Enable music playback while screen recording with this free jailbreak tweak

You know what keeps Android a class apart from Android. Yeah, it’s the features it offers to customise the whole platform. Given its core is not proprietary firmware, OEMs get to inculcate their own changes as well.

When it comes to iOS/iPadOS, Apple is the only manufacturer using them. Owing to the decision to keep their ecosystem closed, users don’t find it a cakewalk to alter the default options to suit their interests. And, the new iOS 13 is no exception.

iOS 13

But those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty can always dig deep into the platform to gain access to the forbidden privileges. You might already know about checkra1n, which rose into popularity after the release of iOS 13.

checkra1n vulnerability

In the last few weeks, we introduced you to multiple jailbreak tweaks to increase the usability of your iDevice, be it LockWidgets, iFaded, AOD, CallBar XS (or its free alternative), WatchSounds, StopAStupidThief, or MilkyWay2 & Backgrounder Action2 for CCSupport.

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CallBar XS

Cut to the point, it’s not possible for a regular user to continue music playback while recording their screen. Meaning, you don’t get background music by default even if you intend to do that. With a jailbroken iPhone in your hands, it all seems possible.

Dubbed as PlayThatFunkyMusic (iOS 11-13), this jailbreak tweak simply tells AVPlayer to not mute the current media playing inside the Music app when using the screen recording function. So, you clearly will have the audio in the output file as the internal audio.

Unlike most of the tweaks available out there, you don’t need to spend even a single penny to get PlayThatFunkyMusic. It’s available for free at the developer’s personal repo, which you can also add manually to your favourite package manager (Cydia/Sileo/Zebra)

Note:- Have a look at our iOS section for similar stories.

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