iOS 4.0 Backgrounder

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  1. fred2028

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    If I background an app with Backgrounder on iOS 4, does it do the same thing as Apple's backgrounding (setting: default implementation) and if not supported, run it as a fully-running app in the background?

    I'm looking at Backgrounder as a replacement for Apple's multitasking feature, which includes recently used icons also.
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    Backgrounder keeps the app fully running (rather than placing it in a suspended state), which wastes resources such as battery life and RAM.
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    ^^^^^ true. Fred,what iDevice do you have, because if you jailbreak it, you can use the multitasking in any case. I think it's an option on redsn0w, but in any case you can edit the .plist files.
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    Apple's multitasking > Backgrounder
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    Not always...
    For example, if Cydia is downloading something for you and you want to do something else meanwhile, apple's multitasking won't work, when backgrounder will.
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    Just let Cydia download first? It doesn't take very long at all.
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    What with themes? they can take a lot of time to download...
    Plus some people have a really slow connection...

    And Cydia was only an example, any app without apple's multitasking support can be backgrounded with Backgrounder...
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    All of the stock apps continue to run in the background and drain resources. That's incredibly stupid and useless. Especially for something like Settings, Notes, or Calculator.
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    Hopefully Bigboss and the Backgrounder dev will be able to come up with a better way to background apps.
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    uhh i want release!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. fred2028

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    Then why is there an option in Backgrounder that says use Apple implementation, then Backgrounder if it fails?

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