Don't you wish you can keep playing YouTube in background even when your iOS device is locked? Certainly, one of the main frustrations of viewing YouTube using an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is the fact that the playback of the video will be paused once the device is locked or goes into sleep mode. This can be pretty annoying especially when you are listening to your favorite song on YouTube. If you share this sort of frustration, then don't fret because Cydia once again comes to your rescue.
Our featured Cydia tweak for you today is called VideoLock, a jailbreak app that lets you play YouTube in background even if your device automatically gets locked or go into sleep mode. As you can probably guess, this comes in handy if you are listening to something whether it is a song, comedy skit, podcast and so on in YouTube because your session won't be interrupted even if your device get slocked. It is a great tweak that effectively eliminates one of the major frustrations when using YouTube in your iOS device.
Upon installation, it is worth noting that VideoLock doesn't add any icon to your Springboard. In order to configure this jailbreak tweak, you will need to find it under Settings.app. But really, the only thing that you will be able to configure is whether to activate or deactivate VideoLock. The VideoLock jailbreak tweak is available in Cydia under BigBoss repo for $0.99. Or if you want to try the tweak before buying, you may find it in other sources (#1, #2, #3).
In order to access this jailbreak, you must of course have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Good for you, we have the tutorials that you need. For iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users in iOS 5.0.1, you will need to download the Absinthe Jailbreak Tool and follow these tutorials: To jailbreak your iDevice on Mac using Absinthe, refer to our Jailbreak iPhone 4S Guide for Mac or for Windows users, you can read our Jailbreak iPhone 4S Guide for Windows. As for the rest of the devices (A4) on iOS 5.0.1, you can use our iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak guide. For users who are currently in iOS 5.1, use the following guides: Redsn0w | Sn0wbreeze.