Skype Does Not Allow MultiTasking on Jailbroken iPhone iOS 4

Upon the release of the jailbreak for iPhone 4 and iOS 4, I quickly installed it – especially after seeing how easy this jailbreak was compared to past jailbreaks. The thing that is really irritating me is the fact that Skype has created its software to not support multi-tasking on jailbroken iPhones. I find this hard to believe, particularly because of the fact that the fed recently issued a ruling that declared jailbreaking phones perfectly legal. Upon starting Skype on my newly jailbroken iPhone, I was presented with the following message:

This version of Skype is only supported on unmodified iPhone OS 3.0.x, 3.1.x, and 3.2.x

I really don’t understand why Skype would limit themselves by doing this. I’m already looking for other solutions rather than using their software. Not too happy about the fact that they don’t allow their software to work on a jailbroken iPhone 4 running iOS 4.01.

Has anyone else encountered this problem or found a work-around? If so, please share in the comments below.

8 thoughts on “Skype Does Not Allow MultiTasking on Jailbroken iPhone iOS 4”

  1. I am on holiday at the moment but once I get back I will crack the application then patch the binary as a workaround then I will probably put it on apptrackr

  2. theres a pretty easy fix just go on ur Cydia and update ur MobileSubstrate and after you do that skype works like it used to after the jailbreak

  3. Nevermind. For those wonder how to accomplish this, simply do the following.

    • Open Cydia
    • Tap Manage
    • Tap Upgrade – You’ll need to update all packages, Cydia, Mobile Substrate, etc.
    • Once complete, it should prompt you to reboot your device. After reboot, Skype should work properly.

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