Monday, October 6, 2008

Interesting iPhone application


Here is what they say:

I’ve been very reluctant to post about hacks and cracks lately as I think you guys use these cracks for the wrong reasons. I talked to a lot of developers within the last few weeks and I can understand where they’re coming from and more importantly, why they don’t want to see their applications hacked and made available for free all over the Internet (mostly for financial reasons).

However, I do believe in freedom of information. I also believe that some of you will carefully use what I’m going to talk about. I said it before and I’ll say it again; if you install a cracked application on your iPhone and you like this application, please buy it from the App Store. It is the fair way to do it. Most of these apps are under $5 anyways, so if you can afford a $200 phone, I’m sure you can afford a few $.99 apps every once in a while.

This being said, I’m going to show you how you can install cracked iPhone ipa games and applications directly from your iPhone (a la App Store). We already covered the lenghthy and painful method of “manually” adding ipa files to your iPhone. This one is much more pleasant.

I am not sure of the prerequisites for this new method. You might have to perform the steps covered in this tutorial (ie. create extra folder, set the proper permission, etc…) for it to work. Since I already performed all these tricks on my iPhone, I may have a built-in advantage on you. So try this method, and if it doesn’t work, try this first.

Please do not send me angry emails and do not post insulting comments if it doesn’t work and messes up your iPhone. You are doing this at your own risks. Ok? Understood?

Alright, here is how to install cracked ipa files directly from your iPhone:

  1. Make sure you are on a jailbroken iPhone. If you don’t know how to do this, check out one of these posts.
  2. Go to Cydia and uninstall the Safari Download Plugin if you had previously installed it
  3. Still in Cydia, add this source:
  4. Still in Cydia, install “Installous” and “AppShare”
  5. Quit Cydia
  6. Reboot your iPhone

You will now have 2 new icons on your spingboard: a green one and a blue one. The blue one is AppShare. Open it and you will see the different sources of cracked ipa. Choose one ( and the Monkey’s Ball don’t seem to work - at least for me). Browse for an application. Click “install”. Done!

Some people are already reporting that it crashes when trying to install an ipa. That might be the permission and the extra folders issue I was mentioning above. This might be a fix for crashes during install. Again, I’m just reporting the raw info here. I didn’t develop this so I’m not sure how everything works. Please let us know in the comments.