Looking for a great Installous substitute? Check out our recommendations!

Ever since 2007 when the first Jailbreaking Tool was released, iPhone and iPad owners were provided with an alternative to the applications that AppStore issued for its users. The thrill behind the jailbreak phenomenon was due to its possibility to access apps and programs that were either condemned by Apple, or, even if accepted, they were not free. One of the most popular platforms to use after jailbreaking your iDevice was Installous, which was similar to the App Store, but the apps you downloaded were free. Unfortunately, Installous was shut down, and people all over the world were in search of possible alternatives.

There is a wide range of apps and programs to choose from, but finding a good substitute might sometimes be tricky. It`s impossible at this moment to state which one is best, but we compiled a list of options for you.

So, in alphabetical order, we have:

  1. App Cake is rumored to be very similar to the much longed for Installous. It is very user-friendly and therefore easy to use, but user ratings depict the fact that it is a little bit slow.
  2. HipStore , which can be accessed by users via their computers . With just one click, a world of free apps, games and so on is revealed to you. After browsing through the platform in search of your desired apps, you must simply drag&drop them from your computer onto your iDevice. In order to install HipStore on your iPhone, you will need to have AppSync installed, and the following repo added to the sources on Cydia : cydia.heaveniphone, so you can search and download the HipStore.
  3. The iFunbox is a good substitute for Installous because it helps you install apps from IPAStore easy directly on your phone, or transfer them on various devices (iOS,Mac,Windows). Its popularity increased due to its similarities to Installous.
  4. Next, we have IPAStore, which basically is a web page that allows you to search and download the apps you want directly on your iDevice. For installing it, you need to add the following repo: http://ihacksrepo.com between the Cydia`s sources, and then simply search for IpaStore.
  5. Last but not least, we have the vShare which is almost like Installous, but with a different interface. It is well organized mostly because it is indexed so you can find your desired apps browsing different categories. It is available for both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices, and like the platforms presented so far, it requires the hackulos.us repo , allowing you to download anything you want from basic apps to IPA files.
  6. Zeusmos is another great app that will allow you to download everything from free apps&games, to themes and ringtones. There is a big variety you can choose from. In order to install it, you need to open Cydia, search and download Zeusmos (by adding this source www.repo.zeusmos.com) .Of course, you need to download AppSync as well. The apps are installed directly to your home screen. What can be easier?


Both AppCake and IPAStore as well as vShare can be used only if you have the AppSync installed which is available via hackulo.us repo.

If you don’t know how to add new repositories to Cydia, let us make it easy for you by explaining it very short&simple: You have to open Cydia and choose the Manage tab from the ones that will appear on screen. Once you opened it, go to sources and tap the edit button, which will allow you to either add a new repository or delete the existing ones. Good luck!

Apple devices are one of the most popular and wanted technology pieces these days, but considering the fact that they are a bit pricey, it really comes in handy for every owner to know that there are various things he can do, and different apps&platforms he can download in order to access his favorite applications without having to spend some more money. Of course, the purpose of this tips&tricks is to help you try an app before you buy it.

All these alternatives to Installous may not be as highly-rated and adored as the original platform, but they are intensively used by a huge amount of users with no complaints. They work great on iPhone, iPod and iPads and are only one-click-away. Try them yourself!

See all your interactions with your screen with TouchPosé+

If you like mirroring or to record a short presentation or tutorial but don’t know how to include and shot taps, touches and swipes well TouchPosé+ does the trick easily. Even though it is the paid version of TouchPosé, TouchPosé+ has also support for multi touch. Just like its small brother this will show a semitransparent blue circle for any touch interaction of you with your screen. These features are the same as those from Display Recorder developed by Ryan Petrich but without the recording capability.
The installation is easy and the settings for this can be found in Settings > TouchPosé+, from where you can choose the size of the circle from 20 pixels to 100 pixels using a slider. You can also choose the color for the circles.


