Installous is one of the most popular jailbreak apps that folks can install on their iOS devices. If you have used Installous before, you should know the very reason why its popularity is warranted. After all, Installous is the easiest and fastest way to install cracked apps. For some people, Installous is the very reason why they jailbreak their iOS device and that is something that can't be denied. Unfortunately, there is the ever-present negative connotation that Installous is used for app piracy. However, it seems that Installous' better days are now behind it as it was announced that the Hackulous repo is now shutting down, along with two of its most popular apps, Installous and AppSync.
As it turned out, the Hackulous community has become "stagnant" and the message boards have become a "ghost town." This is quite a surprising bit provided the popularity of both Installous and AppSync. If you are going to visit the website, you should see the following farewell message from the Hackulous team:
Goodnight, sweet prince.
We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We're incredibly thankful for the support we've had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence.
With lots of love,
So as of now, Hackulous repo is dead which means that you will NOT be able to install Installous and AppSync anymore. Hence, installing cracked apps using this popular method is not possible anymore. One could treat this as a victory against app piracy as a whole because this is indeed a big blow to the scene. However, there is the undeniable fact that other developers will pick up where the Hackulous team left off. The waning popularity of Installous can be attributed to the fact that there is no stable untethered iOS 6 jailbreak as of now, and not a single form of jailbreak for newer devices like the iPhone 5. Once the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak touches down, it won't be surprising to see updated versions of Installous and AppSync resurface.
For heavy Installous users, there are still other websites where you can download cracked apps from. Although without AppSync, you won't be able to sync those cracked apps on your iDevice using iTunes. Well, there is always the option to drop a little bit of money for apps that you really want, you will be supporting the developers that way. And there's the fact that there are regular iPhone app deals to be found in the App Store that offer discounted or even free apps. As for Hackulous and Installous, this is it for now. [via iDownloadBlog]