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How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Posted April 17, 2010 at 8:26pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to enable multitasking on iPhone OS 4.0 for the iPhone 3G.

To follow these instructions you must have a jailbroken device. Please note that until iPhone OS 4.0 is released only developers and advanced users should attempt this.

You can learn more about jailbreaking your device here.


Step One
Make sure you have installed OpenSSH and found your iPhone's IP Address.

Step Two
Launch Fugu from your applications folder. If you don't have it you can install it from here
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Three
Input your iPhone's IP Address into the Connect To: field and input root as the Username then click Connect.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Four
Input alpine as the Password unless you have changed it as suggested here. Click Authenticate to continue.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Five
Once logged into your device click the Go To... button on the toolbar.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Six
Input /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/ into the entryfield, make sure Remotely is selected, and click the Go button.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Seven
Scroll down the right panel and locate N82AP.plist. Drag this file from the right panel to the left panel to copy it to your computer.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Eight
Open a new Finder window by clicking its icon in the dock
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Nine
Double click to open N82AP.plist.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Ten
Click to expand the capabilities section.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Eleven
If multitasking isn't in the list right click (Control-Click) capabilities and select Add Row from the popup menu that appears.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Name the new row multitasking and set the type to Boolean. Make sure the value checkbox is checked.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Twelve
Click to select Save from the File menu.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Thirteen
Return to Fugu and drag the N82AP.plist from the left pane to the right pane.

When prompted click the Overwrite button.
How to Enable Multitasking On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Step Fourteen
Restart your iPhone 3G to use the multitasking features we just enabled!
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Comments (19)
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falak
falak - July 3, 2013 at 3:08pm
is it work on iphone 3g ios 3.1.3
Cornelia
Cornelia - January 1, 2012 at 1:08pm
Heck yeah bay-bee keep them comnig!
pisti
pisti - August 18, 2010 at 7:48am
the entire how to you'll finde here: http://www.usermadetutorials.com/2010/08/multitask-3g-iphone/
radensteve
radensteve - June 27, 2010 at 2:11am
Is there any differences on the speed?
evzy
evzy - May 29, 2010 at 9:18pm
you gotta get plist editor pro for it to work and plus it needs to be 4.0 guys
edaddy813
edaddy813 - May 4, 2010 at 6:08am
Didn't work for me running 3.1.3 on 3G
Dz24ss
Dz24ss - May 4, 2010 at 9:27am
The instructions say this is for iPhone OS 4.0. Obviously, it's not gonna work with OS 3.0 or 3.1.3 for that matter. Smh
edaddy813
edaddy813 - May 4, 2010 at 12:21pm
yeah... i just realized that. i should listen to my dad's advice "always read the directions" thanks
Phantom0686
Phantom0686 - April 19, 2010 at 11:26am
Does this work for jailbroken iPhone 3.0? Thank you
WIll
WIll - April 18, 2010 at 1:30pm
it didn't works for me....
Gurveer
Gurveer - April 18, 2010 at 5:13am
when i click on file N82AP it opens a text document.. what do i do to open capabilities section
canny
canny - April 18, 2010 at 9:36am
because you need xcode to do that step, seems he didn't write it down.
Gurveer
Gurveer - April 18, 2010 at 9:58am
Can Some one tell me how to do that.....
vdesai
vdesai - April 18, 2010 at 4:07pm
you can do it with text editor or just download .plist editor
Dz24ss
Dz24ss - April 17, 2010 at 8:32pm
Stupid question here: is there no windows tutorial on how to enable this?
iClarified
iClarified - April 17, 2010 at 8:36pm
We haven't posted a Windows tutorial yet since there is no Windows tool available to jailbreak iPhone OS 4.0b1. However, you could easily use WinSCP to follow the steps and edit the plist with a text editor.
chris
chris - April 17, 2010 at 8:46pm
hey i was wondering when do u think the 4.0 update is going to be released in june when they announce iphone 4g or?...
Dz24ss
Dz24ss - April 17, 2010 at 9:00pm
Thanks iClarified. Will try that.
t11chb
t11chb - April 18, 2010 at 5:32am
yep, they always do
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