Need to Install Installous on iPhone

<(Last Updated On: January 12, 2018)

One of the most common queries which a user of iPhone will be asked by others:

• Is your iPhone Jailbroken?
• Is your iPhone Factory unlocked?

In this article I will discuss about one app which will definitely encourage you to jailbreak your iOS device. The best apps are paid apps in Apple app store. There are free apps too. But when there are so many amazing paid apps available in the market, why to spend much money buying and trying all apps.

What is Installous?

I am going to explain completely what Installous is and why you need it on your iOS device.  Installous is a jailbroken iOS application, which has been developed by docmorelli, though it was originally created by puy0. This application enables you to download, install, share, update cracked apps in quite an organized fashion. It’s available on Cydia by the name of ‘Installous 5’ and you would need a jailbroken device in order to install and use it.

In simple word, if you are looking to install paid apps on your iPhone and iPad for free, you need Installous. It’s an app, which will let you download paid apps as well as free apps from file sharing and torrent sites. Even if you don’t have an app store ID, you can use installous to install apps on your iPad or iPhone.

Features of Cydia Installous:

Local Sharing:

There’s a ‘LocalSharing’ feature present in this tweak and it allows you to share tweaks or cracked applications with other devices by using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. This feature can be activated by going to Settings and selecting any one of the IPA files present in the Downloads tab. By clicking on ‘Send IPA’, instructions will appear guiding you how to send the file to some other device.


Applications can be downloaded and installed in the background and this feature gives you the option to do other tasks on the device.


It also tells you about the updates available for the apps present in the device through the ‘Updates’ tab. All you need to do is click on the update and receive information about the new version. Clicking ‘Download’ will show a set of instructions which will enable the update to be downloaded and installed.


This feature will ask you if you want to send an application to another user who hasn’t used the said app. The whole process is anonymous and quite safe.

Apptracker integration:

This allows you to report links to the moderators in order to keep apptracker clean. Before proceeding, you need to register with apptracker to make use of this feature.

Downloading through BitTorrent:

BitTorrent downloading is also supported. All you need to do is to click on the ‘magnet link’ visible and the downloading process will start. The app which has been selected needs to be ‘demagnetized’ from the ‘downloads’ tab or by using DHT in order to obtain the .torrent metadata. The download can be paused and resumed depending on your preferences.

All of these features make life easier, especially when it comes to downloading and sharing cracked applications. The one requirement before you download installous and install it is that you need to jailbreak your iOS device. You can easily jailbreak iOS device up to iOS5 and for iOS6 users, you need to wait for a while. You can install Installous from the Cydia Repository

Disadvantages of Installous:

It is illegal to use Installous to download free copies of Apple software. However, no one has been prosecuted for doing this yet and software providers will be liable, not the users themselves.


Installous is now terminated. The short message left by the Hackulous team on the website reads as follow:

We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We’re incredibly thankful for the support we’ve had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence.

With lots of love,
Hackulous Team



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