Still having problems with Installous? Install Installous v3.1!

by Eric Pena on May 6, 2010

Installous 3.1

Update 2: Latest is Installous 3.1.10. 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: Installous 3.1.2 has been released to Cydia. Check out also what to do with the “Failed to download (null)” error.

It’s been a while since I did some tweaks on my iPhone since everything seems to be working smoothly and I have been caught up with some other tasks that needed more attention. I have managed to stay away from iPhone OS 3.1.3, preserving 3.1.2 in all its functioning glory.

Your iPhone needs to have a firmware that is at least 3.1 in order to install Installous v3.1.

What caught my attention though is the unusual hits my last article on Installous is getting… displacing my Hackintosh articles at the top of the pageview chart. So I did a little investigation and found out that many are still having problems installing installous, not to mention the rapid growth of iPhone, iPodTouch and iPad users who decided to jailbreak their devices and take advantage of the great Cydia apps.

Many things have changed since my last article on Installous; the main one being Appulous, the site that provides a list of crack apps and links where to download them, has been changed to AppTrackr. The good thing though is that the change is transparent to users where the only thing required is an update of the Installous app from Cydia.

Upgrade your old Installous to version 3.1

If you don’t have any old version of Installous on your iPhone, please scroll at the end to learn how to install it.

Here, it shows that I still have the old Installous v2.0.4.

A quick scan for changes in Cydia shows I have four essential upgrades. Do those upgrades first by tapping on “Upgrade Essential”, after which, tap on the “Confirm” button.

Your iPhone will reboot so the changes you made will take effect. Now, go back to Cydia which will automatically scan for the other available upgrades. If you have an old Installous app installed like I did, it will include it in the list. Tap on it and it will prompt you to install the latest Installous version (3.1). Click OK to install.

Once installed, your iPhone will again reboot. Tap on the Installous icon on your screen to launch it. Test by downloading an app. Install and run the app. If it works, pat yourself on the back and smile.

If you do not have Installous yet, follow these steps:

  1. Add to your Cydia sources list on your iDevice.
  2. Search for Installous.
  3. Install!

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.x from Cydia. Reboot.

A note from the Installous developers:

  • Installous is relatively stable, but there are a couple caveats which you must take note of.
  • Native Installation has a small bug in which installations report completion a little early on older devices (iPhone 2G, iPod 2G, etc.). More specifically, older processors. We’re not entirely sure why yet, and it’s the reason why were we absurdly delayed in the public release. It is the default installation option, since most of our users are on newer devices. But if you’re on an older device and you’re installing a huge app, we suggest changing to bash installation in the settings tab by turning off native installation.
  • AppSync is required for this. Either 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, or 4.0 (which doesn’t exist yet, but still).
  • It seems like the first time some people run it, it will not connect to apptrackr properly or something. Restart springboard or your entire device, and the problem shouldn’t persist. We’ll figure out what’s wrong later.

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