Installous iPhone Cydia Application from

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Cydia is full of useful applications and it will be bias to say any single application my favorite application. Though installous is one of the top iphone application which you can download from Cydia.

The work of the installous is to find *.ipa files and all the application of iPhone are in *.ipa format.

How to download and install Installous from Cydia

To download and install Installous, you need to add a source into Cydia. Open Cydia >Manage >Sources >edit >add and enter “”.


See the screenshot for better understanding

Cydia_hackulo Click on Add source . Once it has been added into your source. Search for application name “Installous” , and download and install it.

Once Installous is Installed go to menu and open installous to use it.


Now enjoy the power of Installous and download your fav iphone applications.

Update: Installous is not updated to version 5 and you can read a complete tutorial here: How to download and Install Installous 5

Do let us know if you have more tip to share.

Article by Harsh Agrawal

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  • russ wilkes September 17, 2010, 11:56 am

    hi how do i unlock my iphone from vodaphone to optus

  • Lezlily October 14, 2010, 12:51 am

    I need help install free?

  • Sari October 26, 2010, 5:32 pm


  • azi November 10, 2010, 6:34 pm

    i got this problem while downloading game , suddenly it pun API error thingy . need reply ASAP

  • Shaun November 13, 2010, 7:54 am

    Hi i just jailbroke my iphone 3g with 4.1 os using redsnow. I tried following the directions to add the website as a source to get installous but a message pops up and doesmt let me add the source. Is there another way to get installous?


  • Gsmith November 17, 2010, 8:38 am

    In an attempt to fix the crash on cydia, now my browser isn’t working properly, and cydia is still crashing, is there anyway I can reinstall cydia on my iphone?

  • Rajat November 17, 2010, 2:40 pm

    gsmith, you should jailbreak again.

  • Stavian November 24, 2010, 6:31 am

    Hi, im not able to download installous from cydia after add the resources. its show URL not found

  • Jimmy November 29, 2010, 11:53 pm

    Can u sent too me

  • Flory December 8, 2010, 9:40 pm

    The iphone must be jailbroken properly otherwise, you won’t be able to do what you want. I’ve never ever met any problems or if I did, I could fix them on the fly. You will find billions of information online which will answer all your questions and resolve all your issues if you want to do everything by your own.

  • Sharon December 11, 2010, 12:08 am

    Dear Harsh,

    I downloaded installous, and all seemed to be going smoothly, except when i try to download an app I get asked to revert to itunes store then asked to pay. I told installous allows you to download apps for free?

    I’m confused, pls heeeeeeeeelp

  • Farhan December 11, 2010, 2:53 am

    U must be be clicking on appstore link when the download links appear..
    wait for the full host to be downloaded on screen then try to install
    Reply if still facing problem

  • Jiwang December 15, 2010, 6:06 pm

    Thank you so match

  • sharon December 17, 2010, 11:26 am

    Dear Farhan,
    thank you so much for your comment, i didn’t realise my mobile internet is sooooooooooooo slow. i do have to wait about a min or so to download all hosts. aahhhhh the pitfalls of staying in Africa. cheers x

  • king wong December 26, 2010, 3:14 pm

    why can download Video chat-v2.0.5-XiOS.ipa but cant install
    just display lnstallation failed:invalid IPA

  • Sash December 27, 2010, 1:52 pm

    same problem…need help asap too..

  • Sash December 27, 2010, 1:54 pm

    i installed the installous properly..but when i try to dl games or apps, “API ERROR” appears… pls helpppppp…. a millions thanks in advance =)

  • Luis December 30, 2010, 7:30 am

    I Need cydia

  • Ishan January 10, 2011, 3:51 pm

    ya gsmith, i too had the same problem and i had to re-jailbreak it and finally the problem was resolved….try that…

  • Sadjee January 17, 2011, 11:48 pm

    Is there anything like installous for the blackberry too? Can you please help me??

  • Andy January 24, 2011, 11:05 pm

    If you check Cydia today, you will find a new version, wont have the three(sources, packages, Storage) on the main page. How do I add now?
    Plz help. Need installous.

