I am sure many of you must have been disappointed on waking up to the news that Installous has been officially shutdown. It definitely was the go-to app for those who prefer testing before purchasing apps.
According to the Hackulous team, the community had become stagnant and moderation of the forums was getting difficult. However, I cannot fathom this to be the reason behind the shutdown. How can a pirate community lose its zeal all of a sudden? There are many questions that have been left unanswered even in the official explanation.
Goodnight, sweet prince.
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,
Meanwhile, like many other ardent fans of the hackulous community, if you are looking frantically for an alternative to installous – we have you covered thanks to Appcake!
Appcake is a quick and easy way to install cracked apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. It’s a perfect alternative for installous! Here is a quick guide on how to install appcake on your jailbroken iPhone
1) Make sure your iPhone is jailbroken.
2) Tap on Cydia
3) Choose Manage > Sources.
4) Tap edit followed by Add button.
5) Enter the source http://cydia.iphonecake.com
6) Let cydia update the sources and tap on search button at the bottom.
7) Search for Appcake and install the app! That’s it, you have now unlocked the world of cracked apps.
Note: If you run into problems, refer to my earlier post for detailed instructions on how to install AppCake.
UPDATE: A new reliable source to download cracked apps has released recently. Please refer this post to know how to download cracked iPhone and iPad apps using AppAddict.