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Disable iOS4 multitasking without re-jailbreaking!


Owner of a iPhone 3G I was curious about the new feature loaded iOS4 from the Jobs overlord.

Having scoured the interweb for the info to update and jailbreak my phone again.
I had enormous trouble updating the standard way. So I tried a restore/update for 3G phones
Restoring will cause you to lose all data. Backup before hand.

Jailbreaking with redsn0w 0.9.5b5-4 worked like a charm, except for the loss of my data link. No browsing the net or SMS/MMS.
Re-jailbroke it with redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 and now truly it worked like a charm.

Full backgrounds and multitasking...
I tried this set-up for a day and found it PAINFULLY slow and would crash if I was listening to music while wanting to send a email with picture attachment!

I wanted out of the multitasking non-sense. But to re-jailbreak again was a serious pain in the arse!

Then I remembered that there was a way to enable multitasking before redsn0w sis everything for you. editing some file... from icantinternet

Find and copy the .plist file N82AP.plist to somewhere on your Mac. Next, make a backup of the plist file. Once this is done edit the file with your favourite text editor (I use TextWrangler or Smultron to make two new entries into the .plist file under the capabilities key:

<key>multitasking</key>

<true/>

<key>homescreen-wallpaper</key>

<true/>


Wanting to return my phone to a decent working order, YET keep my background.. I used iPhoneBrowser and went in to change the N82AP.plist (by "save as" to my desktop then editing the file in a text editor. Instead of "true" changing the value to "false" then by selecting "replace file" in the iPhoneBrowser to overwrite the original file)

Once done, turn off phone.. upon reboot all should be the way you want it.

So no need to re-jailbreak it all the time. Just edit the files.
 

The losing side of playing chicken with a bigger boat

The Ady Gil was damaged by collision with the Shonan Maru 2. I don't yet know who's fault it was.

But if it's the whalers, they lowered the bar to the Sea Shepherds' level. Which is not all bad. No holds barred from here on...

If it's the SS fault then it's just business as usual, being reckless, but this time they lost part of their boat.

If up till now piracy was tolerated in Antarctic waters then no foul to any party I guess. If anything this could be deemed a pre-emptive defensive measure on behalf of the whalers.

As seen from the whalers side. There is definitely wake behind the Ady Gil indicating movement.


From the SS's perspective it appears the Harpoon ship leans into the Ady Gil.


Well at least the Ady Gil served it's intended purpose of getting in between ship and whaling! And now the ratings will spike, surely what the SSs and Animal Planet really want anyway. Like Watson said himself, unless he was lying as per norm., it's all about the money.

If it
Link
http://www.japanprobe.com/2010/01/06/sea-shepherds-high-tech-speedboat-heavily-damaged-after-collision-with-japanese-whaling-ship/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/06/2786732.htm?section=australia

Soon to disappear NY times link
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/07/world/asia/07whales.html

Whaler Video from the source
http://icrwhale.org/gpandsea.htm

Related PR GURU paid for Spy flights
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/06/2786632.htm

More links
Japan Whaling Association
http://www.whaling.jp/english/