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    InstallerApp: iTunes equivalent for Jailbreak Apps

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    imageInstallerApp: iTunes equivalent for Jailbreak Apps

    RipDev, developers of the Installer app, which simplifies installation of jailbreak apps on the hacked iPhone recently released a native Mac OS X application called InstallerApp. RipDev claims that InstallerApp will allow you to download jailbreak apps from "Cydia" and "Installer" app onto your computer and install them on your...

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    • rtreertree Posts: 0
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      I'm concerning about what happens when we update the iTunes itself.

    • Jonny HJonny H Posts: 47
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      I have a similar app called AptBackup that does the same basic thing but easier. But it only works for Cydia apps. Before updating your firmware, you open the app and hit BACKUP, and it saves your cydia app data into the iphone. After updating the firmware, you redownload Aptbackup and hit RESTORE. It will automatically link to that backup data you saved in your iphone and download all of those apps for you at once. Quite convenient, I must say.

    • lorlor Posts: 2
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      do themes work with this as well?

    • DirkDirk Posts: 21
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      aptbackup is not even in the same ballpark as this. all aptbackup does is create a list of your jailbroken apps, and when you have to restore your phone or upgrade firmwares and re-jailbreak, you have to re-install aptbackup and it "remembers" the jailbroken apps you previously had and then starts downloading them one by one, ever so slowly. InstallerApp sounds like a much more "complete" solution which will hopefully also be able to save application specific settings, with the added benefit of not even needing a jailbroken phone (read: better stability). I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds exciting.

    • DirkDirk Posts: 21
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      that's the big question. If we could still do winterboard themes with this thing, without needing to jailbreak, that would be huge. you'd never have to wait for a new jailbreak to a new firmware ever again. doubt it though, I don't see how you could get a 5 icon dock, or "Stack" on a non-jailbroken firmware...

    • John SmithJohn Smith Posts: 10
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      The idea seems interesting; however, i'm not exactly understanding how this is not a jailbreak. In order to use their software you need to put your phone into DFU mode, just like for jailbreaking, to install what they call "synchronization support files". I'm guessing they're using the same DFU exploit the Dev Team uses to gain access to the phone. They also install somekind of a "light daemon." Also while it supports both Installer and Cydia you have to install "DPKG support" in order to install packages from cydia, thus making your disk writable, which in ripdev's words is "NOT recommended by Apple." Considering that a lot of people use Cydia, and to me it seems to be the more popular one these days with all of the improvements Saurik has been making, for most people it WILL end up being a jailbreak. The idea is novel but in my opinion somewhat misleading in the "it's not a jailbreak" department.

    • ...... Posts: 34
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      "So this means that after you have updated your jailbroken iPhone with the latest firmware update and have jailbroken it again, you won't have to re-install the apps..."

      They are saying that YOU HAVE TO jailbrake your iPhone and then the program will recover the apps.

    • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 9
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      Can't get it to work, keep getting an error 2001...

    • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 9
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      ps iPhone 2G, OS X 10.5.6

    • lmiahlmiah Posts: 6
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      I wonder if it'll work with categories. It'd be fairly annoying if it restored all my jailbroken apps and then they were all strewn about on many different pages. Although a minor complaint- I still would love this.

    • majorbb100majorbb100 Posts: 12
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      WOW 7 dollars!! does everything have to cost money now! ill just find out how to get a cracked version or something.

    • A Black DudeA Black Dude Posts: 167
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      yeah it seems like people are getting confused.... this software doesnt allow you to install jailbroken apps on an unjailbroken phone. its an itunes like management program that will install the apps directly to the phone.

    • DirkDirk Posts: 21
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      Right, but RipDev is claiming that you don't have to jailbreak your iphone via the traditional methods (QuickPwn, Pwnage Tool) in order to use this product. They are suggesting that you can take a regular stock iphone, plug it into your computer via usb, and fire up InstallerApp and let it do its magic. While we can get into semantics about whether this is considered jailbreaking or not, what they are saying is that iphone users no longer have to jailbreak the phone the old way... this program will do it for us, and in a "less invasive" or "more stable" way, whatever that means. they also seem to suggest that we won't have to wait for new jailbreaks to be introduced when there are new firmwares released... although I find this hard to believe.

    • iPhoneHacksiPhoneHacks Posts: 2,315
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      We had written about Aptbackup here:
      http://www.iphonehacks.com/2008/09/iphoneaptbackup.html

      However, it didn't seem to work too well.

      Have you really used it?

    • iPhoneHacksiPhoneHacks Posts: 2,315
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      I agree, it was hard to believe that InstallerApp will magically work with a non jailbroken iPhone which is why we didn't mention it.

      In fact, Engadget posted an article clarifying that it wasn't possible to install jailbreak apps using InstallerApp without jailbreaking the iPhone. Here is what they had to say:


      InstallerApp is a kind of jailbreaking tool (let's call it "jailbreaking lite") coupled with a separate application management client for your computer. From what we can tell, the first thing it does is jailbreak your device (or, if you're already jailbroken, installs some additional software so it can talk to your phone). In no way is it allowing you to install non-Apple-approved apps onto a non-jailbroken phone: it's tweaking your underlying system to allow for those apps to run, and giving you an iTunes replacement to add and delete programs on your device.

      You can read the entire post here:
      http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/24/debunk-jailbroken-apps-on-a-non-jailbroken-iphone-not-quite/

    • BugsBugs Posts: 1
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      Bricked my 3G last night: wouldn't power on, no screen, etc. InstallerApp wouldn't recognize it as being connected, but luckily iTunes recognized it as needing a restore. Since the first generation iphones, the only times I've ever had a problem or bricked it, was associated with procedures associated with Installer, and now InstallerApp. I'll stick with Cydia for now.

    • DanDan Posts: 348
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      Its getting ridiculous that everybody is looking for money these days.. 2 years ago when i got the phone i loved it because people were fighting apple for free. Now they are just like apple.

    • BrettBrett Posts: 104
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      doesnt work with an iphone 3g firmware 3.0...

    • jttechsjttechs Posts: 4
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      i hate aptbackup it bricks my phone when i hit restore...
      it tkes about 30min to start working again

      GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    • jttechsjttechs Posts: 4
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      i hate aptbackup it bricks my phone when i hit restore...
      it takes about 30min to start working again

      GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    • BrinzBrinz Posts: 1
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      Tried to unlock G3 with yellowsn0w no luck just tells me invalid sim please help

    • RobRob Posts: 314
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      On the RipDev website, it says that it is not jailbreaking. From other sources, it says that InstallerApp is light jailbreaking, but on another, it says that it is not at all! I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS!!

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