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Pandora Skip Hack: Unlimited Skips for Pandora Radio and NO Ads!!! Detailed Tutorial

November 19th, 2010

Pandora Skip Hack: Unlimited Skips for Pandora Radio and NO Ads!!! Detailed TutorialHack your Pandora Radio App, Unlimited Skips and no more Ads

Everyone loves Pandora radio (I love it), its free and by far, the Pandora Radio is one of the best music apps for the iPhone. There’s always a catch when something is free and the Pandora music app is no exception as it limits you to a certain amount of songs you can skip and it also displays ads near the bottom of the screen / close to the control buttons.

With this Pandora Skip Hack you will have unlimited music skipping and the ads will be killed as well.

Follow this simple installation tutorial and you will have unlimited skips in your Pandora in no time. Good Luck.


  • If you’re using PC you have to have/download WinSCP
    (If you don’t know what WinSCP is please Read This Article)
  • If you’re using Mac you have to have /download CyberDuck
    (Same as WinSCP but for Mac)
  • Make sure you have OpenSSH installed and running on your iPhone
    (If you don’t know what OpenSSH is please Read This Article)
  • You have to Download PandoraHack.deb File and Save it to your Computer


Go ahead and download the PandoraHack.deb File and Save it to your computer. You can download this file from HERE or at the bottom of this tutorial.

Start WinSCP and connect to iPhone. In host name field, type in the IP address of your iPhone. Make sure the port number is set to “22” by default this option is already set to 22 but in case it’s not then change it.

For user name use “root” and for password use “alpine(NOTE: This user name and password is the same for all iPhones and iTouch iPods ever made by Apple). Don’t worry about any other fields or options.

Once you have logged in to your iPhone, browse to private/var/mobile directory.


Copy/Move the “PandoraHack.deb” to your iPhone in this directory: private/var/mobile

Cracked .deb file installation

Now while in the WinSCP go to Commands Menu at the top and then select “Open Terminal” or just press “Control + T” on your keyboard to open the Terminal window.

Once the Terminal Window opens up, you will need to type in this command into the “Enter Command” field… Type in dpkg -i PandoraHack.deb and then press the Execute button.

NOTE: You have to type the name of the file exactly as you see it on the file name. If there are capital letters in the .deb file name then you have to use the same type of format when typing in the “dpkg -i” command in the Terminal

Command DPKG -I For Cracked .deb file

DOWNLOAD PandoraHack.deb:

DOWNLOAD – PandoraHack.deb (Cracked)

DOWNLOAD – WinSCP for Windows

DOWNLOAD – CyberDuck for Mac

NOTE: We cover the OpenSSH and WinSCP for Windows in This Article… These tutorials will get you started on OpenSSH and WinSCP so you can have a better understanding of exactly what it is and how to use these tools.

Enjoy your iPhone with Unlimited Skips on your Pandora Radio after you install this hack, Let me know how PandoraHack.deb is working out for you and if you like it

  1. dondle
    November 19th, 2010 at 16:14 | #1

    I opened up “open in terminal.app” under the “go” section of cyberduck. It seams like it worked but there are still adds and I don’t know how many skips I used to have so not sure how to find out if it worked or not.

  2. Jayroc1130
    November 21st, 2010 at 06:26 | #2

    Works perfect! Listening to ad free pandora as I type this!

  3. JD
    November 23rd, 2010 at 02:47 | #3

    Awesome! it Works. used DiskAid and Terminal.

    if you get this message in Terminal: “dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege ”

    type “su” and hit return when you first launch terminal then it will ask for a password, type “alpine” then tap return and then try to install the deb.file, u should have success


  4. Ace
    November 23rd, 2010 at 15:59 | #4

    It does not work on iOS 4.2.1 (jailbroken). Any ideas?

  5. TJ
    November 24th, 2010 at 14:08 | #5

    Not Working

    not working for me ……….. says pandora.app no such file or directory, pandora not found, error processing subprocess pre-installation script returned error

    using ios 4.1

    tried winscp and ifile and couldnt get it to install.

    is the .deb in any repos? do you have to install pandora first from cydia/app store?

  6. K0w
    December 2nd, 2010 at 17:36 | #6

    Does this work for every version of pandora or just a certain one

  7. Amos8125
    December 15th, 2010 at 23:45 | #7

    Thanks worked great.

  8. vic
    January 14th, 2011 at 19:52 | #8

    so i just did this and it worked perfect!!!!! I skipped and skipped till till my thumbs got sore and i am a fan of this patch ,no limits on skips!!!!! but iam wondering if this gets rid of the 40hr limit pandora forces on the free users?

  9. vic
    January 14th, 2011 at 19:58 | #9

    also for everyone out there iam running 4.1 on iphone 4 and the news version of pandora 3.1.5 and its working i used my mac and cyber duck and once i was in my phone went to “go” and used the “open in terminal.app and thats where i opened the patch and type dpkg -i your file name.deb and hit enter for instance my file was called fat.deb so i typed dpkg i- fat deb worked like a charm

  10. David
    January 28th, 2011 at 12:20 | #10

    Did not work; Pandora (V3.1.6) will not launch. iOS 4.0.1

  11. LaZy_GeNiUs
    February 11th, 2011 at 12:45 | #11

    Use this repo:

    And search for “Pandora skip hack v3.1.4″. I still got it to work on my freshly restored/jailbroken iPhone 4. running 4.2.1 with Pandora 3.1.6

  12. Sal
    February 17th, 2011 at 15:08 | #12

    You must install Pandora 3.1.4 for this to work… you can find an older version in instollious ;-)

  13. Ranman
    February 17th, 2011 at 22:27 | #13

    My pandora wont start up anymore? was this patched by pandora recently?

  14. Likenota
    February 18th, 2011 at 09:47 | #14

    does this work with samsung intercept virgin mobile android phones? i dont own an iphone and i cant find a patch specifically for an android that does this ? any ideas?

  15. February 21st, 2011 at 05:17 | #15

    A radio is a input output divice.
    It is a very important input divice.
    It the main catagories, audio frequency,
    receiver, speker etc it is a vary good product.

  16. Jizhou
    April 18th, 2011 at 19:03 | #16

    just using cydia’s own debian installing is more convenient. what you need to do is to put the .deb file under the /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall and reboot your device.

  17. phil
    May 31st, 2011 at 15:13 | #17

    I did everything exactly like it said and now pandora won’t even open. I have an ipod touch 4 and ios 4.2.1. I guess pandora patched this:(.

  18. adriano
    June 2nd, 2011 at 21:08 | #18

    i did everything the instraction said from the bigging to the last step where i execute the file and without restarting my phone i tried to open the pandora app already installed on my iphone and it didnt want to open so i restarted my phone but i still couldnt open the app so i deleted it and downloaded it again from apple store and i was able to open but the ads didnt go away. i need help pleasee

  19. Trent
    June 25th, 2011 at 22:28 | #19

    Could just use ifunbox much Easyer then shh and Easyer for beginners.

  20. Geoff
    September 1st, 2011 at 21:18 | #20

    Worked beautifully, thanks

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