Disable multitasking in iOS4, no jailbreaking needed

on June 23, 2010
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Are you one of those unitask fans? Is your iPhone 3G too slow with multitask? Disable Multitasking by following these simple steps, no need to jailbreak again…

SSH to the following dir “/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app” search for the following file “N82AP.plist” and the open it with notepad and search for “multitasking” and change the <multitasking> value from <true/> to <false/>. Restart iPhone and you’re done.

Thanks to Pony-Ony for the trick!

Disable multitasking in a non-jailbreaked iPhone (update)

Stephan suggests you can also disable multitasking on a non-jailbreaked iPhone by installing Total Commander (30 days free trial, Windows only). Then download and install the T-PoT plugin (free, open source) to navigate through your Apple device and find the “N82AP.plist” file at “private/var/mobile/n82ap“. Open the file and change the multitasking value from <true/> to <false/>. Save the file and restart your iPhone.

To learn how you can jailbreak your iPhone step-by-step have a look at these ebooks on Jailbreaking your iPhone from scratch.

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  • Tim Curtis says:

    Very Good Xavi, some good points and I will make sure that I am witty as well……

  • Xavi Author says:

    Thanks Tim, glad you found it useful :)

  • Jordi Rizo says:

    Great post! Really necessary for people like me which only needed to make a little jump and get some orientation

  • Krunal Tailor says:

    This was my first post i read and felt that i landed to the best place for a perfect start up.. Thanks for Purpose and actions.!
    I got to learn about the idea that matters and not the content will surely follow you and will be growing based on the READERS like ME.!

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