Installous Shuts Down – Here’s Alternative To Download Free iPhone Apps

by admin on December 31, 2012

in Apple, News, Tweaks

So just a day before the New Year eve, we come across the years most disheartening news relating to Apple products, specially Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. In case you are a jailbreak fan, just like us, we are sure you would have jailbroken your iDevice , mostly for the free apps we get to download using Installous app from Hackulous repository. Well, the news that comes directly from official website of Hackulous is that they are shutting down ( Well, they already did!). Hackulous has been the source for famous Installous app which lets you download free App Store applications on your iPhone. Now since it’s gone, here’s an Installous alternative to download cracked or free apps on your iPhone.


Installous alternative installous shut down

Installous Shuts Down – Here’s The Alternative

We know that Hackulous repo has shut down, and this means an end to the famous Installous app as well, which lets you download free apps on your iPhone or other iDevices. Well, here’s an alternative to Installous app which we are going to use in this tutorial. APP VV which is a jailbreak app and an alternative to Installous app will serve the purpose. Only those having jailbroken devices should proceed. There are two-methods depending on the availability of Installous app pre-installed on your iDevice.

METHOD 1- For those having Installous App installed on their iDevices.

    • To download APP VV, simply add the following repo to your Cydia App Store.


  • Once installed, search for APP VV within the Cydia App Store, and install it. 
  • After successfully installing APP VV, don’t search for the app in the springboard, as it requires another step for installation to complete.
  • Now, TURN OFF all internet connections from your iDevice. This includes, 3G, Cellular Data or WiFi network. This is the most important step as we need to open the Installous app on your device, but it will automatically terminate if connected to the internet. 
  • Launch Installous app and navigate to Downloads folder and find APP VV there, and install it.

That’s it. APP VV will serve as an alternative to Installous app, and is better than Installous in terms of downloading stability, as well as cracked app sources. 


METHOD 2- For those who don’t have Installous App already installed on their iDevices

  • Now since you don’t have Installous app on your device, you will need to download the APP VV.ipa file from here, and then install it on your iPhone using iFunBox or iTools on your PC.
  • The .ipa file can be installed using iFunBox after you connect your iDevice with your computer.

Kindly note that APP VV is also known as VShare which is its updated name. Don’t get confused. Shutting down of Hackulous is for sure a victory for Apple, but there’s more for the world other than Hackulous. There’s Gadgec! ;)

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