If you have recently jailbroken your iPhone/iPod/iPad with the newest and easiest jailbreak ever – JailBreakMe.com, then you may have also encountered the problem with Skype not multi-tasking or not running in the background. There is a simple fix that involves updating your Mobile Substrate through Cydia. Simply do the following and Skype should start working for you again:
- 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.
If you’d like to see more info about Mobile Substrate, you can look here: Cydia Mobile Substrate Package
It’s official… iPhone users will finally be granted the long awaited feature of multitasking. This has got to be the single most requested item and the single item that keeps most BlackBerry users from switching to the “all powerful” iPhone. The thing that sucks about the OS 4.0 update is that 3G users will not be fully supported – OS 4.0 will install, but features such as multitasking will not work. There was no mention of the 1st generation iPhone (2G) which may not be supported at all – still waiting on word from Apple.
Here are some of the other features of the iPhone firmware 4.0 update:
- Multitasking / Background Apps
- Unified Inbox
- New Drag & Drop UI
Will the summer release date of the iPhone OS 4.0 make you wait to jailbreak your iPhone if you haven’t jailbroken it yet? Which new iPhone OS 4.0 features are you most excited about.
And finally, the thing you all want to know about is the official release date of the iPhone 4.0 OS… I don’t have the official date, but I’ve always been a good predictor, I’m going Tuesday, June 8th as the official date. Just a guess, Apple will have to prove me wrong.