View Full Version : Windows Phone 7 hack brings instant app resumption, mobile multitasking to the masses

March 23rd, 2011, 01:32
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Looking for a little snappier response when jumping to and fro between apps on your WP7 (http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/18/windows-phone-7-series-the-complete-guide/) device? Well, do we have just the hack for you -- a dev from Windows Phone Hacker, Jaxbot, did some poking around in the Window's Phone registry and found a way to instantly resume apps, no muss, no fuss. By setting the "DehydrateOnPause" registry key value to zero, he got rid of that pesky app dehydration / rehydration (http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/18/windows-phone-7-series-the-complete-guide/) process altogether. Keep in mind there may be some "undesirable" side effects from force-feeding your device multitasking (http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/17/windows-phone-7-series-multitasking-the-real-deal/) (ADD?) ahead of schedule (http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/14/microsoft-shows-off-windows-phone-7s-future-with-multitasking/) and you'll need a developer-unlocked device to access the registry, so only advanced users need apply -- you taking notes, Mr. Ballmer (http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/14/live-from-steve-ballmers-mwc-2011-keynote/)? Hit up the source link for the full monty, and check out the hack in action after the break.