In the beginning of April we told you that a developer by the name of Andrey Fedotov has been working on a project called HackStore for quite some time now. Essentially what the HackStore will be is a version of Cydia for the Mac OS X operating system. The purpose for the HackStore will be to cater to those developers who want to go outside Apple’s tedious restrictions, and open up users to a whole new world of possibilities just like Cydia has done for iOS.
Over the last week or so we have been receiving questions on when the HackStore will be released. If you were one those people wondering just when the HackStore would see the light of day then you will be glad to know that it is currently available to download. That is right! The HackStore has been publicly released and is currently being marketed with the moto “No piracy apps here, forever and ever“. Which, considering how badly iOS app piracy has gotten, is something I am sure we can all appreciate.
After downloading and playing around with the HackStore I was fairly impressed with how things came together. Although it is clear the interface was copied from the official Mac App Store, I think it makes for a more native experience. My only real gripes with the HackStore right now are that application pages do not contain screenshots and there is really no download manager to track what you have downloaded.
Considering this is the initial release of the HackStore however, I am sure there will be numerous updates coming in the near future to make the overall experience better. If you would like to download the HackStore you can do so from the link below…
Download Mac OS X HackStore [Direct Link]
What do you think of the HackStore? Have you downloaded any applications yet? Share your thoughts about the HackStore in the comments section below.
Where do the apps download ? It says they’re in Downloads but they’re not!
David Chong says
don’t have for windows?
why is this a russian program?
Mike McKinnon says
Um, check “Downloads”. :P
Mike McKinnon says
Ha. If you look up iOS Open Dev, they use an icon I created for iJailbreak, long ago. :P
Mike McKinnon says
Ha. You’re kidding, right?
Shane Lidden says
are they making this for windows does anyone know???
same prob here i found the file but couldn’t open it with right formate
When i open it theres just a grey window and it doesnt show anything
when i open it, nothing inside there..just grey
blank app window here too folks, problem with their server maybe?
Ujima is gone says
Just a greyed out screen. I deleted and reinstalled, even restarted my MacBook pro but no joy
Ik Degek says
any news on the grey screen?
of course not, this is an Apple only program, it is like Cydia for iOS, do you have Cydia for Android or Windows Phone??? Then you don’t have Hackstore for Windows… Think about it before asking dumb questions
FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU GREY SCREEN!!!
Austin Dickey says
Nothin but a gray screen… Any ideas on how to fix that?
hmmmm, grey screen is kinda annoying, hope this is fixed soon :(
im on snow leopard it wont let me open help
There could be Cydia for Android or Windows someday – why not? The interesting thing about Cydia is that it is focused on distributing things that aren’t apps – instead, they’re extensions and modifications to other apps, using the Substrate framework also developed by saurik.
There is already a nice alternative to the Mac App Store – Bodega – that also distributes apps, including apps that wouldn’t be approved for the Mac App Store. Hack Store is more similar to that than it is to Cydia.
Grey screen + beachball
On their website it says Sever Down and their trying to fix that hopefully :D
Yadav Krishna2293 says
I let the app opened for a while and the grey screen converted to black and it gave me a message which contains
“It works!This is the default web page for this server.The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.”
Thats what it says on their website
same here. let me know if you find a solution
Dr Johny says
Hey Guys…it worked for me.Just check for updates in the hackstore screen and make sure you have updated the latest version.Then right click on the grey screen and click action.
how to Download it ?
it works for me thank you so much
needs more apps
there arent any games
please help me out guys ASAP
hack store is very bad it don,t have any apps only 20 pages of bad apps also!!!!!
I have it working but I did not like at all!!!!
Jason Madison says
it dont work on my MacBook OS X why??? my mac said that there is a compatibility problem… help
Ashick Chowdhury says
how do i get ihackstore
works well thanks,but not enough games
It sucks don’t ever download it You would regret it!!
Amazing! works for iMac 2012 (late) i downloaded over 20 apps :D , Mountain x lion
that’s a fuking store help
Fadil Shamir Khan says
is this thing still working?
Dont waste your time. Bunch of junk no one wants. Nothing from the app store all freeware home made bullish*t.