pandora_2xtap-controlThis is great. I use Pandora as my radio when I drive for my radio music exclusively. I have another app for BBC and NPR, but music… pandora. I do not even remember the last time I listen to the radio for music. Funny thing though, the radio stations in the Bay area stink for music, but thats another post.
So via Cydia, I came across this program that plays pandora in the background which is great if you use google maps as I do at times when I drive. I even pulled these two images via wifi using ‘Discover‘ while pandora was playing! Sweetness.  You can also access quick controls just like the ipod by 2x clicking the home button.  Coolness.
And of couse, I tested to see what happens when I have both pandora and ipod running at the same time, the ipod kills the pandora thread. Its good, but it would have been funny to hear both playing at the same time. :)

14 comments on “Run Pandora in the background on the iPhone.. Jailbreak only of course.

  • I was so excited when I found this, I installed it immediately.

    Stitcher radio, which I use for news, suddenly failed to play anything past about 10 seconds. It took a while to realize what was going on – any other activated app shuts down and the springboard shows up if the phone locks. Another irritating instance of this was "Shopper" as I really needed to be able to see my list as I shopped but wanted to be able to lock it to conserve battery power.

    As much as I would like to be able to tell Pandora to keep going, the conflicts were too much. I uninstalled it right there in the the store. Looks like I'm going to need to rely on something like Backgrounder once they make it compatible with 3.0.

  • I was using backgrounder for AOL radio just a week ago. Was this with 3.0?? I have not done anything with backgrounder since the upgrade. I'll play around with it and see if I have issue too.

  • Na, that's right. You can only use the basic feature of holding down the home button until the notification pops up… Still, better than nothing, and really that's the main use for it anyways. You're never going to have an app constantly in the background or your battery is toast.

    Haven't updated PDANet yet, so dunno about that one.

  • How do you stop/shut off Pandora when I am done listening to save battery. I have 3.0 on an iPhone 3GS and works fine except I can't figure out how to stop Pandora. I finally turned off Pandora Controls in Settings->Pandora Controls.

    • I thought it was limited because it was 3.0. So they are charging now.. Ok, well fair enough. I've bought a number of jailbreak apps so far. I dont mind paying if its good.

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