Skype not working after Jailbreak

Orioles Magic

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Jun 23, 2010
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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?
 

pauliphone

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Nov 27, 2008
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London, UK
yes, I have exactly the same problem. I installed backgrounder thinking that would solve the problem but it seems to close even with that.
 

zhenya

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Jan 6, 2005
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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.
 

ThatsMeRight

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Sep 12, 2009
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That's a risk when you are going to jailbreak while it's known it has got some (big) problems.
 

mavis

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Jul 30, 2007
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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!
 

Orioles Magic

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Original poster
Jun 23, 2010
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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?
 

nfl46

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Oct 5, 2008
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My Skype acting is acting really weird. Thank God for Beejive and other apps that support Skype.
 

Gizmotoy

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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.
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.
 

seanwebb68

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Jul 27, 2010
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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
 

seanwebb68

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Jul 27, 2010
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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.
 

jap1198

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Jun 11, 2009
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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
 

zhenya

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

illutionz

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Oct 2, 2007
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Wait, are you saying multitasking doesn't work AT ALL on a jailbroken iPhone? For any apps?
Check out this thread
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/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.
 

Ol!ver

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Mar 2, 2005
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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.
 

mavis

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Jul 30, 2007
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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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