iOS 4.0 [HOW TO] Pro Switcher Alternative in iOS4

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  1. ijailbreak3dot0

    ijailbreak3dot0 Member

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    *Taking some help I got in another thread on ipt forums, I decided to make it into a tutorial since lots of people think this would be useful.

    As we all know, apple decided it would be cool to break support for pro switcher, multifl0w, etc and use their crappy multitasking instead. In this tutorial, I will explain how to use Apple's multitasking bar with Backgrounder. Note this disables Apple's 'multitasking' and replaces them with backgrounder multitasking.

    This is great for older iDevices with 128MB RAM because they don't support Apple's multitasking anyway, but these steps can be performed on any iDevice.



    Here are the steps:


    1. Jailbreak your iDevice (duh

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    2. Open Cydia and download Backgrounder

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    3. Open Backgrounder and go to Global. Make sure "Backgrounder" is checked as 'Backgrounding Method' and "Fall Back to Native" is TURNED OFF

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    4. SSH TO /System/Libary/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app

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    5. Locate the N72AP.plist



    6. Copy the .plist file to your computer. Open your .plist editor program and add the following (anywhere in the file):

    <key>mulitasking</key>
    <true/>

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    7. Copy the newly edited .plist file back to the directory on your iDevice and REBOOT.

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    8. Open Cydia and download a package called Remove Recents.

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    9. Respring and you're done!!


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    ***PLIST EDITOR: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/File-Editors/plist-Editor-for-Windows.shtml***[/b]






    STEPS 4-7 ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR iPod Touch 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4
  2. Volcomstone000095

    Volcomstone000095 Banned

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    Very useful! Thank you! Also totally integrated with iOS4

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  3. Coca Cola

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    Has to be the BEST solution! As it's faster than the iOS 4 multitasking on the iPhone 3G/iPod Touch 2G and it's almost exactly the same..
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    vry interesting!

    Thanks dude.
  5. Zedoack

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    Looks good. I've been using the the whole time.

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    You should make it clear that for steps 4-7 are not needed for the 3nd gen devices though.
  6. mitchell209

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    So you're just disabling native multitasking and only enabling Backgrounder? Don't see how that's an alternative for ProSwitcher.
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    It's an alternative since ProSwitcher isn't supported for iOs 4. Great tutorial anyway. This deserves a sticky.
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    No it's not. This isn't anything like ProSwitcher. It's just using the old Backgrounding method instead of Native Backgrounding.
  9. ijailbreak3dot0

    ijailbreak3dot0 Member

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    You are wrong.

    ProSwitcher was simply a front end to Backgrounder. My tutorial transforms Apple's multitasking bar into a front end for Backgrounder. By disabling native backgrounding, it makes it exactly the same as it was in iOS3 with Backgrounder + ProSwitcher. Pro switcher allowed you to see all the backgrounded apps and let you switch from it, and this is exactly what my tutorial allows you to do.
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    What was the original thread that helped you? May I see it?

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