iOS Installous shuts down, but other third-party app catalogs appear requiring no jailbreak
posted by Victor H. / Jan 02, 2013, 6:53 AM
Now, Installous, probably most popular app allowing you to install apps from third-party sources and sometimes just pirated apps has shut down blaming “stagnant” forums that are hard to moderate.
And while Apple might consider this a victory, Installous is not the only app of this sort. And while it required jailbreak, other similar options are now appearing that do not require any kind of hacking of your device. Apps like Zeusmos and Kuaiyong allow one-tap installing of third-party apps and even sideloading pirated apps.
Times are changing, but it seems that there will always be ways to circumvent the limitations of app stores, and as long as this does not involve piracy, it should be all fine.
Don't know whether it's good for customers or not... But to me, I never jailbreak nor download the third party apps... All original and paid apps :)
posted on Jan 02, 2013, 6:58 AM 4
Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012
people love JB. (not justin B.) jailbreak
posted on Jan 02, 2013, 7:11 AM 12
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because iDevice is not cheap so i want all the tweaks like bitesms, sbsettings, mini banner etc because for me, default iOS is worse than android, bbOS, and windows phone. i've been using iphone 3g and iphone 4 and still work fine (always jailbreak whenever is possible)
posted on Jan 03, 2013, 3:50 AM 0
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It's funny how you get so many thumbs down for just expressing your opinion haha
posted on Jan 03, 2013, 2:42 AM 0
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How can stagnant forums be difficult to moderate? A stagnant forum would be the easiest type of forum to moderate.
posted on Jan 02, 2013, 7:21 AM 7
Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012
now, more ios user, more ios fv¢k up. they soon facing hordes of installous and pishing apps and malware and soon. the more the tree grow, the more the winds blow. too strong, the tree will break eventually, to soft, the tree will bent in badly shape... bent... gosh...
posted on Jan 02, 2013, 8:24 AM 0
Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011
RIP Installous.......... Jailbreak community will miss you......... :( I know piracy is wrong, and not good for any ecosystem, but I mostly used installous for testing the apps. before purchasing it from app store, because majority of paid apps on app store don't come with trial........
posted on Jan 02, 2013, 11:02 AM 1
Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 02, 2013
I've bought many apps from apple store ! It's a pity we cannot have a chance to decide wether we buy it or not! Coz many of them were money Thrown in a trash. I got friends who would never buy illegal apps! But what is it illegal !? This is stupid ! I want to break free ! Decide whatever I buy or don't ! It was much more funnier ! I would decide if it was worth buying it!
posted on Jan 02, 2013, 11:43 AM 0
Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011
Good sign that all the modders and hackers are leaving Apple's platform. My Verizon Note 2 (with locked bootloader) was cracked wide open in less than 2 weeks. And I don't have one stolen app on my phone. It's all about making the phone better in the eyes of people that care.
posted on Jan 02, 2013, 6:59 PM 0
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