ProSwitcher iPhone Jailbreak Multitasking UI Goes 1.0
ProSwitcher [github link], the webOS "Cards"-style flickable, flick-to-close-able multitasking interface for Jailbroken iPhones running Backgrounder that we posted about last week has just gone primetime with version 1.0. You can find it in Cydia.
If you try it out, multitask us up a comment and let us know how it performs.
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I would buy a refurb from AT&T.com if I were you. You may get the older style 3gs without the new bootrom.
Agreed, prob the best bet. I got a refurb 32gb about a month ago and it was the old iboot. My understanding is that the refurbs dont get updated to the new iboot, only the new off the line.
Yes, of course backgrounding apps affects battery life... but it's so easy to swipe cards away with ProSwitcher when you don't need them running. It's very convenient and effortless to manage only those apps which are needed at any given time. And when the battery gets too low, simply stop running apps in the background.
It's just fantastic to have it when it's needed.
as far as a hack for the new 3gs bootloader, its being worked on and rumor has it there is a way that someone has got but they appear to be holding onto it (dev team style) incase apple fix it for 4.0, but whats the point! so they are holding onto a hole which apple may well find anyway (with their new security staff) in case they plug it. in the meantime new 3gs and ipt3g owners are stuffed.
I like the UI that Proswitcher provides over zkirikses list format. I do not like that it has to be activated from the springboard.
Are there more advanced ways to use Proswitcher?
you need backgrounder to actually run the apps in the background, proswitvher is just the feature missing from backgrounder to make it the best app ever :)
but what foes PS actually do? Backgrounder lets apps run in the background and ps does this switching between apps thing ?? XD
Did any 3G use see an improvement over the last version?