Unfortunately, Cydia still doesn’t support the native multitasking / backgrounding feature which Apple introduced with iOS 4.x last year. What this means is that Cydia updates are installed whenever you start the app, followed by those annoying “Reloading Data” screens.
A new tweak Go Native, has been released. This is a free tweak which will allow you to run applications in the background natively, on the applications that don’t support it yet. The developer said that this is an alternative to the tweak Backgrounder, in case you want native iOS 4 multitasking for all applications.
Here’s a simple and rather useful little app we discovered just today: Multitasking Time is a simple add-on that adds the time and battery icon in the multi-tasking bar.
Replace iOS 4.x Task Switcher with Expose-Like Multitasking Using Multifl0w on iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch
iOS 4 brought tons of new features to both the iPhone and iPod touch, the major one being multitasking or task switcher. But if you prefer Exposé style of multitasking in OS X, then Multifl0w is for you! We covered this app last year as well for iOS 3.x, but this new version which has just been released is compatible across all iOS based devices, including iPad on iOS 3.2.x and iPhone on iOS 4.x.
Twitter for iPhone has just been updated to bring full support for iOS 4 and iPhone 4. Yes, this new version also supports multitasking (or app switching) which is kind of a new killer feature of the newly released OS. Full official change log is as follows.
The new iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS 4) is without any doubt a major update for the iPhone and iPod touch, bringing tons of features like organizing apps in folders, multitasking and so on. The new iPhone 4 will of course ship with this new version of iOS come June 24th (or 23rd for some).
iPhone OS 4 Beta 2 was pushed to developers yesterday and it mainly brought API improvements, increased performance and bug fixes. Apart from this, Apple has also added a new faster and smoother animation for switching between apps during multitasking. This carousel transition rotates apps in a wheel-like form. Video after the jump.
Similar to the hack which enabled multitasking on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G running iPhone OS 4 Beta, the following step by step instructions will help you enable Wallpapers support which like multitasking, was locked down by Apple for the mentioned devices. You will need to be jailbroken on iPhone OS 4.0 before you follow the steps below.
Big news for iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G users! After learning about iPhone OS 4 jailbreak news earlier today, some iPhone devs/hackers have now apparently managed to enable multitasking on the older iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G, both of which were limited by Apple due to lower amount of RAM on these devices. This is what a recent tweet from an iPhone dev said.
Good news for all iPhone users, the upcoming iPhone 4.0 will support multitasking in an Expose-like style interface as we have seen on Mac OS X. Now you can switch between apps and perform multiple tasks seamlessly.