How to install cracked Apps/Ipas on your jailbroken iphone, itouch and ipad devices without itunes!!


UPDATE 4: If you are one of the many people who are facing with the problem of the Weather App not working after the Evasi0n jailbreak, the please go here to fix that problem before you install AppSync. Or if you have already installed AppSync on you your Evasi0n jailbroken iOS device and the Weather App still not working, then PLEASE go here before attempting to go further. If you don’t care about the Weather App or you have already got the Weather App Working the go right on ahead with this tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers!!

UPDATE 3: Added method to get AppSync for iOS 6.0, 6.1, etc

UPDATE 2: If you have been hip to the latest jailbreaking news. the hackulo repo has been closed down. Hence the “using installous” method is completely off and it will not work at all! But dont worry, there is always alternatives and I have updated my post ๐Ÿ™‚ woooohooooooo!! I have put up a new method 2 that will work and also how to get Appsync without the hackulo repo!! ๐Ÿ™‚



In this tutorial I will be calling the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad as iOS Devices as they all run the iOS firmware to make the devices work. So when I say iOS devices, I actually mean the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. These methods of installing apps will work on all the devices.

First off let me tell you, I am assuming that you have already jailbroken your device. All of the following will only work if you have a jailbroken iOS system and also if cydia is installed. Secondly, let me also tell you that I am doing this just for educational purposes. I for one think that its unfair for Apple to make us buy an app without a proper trial. The description may look all fancy on the app store, but when you buy and run the app, you will start to understand how crappy the app actually is. App developers sometimes really do over estimate their apps, sometimes they really are not worth the price!! IF YOU END UP LIKING THE GAME THEN PLEASE GO BUY THE GAMES FROM THE APP STORE!! THIS IS ONLY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES!! Also I wont be telling you where to get your cracked apps from. Type “download cracked app” or “cracked ipa” on google or any search engine and I am sure it will cough up more than enough sites where you can download cracked apps from. Choose the app that you want to install into your device from those sites and download the .ipa file to your computer. I will not be posting any links here to cracked apps, I am leaving the responsibility in finding them to you, I am just showing you how to install them after you get the cracked apps. Ok now that, that is over, on to the procedures!!

There are 4 different methods to do this (that I know of), choosing how you want to do it is upto you.

1. Using new version of iFunbox. (easy peezy lemon squeezy)

2. Using Installous. (easy)

2. Using vShare. (easy)

3. Access the iOS system files by connecting to a computer using the data cable. (relatively hard)

4. SSH the ipa to the iOS device. (hard)

Before I tell you each method in detail, you have to first do something to prepare your iOS device for any of these methods to work.

Preparing The iOS Device:

a) Open up “Cydia” on your iOS device.

b) Touch on “Manage”.

c) Touch on “Sources”.

d) Touch on “Edit”.

e) Touch on “Add”.

f) Type in and then touch on “Add Source”ย  Type inย and then touch on “Add Source”. This source also has the new AppSync for iOS 6 and greater (6.1, etc)

g) It will give a Source Warning page, just touch on “Add Anyway”. (don’t worry there is nothing dangerous, no need to wet your undies)

h) It will take you to a black terminal page telling its downloading packages, let it download. There MIGHT be some yellow and red writing saying “error” or “failed to fetch”, dont worry about those warnings, just ignore them!! At the end touch on “Return to Cydia”.

i) Then touch on “Manage”.

j) Now touch on “Sources”.

k) Now find “SiNfUl iPhone Repo” and touch on it. If you are running iOS 6.0 or above, just follow the same procedure!!

l) Go down the list and choose the appropriate version of Appsync according to the iOS version you are running on. That is, if you are running on iOS 3.1 then touch on Appsync for OS 3.1, if you are running iOS 3.2 then touch on Appsync for OS 3.2, if you are running iOS 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.1, etc then touch on Appsync for 4.x+ and if you are running on 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1.1, etc then touchย Appsync for 5.x+ (you get the drill) . To find out your iOS version that is installed on your iOS device, go to Settings>General>About and next to “Version” it will tell you your iOS version. I chose Appsync for 5.x+ as I am running . If you are running iOS 6.0 or greater then choose “AppSync for iOS 4.x-6.x”.



m) After touching on the appropriate Appsync version, touch on “Install” then “Confirm”, and again the terminal window will run telling that it is installing Appsync, then touch on “Restart SpringBoard”.



n) Then exit out of Cydia and restart your iOS device.


Thats it, you have installed AppSync to your device without Hackulo ๐Ÿ™‚ Ok now I shall go ontoย  different methods fo installing a cracked app onto an iOS device. Make sure you have installed Appsync following the method mentioned above before you chose your method of battle with the cracked app.