  • Bob February 8, 2011, 1:22 am

    I jailbroke my iPhone withe greenpoison and it was successful but there was no loader app or Cydia app I then used redsnow and checked the install Cydia box it done its stuff but no Cydia I had Cydia before but it dissappeared plz help

  • Bob February 8, 2011, 1:26 am

    I rejailbroke my iPhone several times

    Greenpoison-13 times

    Redsnow-20 times

    I know that it is jailbroken but it pointless as I don’t have Cydia or loader or anything like that i need help plzzzzzzzzzzzz asap

  • Chris February 23, 2011, 12:25 am

    I need help asap I tried adding but when it’s loading up and it’s about to be done it say error some files could not be stored they either been ignored or old ones been used i don’t have no clue whats going on help please

  • Farhad February 24, 2011, 11:52 pm

    Please I am want this program-İnstallous

  • Alarik February 27, 2011, 11:42 pm

    Ok, I had trouble installing the source, in fact, I was reading here while I was downloading.
    The iPod said failure like 5 times and reloaded data, finally hackulo was there.
    So I looked for Installous 4 and it turns out that I found like 4 installous 4’s from different sources that I downloaded 2 years earlier.
    So you don’t need hackulo but download it anyway for safety reasons (because the other ones could be frauds)

  • sunny March 2, 2011, 1:37 pm

    hiiii the all applications on installous are free or not????

  • harry March 4, 2011, 11:18 pm

    hi ive had cydia for a day now and put the link and then ive dowloaded installous. when i try to dowload and app from intallous an app store thing pops up and i dowlaod it from the apps store but when i dowlaod it from there it says not enough credits so i cant dowlaod it….. plz help

  • nocspi March 9, 2011, 5:39 pm

    I am having trouble with finding the installed applications. I downloaded and installed the apps but where can I find them? Please help me. Thanks!

  • Krish March 10, 2011, 5:12 pm

    I am having same problem chris having… Can any one answer how to instal hakulo as It pops up wimdow saying error binzipbinzip2 ……while instalion….

  • Yingxia March 12, 2011, 6:13 pm

    Sorry, it should be:

    I have downloaded the installous 4 in my iphone. But when i try sync to apps to iTunes, they either don’t transfer, or get deleted.

  • chris March 14, 2011, 12:02 am

    hi, plz tell me how I download cydia app for free.
    Or if there is another way to jailbreak my itouch for free.

  • chris March 14, 2011, 12:09 am

    I download the blackra1n and there was an error “ASL.dll”
    how do I arrenge it?

  • Will March 20, 2011, 11:14 am

    1: Download Iphone Explorer
    2: Open it, plug your phone in to your computer
    3: You should see your phone’s name pop up. The the right triangle to the left of it.
    4: Click the left triangle for: var/mobile/library/caches
    5: Delete
    6: Restore your phone

  • Ivan March 23, 2011, 5:11 pm

    Why I put but always flash to my screen that

    Did not find repository

    The indicated repository could not be found.
    This could be because you are trying to add legacy installer repository

    Pls help me

  • DeFiNeNoHerOz April 3, 2011, 4:58 pm


    This was the solution for my IPOD TOUCH 4.2.1, if it works for other models and phones etc let me know 🙂

    Open Installous
    and on the home page click settings(Top right)
    make sure you have LOCAL SHARING turned ON !
    remove metadata OFF (not sure if this is important but this is the way mine is set up and it didnt work until i did this)
    and mobile hunt ON

  • Jipooki April 6, 2011, 8:41 pm

    The API Error usually occurs when you aren’t connected either with your wifi or with the Server supporting Installous.

    If your wifi connection is weak, try finding a place where you have a steady connection. And if you are downloading large files over 200 MB, all you can do is pray lol.

  • TLM/HLDM April 8, 2011, 3:14 pm

    I assume your running an iPod Touch 2G on firmware 4.2.1 jailbroken via Greenpois0n RC5 and acquired Cydia? Use Redsn0w to install Cydia.

  • TLM/HLDM April 8, 2011, 3:18 pm

    Using iFile, SSH, or TouchCopy, navigate to Installous’s folder, (Off the top of my head I think it is var/mobile/applications/installous/documents?) and simply rename the app to app.ipa and it should work. The reason why you get the message is due to shitty uploaders whom didn’t have a clue on how to properly UL it.

