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Enable Multitasking Gestures on Your iPad 1 With This iOS 5 Jailbreak Tweak

As you all probably knew if you were following our blog, the iOS 5 is bringing a lot of new features to your iOS devices. And one of the features that will be brought is the Multitasking gesture functionality for the iPad 2. But somehow with the iOS 5 beta, Apple removed Multitasking gesture functionality support for the first-gen iPads. The good news is, you can get it back quite easily. But the catch is, you will need to have an first-gen iPad jailbroken to iOS 5 beta 1.

iOS 5 Features
The whole process is quite simple enough. All you need to do is access the K848AP.plist file and add single code line in order to enable multitasking gestures.

But how do you open a .plist file and edit it in order to add the code? Well, easiest way for you would be to buy the best file manager for the iOS from Cydia, iFile. The iFile has a built-in plist editor. With iFile, explore your iPad's filesystem and go to the following directory address: /System/Library/CoreServices/ From there you will see the K848AP.plist, open the file and add the following line of code to have the gesturing function work perfectly:


Now this should enable multitasking gestures in your iPad 1. Now this is clearly a proof that the iPad 1 can handle this feature just fine which is why it is a mystery as to why Apple would remove it from first-gen iPad with the iOS 5 beta in the first place. Was this intended? Or is this some sort of a bug?

iOS 5 Multitasking Gesture
We have to repeat that if you want this tweak to be possible, you will need to have your iPad 1 jailbroken to iOS 5. Read this guide if you want to learn how to jailbreak you iPad to iOS 5 beta using Redsn0w 0.9.8.

The iOS 5 was previewed in last week's WWDC, where many of its features are highlighted. The iOS 5 is set for release this fall.

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