Method 1: Using new version of iFunbox.

If you used either blackra1n or spirit, then iFunbox will not be able to access your iOS device, dont worry there is a cure, you just have to install afc2add from Cydia (GEEKS READ THIS, NOOBS SKIP THIS (if you dont know what a noob is then you probably are a noob so just skip this) ———-> afc2add will enable the afc2 service on your iOS device and there is no harm in starting because traditionally it does run on your non jailbroken devices, its just that theย blackra1n and spirit jailbreaks stop the service to implement the jailbreak, only to implement the jailbreak, so after jailbreaking you can start it back up without any problems and without harming or losing your jailbreak in anyway) . I am going to assume that you used either the blackra1n or spirit to jailbreak your iOS device, so I am going to give you the remedy. If you are not sure what method you used to jailbreak your iOS device or used some other jailbreak or have no idea what I am talking about, then just go ahead and install the afc2add following the method given below, it wont do your iOS device any harm so just follow all the steps regardless. You only have to install afc2add only once, don’t install it every time you want to use iFunbox or want to install a cracked app, YOU ONLY HAVE TO INSTALL AFC2ADD ONCE!! If you have already installed afc2add before, then just jump onto step 5.

1. Open “Cydia” on your iOS device and then touch on “Search”.

2. On the search bar type in “afc2add” and touch on the “afc2add” search result.

3.Touch on “Install” and then on “Confirm”.

4. Cydia will install afc2add and then ask you to “Reboot Device”. Just touch it and wait for your iOS device to restart. That’s it, you have installed afc2add ๐Ÿ™‚

5. Now click here and download iFunbox.
6. It will be a zip folder. Extract the zip file and you will end up getting the iFunbox program.

7. Download the cracked app that you want to install to your computer from the internet and copy it on the folder where you have iFunbox (you don’t have to move it to the folder where iFunbox is, it doesn’t matter, but to make it easier I just told you to do it, its upto you !)

8. Connect your iOS device to your computer.

9. Double click on iFunBox and start the program up!! Vrrooommmm vrrrrooommm feel the power lol!!

10. You will see a window like the one below.

11. Click on your device then click on “Install App”.

12. Browse to the folder where your cracked app is saved and choose the ipa file.

13. iFunbox will install the app to your device.

14. After installation, iFunbox will spit out whether the installation was successful or not, and iFunbox will go into idle indicating a successful install.

15. Now click on “Device Safe Removal” and then remove your iOS device by clicking it. iFunbox will un-mount your iOS device.
Now close iFunbox and go check your iOS device, voila the cracked app is installed ๐Ÿ™‚ …..wwwwoooohhhoooooooo….well done!!

That’s the end of method 1.

Method 2: Using Installous. Using vShare.

Ok for this method to work you of course need to have a jailbroken iOS device, and have cydia installed and of course appsync installed (see above on how to install appsync). Since Installous is no more, vShare is the best alternative for it. It works exactly the same. I shall guide you through it!

1. Open “Safari” on your device.

2. Now on the address bar, type the address and on the page that opens, touch on “Download/Install vShare”.

3. You will get a message saying “ would like to install vshare 1.0.53(Jailbreak Need)”, when you get this message just touch on “Install” and the app will get installed onto your home screen as seen below.

4. Now touch on the vShare app and start that baby up…vrooooom vroooommmm!! When the app opens up, touch on the magnifying glass search icon on the top right hand corner of the page.

5. Now type out the name of the app you want to get, and when your app comes on the list touch on the “Install” icon next to it.

6. When the “Install” icon changes to the blue “Installing” icon, touch on the “Download” icon at the bottom bar of the app.

7. In this window you will be able to see the app download. After the app is downloaded, vShare will automatically install it. You will see a band on the top of vShare with the name of the app you downloaded with a tick next to it, that means the app was successfully installed onto your device.

8. Now one more step you have to do before you fiddle and fool around with the new app you just installed. You need to get rid of the downloaded ipa file (this wont delete the app you installed), if you don’t download the ipa file, it will just clog up your phone and use up space. Touch on the “Downloaded” tab on the screen.

9. Now you will see the ipa file of the app you downloaded. Touch on it and it will open up a menu, in that menu touch on “Delete”. That’s it you deleted the ipa file.