This tweak is simple and neat so for just $1 I say money well spent. TouchPosé+ is developed by iolate and can be found in the BigBoss repo. Even though we find paid apps with bugs I guaranty that this tweak is bug free.

For making video tutorials if you already have a recorder this is perfect if not I suggest the all-in one Display Recorder from Ryan which his creation is also worth trying.

The 10 of the Best Cydia sources for iOS 8.1.3 in 2015

Before presenting you with the Top 10 list of the most amazing Cydia sources, you should know that we have gone through an extensive research of the most appreciated apps in Cydia Store for this. It turned out to be very helpful, because we were able to compare and come up with only the best sources for our Top 10 list.
So here it is, after the 10 best Cydia Apps for Ipad, the Best Cydia Applications Ever and the Top 10 Apps which use IOS 6.1, our list of the 10 Best Cydia sources:

This is the place to be for every gamer out there! xSellize will offer you a great deal of emulated games and a lot of other interesting apps and tweaks as well. Nintendo, SEGA or Game Boy are just some of the big companies you’ll find on xSellize.
Repository source: http://cydia.xsellize.com/
Sinful iPhone
This repo is possibly the number one place to find cracked apps for your IDevice. The great thing about it is that it’s free and you can download everything from cracked apps to themes, ringtones, games, tweaks or wallpapers.
Repository source: http://sinfuliphonerepo.com/

If you want to really customize your Iphone then make sure to visit this amazing Cydia source called Insanelyi! It comes with a lot of themes and applications especially designed for your IDevice and it is a must have for all jailbroken Iphone users. You can find more than 7000 packages with a great number of features in here, so make sure you are up to date with whatever’s new by visiting Insanelyi.
Repository source: http://repo.insanelyi.com/

ModMyi has a great number of jailbroken IDevice users, because in here, you can find pretty much everything you could possibly need to modify your Iphone with. This amazing Cydia source hosts numerous apps, themes, wallpapers, ringtones, tweaks and much more.
Repository source: http://apt.modmyi.com/

Hackulous and its jailbreak tool, Installous, have been among the first Cydia sources on the market. Iphone owners have been using it as their number one free source of cracked applications for a long time. Unfortunately, the Installous app has shut down, but the good news is that Hackulous can still offer you a large number of exceptional tweaks, mods, apps and themes of your choice.
Repository source: http://cydia.hackulous.us

What is so great about this repo is that it’s basically an ongoing source of interesting wallpapers, mods, themes and ringtones, which you can download in a second. This amazing Cydia source will let you modify your IDevice any way you want, and will keep you updated every day.
Repository source: http://repo.hackyouriphone.org/

iPhone Cake
Gamers absolutely love this Cydia source, because it’s the place where they can find and download a large amount of games, with no limits. You can play them on any IDevice you own, including the Iphone, your IPod Touch or IPad, and enjoy a true gaming experience!
Repository source: http://cydia.iphonecake.com/

Big Boss
No wonder this Cydia source is known as the most visited and trusted for jailbroken Iphones on the market. It offers thousands of applications to customize your IDevice with, to the point where their servers overload, and you need to reload the page to reconnect with them.
Repository source: http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/

This native Italian repo can customize your IDevice with anything from packages, apps, mods and tweaks, for free. The way you want to modify your IDevice is up to you, but be sure that with BiteYourApple you will have hundreds of different apps to choose from.
Repository source: http://repo.biteyourapple.net/

FilippoBiga is probably not a very popular Cydia source name for you, but there is a reason it’s included in this Top 10 list. It allows you to download a large number of apps and modify the entire look of your IDevice, for free: you can change the status bar, the app icons, your carrier logo, your folders or your lockscreen.
Repository source: http://filippobiga.me/repo/

And these are, in my opinion, the 10 best Cydia sources out there at this moment. If you think there are better repos to be discussed, you can share your thoughts with us by commenting in the section below.

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