Hackulous shuts down, Installous disabled...

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Dec 31, 2012
  1. MarcusRaven
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    Hackulous, the repository and forum scene for Installous and AppSync on jailbroken iOS devices, has shut down. On top of that, they put out a non-existant update for Installous, so that the app terminates due to it thinking it is "out of date," and the repository is no longer accessible to update anyway. So those with Installous can no longer use it, and new jailbreakers can no longer get it.

    Some sites may see this as a victory, but for most of us I'm sure this a great loss.

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    Damn, I remember using them freakin years ago back when I was in my jailbreak days. That really sucks :(
     
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    ... great. No more free apps now.
    Oh well. XD
     
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    That sucks, but the quality of service was decreasing, and I've pretty much lost interest in the iOS scene ages ago. I guess it's also safe to say, that apptrackr is down as well. As for AppSync, I'm sure there are mirrors for that somewhere.

    Still, if you want to pirate apps, there is an excellent Chinese app (it has English as well) that is far better than Installous, with direct downloads and everything. That app shall remain unnamed.
     
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    Hope another program takes it place. Sad to see it shut down.
     
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    Or y'know you could just google appname.ipa and SSH it...Man, it's been years since I've used iOS and I still know that >.>
     
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    Well, after playing around a bit, disabling the wifi connection allows it to load. It can't load anything to download, but I guess this makes it able to install apps sent to it by FTP over SSH. Finding said apps will now be slightly more difficult.
     
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    Wow, this is shocking. I stopped using it anyway. Larger games were almost impossible to download since the file host downloads sucked so bad... I really don't even care, though. I use sites like gnomeescape, freemyapps, and freeappslots to earn credits in exchange for paid apps. Gets the games legit on my iTunes account so I get future updates and I'm not hoarding like I tend to do with piracy.
     
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    I hardly use it anymore (only play music on my ipod) so it doesn't bother me that much, I'm going to sell my ipod touch one day and get a SG note 2 for that is all I need :D
     
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    Sad news, I loved it and the fact that it told me if my apps needed to get updated.
     
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    Let's watch apple stocks plummet in sales now.
     
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    Not necessarily, considering the fact that only a small percentage of iOS users actually jailbreak, along with the lack of jailbreak at all for the iPad 3.5, iPad mini, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5.
     
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    Dont you need appsync to install cracked apps and doesnt that come with installous? So how are you supposted to without it?
     
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    I found out 5 hours after they closed down... Time to use alternatives...
     
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    I only use a Jailbreak for system functionality shut offs on iOS, mainly data since I don't have a data plan for my phone at the moment, so this doesn't bother me too much.
     
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    I'm not going to lie and act like I didn't have it installed, but it really is in a folder entitled "Useless Icons" within a folder (thanks to FolderEnhancer) and I never actually open the application. It's just kind of there. Every couple of months, I'll grab an app, but really, there's not much getting. The iPhone just isn't a gaming platform for me, and outside of a GPS, there's no utility that I need or even want.

    And I'll hop on board with everyone else pointing out that Installous certainly wasn't the only way to get the deed done. It wasn't even the most efficient or reliable. It was just the easiest. If you're going to be a pirate, don't cry if it stops being easy. That's just ridiculous.
     
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    It is against the rules to say installous here.

    At least that's what I was told when I last said it.
     
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    My iPod touch is been sat pretty much untouched (hah) for month, so this is no great loss. Maybe one more reason to be done with it and sell the thing.

    I freely admit I used Installous to death, but as someone pointed out using it for large aps required the patience of a a saint - if it worked at all.
     

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