Looking for Mobileinstallation 2.2? Use AppShare and Installous in Cydia!

by Eric Pena on November 24, 2008

After upgrading your iPhone to 2.2, you found out that you can no longer run your test ipa apps that were installed using the mobileinstallation mod. So you searched the net in the hopes of finding a mobileinstallation upgrade for 2.2, right? Ok, I can give you a link to such a file (yes, it exists) that you can download and then modify your iPhone files using the tutorial I made here. Or I can show you an easier way.

Of course you want the easier way… so here’s how.

Add the hackulo.us repo (cydia.hackulo.us) to your Cydia Sources.

Install the following files:

  • miPatch
  • Installous
  • Appshare (Update: Appshare is no longer available in Cydia. Function has been integrated in Installous!)

That’s it!

Of course, if you haven’t done it already, you need to install at least one app from the App Store (a free app is ok) before you can use your test ipa apps.

Use Appshare to download or directly install from a list of ipa apps.

Use Installous to view a list of all the ipa files you have downloaded from Appshare and install what you like. download or directly install from a list of ipa apps.

From your iPhone, you can sync these apps to iTunes.

The good news is, if you have a favorite web site from which to download these ipa apps, you can still do so and copy them to iTunes. Sync with your iPhone as usual and you’re good to go!

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SG7iphone January 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

i get an error. Unable to decompress

2 Screw ipod touch January 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm

actually no this is all bullshit I tried this three days ago, and all sources have been shut down. So try it again or somethin or this is fucked

3 HaZeX January 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Really good job, i didnt know about it and i was still installing apps with the manual method.
Its working fine for me.

(Can i post this info in my web page?)

4 HaZeX January 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Some downloaded apps never appear in download section of installous.
is it a bugg?
I will keep trying with more apps to get any conclusion.

5 HaZeX January 24, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Same happened to me, any advice?

6 HaZeX January 26, 2009 at 6:09 am

The file doesnt show up if it is not .ipa ; some donload link lead to .zip or .rar files.
Go to Download folder and unzip/unrar the files, thats all.

7 dimitris maris January 28, 2009 at 4:25 am

ive done everything by the book i cant get appshare i got only installous how do i get appshare

8 dimitris maris January 28, 2009 at 4:35 am

my phone always file cannot be open

9 littlepoptarts January 28, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Everybody listen!!!!!!! There is no more AppShare!!!!!!!!! You don't need it, just give it up!!

10 Dirkinshlawv February 15, 2009 at 9:55 am

Whenever I try to download an app from insalous, it won't install…

11 Greatful person February 19, 2009 at 1:00 am

extreeeeeeemeeeeellllyyy helpful. thanks a billion. now i can truly enjoy my itouch

12 Night February 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm

I was installing Installous and I was at the part where it's installing the files so I have to wait right before the part where i press “return to cidya” only the screen went white for a split second then black. My ipodtouch 2g shut off on my..So now i redo my jailbreak to get it up and running. I'm at the part where i'm about to see my home screen but the white Apple logo is just sitting there, looking at me as if taunting me. It won't get back to the home screen. About 2-3 minutes go by and it just shuts off and I have to rejailbreak it. This app worked the first time without a problem but I had to restore then rejailbreak for other reasons so this is my second time installing this app. Any ideas that doesn't involve restoring and jailbreaking?

13 Cheyanne March 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I have instakked according to recommended steps. But my 'downloads' page is empty with no list of appliation in Installous. I am having 3G I phone OS 2.2 and Installous v.2.0.1. Please help.

14 dyrenr April 11, 2009 at 11:06 am

any1 can help ,,,i had a iphone 3g fw 2.2 ..i intall installous,,but i cant c the app i download on my home screen,,help pls,,,


15 sivpheng April 25, 2009 at 2:14 am

i try above but i couldn't open application after install. i find in cydia, it has only miPatchInstatalation 2.2.1. does it work with firmware 2.2?

16 angryIpod April 25, 2009 at 5:24 pm

any got a damn app store acc they can lend me and all the others!!! ??

17 Saravanan May 1, 2009 at 2:31 am


How to install the installous application.? I am using iPod touch 2G jailbreaked. I have cydia and installer. How to get installous? I like to add sources in cydia (Manage option). But it says”Did not find repositor”. Please help me. How to add it?

Also having disk aid 2.5.2

18 gab50 May 4, 2009 at 2:16 am

i have a 2.2 firmware and in cydia there's the mobile installation mipatchinstallation for 2.2.1 does it work for 2.2?

19 Andrew May 10, 2009 at 7:37 pm

i had installous and everything worked great but than i had to rejailbreak my ipod and now everytime i download an app from there i cant c it on the springboard but when i go to bossprefs it says its there but i cant c it? can yu help me? thnx

20 qi May 10, 2009 at 11:24 pm

i got the apps downloaded, but can't sync wth my itunes. any solution?

21 qi May 10, 2009 at 11:28 pm

i did not download the mipatch, do i need to? as i was using the installous, it downloaded and installed perfectly fine, but just can't sync with itune, and anyone know how i can retrieve the files downloaded from installous?

22 jaki90 May 14, 2009 at 7:10 am

not all apps after installation work!! that is it installs completely and when u want to use it it kinda acts like its about to start then goes back to the iphone home page with icons on it…. some programs install correctly just that some dont esp. the expensive ones……..

menoob please give me an answer!!!!

