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Add Hackulous Repo to Cydia Without Any Error [How-To Guide]

Hackulous is probably the favorite Cydia source of iPhone users who love to try premium iPhone apps before making a final purchase from App Store. To install cracked apps on your iPhone, you must install Installous from Hackulous repo. You can add Hackulous repo to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad by using the following two methods. If for some reason the first method do not work, you can always add Hackulous repo by SSH'ing into your iDevice.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Hackulous is now officially gone, so you won't be able to download AppSync and Installous from the Hackulous repo anymore. As an alternative, you can use this post to try out other Installous Alternatives. You can download AppSync from these sources: (Best Cydia Repos 2011, Best Cydia Repos 2012, Best Cydia Repos 2013)

Hackulous Logo

Add Hackulous Repo Manually:

    1. Open Cydia on your jailbroken iDevice.
    2. Tap on the Manage tab at the bottom and then tap on the Sources section to view current repositories.
    3. Tap on the Edit button on the top-right and then tap on the Add button on the top-left.
    4. Enter as Cydia/APT URL and tap on Add Source button. Cydia Repo

  1. Now wait while Cydia updates its repo database. Once done, click on Return to Cydia button and start browsing the Hackulous repo.

Add Hackulous Repo Through SSH:

    1. Download Hackulous.list from here.
    2. Now SSH into your iDevice using WinSCP or CyberDuck and put the file you downloaded in step 1 to the following location:

root » private » etc » apt » sources.list.d

    1. If for some reason SSH'ing into your iDevice fails, use iPhone Explorer to place Hackulous.list file in sources.list.d directory. Make sure to install afc2add from Cydia to get access to root folder on your iDevice.

iPhone Explorer (Hackulous Repo)

  1. Once done, respring or reboot your iDevice and ur done!

After adding Hackulous repo, follow this guide to install Installous on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. If you face any kind of difficulty in following the above procedure, feel free to ask in the comments section below.

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    Atangapriestly7 years, 2 months ago

    Pls I need other Cydia websites

    Fernando7 years, 7 months ago

    Does this still work?

      Jack Skellington7 years, 7 months ago

      No. Hackulous has been closed down. Google for some alternatives.I wouldn’t really have any authority to offer you one, but I’ve heard that Iphonecake is a good alternative.

    aymen7 years, 9 months ago

    thanqs thanqs thanqs verry much you realy saved me cuz my iphone wont  instaal any app ….!

    Robin7 years, 9 months ago

    Cydia says every time: failed to fetch. what do i have to do

    Asif khan7 years, 10 months ago

    iOS 6.0.1

    64gb iPad 1st gen8 years ago

    Install Install0u and SSH… Then download apps from torrents … Use SSH to copy favorite apps into the install0us download folder and then install the apps.  

    Hunter8 years, 5 months ago

    It says verification error after I enter the code and press add source and I’ve tried it many times and I am sure that I have spelled it correctley

    ton8 years, 5 months ago

    how do i add the hackulous.list file??

      Patrick Gumban8 years, 5 months ago

      Hi, hackulous repo is long dead, so this guide won’t work anymore. :\

    J8 years, 6 months ago

    How can I get installous if hackulous is already dead??

    Akram Youssef8 years, 6 months ago

    I did what u told me in steps above but after putting the list and reboot hackulo source appears but i is empty so what do I do?

      Patrick Gumban8 years, 6 months ago

      Hi, Hackulous is officially dead now, so you can’t get Installous from here as well. :\

    Bornready658 years, 6 months ago

    How do I get idone now that cydia hackulous Is dead

    Mahabub8 years, 7 months ago

    iPod password

    ifactoryunlocked8 years, 8 months ago

    cydia.xsellize.comnew source

    DrifterZ5598 years, 8 months ago

    I guess purchasing a new I5 wouldn’t be a good idea after all. Fuck it… Im switching over to a dumb phone

    Dramakidd018 years, 8 months ago

    Is there atleast another source for hackulous or similar to it?

    Zm8 years, 8 months ago

    1 mo ago
    hey i entered cydia>manage>edit>add
    and when i added the url ( ) i said

    ” verification erroe”
    ( a server with the specified hostname could not be found )

    well i can’t have this source,, help me

      Neel8 years, 7 months ago

      You try another iOS 6.1.1 then jailbreak it.there is not complesery to add any sources…… Enjoy

      yasmin8 years, 7 months ago

      the same happened to me!!!!

    polaco8 years, 8 months ago

    it doesn’t work , please help

      Patrick Gumban8 years, 8 months ago

      Hi, Hackulous is already dead, so you can’t add it anymore. :\

    Wayne8 years, 9 months ago

    I wonder what’s other good alternative source like Installous to download games for free? I miss having Hackulous.

    Jame8 years, 9 months ago

    Just go to reset then reset all and go to cydia add 

      Patrick Gumban8 years, 9 months ago

      Hi, Hackulous is no more so this guide is not applicable anymore.

    Tamer8 years, 9 months ago

    when i add  i get this error :verification error – a server with the specified hostname could not be foundand when i SSHed the hackulo.list in the folder u mentioned, i found in the sources tab , but when i tap on it its empty..

    pajo8 years, 9 months ago

    vShare alternative…

      Jaxov Team8 years, 9 months ago

      Thanks, looks like a good alternative :)

    Heruly8 years, 9 months ago

    why is it dead?

    Solostaff8 years, 9 months ago

    Noooooo Fuck me why did they shut installous hell no

    dave8 years, 9 months ago

    is there no other source we can add to get installous5

      Heruly8 years, 9 months ago

      I don’t think so

        Lasher8 years, 9 months ago


    exit8 years, 9 months ago

    Hackulous folded recently, nothing is working.  Installous repos offline, so this could be the issue you are experiencing

    b2k8 years, 9 months ago

    IT SAYS verification error even though i typed it in exactly as it was written. helpppppp, i need installous 5!!!

      Patrick Gumban8 years, 9 months ago

      Hi, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Hackulous, along with Installous and AppSync are now dead.

      Hackulous Shuts Down

      JK8 years, 9 months ago

      Check there homepage: are out of business.

    Irish_Craft9 years ago

    Thank you.  Just performed jail break 5.1.1 on my iPad.  Could not remember how to add installous. Your instructions helped and the hackulo url was the key.

    Theplayeryouwant9 years, 7 months ago

    doesnt work it downloads then when i click on it, it shows nothing!

    Peter_zeux9 years, 8 months ago

    I cannot connect my phone to my pc through win scp…whenevr i do so it shows “server unexpectedly closed network connection”

    Rodney9 years, 11 months ago

    I thank you for this easy step by step guide to adding HACKULO!I had been trying for weeks to find the installous app but was not able to access it thru Cydia,and wouldn’t have been able to,without your helpful guidance!once again I thank you!!!