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Hi all. I have an iPhone 3G with 4.2.1. It was running insanely slow, so I've done a lot of things to speed it up (removed many apps, launchdemons, language
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    Hi all. I have an iPhone 3G with 4.2.1. It was running insanely slow, so I've done a lot of things to speed it up (removed many apps, launchdemons, language packs, all that.. ). Oh I've also installed icleaner and run it a couple of times. I have SBsettins installed so I can free some memory when I need.. So it's much better now, but I have read that what is a big memory hog is winterboard. I have it installed, but I don't use any themes. Except homescreen wallpaper (from Features), and Better white icon labels (but the labels mess is a winterboard thing, anyway)

    So I'd like to remove it completely (not disable it via sbsettings, as I have tried that and haven't noticed any difference) but is there any other way to have the homescreen wallpaper?. It really is kind of depressing to see the black background, but I think it'd be stupid to keep winterboard just for that if it slows down the phone.

    And also, via Features I have tried multitasking, but my phone can't really handle it. How about other apps like backgrounder? Does that actually work?

    Thanks for any help

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    Backgrounder would make it lag more. I would use zToggle and disable it.
    Dreamboard is an alternative, but it's just as laggifying.

    If your phone doesn't come with homescreen wallpaper or multitasking, you can enable it with redsn0w.

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    Manual is the only way to go.

    ** THIS APPLIES TO 4.2.1 **

    You will need iFunBox and Plist Editor Pro, both free Google them. Remember to always backup original plists so if it goes wrong your not screwed

    With your phone plugged into the usb open iFunBox. In the left pane you will see Raw System Files, open it.
    You want to modify the N72AP.PLIST, it is located in System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app
    Drag and drop the N72AP.PLIST to your desktop, now open it with Plist Editor Pro.

    To add home screen wallpaper scroll down until you see this entry:

    <key>gamekit</key>
    </true>

    Just below this entry add:

    <key>homescreen-wallpaper</key>
    <true/>

    To add native multitasking scroll down to:

    <key>stand-alone-contacts</key>
    <true/>

    Just below this entry add:

    <key>multitasking</key>
    <true/>

    Save the modified plist then drag and drop back into System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app

    Just reboot or respring and Viola, you have just activated native home screen wallpaper and multitasking without any external tweaks.
    Last edited by HeliPilot; 09-01-2012 at 11:28 AM.

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    Or u can use zToggle to disable them ^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanono View Post
    Or u can use zToggle to disable them ^^^
    Did you fully read the OPs post?

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    Yes. Your method doesn't completely remove multitasking either it just disables it. Just like zToggle. Except with zToggle it's easier to turn it in/ off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanono View Post
    Yes. Your method doesn't completely remove multitasking either it just disables it. Just like zToggle. Except with zToggle it's easier to turn it in/ off.
    I actually described how to enable native home screen wallpaper(per OPs original question)AND multitasking.
    Key word here is "native". My method will enable home screen wallpaper without the use of any ram wasting tweak.
    That is why I posted the above option.

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    Redsn0w is native too? Amirite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanono View Post
    Redsn0w is native too? Amirite?
    Yes. But you mentioned zToggle. And that is not native.

    Again, I posted an additional option to the ones already given.

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    He asked for a native way for him to get home screen wallpaper enabled and I suggested redsn0w. That's the only thing he asked to be native

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanono View Post
    He asked for a native way for him to get home screen wallpaper enabled and I suggested redsn0w. That's the only thing he asked to be native
    Ok, we can go round-and-round here with no clear winner in the end.
    I've re-read your above posts and still stand by the added advice that I've given.

    To add to my post if you wish to disable native multitasking change the plist entry below <key>multitasking</key> from <true/> to <false/>

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    I win

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