Tuesday, December 24, 2013


The first thing every jailbreaker does after jailbreaking their iDevice is install a Cydia app that enables them to download paid apps for free of cost, i.e. do app piracy, but the app that was the most famous and orchestrated with the purpose, Installous, has been shut down because of the closing of its hosting repository. When you open Cydia now and it tries to update, it gives this error which, if read clearly, gives the proof of the problem.


So, Installous is gone and now, many users are thinking that their is no way to get the paid apps for free now, but that is a misconception. There are many Installous alternatives but they never got to be famous because of Installous, the app that started it all.

One of such alternatives is AppCake+ which is the next best option to download the apps and it is the most famous app after Installous. It also has got extensive collection of apps for you to download and its website, iphonecake.com, can also be directly used for app downloading and app crackers can use it for app submissions. Its installation is fairly easy but requires a bit of know how.

So, lets have a look at the procedure to download the app that can give us hope, AppCake+.

Step 1: As you might have already guessed, you need a jailbroken iDevice to be able to download paid apps for free. So, you need a jailbroken idevice to be able to install AppCake+. If you don't have one, have a look at this guide(for iOS 5 and below users) or this guide(for iOS 6 users).

Update [05.02.2013] = An untethered jailbreak, evasi0n, has now been released for iOS 6.x iDevices.

Update [24.12.2013] = An untethered jailbreak, evasi0n 7, has now been released for iOS 7.0.x iDevices and AppCake has been tested to be working fine for these devices.


Step 2: Now open Cydia and let it download and load its resources and updates.



Step 3: Now go to the Manage tab from the bottom and then click on Sources.


Step 4: In the Sources section, click on Edit in the top right corner and then on Add, which now appears in the top left corner.


Step 5: When you click on Add, a dialogue box appears. Type cydia.iphonecake.com in it and click on Verify. After showing verifying URL for a moment, it asks if you want to add the source or not, click on Add Anyway. Then let it download the resources of the repository you have just added and load them. When it displays Return to Cydia, click on it and you will be back to the sources section.


Step 6: The hard part is over. Now, when you get back to the sources section, click on the source we just added, i.e. cydia.iphonecake.com . Here you will find the list of the apps it hosts. Click on AppCake+(iPhone or iPod owners) or AppCake+ HD(iPad owners).


Step 7: Now click on Install and then on Confirm that appears at the very exact place. After you hit Confirm, it will start downloading the small app and then it will load it. When it shows Return to Cydia, click on it.

Note: The users who had Installous installed in their devices will only need to download AppCake+ but those who are doing all this for the first time will also see an additional download named AppSync. This app is a must for AppCake+ or apps like that to work properly.


Update [24.12.2013] = iOS 7 jailbreakers need to manually install patch for AppSync so that AppCake runs without any hiccups on iOS 7. To do that, go to the sources section and then click on the source you just added to the list, i.e. cydia.iphonecake.com, like you did in Step 6. Then scroll down and click on AppSync Patch iOS 7.x. Click on Install and then Confirm that appears in the same place. After you hit Confirm, it will start downloading the 250 KB patch and install it. When it shows Return to Cydia, click on it.


Step 8: Now, the AppCake+ icon appears on your SpringBoard but there is a problem. It appears to be a white colored icon with no design and when you open the app, it crashes immediately.


That is because the installation process hasn't completed just yet. Its like installing a major program on your windows PC. To complete the process, you need to reboot your iDevice.


And now the app appears in its true colors and works just fine.

The app in itself is great and won't let you miss Installous much. It has a very clean and good looking interface and there is a very good chance that you will have fun with it.

94 comments:

  1. I followed your instructions to the letter but when I tap appcake+ it opens then exits to the homescreen. Help!!
    I restarted my phone too.

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    1. This sometimes happen with Cydia tweaks and apps.
      Try hard-reseting your iphone to clear some memory space by holding home+power button until the device restarts.
      It should help but if it doesn't then uninstall and remove appcake+ and iphonecake repo as well. Try the process again and take critical care that neither your device goes to stand by or get any error line whatsoever during the process.
      Hopefully, the problem should now disappear :)

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    2. Does appcake comes only in portrair mode? I can see it in landscape...and even in portrait i can see the ful app

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  2. Explained perfectly! Worked great! Thank you for this:)

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    1. http://www.thesmarthacks.com/2013/02/first-ever-ios-6x-untethered-jailbreak.html

      iOS 6.x untethered jailbreak is here. Have a look.

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  4. installed app cake and then downloaded whatsapp. but for some reason its not installing after downloading
    any suggestion

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    1. Sometimes maybe because of irregular data connection, ipa doesn't download completely but AppCake shows it to be downloaded and if such ipa is installed installation doesn't go through.Try deleting the ipa and downloading it from other source. Hopefully, it will solve the issue.

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  5. DID THE STEPS BUT WHILE OPEING THE ICON IT AUTOMATICALLY SHUTS OFF WHY?
    HELP

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    1. Did you reboot your device after the installation process?

