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Backgrounder ios5

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by Timey, Oct 28, 2011.

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    Hi everone, i recently upgraded my ipad to ios5 and then i jailbroken it, i noticed a couple days ago that backgrounder doesn't work, i tried installing it and once it respringed the springboard would just crash, i tried again today without using any time and same problem, i read some posts about backgrounder and it seems it works on iOS5, is there anything i can do to make it work? Or another cydia tweak like backgrounder?(I tried multifl0w but it doesn't really look that it backgrounds all apps as background did) thanks.
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    No, I've not seen anything about it working. Only that it is NOT working on IOS5. You will just need to wait to see if the developer (or another developer, since the source code can be forked) will release an IOS5 compatible version, but I would not install it again until you see a concrete update with comments which indicate 5.0 support. Putting incompatible apps on your JB iPad is asking for trouble when you know they don't work ;)
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    And, just as an aside...

    The developer of Backgrounder "released it into the wild" ages ago. He was no longer working on it and was no longer supporting it way back on 4.2.1, if I recall correctly.

    IOW, don't hold your breath for a Backgrounder update for iOS 5, as I don't think it's going to happen.

    Just my humble opinion...

    Marilyn
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    I see thanks a lot, guess i didn't understand what the guys in the forum meant, is there any other tweak like backgrounder? I could really use it. Thanks for help.
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    I certainly hope it gets updated as I use it for things like keeping vnc connections open and wireless keyboard connections open while switching to other programs.
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    Backgrounder is one of the most useful tweaks I've ever learned to use. I'm in the process of seeing if I can fix anything regarding this incompatibility. I'm testing to see if by switching a few constants in the code we can get around this incompatibility but no promises. I won't plan to upgrade to iOS 5 until I find a work around or fix for this. I'll post here with any new news.
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    Good news - ashikase made the fix himself. Here's a direct download link to the .deb file that isn't hosted on the repos yet. Let me know if it works for your iPads, as for I have an iPad 2 on 4.3.3 - I got it working on my iPhone running iOS 5. As of yesterday when I got news of it's release.

    Since I haven't posted enough PM me for a link to the downloads.

    Let me know how it works for you guys.
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    I apologize for not being able to pm youut apparently I need 6 posts to do that. The links are as follows:

    Direct Download for .deb: http://t.co/6NkKDdF2
    Site link: Download Backgrounder for iOS 5.x | InfoGeek
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    Have you encountered any issues with use, since the site said it isn't finalized and isn't fully functional?
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    nothing serious. I use it to force backgrounding on a few apps that refuse to have it natively and it works just fine. Note that the only device I have on iOS 5 is an iPhone 3GS. Also, note that that release is made by the original dev himself. There is nothing to worry about. I haven't had my iPhone with the new backgrounder installed for iOS 5 crash once. There might be a cosmetic issue with enabling badges or status bar notifiers but honestly nothing that I've seen to affect core use.
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    Hi,

    Am I correct in say that this can only be done on a JB device?

    Regards,
    Chays
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    Yes, backgrounder is a jailbreak application to help you have more control over multi-tasking on IOS.
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    Hi,

    Thanks for that, appreciate it. Learn cool stuff on here every day :D

    Regards,
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    So i picked up Backgrounder from here as well. (I just up’d to ios 5.0.1) I have yet to find what it is conflicting with Backgrounder has a problem. I have noticed, after using SBSettings Substrate, by narrowing down to Backgrounder, that when trying to use programs, they open in a small window in the upper right hand corner. I turned off all of my mobile substrate and rebooted after turning each one back on. Backgrounder, when on, for some odd reason, makes all the apps that are opened go to 1/4 size.

    This is fixable, by booting into safe mode, them back to normal. But if you have to reboot, then you get the prob again. When I find what app is conflicting, ill post.

    ~Athanasios
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    Hey there! Have you figured out what the conflict is? I've been running into this problem quite a bit as well and am very disappointed because backgrounder was what made certain programs work the way they should for me.
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    Akspecs,

    No, the only fix was to uninstall backgrounder.. :(
    so there is an "a3" update? Who is working on it now? (just curious)
    I didn't think there would be an update but I would be more then happy to load it up and see how it works. Which repo did u het it from?
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    Well, since iOS 5 has built in multitasking, there is no need to have backgrounder anymore.
    It would be nice to have more control on what happens to an app when I close it, but for now, there isn't much of a problem for me.
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    Imho ios does not multitask. If you open an app, set it to load something, switch to another task, wait and switch back, nothing has loaded. A tweak that let the first task finish loading while an other task is active would be great.
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    Sorry, I disagree. iOS handles multitasking very well, like I said I wish there ws a way to change a few things.
    Here is a video explaining iOS multitasking and how it handles multitasking:
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
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    True but backgrounder could be set to not allow items to sit in the switcher... That was the best part about it. When I close the app, its closed, unless I put it in the background specifically... ios5 makes all go into the switcher....

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