Tutorial: How to Fix Installous Problems in iPhone 3.0

by Eric Pena on June 22, 2009


Update 2: Latest is Installous 3.1.10. This already includes all the programs I listed below including AppSync so you don’t have to install them separately. Make sure you’re on iPhone OS 3.0 and up. You may get some error messages during the installation of Installous but just ignore. If you have problems installing an app, try setting the Native Installation “ON” or “OFF” and install again.

Update: Try the new Installous 2.0.3 in Cydia before performing the fix below. I tried it and works great.

Many have reported problems downloading cracked apps from Installous after jailbreaking to iPhone 3.0 firmware–such as “unable to find executable”, “Script failed. Unable to decompress”, previously working apps no longer work, white icons, deleted apps, etc.

To fix these problems, you need to do the following:

In Cydia, upgrade all essential files when prompted.

Re-install the following files in Cydia (use the search function and if not found, add the Source first):

  1. Cydia Installer (Source: http://apt.saurik.com)
  2. Erica Utilities (Source: http://apt.modmyi.com)
  3. UUID Generator
  4. Darwin CC Tools
  5. unzip
  6. gawk
  7. Installous (Source: http://cydia.hackulo.us)

If you haven’t already installed an app on your iPhone from the Apple App Store (a free app will do), install one now.

Open Installous and Download an app. Install only after downloading. Check to make sure the app is working.

To sync cracked apps to iTunes, install AppSync for OS 3.0 from Cydia. Reboot.

Note: If after syncing to iTunes, your apps failed to transfer to your iPhone, unselect all applications in iTunes and sync. Then select all applications and sync again.


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jay Shawn August 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm

if you’re wondering how to update all your apps from installous without having to check each app separately, check this: http://ipodtoucher55.blogspot.com/2010/03/update-installous-apps.html

2 Madrokers August 22, 2010 at 8:58 am

i have installous on my 3g phone. it work properly with free app but when i try to download the paid app it get started and disappear before completing and also sometime says API failed… i have installous 3.2.5

3 dragon October 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm

whenever i install apps from installous either they dont appear on the screen or when i try to open them it returns back to the screen what can i do?

4 Laih October 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm

hey guys can any1 help me i get this error
“the method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/Http could not be found.”

5 sathes December 5, 2010 at 6:41 am

What is API error and how do I fix it?

6 snowloin December 8, 2010 at 8:09 am

just before i download 1gb file in installous and also installation was complete, but its open for 2 sec.. its working for 10 mb file, but problem for big filr, plz tell me how to install properly, Thank You

7 Popper December 11, 2010 at 3:26 am

I have this problem, tried downloading apps from installous but it shows “API error permission denied”. Previously was ok, only encounter problem today. PLEEEEASE HELP!!! THKS

8 Alice84_ January 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Hi, i need help!!
i’m on 3G network & i can’t get the image out for me to type in after clicking on the download button.  but it works fine when i’m on wifi. pls teach me what i should do?

9 Red Manster December 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm

but cydia wont open too

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