  • TLM/HLDM April 8, 2011, 3:22 pm

    Lol, I’ve installed Installous to 3 iPod Touch 2G’s, 1 iPod Touch 4G, and 1 iPhone 3GS, and I still can’t ever remember the source repository URL! 😛

  • Zeke April 22, 2011, 10:57 pm

    Well here’s my problem I easily through YouTube put installous on my iPad and it stopes working after 1 app download do to some ipa problem so I uninstalled it and it’s sources and tried to do it all over and Cydia will not let me up load that source anymore please help

  • Jules July 2, 2011, 3:04 am

    Hi, i did all the steps good and i clicked on add sources and yhen it was downloading but now the dowload is still stucked on downloadin release.gpg and i cant don anything anymore on cydia 🙁 please help me

  • MIkkky July 3, 2011, 12:22 pm

    Hi Guy, I need great help. I have tried Jailbreaking my Iphone 4 4.3.3 several times using the Windows Redsn0w 0.9.6rc16 and Iphone 4 4.3.3 firware. After the DFU where my iphone show the Arrow pinting down with an Harddrive below it, it hangs there for a while and it says done. But when i re-boot my Iphone, no cydia is installed. I later tried downloading on my laptop Iphone browser and on the root folder I see four file which are

    Does anyone have an idea what all these means ? Please, i need some help please.

  • Hugo July 20, 2011, 12:55 pm

    Hi, I downloaded and installed the installous from cydia on my iPhone 3G s 4.3.4 but the installous doesn’t appears in my home page. What I should do?

  • jewel August 20, 2011, 6:19 pm

    when i start to install my downloaded games it says:” installation failed: invalid IPA” why is that?

  • Arthur August 20, 2011, 11:22 pm

    My iphone4 can not be switched off after installing installous4, it is stucked in the switching off process where there is a circle spinning in the middle of screen.
    Just jailbreaked with Redsn0w on ios 4.3.5, installed Cydia, installed installous then shxt happened.
    Can anyone help please please please?

  • Alex September 5, 2011, 1:55 am

    usually if theres not enough memory space on your ipod it comes up

  • Laurence September 17, 2011, 1:11 pm

    “My iphone4 can not be switched off after installing installous4, it is stucked in the switching off process where there is a circle spinning in the middle of screen.
    Just jailbreaked with Redsn0w on ios 4.3.5, installed Cydia, installed installous then shxt happened.
    Can anyone help please please please?”

    have the same problem just fixed mine yesterday, all you have to do is open redsnow and do the steps in jailbreak but in the dialogue box where you need to check “install cydia” you need to check “Just boot tethered now” ONLY nothing else. Then do the rest of the steps. On the last part your iPhone should have an icon of a pineapple and then it will reboot itself.

    *REMEMBER: You need to do this every time your iPhone is turned off or you restart springboard. Because 4.3.5 jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak meaning all the jailbreak apps like cydia will not function. And in 4.3.5 the iPhone will be stuck on the reboot screen if you wont do this. Hope this helps.

  • Chris September 21, 2011, 2:58 am

    Hi, how do I get apps for free on my iPhone 4 via installous if I don’t have 3G?

  • Saud Hussain October 3, 2011, 2:33 am

    I have herd that the developers of jailbreakers of iOS are hired by Apple. i wonder will these cydia apps will still be working in the future :s

  • Moe January 26, 2012, 12:24 am

    I have jailbroken my iPhone 4s recent
    And every thing was running smooth,excePt for one thing
    I could not install the installous
    Every time I tried it says
    Verification error: request timed out !
    I’d appreciate if anyone could help me through
    Thanks in advance.

  • Harsh Agrawal January 28, 2012, 11:41 pm

    @MOe What Repo are you adding? or something else? It happens when you try adding an outdated repo.
    try deleting and readding the repo in Cydia and see if it works…

  • wilson September 29, 2012, 3:26 pm

    Dear we already follow your instruction, it is done for my iPhone 4s but my 2g only installous 5. I want to installous 4 for my iPhone 2g. can you help me?

  • Salman December 25, 2012, 10:31 am

    I just downloaded ios6 by whitedoor on my iphone2g.
    After installing hackulous when I go for Installous and click install it shows me an error and doesn’t download
    firmware is 3.1.3
    how do I do it pleases help asap