Installous is closed down…


Have you opened your installous app just to get an error that reads this:

“Outdated version installous will now terminate”


Simply put, you probably missed out on the “baddest” new year discussion that ravaged the tides of the ios jailbreaking online community: it seems that Hackulous, the guys behind installous has permanently closed it down.

To many just like us, the feeling is similar to the untimely death of a rather important character of a tv soap or series being watched for a while. For a reason that cannot be explained in full, it just stings somewhere. Not to the point of tears anyway; after all it was just a tv show and well, it could have happened anyhow and at any time really. Installous was an app for jailbroken ios devices that allowed users to search, download, install and update cracked apps on their device. Of course there is not much more to be said about how useful a pirated alternative to the AppStore is.

What happened? Here is what Hackulo announced from 31st December 2012 as a termination message:

“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”

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All hope is not lost though as there are alternatives available with similar functions. “vshare” from ihackcydia and “appcake” via sinfuliphonerepo and xsellize can be downloaded through Cydia.

Just remember to pull out your saved apps from your installous directory with tools such as 91 PC Suite for iphone and ifunbox before you choose to get rid of installous finally.