10. Now just press on the home button and enjoy your app….boooyea!!!

That do be the end of step 2!! Seeeee I told you that you don’t have to worry just cause Installous is no more!! There is ALWAYS a way…never fret!! ๐Ÿ˜›

57 Replies to “How to install cracked Apps/Ipas on your jailbroken iphone, itouch and ipad devices without itunes!!”

  1. i found out all i wanted actually very well written. great post. continue this work…..
    however, i wuld like to advice u not to insult the reader( although i know, u may have read many other writers do so in order to show attitude). this makes the reader feel that the post is not worth the insult and he may leave to check out any other website with such similar posts

    1. hmmmmmmm….ok first off a biiiiggggg thank you for liking my post and also for the advice, but i got to point out one thing though… right on the top what it says, it says “a trash can for MY brain cells”. This is how I usually talk, even with my friends, so that’s exactly how I extrapolate it to my blog writing. It is not because I think my readers are inferior, it’s because that’s the way i impart my humor and personality. I really cannot apologize for my personality nor do I wish to change who I am (because my writing style is part of who I am). If you did get offended by it, I really cant do much, but i would tell you that IF you do return back to my blog, don’t take everything I say so literally, I love to joke around and say odd stuff and do weird things, that’s part of who I am and this is not some professional blog, its my personal blog, so just don’t over analyze. Just have a good time and read it in a mood that you will be in when you hang out with friends and family….easy and laid back!!


      1. i was laughing with all those comments while i was reading
        never felt insulted about, i think many people tend to “wet undies” for everything
        thanks for the guide and info, very well explained even for the noobs like me

        i was afraid of messing my ipad with ifun box , but it sounds very simple to do.
        looking for an alternative to installous, very slow transfer on wifi, i prefer de old fashioned way through usb cable.

        i have ios 5.1.1 jailbreaked ipad 2 wifi, jb with absynthe 2.0, this will work for me without installing afc2 ???

        Saludos desde Mexico-

      2. Vladimir, awesomeo that you found my blog helpful….make me float on a cloud of mushroom thats polka dotted ๐Ÿ™‚ …….. you do not need to install afc if you running the new absinthe jailbreak. I think it keeps that process running so you do not need to install afc; but dont worry, if afc is not working and you plug it to ifunbox, it will let you know so dont worry ๐Ÿ™‚

      3. Great ”how to” !!!. After trying to transfer app on ipad 5.1.1 without success i came across your blog. Worked fine even with the app being on a N.A.S. Thx for the good work and i never felt insulted at all probably because i don’t wet my undies.

  2. Excellent Job my friend
    you really gonna make many beginners lives happier.
    looking forward to learn the methods 3 & 4 too

  3. Thank you so very much for such a great tutorial! It worked like a charm! Thanks to the elaborate and straight forward instructions. I really appreciate it.
    Thanks again.

  4. Just a note to say thanks! Very rarely do you find guides online that are straight to the point and accurate. Your approach and delivery are very much appreciated!

  5. Thank you dude, after 1 hour of search in internet about this, found your blog & tada…bang…it worked..awesome.

    Thanks Again…

  6. I am 70 years old and thanks to your explanation I can download apps on my iphone . Everything works perfectly without any crash . Let your tutorial be an example for all others .
    Greetings from Belgium

    Where are the other tutorials?

  7. installing paid applications dont work for me, after installing them on iphone, it dosent seem to open. only free apps. work quite well. any solutions ????

  8. hi to every one i have jailbroken my ipod 2g mc model wtih greenpoison(latest) and the only app i have by greenpoison during jailbreaking was loader app, i can’t install my downloaded apps through itune and don’t know why. can some one help me how to!

  9. Hackulo repo has now gone. All above methods no longer work!
    Any other method to install cracked IPA without Installous and AppSync?

  10. the second method doesnt work at all on iOS 6.1 because a source you gave is empty. I was really surprised when ai saw it, but that the true…. When I open that source there was simply nothing there. But I tried to download that main app anyway. Everything seemed to be ok, but when I clicked to download any app it didnt work as well. I guess its because I havent got AppSync but its not in your source folder so please fix it!

  11. this time VShate doesnt work… when I click to download something, it show up in dowloads but dowload speed is 0 all the time. it happens with every app there, please help me. ๐Ÿ™

    1. Vshare is not link Installous sadly. It was always slow and now considering the traffic due to jailbreaking with the new evasi0n jailbreak, the site is really slow because of the many users. I would recommend you to use the ifunbox method!

      1. I actually havent got acces to any computer so I will just wait until vShare works again… Anyway, everything you wrote here is amazing, and it helped me a lot. Keep up a good work, and THANK YOU!

        I saved your site to bookmarks, its more helpful than any official jailbreak forums etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. every app i try and download with vShare will not download like cut rope, call of duty, need for speed. it says source may have change please try and redownload.. i tried over and over same thing.. please help??

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