Chinese site distributes pirated iOS apps without requiring a jailbreak

Chinese site distributes pirated iOS apps without requiring a jailbreak
If you thought that there's absolutely no way of installing pirated iOS apps on an iPhone or iPad without being jailbroken, well, think again! It turns out that a Chinese pirate site, called 7659, has found a way to do just that.

The way those smart fellows have achieved this is by exploiting Apple's own bulk enterprise licensing tools. The tools are usually used by companies to distribute apps to their employees more easily, but it looks like messy things can happen if they fall in the wrong hands. Utilizing the tools, the pirates are now offering paid apps for free through their site. The "service" is only available in China, but according to some reports, it's possible to take advantage of it if you use a proxy server, though we don't encourage anyone to try it.

The fun part is the admins' explanation of their actions. Apparently, they "believe" that using the iTunes platform can prove to be a bit difficult for Chinese users, which is why they are offering a new way of getting applications. According to them, the percentage of jailbroken phones in China since the service's launch has dropped from 60% to around 30%, which, however, doesn't really matter that much, considering that those non-jailbroken users are still getting pirated content. It would certainly be interesting to see how Apple reacts to that...

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source: TheVerge

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7 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Poor Apple, their products have too many limitations, that's why iUsers jailbreak their iPhone, iPad etc. And this site needs to be careful of A.S.D (Apple Sue Disease) !!!!!

6. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

For starters, the article talks about how you dont need to Jailbreak to get these free apps, but what I find really dumb about your comment is when you act like Android users dont ever unlock bootloaders, root, or install custom roms. BTW SMH @ "ASD"...really?

7. KennethP4V

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

oh and if android has no limitation then y do anyone need to root their device? and always talk about flashing different rom? I know iOS is behind, but stop putting up stupid arguments, say something that's more effective loser.

2. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

whats funny is that there are not even that many jail break users out there

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

"always trust a random Chinese website offering free stuff" lol

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

80% of both android and iOS users (the term "smartphone users" would be more appropriate i guess) i know go for cracked apps and jailbreak their phones to avoid paying anything.

5. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

apple has to let there users jailbreak there devices and do what they like with it. or they will never rest in peace everyday someone will make new jailbreak or find a way to f apple for being greedy company and clowns. if they don't let there users do what they want with there phones users will give up and they coming over to andriod and i saw many come over to andriod and windows phone.

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