As most of you know, Pandora is a free streaming service that allows you to listen to an unlimited amount of music, as long as you don’t mind dealing with ads and a few other caveats. Unless you’re jailbroken that is.
Enter Pandora Downloader, a new Cydia tweak that removes many of those caveats and allows you to download full songs from within Pandora’s iOS app for future playback…
The tweak itself is pretty straight forward. Once installed, you can launch the Pandora app and get right to work saving music. To get started, tap the triangle-shaped menu button situated between the thumbs up and down keys.
You’ll notice that there is now a new ‘Save Song’ option in the menu, and selecting it will open up the Pandora Downloader manager where you can see your downloads and play back music. But this isn’t the tweak’s only trick — it also blocks ads and enables unlimited song skipping within the Pandora iOS app. Cool.
As far as we can tell, the app works as advertised. But it’s not perfect. Music seems to be downloaded in extremely low quality, and it doesn’t appear to be playable in any other app. And then there’s the whole “copyright violation” thing .
Nevertheless, if you want to check out Pandora Downloader, it’s available in the Big Boss repo on Cydia for free.
What do you think of Pandora Downloader?
Update: It looks like the app has been pulled, as it is no longer showing up in Cydia. We’re not certain, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it had something to do with the above-mentioned violation of copyright, as it does involve illegally downloading music.