Installous is an application available to those using iPod Touches, iPads, and other iDevices. The application can be downloaded via Cydia and contains customizing applications that cannot be found in the Apple store. The application store works on jailbroken devices. Jailbreaking is the process of removing the system limitations based on iDevices by Apple. It is a type of hacking and it unlocks files that are normally inaccessible or unchangeable on iDevices. It makes the device more customizable, but users need to understand it might break the warranty for the device and cause operating problems. Before installing Installous, you will need to complete the jailbraking process and install Cydia.
To use Installous, you must first use Cydia. Tap the icon on the home screen. You might need to upgrade, so just follow the instructions that pop up on the screen. After the update, or if no update is needed, navigate to the new app you want to install. Once you reach it, you can install the new application by touching the “install” icon. It is located at the bottom of the screen. Confirm the installation and then close the window once the installation is finished.
It is possible to remove applications by going to the manage function. You will need to locate the app you want to remove, go to the modify function, and then tap remove or reinstall. You can locate all of the apps on the device by using the search icon which is located in the bottom corner of the screen. You will need to type in the name of the app into the search box.
Once you are comfortable using Cydia, you can install and use Installous. Use the search function to find the Installous. Once found, open it by touching the icon. You can use the type search or browse the visible apps once Installous is open. When you find an app you want to install, scroll to the bottom to find the “download” tab. Click the apps most recent version and choose the “iPod friendly link.” The download will likely require a CAPTCHA code. Once entered, click “submit” and then “install.” The app will take a few minutes to install. When the process is complete, you can return to the home screen.
Installous gives you access to most of the apps in the Apple store for free. The process is similar to downloading a movie or song without paying for it. It is possible to share the apps with your friends, but they will need to go through a separate process that allows them to access the files without your user ID. Installing apps, especially ones that attempt to get around the standard system, can crash your operating system (OS) and require you to do a system reinstall. Unless you are familiar with the process of installing hacker software on your system or you are working with someone who knows what they are doing, you probably should not attempt the process. Step-by-step instructions can be helpful, but there are a number of things that can go wrong.