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Hackulous Shuts Down, Installous & AppSync Now Gone

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.

Hackulous Shuts Down

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,

Hackulous Team

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]

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    faizan3 years, 10 months ago

    the world is not same without u hackulo.us

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    frank3 years, 11 months ago

    Guys calm down you can still download Appsync from sinfuliphone’s repo! Since you can have appsync you can still download cracked ipa’s from the internet and they will install perfectly fine

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      Patrick Gumban3 years, 11 months ago

      That’s right, with you can easily use other Cydia sources like HackYouriPhone or SinfuliPhone for downloading AppSync. Then you can use iFunbox to manually install the cracked IPA files.

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    Jose esparza3 years, 11 months ago

    Wtf.!! We need installous and hackulo.us is the only way we can get working properly.!!

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      Patrick Gumban3 years, 11 months ago

      Hi, don’t worry because there are other alternatives to Installous that works pretty well. Kindly read this post.

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    Al3 years, 11 months ago

    Goodnight, sweet princeYou will be in the memory even if the alternative resurfaces 

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    John lecare3 years, 11 months ago

    Its only evolution. There will always be balance in things, good and evil, black and white, paid apps and cracked apps. If hackulous guys decided to shut down because people took them for granted, there will always be guys who will be against paid apps, I mean who would buy a crappy app “without knowing the app sucks” right? Its a rip off and no refunds if its unsatisfactory. Just wait and see.. Another “installous” will resurface. Its just a matter of time. The chinese is already at it :)

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      Patrick Gumban3 years, 11 months ago

      Good input! When a good, stable untethered iOS 6 jailbreak surfaces, it won’t be surprising to see the Hackulous repo return, or at least Installous and AppSync hosted on a new repo!

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    SinClaire243 years, 11 months ago

    I have app sync installed now can i still sync cracked apps even if hackulous has shut down?

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    Rami Haddad3 years, 11 months ago

    Whats the alternative to Appsync, anything else from cydia i can download to sync my cracked apps with itunes?

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    Pympjuice3 years, 11 months ago

    This is horrible. I really hope they come back or there is another way to sync cracked apps

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    Scotpig3 years, 11 months ago

    It smells fishy to me! I think Apple sent some knee breakers out and “convinced” them to cease & descist. NO WAY in hell there’s waning support or a decrease in popularity in the JB community. I call Bullshit.

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      Patrick Gumban3 years, 11 months ago

      It won’t surprise me if Apple indeed has a hand on these developments. However, the waning jailbreak is feasible considering the lack of a good iOS 6 jailbreak including the one for newer devices like the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.

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        Scotpig3 years, 11 months ago

        True, I’m a bit prejudiced tho… I’m a dinosaur with a iPhone4 running 5.1.1 :) I also have an original 16 gig iPad hehe. I’d still be running 4.2.1 if I could! If anyone is interested, there’s an iTunes alternative that rocks. It’s called 91 PC Suite. It’s kind of a pain in the ass, but still better than iTunes I think. It’s at http://www.91.pandaapp.com/pcsuite

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    pushein3 years, 11 months ago

    so sad :(