Best Installous Alternatives for iOS 7, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2 – Apps for free: Installous was possibly the best source to get apps and games for free on your iOS device, of course it still required jailbreaking and that’s no surprise – you are going to have to jailbreak to unlock such functionality, specially on a closed platform like iOS. It was the home of many popular apps like ShowBox, Movie Box and more.
But while Installous was great, it suffered through a minor case of death. After Installous was shut down and thrown in a ditch some other places like Installous spawned to take it’s place – quite obvious if you think about it, it’s simple economics. There is always going to be demand for free apps and so there will be supply for it. Now the alternatives are obviously not as popular as Installous was so not a lot of people know about them – but you might have heard of some of these anyway, just ignore them and move to the next one in that case.
These alternatives should all work on iOS 7 or up, but you are of course going to need a jailbroken iOS device and that’s quite an easy and simple thing to do if you follow our guide on it. Jailbreaking your device is really straight forward these days because of the community that has built all these tools and guides for you. You will also need to add the repo for these alternatives to actually install them, of course if you don’t know how to add a repo in Cydia you can follow our guide for that as well.
Anyway, you are here to know about alternatives for Installous so without wasting any more of your time – here are some of the best alternatives for Installous.
This being one of the best alternatives for Installous deserves to be the first to be mentioned, if there is any database that comes even close to the Installous database then it is this. You will find most apps that are paid on Apple App Store for free here, and the people who maintain Appcake are punctual about releasing an update for newer iOS versions as they come along. Appcake supports all of your iDevices such as iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, and comes in 2 versions that you can install from the repo once you have added it to Cydia.
Repository URL: http://cydia.iphonecake.com
vShare is the 2nd place on our list to get your favorite games and apps, if you can’t find it on Appcake it’s likely you will find it on vShare. vShare is also known as APVV, they are both the same but just carry different names for some rea son. You of course still need to be jailbroken as said earlier. To get vShare you have to do the same thing as Appcake – add the repo – except vShare has two repos, so we are going to list them both and you have to add them both for it to work properly.
PandaApp doesn’t really follow what it says in the name – it has App in it’s name but it’s actually a website. While the purpose of this website is the same as Installous and every other alternative we are talking about here, the method is quite a bit different.
PandaApp isn’t an app, it’s a website, and to install apps from this you are going to need your USB cable and iTunes on your PC or Mac. You can easily download the .IPA files from PandaApp and instal them to your iDevice via iTunes.
Visit PandaApp here: http://download.pandaapp.com/?app=soft&controller=iphone
Zeusmod has nothing to do with the god of thunder, and you better hope not because that would potentially fry your iDevice – they are not exactly lightning proof even though they come with a lightning connector. Zeusmod might not be as popular as the other alternatives that we have mentioned but it is still pretty good. The store itself isn’t update as often as other alternatives but it works most of the time.
Once again, you will have to add the repo in Cydia to get Zeusmod, so just add the repo below and get it from Cydia.
Repository URL: http://ihacksrepo.com
iFunBox is unlike the other alternatives we have in our list. Instead of just being an Installous alternative, iFunBox can also be considered an iTunes alternative for your iDevice. Once again you are going to need a jailbroken device but iFunBox is possibly the most curated alternative in this list, it offers daily deals and top deals for apps that are usually paid on the Apple App Store everyday. To get iFunBox you have to do the same thing again – get it from Cydia after setting up the repo.
Repository URL: http://repo.hackyouriphone.org
So these are 5 alternatives you can get to replace the dead Installous that you so dearly miss. Hope you like the alternatives and they help you download whatever apps and games you want.