Best way to Multitask - iPod Touch 2G

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What Would Be Best for my 2G iPod Touch?

  1. 3.1.3 with Backgrounder

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  2. 4.0 with Apple's Multitasking

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    62.1%
  1. faco1000

    faco1000 New Member

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    What's up guys?

    I'm new to the forums but I've been hanging around them for a while now. This forum is awesome.

    I have a 3.1.3 2G iPod Touch 8Gb MC Model, Not Jailbroken.
    I was wondering, what's the best way to Multitask in such device?
    My priorities are 1. Battery Life 2.Performance
    I only care about 1 or 2 apps that I frequently use, that I would like to have them multitasking (ebuddy, maybe pandora, that's it)
    Now, supposedly, Apple implemented an efficient way to multitask in iOs 4.
    The question is: What would work best in my device?
    1. Running 3.1.3 with Backgrounder (a less demanding iOs with a very demanding multitasking app) or
    2. Installing iOs 4 and enable Apple multitasking on my device (A more demanding iOs but a more efficient way to multitask)
    I know I'd need to JB, so that's out of the question.
    And I'm only interested in multitasking, not more.

    Thanks for reading and I'm sorry if I bored you.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. JoshH100

    JoshH100 Active Member

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    IOS 4 isn't that much more demanding than 3.1.3. I haven't seen any speed lost on my 2nd gen Ipod Touch.Plus the 4.0 multitasking is much more efficient way of multitasking.
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    I haven't used backgrounder, but iOS4 multitasking is pretty good. I have nothing to compare it to though.
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  5. faco1000

    faco1000 New Member

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    Thank You!
    That's Exactly what I wanted to do. Edit the plist so that way I would not need to install any other apps (including winterboard) on my iPod.
  6. bigfreeze11

    bigfreeze11 New Member

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    I have a 2G MB model, and I upgraded to iOS4.0. Tried out the multitasking, and I was constantly having to kill the processes because the apps used up all of my memory. Downgraded back to 3.1.2 and back to loving Backgrounder+ProSwitcher. However, you have an MC model, so you have lots of memory to spare probably.
  7. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Multitasking in iOS 4 is much more efficient, however, you do have to go back and end the programs you started (People complaining about lagging didn't do this). It'll work for just one or two apps just fine. If you're doing any more than 4 (Including Mail and Music and Safari if they are running) it might get hectic. I would recommend VM (VM has LOTS of risks, study up on it before you decide to do anything with VM!) if you're gonna' be running lots of programs at once but just two will work fine without VM.

    BTW, you can use Backgrounder with iOS 4, just no ProSwitcher/Circuitous/Kirakee.
  8. faco1000

    faco1000 New Member

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    Nah, I won't be using a lot of programs or anything like that. I mostly want it to multitask with eBuddy, which is the app that I use more frequently than anything.
    I'm updating to iOs 4 already.
    I would save my blobs but I feel lazy and I don't think I'll ever use them.
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  9. themaster2443

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    I personally like backgrounder and proswitcher better but I'm also partial to all the other new features in iOS4. So I'm hoping that there's a cydia update for proswitcher soon to work for iOS4 multitasking. That way I get the best of both
  10. Blade19

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    i like ios4 multitasking just because it dosn't use as much ram, but i do whish i had proswitcher

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