm entirely sure I tried multitasking before that...
 

jmmo20

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Has anyone managed to figure out the solution to this issue in the past week?

I just jailbroke my iPhone 4 (hoping to use it for carrier unlock) and the Skype issue came up after I restarted the app and it warned me it didn't work on jailbroken phones. Not that I'm entirely sure I tried multitasking before that...
Actually what the message says is that Skype won't give you tech support if you are using their app in a jailbroken iphone.
 

ZenoVT

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Mine doesn't even give me the warning and it doesn't stay on after I hit the home button.
 

Crispix

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Has anyone managed to figure out the solution to this issue in the past week?
Removing mobilesubstrate makes Skype normal again for me, with multitasking working fine on my iPhone 4.

From reading some other forums, there are reports that mobilesubstrate does not work well with "fast switching" applications like Skype. There are some work-arounds with Backgrounder, at the expense of some battery life.
 

oceanhug

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Skype multitasking partially working on iPod Touch 2G

I have an iPod Touch 2G, iOS 4.0, jailbroken via jailbreakme.com and having multitasking manually enabled by editing the plist.

I don't have MobileSubstrate installed.

Multitasking in Skype works partially for me. I can successfully quit the app during a call and it'll keep the call active and show the red banner on top. However, I cannot stay logged in in the background and will not get any notifications about incoming calls or IMs.

So MobileSubstrate doesn't seem to be the only problem involved here.