Why is there not a single jailbroken instant messenger app for 2.0?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Foamer, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Foamer macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2008
    I have Apollo and some other IM client on my old iPod Touch running 1.x.x firmware, but now that I have had my iPhone 3g for a while, I am beginning to miss having those apps.

    The AIM app on the app store is useless (along with many others) since it does not run in the background.

    I figured that eventually someone would release something for 2.0 on Cydia or Installer, but I am just not finding anything (namely an AIM client that can run in the background and recieve messages when I am doing other things).

    Am I just blind, or is there nothing of the sort on cydia/installer?
  2. Foamer thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2008
  3. rainmanbk macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2006
    Southington, CT
    I'm totally with you man.. I do not agree with these apps that use notification and whatever.. It just isn't the same. I want a background chat app as well. But I just don't think it's going to happen..

  4. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Background notifications are coming. Just wait.

    I suspect there aren't any in Cydia or Installer because the developers of them back under 1.1.x realized that there's money to be had.
  5. feraverto macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008

    Hey! I would like to ask. I have Cydia on my 2G 2.0 iPhone and Im hopelessly waiting for any news on IM issue.. Anyway I think there is Apollo IM running through Installer for 2.0? But what the hell should I do if I have Cydia=D?
    Is it possible (and how) to get Installer as well? Wont there be problem for those 2 to work together?
  6. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2008
    background notifications

    1. There aren't any IM on the jailbroken side, because all of them are moving to the App store...even your precious Apollo

    2. There isn't a background notification for either jailbroken/non jail broken phones

    3. Apple is developing a universal back ground notification....to be unveiled..soon...

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