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How to Install Installous 4.4.2 on iOS 5 to Get Cracked Apps on iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad

After you have jailbroken your iPhone 4/3GS, iPod Touch 4G/3G and 1st-Gen iPad to iOS 5, you can now install Installous to your device so you can run cracked apps on your device. Yes, there is no known update to Installous for iOS 5 yet, but I'm pleased to tell you that Installous works great on my jailbroken iDevice on iOS 5.0b1. Just follow the steps provided below:

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Hackulous is now officially gone, so you won't be able to download Installous and AppSync from the repository anymore. As an alternative to Installous, you can download these Installous alternatives.

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Steps to Install Installous 4.4.2 on iOS 5.0b1 Through Hackulous Repo:

  1. First of course you will need to jailbreak your device on iOS 5 Beta 1. If you haven't yet, just follow this guide to jailbreak your device using Redsn0w. Once you're done, open Cydia from your jailbroken device.
  2. Installous-iOS-5-Cydia

  3. Tap the Manage tab below, and on the next screen tap Sources. Now if you have already added the repo, skip to step 4, if not proceed to the next step.
  4. Cydia-Manage-iOS-5

  5. Tap Edit on the top right corner and then tap Add on the top left corner of Cydia. You will be asked for the Cydia/APT URL on which you enter, then tap the Add Source button.
  6. Cydia-Hackulous-Repo-iOS-5

  7. Now Cydia will update its repo list. Once that is done, search Installous by tapping the Search tab below and entering "Installous" in the search field without the quotes.
  8. Search-Installous-iOS-5

  9. Once the search results are in, select Installous and tap Install on the top right of the screen.
  10. Installous-4.4.2-for-iOS-5

  11. Now if you do not have access to Wi-Fi, you can still install Installous offline. What you need to do is download Installous 4.4.2 DEB file from here, AppSync for 4.0+ (1.1-5) DEB from here and along with other essential DEBs here. If you have iPhone Explorer, just navigate to the following location and place the DEB files in the Auto Install directory.
  12. Location: /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall


  13. After placing the files, you must reboot your device. To install cracked apps without Wi-Fi access, download the cracked IPAs through AppTracker and place them at the following directory:
  14. Location: /var/mobile/Documents/Installous/Downloads

    Now through your iDevice, open Installous and tap the Downloads tab, tap the app that you've just downloaded and select Install.

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    fleeingcool8 years, 10 months ago

    when i enter the link it says the hostname is not found???

    contrerasdc9 years, 4 months ago

    Hi I installed iOS 5.0.1, jailbroked my iPad 1 go into Cydia to get installous and when I try to add the new source “” it keeps giving me this error “Verification Error – A server with the specified hostname could not be found” …….. Please HELP! I want my free apps

      Pesmerga9 years, 4 months ago


      Try inputting the repo with the “/” (slash) in the end (without quotes).

    Ev_kat9 years, 5 months ago

    Hello, I have installus 4 if I download iOS 5 without uninstall it, it will be working? I will still have installus or I must uninstall it and download it all over again??

      Pesmerga9 years, 5 months ago


      Are you updating from iOS 4.x? If yes, then you will need to restore to iOS 5, thus losing your jailbreak and Installous. Just jailbreak and install it again once you have updated to iOS 5.

    Hassan9 years, 5 months ago

    thank you very much, :)

    han solo9 years, 6 months ago

    thank you!

    moliTECH9 years, 8 months ago

    I just jailbrake IOS 5.0 but the icon of CYDIA is gray and not the one which must be!!!!
    I cant open CYDIA SAURIK, and i dont know what to do to try to jailbrake again or what??

      Pramod9 years, 8 months ago

      You need to boot tethered each time to shut down / reboot your device. Its still a tethered JB.

    alfon9 years, 8 months ago

    after install Installous 4, the restart, stuck in apple logo, need to restored

      Pramod9 years, 8 months ago

      Nope. iOS 5 is a tethered JB, so you need to boot it tethered each time your reboot / shut down your device.

    anon9 years, 9 months ago

    okay so every time it turns off i will have to do this until when ? When will it be available any solution for this :/

      Pramod9 years, 9 months ago

      Its called a tethered JB for a reason. So until an untethered JB is out for the iOS 5, this is going to continue.

    Renzo9 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks a ton! I got it to work on my iPod Touch 4G!!!

    lele9 years, 9 months ago

    Got it working on iOS 5 Final!!

    first install the appsync for OS 5 from xsellize (not the one for iOS 5.0+)only OS 5

    and then add the source and then install installous

    works grat dont have to downgrade

    Judoka9 years, 9 months ago

    I had Installous 4 installed on my Jailbroken iPhone 4 iOS 5 until earlier today… it worked perfectly until I decided to uprgrade AppSync to its latest 5+ version. After you do, Installous will unistall automatically and you would not be able to install it again, even if you unistall Appsync’s latest version and install the previous one. I recommend that if you have Installous 4, keep it and don’t upgrade your AppSync, for there is no reliable use to the upgrade. I’ll just have to wait now for them to upgrade Installous. -___-

    Ismael9 years, 9 months ago

    Works with ios5 iphone 4 macbook pro tethered

    oli9 years, 9 months ago

    it work`s with appsync 4.3 final ios 5

    Guiba29 years, 11 months ago

    Does this work for beta 6?

      Pramod9 years, 11 months ago

      No, it will not work anymore on any of the iOS 5 beta/final versions unless updates it for iOS 5.0+.

    Yeo Kee Yen9 years, 11 months ago

    Hey, can I ask it is working on iPod 3g , ios 5 beta 5 ?

      Pramod9 years, 11 months ago

      No, it doesn’t. Read my previous comment.

    YooHoo689 years, 11 months ago

    I successfully installed the ios 5 beta 4 and successfully jailbroke my ipod 4g and even got cydia running. I went to download installous and after I did everything it told me “” and finally installed installous… my problem is that the installous icon is not showing up on the springboard. Please help.

      Pramod9 years, 11 months ago

      It doesn’t seem to work anymore on the latest beta versions. Wait for an update from the team.

    Anon :39 years, 12 months ago

    Can someone help me? I tried doing this on iOS 5 b1 & b3 and installous doesnt show up. When i reboot the phone, The thing just gets stuck at the boot logo and i have to restore my phone again. Can someone help me please? Am i doing something wrong?

      Pramod9 years, 12 months ago

      Well, your having a tethered JB on iOS 5b1/2/3/4. Meaning, everytime you reboot your iPhone, you will need the help of your PC to boot it back up. Else, you will be stuck at the recovery loop. All you need to do is run Redsn0w once again with the Just Boot Tethered Now option ticked. That should get you back.

    Michiel9 years, 12 months ago

    soes it work for beta 4 as well?

    ...10 years ago

    WORKS !!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D ty ty ty ty ty ty this is finnaly what ive been looking for :D:D:D

    THANKS !!! whoever posted this

    Kewz10 years, 1 month ago

    it’s works!

    alb10 years, 1 month ago

    it doesn’t work for me… I had to restore the iPhone

      As10 years, 1 month ago

      Does not work. Installous does not appear on the Springboard. Reboot –> Restore; Respring –> Restore.