Skype not working after Jailbreak

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

  1. Orioles Magic macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    After I jailbroke, I realized that Skype was no longer running in the background. Whenever I would go back into an app after closing out of it, it would sign back in. Can someone else confirm that this is a problem, and not just my phone?
     
  2. gimmi80 macrumors member

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  3. pauliphone macrumors regular

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    yes, I have exactly the same problem. I installed backgrounder thinking that would solve the problem but it seems to close even with that.
     
  4. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Skype checks to see if the os has been modified, and if so, disables backgrounding. You should be able to use the non-native method, but it's a big battery drain.
     
  5. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    That's a risk when you are going to jailbreak while it's known it has got some (big) problems.
     
  6. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    There must be a way to trick it ... This is annoying!
     
  7. Orioles Magic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So...anyone know of a way to get it to work? Anyway to trick Skype into thinking its running on a non-jailbroken device?
     
  8. pauliphone macrumors regular

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    backgrounder has now been updated and resolves this issue
     
  9. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    My Skype acting is acting really weird. Thank God for Beejive and other apps that support Skype.
     
  10. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816

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    I can't see any logical reason why they would go through the effort to do this... seems pretty unusual. I can't think of any benefit for them.
     
  11. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    I think it must be something you have installed after jailbreaking you IPhone as mine seems to be working ok after only jailbreaking my IPhone 4
     
  12. jpborjas macrumors newbie

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  13. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    After installing sbsettings skype stops working as it was working fine on my jailbroken iphone 4 before.

    I'm going to try and work out what packages cause this issue.
     
  14. jap1198 macrumors 6502

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    I think when you launch the app for the first time a notif. box appears saying that Skype works best on a unmodified iOS
     
  15. chanerz macrumors 6502a

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    you should've read the notice before jailbreaking.
     
  16. zhenya macrumors 603

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    It's working via the non-native background mode. Native backgrounding won't work if you are jailbroken.
     
  17. DaSal macrumors regular

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    Wait, are you saying multitasking doesn't work AT ALL on a jailbroken iPhone? For any apps?
     
  18. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    Check out this thread
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=982893

    For me at least, it seems that without Backgrounder app, everything else WORKS except Skype.
    Tested: Pandora, Wunder Radio, Reeder, Kindle, Settings, Mail, SMS, and iPod.

    With Backgrounding app, everything works including Skype. However, there is a problem with this method because Backgrounder kinda make some apps that shouldn't be running on background... well run on background.
    An example is that Meebo shouldn't be running on background but only giving me push notification. Without the Backgrounder app, I managed to get Push notification fine and the Meebo app itself is NOT running when checked with SBSettings Processes. With the Backgrounder app, that app is RUNNING on SBSettings Processes... which may drain battery life.

    Now, some people have tried to approach it the opposite way and install Backgrounder but DID NOT enable it at launch. Rather, they put exception on each app that they know works with Multitasking and iOS4. This approach is fine except you have to actually put the exception on each apps otherwise they won't run on background at all.
    I tried to only add Skype to the exception and yes the background calling works, but it breaks WunderRadio, Pandora, and Reeder multitasking....

    I'm not sure what exactly happening but for now I'm giving Skype middle finger and not going to install Backgrounder.
     
  19. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

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    It *appears* to be an issue with Mobile Substrate. Uninstall that and Skype plays ball. Obviously that means you can't do half the things you jailbroke your iPhone for, but it shows it's probably fixable.
     
  20. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I just installed Backgrounder, set it to Native Backgrounding mode, and Skype is working again. So is Pandora, FWIW.
     

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