The Best Installous Alternatives For Cracked Apps On iOS 6 / iOS 6.1 For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch

WARNING: Cracked applications are illegal. The whole premise behind cracked applications is if you would like to test an application before purchasing it from the Apple App Store. It is expected that after you download cracked apps to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running the iOS 6 firmware that you either delete the app after testing it or purchase it from the App Store.

We already showed you how to install AppSync on iOS 6.x so that you could install cracked applications using a proven method that involves the use of the Windows and Mac OS X application iFunBox. The only downside to this method of installing cracked applications is that it means you need to be at a desktop or laptop computer. What if you want to install cracked App Store applications directly on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad like Installous?

Well, unfortunately Installous has been shutdown, but there is a few alternatives that are worth checking out. It is worth noting that these alternatives will not be as stable as installing cracked applications on your computer, but a lot of people have gotten off just fine with them.

Best Installous Alternatives For Cracked Apps

vShare is definitely one Installous alternative that has been heavily adopted since Installous has shutdown. The design of the app is superb and all of the cracked iOS applications can be downloaded from direct links. This means you don’t have to deal with pesky captcha images and hard-to-find download links. Surprisingly the download speeds of vShare are actually pretty good too. The only downside to vShare is that it is catered towards Chinese-speaking individuals. Finding application is incredibly easy despite most of the application being Chinese orientated, just tap the search icon and you are on your way. The developers of vShare are also working on better English translations for vShare so it is always improving.


You can download vShare by adding the following Cydia repository: (official) 

If the repository is not working correctly you can download the vShare IPA and install it through iFunBox following our previous tutorial.

AppCake is one of the best alternatives to Installous in terms of its similarities. This is not necessarily a good thing however, as it comes with all of Installous’ cons that include IPA errors, captcha images and long waiting times. AppCake was created for English-speaking users and as such you will not run into any translation issues that you might encounter using vShare. AppCake is definitely not a bad Installous alternative and is definitely worth trying out it is just that all of the IPA files are hosted on ad-ridden file hosting websites which provide a bad user experience.


You can download AppCake by adding the following Cydia repository: (official) (alternative)

Zeusmos was originally an application created to download applications that were not allowed in the official App Store, but it was later abused and became a great application for installing cracked iOS apps. The user-interface behind Zeusmos is slick, and although I would recommend vShare or AppCake over it, it is still worth a try.


You can download Zeusmos by adding the following Cydia repository: (alternative, official repo removed)

Let us know if there is any other Installous alternatives you recommend in the comments section below.

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  1. what is alternative to Appsync ?

  2. “It is expected that after you download cracked apps to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running the iOS 6 firmware that you either delete the app after testing it or purchase it from the App Store.”

    who the hell is expecting? whoever he is, he is fool. lower the prices, and everybody will be happy without stealing. simple as that.

  3. Ethyn Resausk says:

    You cant pay a simple dollar? How did you afford an iOS device.

  4. Oronde Clp Jones says:

    Some apps are ridiculous though like 2.99 for tweetbot that’s stupid and the normal twitter app is shitty

  5. well then dont buy it someone took their time to make it
    some people expect everything good to come free that’s “stupid”

  6. It’s kind of hard to update cracked apps from appcake. Any ideas how to make things easier?

  7. I hardly think 2.99 is a lot compared to your iDevice. If you’re not happy, you’re always free to make your own Twitter app.

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