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  • How to Keep Listening to Your Music When You Open a Game That Normally Shuts it Off


    Certain games and applications, when opened on your iOS device, will mute or stop your music from playing in the background.

    If you want to continue to listening to your music in the background while using applications that would typically disallow you to listen to your music in the background, then a new free jailbreak tweak called Don't Kill the Beat by iOS developer Tony Kraft is now available that does a pretty good job of letting you do so.

    The tweak doesn't come with any options to configure; when you install it, no matter what application you open on your iOS device, your music will never stop playing when you open a game or application. For some games that normally mute your music so that you can hear the in-game music and narrations, you might have to mute the game to hear your music loud and clear so it doesn't jumble up with the game's noise.

    If you want to give Don't Kill the Beat a try, it's available free of cost in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now. The tweak supports iOS 7 and iOS 8 out of the box.

    Name: Don't Kill the Beat
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-5
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-8.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Tony Kraft
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Keep Listening to Your Music When You Open a Game That Normally Shuts it Off started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. xWalmartCandyx's Avatar
      xWalmartCandyx -
      Hey Anthony, dev here. Thanks for this review! I greatly appreciate it
    1. mazzanic's Avatar
      mazzanic -
      i like, it works.. too bad there isn't tweak that can close web browser or youtube and continue the beat.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      DON'T INSTALL THIS UNLESS YOU WANT PANDORA TO NEVER WORK AGAIN, now Pandora plays one song, the device locks while the song is playing and the next song NEVER plays, even unstalling this hack doesn't fix it, even uninstalling Pandora then reinstalling it doesn't, HELP
    1. KBI2113's Avatar
      KBI2113 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mazzanic View Post
      i like, it works.. too bad there isn't tweak that can close web browser or youtube and continue the beat.
      Have you tried Tubex? Should be free in the app store. Lets you lock your phone and continues playing audio.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      So it turns out that I was able to downgrade Pandora, and then find out that the issue is now with PandoraSkips, this was NEVER an issue before I installed this application
    1. xWalmartCandyx's Avatar
      xWalmartCandyx -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      So it turns out that I was able to downgrade Pandora, and then find out that the issue is now with PandoraSkips, this was NEVER an issue before I installed this application
      Its probably a pandora skips compatibility issue with the latest version of pandora. My tweak cant possibly cause this type of issue.
    1. mazzanic's Avatar
      mazzanic -
      Quote Originally Posted by KBI2113 View Post
      Have you tried Tubex? Should be free in the app store. Lets you lock your phone and continues playing audio.
      i will have to check that out.. thanks for the suggestion!
    1. mazzanic's Avatar
      mazzanic -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      So it turns out that I was able to downgrade Pandora, and then find out that the issue is now with PandoraSkips, this was NEVER an issue before I installed this application
      i have pandoraskips as well and it works fine for me.. not sure what other tweaks you have installed... but mine is fine.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      No it is YOUR hack, Pandora STOPS after playing ONE song, when the song ends it plays the next song for Half a Sec then STOPS, I go open the Pandora app to find out that it CRASHED
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Pandora works Flawlessly in SafeMode, STILL NO ANSWER WHERE YOUR APP INSTALLS, can't find the com. file or any other file on my iPhone involving your app, where the heck is it?
    1. mazzanic's Avatar
      mazzanic -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      Pandora works Flawlessly in SafeMode, STILL NO ANSWER WHERE YOUR APP INSTALLS, can't find the com. file or any other file on my iPhone involving your app, where the heck is it?
      Simmer down now. Must be user error since you're the only problem lol. Remember its just a tweak. Life isn't over. Plus thats kinda what you get for using a pirated repo and tweak. Sorry not sorry? And yes, mine works flawlessly No need to try and bash the dev
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      I am NOT using ANY PIRATED REPOS or Tweaks
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Im sorry that I attacked you on the forums, just upset that I can no longer use PandoraSkips
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Have you tried checking var/mobile/library/preferences to see if there is a preference file left behind after uninstalling that could still be causing a conflict.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      ^yeah but i can't find out what the tweak is called in Preferences
      Thanks though
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Just tried to reproduce your issue but can't seem to. Installed pandora, pandoraskips and this don't kill the beat tweak. I can skip forward fine. Go to lockscreen and skipping works fine as well as just waiting for track to end. Not sure why it's doing this for you, all seems good here.
    1. mazzanic's Avatar
      mazzanic -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      ^yeah but i can't find out what the tweak is called in Preferences
      Thanks though
      Maybe even try iCleaner. Remove the preference there and uninstall everything one at a time and reinstall. Try that.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      yeah it would seam that it might be a different hack now also conflicting, Pandora auto stops everytime after a song if locked, PandoraSkips and Don't Kill The Beat are uninstalled, in safe mode its fine, if i unlock the iPhone just before the song ends its fine, no other Pandora items installed, I did try to use iCleaner as there is a preferences in there much like sbsettings had, so hopefully i can narrow it down but the issue is that the only way to find this faulty item is to listen to songs and wait for them to end, probably going to take me like an hour to break down even leaving half on and the other half off and walking that route
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Oh PS if anyone wants to know how to Downgrade any app its really quite easy, first when it updates on your computer and auto send it to the trash start taking all of those items and set them into another folder, this is your Downgrade folder, anytime a new upgrade is broken go and double click on the old app and iTunes will ask you if you want to replace it with an older version delete it off the iphone and tell it to sync/install the app, DONE
    1. mazzanic's Avatar
      mazzanic -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      yeah it would seam that it might be a different hack now also conflicting, Pandora auto stops everytime after a song if locked, PandoraSkips and Don't Kill The Beat are uninstalled, in safe mode its fine, if i unlock the iPhone just before the song ends its fine, no other Pandora items installed, I did try to use iCleaner as there is a preferences in there much like sbsettings had, so hopefully i can narrow it down but the issue is that the only way to find this faulty item is to listen to songs and wait for them to end, probably going to take me like an hour to break down even leaving half on and the other half off and walking that route
      By any chance do you have "iGotYa" installed?