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  6. Hello. After I click on 'Install' It says 'Cannot Comply' and "Note: The requested modifications cannot be applied due to required dependencies or conflicts that cannot be automatically found of fixed"

    ave the old Iphone model, and I used to have Installous but it stopped working long ago. How can I fix this problem? I was so close...

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    1. Have you carefully installed appsync??
      Sometimes this maybe caused because of repo issues. Try uninstalling and installing again or try installing and then try using sinful repo (sinfuliphonerepo.com) to download appsync and then try installing appcake+. Hope your problem should be resolved.

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    2. w/ sinful, did not find the repo, if legacy.. no longer supported.

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  7. Does it show updates for installed applications like Installous did?

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    1. Here you go with the answer as well as the solution. :)

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  8. App cake is looking very werid and is so hard to navigate through .. here's how it looks like in my iPad 2 WiFi :

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    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_273DHlhnJpWUtUWFhMWE93SGs/edit?usp=sharing
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    Everything is installed correctly .... I'm using IOS 6.0

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    1. Sometimes it gets messed up because of infinite loops occurence. Remove and reinstall appcake. It should work. It works on my iPad 3.

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  9. Thanks you, works fine, no problems :)

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  10. Can anyone tell me why my AppCake HD wont rotate?

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    1. The issue has now been resolved with an update to AppCake bumping its version to 3.7. :)

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  11. ya..my appcake hd wont rotate.

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    1. The issue has now been resolved with an update to AppCake bumping its version to 3.7. :)

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  12. For me, i cant even add the repo to cydia. It shows verification error when i type in the repo. Do u know why?

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    1. Due to the recent release of evasi0n and thus a new horde of jailbroken devices trying to access cydia have emerged. It will all get settled in a bit of time.

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    2. It shows that verification because it warns you that the source you are adding contains cracked apps. Isn't that the exact reason you're downloading AppCake?

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    3. Don't worry. It is just a way to "legitimize".:P

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  13. My appcake keeps crashing. please help!

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  14. trying to install whatsapp but keeps crashing after launching. Installed it using appcake and vshare, but no go. Any ideas? Thanks

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  15. Hey i want to know how can i transfer cracked apps which i downloaded from iphonecake.com on my PC to my phone.

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  16. Hey what's going on man I installed and followed your Instructions ..now here's my problem after game downloads I click install and nothing happens ..any ideas thank you

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    1. Due to the recent emerge of a horde of new jailbroken devices, due to release of evasi0n, the Cydia as well as different ipa hosting services are strugling. So sometimes, due to this problem or network connection issue, ipa doesn't get downloaded. So take care your ipa is of complete size. There shouldn't be any problem after this.

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  17. Whoever is having problems download Appcake HD it works well.

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  18. Does anyone know why AppCake closes when it's downloading big files? I try to download sygic (500mb) and AppCake closes halfway through. Are there any ways to fix this?

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    1. There is some problem with how AppCake handles system resources and thus it crashes sometimes. Apparently, the latest update also doesn't solve it. As a workaround, you can download the apps on your PC and put the .ipa files in your AppCake and the install. Click here to know about it.

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  19. How can you update apps using app cake??!!! Please help!!!

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    1. Here you go with the solution to your problem.

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  20. Hey i have a little problem. Whenever i want to download a app it pops into downloading, as it should, i see the download bar, but it is as it wont download. How do i get it to download the app fully? please help

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  21. Hello there, thanks for the tutotial, was great! But i have a little problem! When i use An App for a while was perfect but then the App recognice that we are using an iligal program! And stop working. Why is that? I have an iPad 3 with iOS 5, also i install appsync and appcake HD. I have problem with Tweetbot and Coolpapers for iPad :(

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  22. Hey, thanks alot for this tutorial. I kept getting the "Cannot Comply" error message but through this method, I was able to avoid that and get AppCAke. However, I encountered one small problem: after I installed AppCake and restarted my iPod, all my apps except the preinstalled ones had their icons turned completetly white. As in no icon pictures. AM I the only one with this problem or is there a way to fix it?? Thanks again

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    1. Did you try restarting your iPhone?

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    2. Yeah, I tried that. After it restarted for the first time after installing AppCake, all the downloaded apps were blank and then after I messed around with the icons a bit, half of them went back to normal but the rest of the icons stayed white. Any solutions? The apps still work fine, its just annoying

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  23. After downloading a games i clicked install but it's not installing the little loading circle just keeps going around and nothing installs.

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    1. As these softwares deal and bypass the DRM managing part of iOS and install cracked apps, the installation process takes an irritating amount of time.
      Just leave the screen on while it is installing for some time untill it shows an error or the process completes.
      By the way which game are you trying to install?

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    2. catan and the other one i was trying to install was a utility app.

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    3. Did you try to leave it on for sometime?

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    4. There might be some problem with downloading of the ipa. Try this to see if zero in on the problem. If even now, the problem persists, then remove AppCake, reboot your device and try installing AppCake and then the applications again.

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  24. Whenever i go to app cake it just crashes, do you have any ideas on how i can fix this ? Id greatly appreciate it (:

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    1. Is the problem still there? AppCake was bumped to version 3.8 to solve this issue.

