iPhone 4 beta 1 jailbreak on iPhone 3G - multitasking included
Apple has not been shy in stating that the original iPhone 3G will not support multitasking but iPhone hacker cdevwill has proved them wrong - sort of. After the break you can see a YouTube video of an iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 4 jailbroken with functional multitasking.
While this all seems like a bed of roses stop and think about it for a minute: the only apps someone could test currently are those built in the iPhone OS 4 software (many of which have always multitasked) - no 3rd party apps. You'll notice in the video the amount of time it takes to open the clock application. Now imagine trying to play a game like Plants vs. Zombies and checking your Twitter all while streaming Pandora.
So while multitasking on an iPhone 3G appears to work, don't expect a very smooth experience. This is more than likely the reason Apple claims it will not work (even if they'd rather you upgraded your hardware).
If you want to learn more about jailbreaking in general stop by our forum dedicated to the topic and be sure to check out the video after the break!
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Your clock app always takes that long to open?!
For the guy who made the video: dude, go get a girlfriend... It helps sometimes ;)
The 1st gen iPhone was able to record video, mms, background, all via jb might not be 100% effective but atleast u have something instead of nothing!
On my jailbroken iPod Touch 2G I have run NOVA and Safari at the same time with proswitcher, it handles it fine.
There may be more performance issues Apple knows about, but this video doesn't show any of them.
I suspect Jeremy is just used to his 3GS and can't remember how slow his 3G was normally.
Thinking like this is why Adobe is in the boat they're in, the iPhone is so successful because of the seamless user experience, I don't want a phone that will randomly close apps if I get too low on RAM.
Look at you, it seems your are making the wrong person an idiot !
I'm also an iPhone developer so... you would think we would get some sort of special treatment. I would love a sandbox mode where we can try everything on any phone and do testing. :)
They allowed opera on iPhone because apple saw how crappy it was. Should be the sand 3g vs 3gs.
Most people here take the iPhone experience for granted until they go to another platform just to see their 1Ghz snapdragons struggle to handle basic functions..
How in the world the guy from the video opens those two apps so fast on a 3G phone ?
Answer to this question, and lets see who's right or not !
What OS4.0 does is enables developers to utilize background processes for a few key functions. Obviously, since no developer-updated apps utilizing this have hit the App Store yet, this doesn't exist for anyone yet.
Keep that in mind, as the resources being consumed are not used for an entire application, but rather for a small, confined task which runs in the background
In the Android world, they're used to seeing pre-release code being demo'd so they're more forgiving on videos like this. So I'd just say, cut him/the phone some slack. It does say beta