Why I Still Use The Pandora Downloader [Cydia]

Pandora Downloader is a free application that can be downloaded by adding the free repo source “http://cydia.xsellize.com” within Cydia.

Myself and others still use this application to save Pandora songs. I am running the application on a jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1. Right now the application is a little buggy and needs an update. Pandora Downloader still provides a way to skip Pandora songs without ads and download songs from Pandora. If you know how to SSH into your iPhone the user can transfer the songs from Pandora Downloader to a computer, into iTunes and sync it back to an iDevice as well.

Pandora-Downloader

The files can be found in this directory:

var/mobile/media/Pandora

While the application was made to skip all ads I have found upon opening Pandora for the first time the user will see an ad. Once the user closes the ad you can continue to skip songs. Hopefully an new update will come soon to correct this.

Bugs You May Encounter

  • An ad will appear the first time a user opens Pandora.
  • If a user has saved over 100 songs and you scroll up and down a lot you may encounter the application to quit unexpectedly. You can still go back into the application afterwards.
  • The application may take you back to the lock screen. I’ve witnessed this from rewinding, fast forwarding and then pressing the home key when running multiple applications at one time.
  • I have noticed ads appearing in Pandora as well, or a pop up to retry the download. I provide a solution.

Helpful Hints

  • I would not use Pandora Downloader for the soul purpose to play music. The application itself has ads and if you play a song and go back to your music list the song will stop. If you find yourself with a music list of 25 or more songs I would transfer the music over to iTunes and sync it to your iPhone.
  • If you notice any issues with Pandora Downloader or Pandora bringing up the multitasking bar, quit both Pandora and Pandora Downloader to start the process over. Sometimes the user only needs to quit Pandora Downloader from the multitasking bar.
  • If you are using a Mac and notice any .aac files or iTunes not recognizing the song, use a free application called MediaHuman Audio Converter to convert the audio file to .mp3. I found it to be better than Switch.

Enjoy downloading your favorite songs from Pandora.

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  • http://twitter.com/digitalfeind Dani Hayes

    I love Pandora Dowoader. I put all my downloads in folders for best play. I title them with “A” first.

  • omericane

    Pandora Downloader is great. Now we need a Spotify Radio Downloader too….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ethyn-Resausk/100000561895299 Ethyn Resausk

    When you like music genre’s like “Industrial” and “Deathrock” Pandora hardly has shit, or will recommend me bands I already know. They aren’t really to open to indi bands like Last.Fm is. But I agree this tool is pretty useful.

  • Iphoneuser

    i cannot find pandora downloader on cydia. is it still there?

  • xBoomBastiKx

    you can add the free xsellize repo source, just look at the beginning of the article .

  • Gabe

    How do you sync the music to iTunes?

  • Gabe

    Additional info: My computer is a dell and is updated to Windows 8

  • Jay

    you need to extract the raw file from your phone into your computer and convert the file into mp3. the quality is fine for me and it is a bit of work, but worth doing. i use either this or music box to get the best music quality from reliable sources.

  • Mr.T

    Can u do this on ios7?

  • Alex

    Does it require use of data to listen to downloaded songs?

  • sccrxer

    I have tried and tried to convert these songs to mp3 and add them to my itunes library, but it hasn’t worked yet. Even the songs that are already mp3 wont add. It must have something to do with metadata or something. Any ideas?

  • Jay

    maybe its the converter.. not all converter work. i used xilisoft.