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  25. I keep getting an error when installing in Cydia. trying to overwrite... and sub process error.

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    1. It looks like your repo wasn't added completely.
      Try removinh the repo, rebooting your device and retry the process. It may work.

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  26. mine has had no problems on my ipad 4 all working just appsync prob have flight game that say update but cant get as says i do not own it

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  27. Hey, i'm currently using Appcake v.3.8 on my ipad1g (5.1.1) but somehow the appcake is not rotation its screen in landscape mode and so im not being able to use it..please help!!!

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    1. Flip your iPad around to landscape mode with the home button on the right instead of the left.

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  28. Hey, I'm downloading most of the Final fantasies II, III, IV, and Chrono Trigger as well. I'm about 75% done and suddenly the download PAUSES. I set my lock to never and appcake to not go into sleep mode, so I thought about checking some stuff out and I apparently had appcake HD which was for iPads and that I should use appcake instead. That's what I'm tryna do right now. I'll post again about the details after an hour or so I guess. Hope you can help. Thanks mate

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  29. When I open AppCake I get a message that says there is a newer version. I can download it but then get a error message that says ' install failed'. Do you have any idea why this happens and how to fix it? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me

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  30. I can't find some apps on app cake hd like stick cricket,stick tennis.will these apps be available soon

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    1. AppCake only has those apps which are not free on Apple's application store and the apps you mentioned are free there. Thus they can be directly downloaded from Apple's application store without any issue.

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  31. i got stuck in vertical mode, how could this happen?

    ipad 2 cdma

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    1. Did you try rebooting the ipad?
      If even that is not happening, try hard resetting it by pressing home and power button at the same button until Apple logo comes up on the screen.
      Everything should be fine.:)

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  32. i've got a problem with this. it's appeared like this on my screen:-

    X Wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of.

    X Problem with mergelist
    /var/lib/apt/lists/apt.modmyi.com_dists_stable_main-binary-iphones-
    arm_packages

    X the package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened

    and i can't view all the packags installed. what should i do?

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    1. and it keeps appearing when i open the cydia. please help me!

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  33. how to install a cracked app with the help of cydia i have cydia in my iphone

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    1. You can use this tutorial to install AppCake which can then be used to donwload and install cracked apps.

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  34. when I go download apps on appcake it stops the download when my screen locks.

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    1. This is a known bug in Cydia store as well as many Cydia apps. Its better if you keep your iPhone's screen unlocked during the download process.

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  35. Nice guide. Can I also use the Cydia source here?

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  36. I cant add the source, keeps saying something about not being able to add a "legacy" source or something.. Help, and the appcake that i have from BYA source was working fine for a while, but now keeps crashing on launch..

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  37. Hey can i download apps directly from Appcake to iphone ? Or do i have to transfer from pc to i phone?

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    1. The primary functionality of Appcake is direct download only, so yes. The method given here is just a workaround.

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  38. Hello,

    Thanks for this guide. it works 100% in my Ipad 2

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  39. It won't let me install garage band!! I download and wait the billion hour time and then it says install failed!! Help

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  40. I've got iphoe 3gs operating on iOS 4.1. tried to add app cake repository but there are few red lines/errors during updating source step (pictures step 5). Howver teh option is available and when i install appcake /9for 4.2 and below) cydia crashes. any help

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  41. I have an ipod touch 2g when I download a game from appcake + it won't install after it always says install failed

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  42. Any idea why when I install anything from cydia, cydia wants to uninstall appcake first !

    Getting to be a bit of a pain now over the last few weeks

    maxmix

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  43. hi there i have an ipod 1gen 8gig i tryed everything i updated my ipod to 3.1.3 installed cydia.... tryed cydia.hackulo.us
    appcake
    amoung others is there away i can get installous on my ipod please .

    email addy niallmarkrigney@gmail.com im really confused and annoyed

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    1. I would suggest against Installous as official support for it has been pulled off. In my advice, try appcake. It has a good interface too and has an amazing application repository. You can see above how to install it.

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  44. sadly for me for some reason apps will NOT install with appcake... I use an ipod touch 5g.. and they dont install, ive resprung springboard, rebooted and what not... it does not install them is there any other alternative than appcake?

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  45. Hi!
    After in intstalled AppCake the safari app started to crash and now i tried mail and calculator app. They don't work neither. What is the solution?

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  46. Thanks man!!! You are the life saver! :) Now everything work perfectli!!! :) :)

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  47. Hi , i have been trying to install autotune star ( downloading goes fine ) but everytime i press install it just keeps spinning and sometimes i can open when its spinning. but when i look at my homescreen there isnt a app xD can u help ?

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  48. There is a problem that sometimes my downloading apps are pausing and cant resume so I should delete it and start over,any solutions for it? Because I cant download properly and now I get irritated,thanks in advance

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  49. Tweetbot problems. Cant connect keeps going to sign in page.

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  50. It worked great on ios7, appcake alone downloads appsync itself..thanks..

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