Sunday, August 12, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 3:39 PM —
Is it just so wrong that people want to keep their WiFi connection alive all the time? Sure it might give you more battery life problems than you may want, but for those with a negligible data limit or no data plan at all it's functionality that people may need to rely on. So far we've seen at least one homebrew app that attempts to keep your WiFi alive, and now we've got another from Windows Phone Hacker's Jaxbot.
The similarly titled Keep Alive is a simple app without any root privileges necessary to run it on your phone. According to Jaxbot, upon activating the app it will keep a line open between your phone and a server, thus creating a persistent connection. That's the theory at least, but for most (including us) the app does not keep the connection on for very long.
Update: Jaxbot has released an update in the form of a version 1.1, promising that the homebrew app will keep your connection "through background transfer, background agents, and a main connection with Runs Under Lock". We just gave it a whirl and it works!
The app is still considered in the experimental phase of development, so don't be surprised if there's a few more kinks to work out. To give it a shot for yourself, download the XAP file from the source link below.
Source: Windows Phone Hacker