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iPad 1 multitouch gestures hack not working

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by Muttonhead, May 24, 2011.

  1. Muttonhead
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    Hey all, after some in-depth research about how to enable MTG on my iPad i got it working using the Xcode 'use ffor development' method. I then chose to jailbreak with redsnow but missed the option during install to enable MTG. Once the jb was complete, the function was gone. After more research I found an article explaining how to change the plist file to turn the option back on. Made the change, but no dice. :(

    When I view the file it does say MTG is set to YES but isn't working. I tried the winterboard theme for gestures, but still nothing. Am I missing something obvious? My first thought was that I lost the function after the jb, but since I did have it working I know it should work. I wish there was a way to go back to that redsnow install and reselect that option. Anyone have a solution? I'm on 4.3.3

    Thanks in advance,
    Mutton
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    Yes, you should be able to run redsn0w again, as long as you make sure to ONLY tick the gestures option. Do not select anything else, in particular don't install Cydia again...
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    will running redsnow a second time change any other items I've modified? Specifically, I've modified a file to enable mirroring on my television... will a second run of redsnow overwrite this?
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    WOAH!!!!!!!
    how did you get display mirroring to work? It just made my iPad commit suicide. :(
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    I'm going to say he follow these steps. I could be wrong.

    Enable Display Mirroring on 1st gen. iPad and 4th gen. iOS devices | Nature's Eye Studios

    My question is what command to use when u save the file and upload it back to the iPad via SSH?

    nm...found it
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    Same problem

    I have the same problem with multitouch gestures. I had them working perfectly using the method where you add the key to the file. After I jailbroke, I did the same thing, and it didn't work. I tried it multiple times. I tried the Winterboard tweak that is supposed to do it, and it didn't work either.

    Did you figure out how to fix this? Did you do redsnow again without messing anything up? Please help me, I want my multitouch gestures back.

    At least I know they are possibly with iOS 4, since my jailbroken 3GS has them running. Of course I never use them on my iphone, as the small size of the screen makes them almost useless.
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    Run redsnow again and check the box "enable multitasking gestures". Uncheck "install Cydia". Don't need that again. :)
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    I wish someone can come over and jailbreak lol...I may try it since I have iPad 1....in aug for my bray I may buy iPad 2or wait for 3...

    Plmk
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    Free apps are illegal so you so should edit your post.

    But, themes, hacks, and all the stuff apple doesn't allow you to do.
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    On Cydia. He meant free app store apps with (the forbidden word).
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    Please edit,or how do I edit it :-( I didn't know.yikes
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    still have to redeem my iTunes card..
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    Now you do. :) Please read the rules in my signature re the Hacking Section.
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    SOLUTION:
    no need to use redsnow there's a simple tweak to enable multitasking gestures on ipad,follow the instructions and everything will be fine.
    for this u need ifile
    after this open ifile and navigate to System >> Library >> CoreServices >> SpringBoard.app >> K48AP.plist
    Select the file K48AP.plist and use Property list viewer to edit the entries
    Inside the file go to capabilities
    Locate the option for multitouch gestures and turn it on
    Close ifile and respring the device
    Go to settings/general and u should see the gestures option already enabled
    Smile and enjoy multitouch gestures :)
    if u need pics just tell me,hope i helped u here
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    My ipad1 supports multigesture after using redsnow rc15 for jailbreak. And check the box for multigesture and cydia. I think your problem is on software for jailbreak.
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    if he does through cydia it won't delete everything from his device? in my oppinion my solution is better u don't need to mess with cydia
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    Not sure I understand. You are asking if enabling gestures through Cydia will delete everything from the iPad?
    Well, no. And the Cydia method is easier for some people.
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    There is nothing wrong with you solution goribildo and we welcome all suggestions!
    But you should also be aware that the K48AP.plist file is a pretty important for the iPad. If a user makes any mistake at all changing it, this can render the iPad inoperable and a restore will be needed. So perhaps worth warning people, they should take great care any time they edit K48AP.plist?
    Hope you don't mind the suggestion :)
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    I have had to restore 5 times due to a spelling error in the k4ap.plist in the past. :)
    I have learned to always use pkgbackup before I attempt an edit of the filesystem. :D
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    unfortunately i couldn't upload pics to show u how easy is to turn gestures on through k48ap u have only buttons to turn on or off that's all but anyways i got the suggestion i'll warn more next time

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