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HOW TO INSTALL CRACKED APPLICATIONS ON YOUR iPhone/iPod TOUCH

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Ok , since i got a lot of emails lately asking me how to install cracked apps, ive decided to create this small and easy but usefull ( i hope ) tutorial for you guys and girls out there. ( btw do i have any girls reading this blog? that would be dope. let me know, youll get special treatment :P ).

So first thing that you need to do is that YOU CANT install cracked apps without a jailbroken device ( iPhone or Touch ). So since i belive in the power of decision and the beauty of options i will offer you 3 methods of installing cracked apps.

  • iTunes method aka .ipa method.
  • SSH method aka direct method.
  • IPAPREP method.

First let me answer some questions for you :

What is SSH?

SSH is a secure way of transferring information (including files) between computers on a network. SFTP is a secure way of transferring files which, despite the name, has little in common with FTP. (definition via link).

What is WinSCP?

WinSCP (Windows Secure copy) is an open source SFTP and FTP client for Microsoft Windows. Its main function is secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager functionality. For secure transfers, it uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports the legacy SCP protocol in addition to SFTP. (definition via link).


NOTE : if your on crappy windows os like me, you can do this via iTunnel suite. Check out small tut on how to use it here.




METHOD 1 : iTunes method aka .ipa method

First you need TO MAKE SURE that you patched your MobileInstallation file on your device. If you didn’t patched it , you WONT BE ABLE to install cracked apps. Check out how to do that here.

This is simple and painless. Double click on the .ipa file and sync your device. Thats it. But just in case you want to know more , this is what is happening. By double clicking the .ipa file, you will open the file with iTunes. The file will be automatically copied into iTunes library. Once iTunes is loaded and the files was opened , you just need to press sync, and the instalaltion begins.


METHOD 2 : SSH method aka direct method.

This is a little bit more complicated, but you will need to learn how to do this stuff sometime.

1) Download the cracked game/app and extract the AppName.app folder to your desktop or what ever your comfortable with. Make sure its easy to find.
2) Copy AppName.app into /Applications via SSH and set it’s permissions to 0755 (chmod 0755 AppName.app ).
3) Create a folder called Documents in /var/mobile/ and set permissions to 0777. (only needs to be done once).
4) Reboot your device.

NOTE : just to make sure AppName.app = the name of the app or game you just downloaded and you want to install it into your device.


METHOD 3 : IPAPREP method ( the easiest method, saved the best for the last )

All you need to do is to add the xsellize source in cydia and install this package. It will auto patch MobileInstallation file and backs it up for you, so you can continue being lazy and not learning new stuff.

Once you done that just use method 1 : iTunes method aka .ipa method.


I hope this is the answer to your questions.