How to Run iPad Apps in the Background

Posted May 5, 2010 at 11:47pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 90060 views

These are instructions on how to run iPad applications in the background using Backgrounder.

Step One
Jailbreak your iPad. You find instructions on how to do that here: Windows, Mac. You can also check to make sure you are using the latest tutorial with the iClarified Jailbreak Wizard.

Step Two
Press to launch Cydia from the Springboard.

Step Three
Press to choose Sections from the tabs at the bottom of the screen.

Step Four
Press to select System from the list of Sections.

Step Five
Press to select Backgrounder from the list of Packages

Step Six
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.

Step Seven
Press the Confirm button to begin installation.

Step Eight
Once the installation has completed successfully you can press the large Restart Springboard button.

Step Nine
Now open the application you would like to run in the background. Press and hold the Home button until you see a "Backgrounding enabled" message.

To stop an application from running in the background press and hold the Home button until you see a "Backgrounding disabled" message.

Soon there will be background managers available in Cydia. These will let you see which applications you have set to run in the background and help you switch between them with ease.

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Tim - September 9, 2010 at 8:07pm
What is the dock called I want it!!!!!!!! Anyone know??????
xovut - August 24, 2010 at 1:30am
Installed backgrounder but on reset its taking really long to restart. Its stuck at the apple logo with spinning wheel still spinning for the last 30mins. Is it supposed to take this long?
Kyle Flanagan - May 6, 2010 at 1:28am
Awesome. At least we can use some features from Cydia until it gets going fully!
Alan - June 8, 2010 at 6:15pm
I installed this and found that icons on the very top navigation bar (Portrait mode) were very hard to \"press\" on the iPad afterward. Anyone else discover this? I rebooted, resprung... all that, but I got the same unresponsiveness with the buttons, such as the SLIDESHOW button in the Photos app. As soon as I uninstalled Backgrounder, the problem was resolved. Weird.
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