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

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    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

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  3. rainmanbk macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    News?

    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

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    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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