Skype(After Jailbreak)

mak713

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Sep 29, 2007
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Hey!

I'm currently using a iPhone 4 on iOS 4.0. Prior to the jailbreak, Skype wasn't being a cause of nuisance and running in the background. However, after the jailbreak, it doesn't seem to do so anymore. I even tried to make a call and the moment I clicked the menu button, he applicationt just quit.

I simply fail to understand the reason for it behaving this way. I hope someone could be kind enough to help me on this.

Thanks
Mak
PS: I also deleted the app and reinstalled it again. It still exhibits the same behavior.
 

mak713

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Sep 29, 2007
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Hey!

But if I restore my phone, don't I lose all the stuff loaded on it?

Mak
 

iamthekiller

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Feb 3, 2010
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Reinstall/restore is such a lazy non-answer. If you don't know, don't reply.

Jailbreak did not break anything with Skype. Skype disallows itself from being backgrounded on jailbroken phones. There isn't really a workaround yet.
 

moussekateer

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May 12, 2009
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Right I think I have a fix for this. You probably have backgrounder installed right? Backgrounder has been updated with a fix. These are the only settings that worked for me.



Also enable 'fall back to native'.

All apps work as they should for me now, even Skype backgrounds as it should. Let me know if it works for you
 

iMrNiceGuy0023

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Jun 5, 2009
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Skype doesnt function right on Jailbroken devices...there should be a warning message when you open Skype saying that...or Google it
 

mak713

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Sep 29, 2007
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No, I don't have backgrounder installed on my iPhone please.
 

moussekateer

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May 12, 2009
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No, I don't have backgrounder installed on my iPhone please.
Yea I had the same problem as you but I was going to install Backgrounder anyway and this worked. You can either try this out or wait for a fix I guess.
 

pumperx

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Jul 12, 2010
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Yea I had the same problem as you but I was going to install Backgrounder anyway and this worked. You can either try this out or wait for a fix I guess.
I second that. I found that out too and thought it was strange but after installing backgrounder, my skype can be put in the background.
 

Lefty29

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Aug 2, 2010
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No, I don't have backgrounder installed on my iPhone please.
Just go to Cydia and search for it. Its a great complement to (and actually better than) iOS4's so called multitasking. I have been using it on my 3GS for a long time now and multitasking Skype and Pandora long before Apple allowed us to.
 

mak713

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Sep 29, 2007
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Thanks. I have been using Backgrounding too on the 3GS. Anyways, it worked like a charm.:)
 

illutionz

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Oct 2, 2007
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Wrong. I have an jailbroken iPhone 4 and Skype works fine.
Have you tried making skype calls and pressing Home button? Because it dropped my call....
And as shown in the other thread I linked above, there are quite a number of people having the same problem too....
 

illutionz

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Oct 2, 2007
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Thanks for the confirmation guys... What Jailbroken apps do you guys have? I'm just trying to see whether any app causing the incompatibility.

And of course you guys don't use Backgrounder, right?
 
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