Install0us used to be one of the best tweaks for downloading cracked apps and IPA files. However, without warning, the developers, Hackul0us, shut down, leaving many users high and dry. There are however, alternatives that you can use that work just as well, if not better in some cases. Please note, we do not advocate the use of pirated apps. If you find one you like, please consider purchasing the app to show your support for the developer who puts in a great deal of effort to create the app.
This is one of the best install0us alternatives but it is a desktop app rather than mobile. It’s very easy to use and you can either search and install from within the app or use it to install those you have downloaded from another source.
Old hands will know this one as App VV. It is very similar in many respects to Install0us with just a few differences to the user interface. To use it you must first download AppSync from Cydia:
- Add this repo to Cydia – http://repocydia.com
- Look for and download either vShare or App VV
- Reboot your iPhone
- yShare will be located on one of your Home screens.
This has a very easy to use interface and lists the apps by category. You will also find a list of the weekly top 20 on the site, making it easy to locate the top apps for downloading. It’s becoming more popular by the day and is very similar to Install0us.
This isn’t one of the most popular alternatives but if you use the site on your iPhone, you can use the app.su server to search for IPA files that are valid, rather than having to sort through a list of results to find one that works.
IPA Installer Console
Get this one while you can. You can find it in the BigBoss repo on Cydia and what it does is les you install the IPA files while, at the same time, editing the iTunesMetaData.plist file. This gets you round the update checks and it’s not very often you see a tweak such as this – default repos normally refuse to host them. You can use this alternative to install IPA files from a variety of different sources.
This is one of the newer IPA installers. You can access their website from your iPhone, making locating apps easy.
UPDATE – 24/01/2015
AppAddict remains the number one choice for people to download cracked apps or try apps out before they buy them. It has now been updated to support all versions of iOS 8 and works on all the latest jailbreak utilities. We have updated our instructions for you, including links to the latest jailbreaks and full instructions on how to add the necessary repository to Cydia before you can download AppAddict. More information can be found here.
This is another newbie on the scene that contains quite a lot of cracked apps for you to trial before you buy the proper version from the app store. You can also use this to download from other sources as well as within the app.