23 Lily May 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm

after i install a game through installous it did not show up on my desktop, but when i go into boss prefs i can see the game icon there but just not on my phone desktop screen, and i cant open the game.. any idea why?

24 Sameer Shulka June 2, 2009 at 3:11 pm

muhhhahahhhahahahahhaha!!!! I have all APPS!!!!


25 Sean June 4, 2009 at 11:43 pm

thanks everyone for posting answers! Honestly i jailed broke about 7 Itouches. I came across one that gave my issues. Idea how i managed in the past but i never had to install a game from the itune stores to get Installous to work. Atleast I dont remember doing that. Well thanks everyone!

26 jordan June 11, 2009 at 5:59 pm

i had the EXACT same problem as sean and this helped me out alot. ive jailbroken about 12 and this is the only one to. thanks man really appreciate it.

27 Andrey June 18, 2009 at 9:36 am

I have a problem with my iPod touch. I have jailbroke it and installed INSTALLIOUS, unfortunatlly i cannot install any apps. I have downloaded them but when install is finished i dont see it on springboard.Please help me and if u need my email: andrey.m.karneyev@gmail.com thank you

28 David June 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm

when i install apps, it keeps saying “unable to find executable”. any solutions?

29 jasonpepsi July 15, 2009 at 7:07 am

i need help with installing installous every time i go to install it it says Note: The requested modifications cannot be applied due to required dependencies or conflicts that cannot be automatically found or fixed. What do i do to get it to install with out using a computer?

30 jasonpepsi July 15, 2009 at 7:12 am

Can you help me with this when i try to install installous it says that it cant be confirmed can you help me if you go down the page you will see more information on this thanks

31 jasonpepsi July 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm

i need help with installing installous every time i go to install it it says Note: The requested modifications cannot be applied due to required dependencies or conflicts that cannot be automatically found or fixed. What do i do to get it to install with out using a computer?

32 jasonpepsi July 15, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Can you help me with this when i try to install installous it says that it cant be confirmed can you help me if you go down the page you will see more information on this thanks

33 hugop July 30, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I'm really stuck on this! Please help me. I've got iphone 3g, 16gb, jailbroken and unlocked. After I installed boss prefs and clicked on it, the iphone froze and now when I try to turn it on, it switches on, but the only thing that happens is that I get the Apple logo. That's it! nothing else happens. Tried to connect it to itunes, but itunes doesn't pick the iphone up, so I can't restore it. getting really frustrated on this. My iphone became a rock! Can't do anything with it. Can you please help?!

34 sagdfhsn August 1, 2009 at 10:22 am


35 hugop August 3, 2009 at 2:07 am

sorted. all you need to do is get your iphone onto recovery mode and restore at itunes

36 David Niaz August 6, 2009 at 3:39 am

Hey, for those of you who get this message when trying to install instaloous:

Note: The requested modifications cannot be applied due to required dependencies or conflicts that cannot be automatically found or fixed.

Install Icy http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/04/how-to-insta

Add this source: http://cydia.haculo.us

Then search for installous.


This was bugging me for 3 days, since I couldn't figure out why it wasn't installing. You have to use Icy.

37 kmart2 August 13, 2009 at 7:03 am

omg same thing

38 LB August 25, 2009 at 10:00 am

Yer a legend. :)

39 austin October 21, 2009 at 7:48 am

installous wont download. it goes to last step of downloading. the one right after you have to type in what u seen in the little box that is case sensitive. so the white bar comes up wont fill and then says like 3050 downloaded. will not show any thing else and wont download anything. how to fix?

40 mimota December 5, 2009 at 2:33 am

hi, i have installous on my iphone but when looking for an applications like kijiji for example it wont give me any results although on apple store there is an application for kijiji ? again it happened with lots of applications not just kijiji. any ideas?

41 igotaniphone December 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm

mimota, Maybe you should try this alternative Apps search engine which is much faster.
If you're using the new Install0us, set the following URL as your homepage: http://dotdoh.com/ipasearch

42 KrisAtiPhone December 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

My installous only goes at 7kbs at most, and its not at my house only, my uncles, aunt's and friend's
any help how to make it any faster?

43 namesname January 5, 2010 at 9:01 am

i jail broke it using blackrain. downloaded installous through cydia. very slow tho. shud i jailbreak it with a different program? does it matter? internet runs fine though. need help please!

44 Andre May 28, 2010 at 11:57 pm

the http://cydia.haculo.us source doesn't work on I cy?????

45 Crippsx July 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

thats gay .. thats basically the point i got to aswell .. a resume function would be awesome. especially since u start getting a large list of apps after a while .. and the incomplete downloads stay and u have no way of knowing if they are complete downloads or not..

46 Crippsx July 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

dude , FBI , CIA and SWAT teams are gonna descend down ropes from helicopters hovering over ur house and come through your windows and doors in a violent raid.. forcing you to the ground at gunpoint and demanding that u turn over your terrorist ipod that has now been programmed with the enemys spy software and could self destruct at any moment, wiping out areas as large as rhode island and leaving nothing but a mushroom cloud radiating over the barren land.. DONT DO IT !!

47 Adamsmith885 November 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm

thanks man

48 I_like_baseball_lt December 19, 2010 at 12:36 am

yo dis is gay motha fuckers

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