Disclaimer: We don’t recommend Installous, AppCake or any other Installous alternatives in any manner to Install .IPA files. iGeeksblog is not affiliated with any website/developer mentioned in this post, and we don’t encourage app piracy. Developers put a lot of effort to create apps and what’s a dollar or two to spend on buying these apps? The only reason we post on these alternatives is to help users try out costly apps before they decide to purchase it. Under no circumstances should this be misconstrued as supporting piracy or piracy-related apps.

Update: The team at Hackulo.us have stopped further development on Installous. Installous and the related repos and tweaks are no longer available on Cydia. To read more about this development and to find other great alternatives to Installous, read this post.

How to Install AppCake on iDevice

Here’s how to untethered jailbreak iOS 7 on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch using the recently released Evasi0n7 jailbreak.

We had posted a little earlier about iFunbox, one of our favorite Installous alternatives. But as you might (or may not) know, the list of Installous alternatives is quite huge.

AppCake is another favorite and quite popular Installous alternative that users have been enjoying for quite sometime. If you haven’t heard about it, AppCake is a very-near clone of Installous that lets you download cracked apps from various sources. In my limited knowledge, I am guessing AppCake takes the cake for being the most-popular Installous alternative.

Note: AppCake supports both iOS 5 and iOS 6.x.

Installing and using AppCake is super simple and it takes very little time to get started. In this quickie, you’ll learn how to install AppCake on your jailbroken iDevice, and then use AppCake to find and install cracked apps.

As always, note the disclaimer: we’re not supporting use of cracked apps but we do encourage users to try out an app before you purchase it. It would be great if developers let users try their apps before they need to buy but not all developers support this.

AppCake: Installous Alternative

Here’s how to install AppCake on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

You’ll need:

Step 1: Make sure you add cydia.iphonecake.com to the Cydia repo. (How to add Cydia repos)

Step 2: You’ll need to have installed AppSync installed for this method. To install it, open Cydia and search for AppSync. You should install AppSync for iOS 5&6.

Step 3: After you have installed AppSync, time to install AppCake. Open Safari.

Step 4: Go to http://iphonecake.com.

Step 5: Tap on Install AppCake for iOS

Install AppCake on iPhone

Step 6: Tap on the Install button.

Step to Install AppCake on iPhone

Step 7: Tap on “Install” when the dialog box pops up.

Installing AppCake on iDevice

Step 8: That’s about it. Appcake will be installed on your iPhone/iPad now as a separate app. Note that you can run the app as you’d run any other app but you will require AppSync to install cracked apps.

How to Use AppCake:
Once you’ve installed AppCake, using it is as simple as Installous.

  • Open AppCake from Springboard
  • Browser categories or tap on Search to look for apps
  • AppCake also allows you to take a look at the top 20 apps (weekly, overall) so you can find popular apps instantly

Basically, AppCake works much like Installous does: only, in an even more simplified way.

  • tre

    when downloading it says that cached failure

  • Sandy

    Please help! A few days ago I installed AppCake from an old source & it didn’t work. I can’t install AppCake at all now. I removed the old source, though I think one of old sources is still in my Cydia: could it be ModMyi And can it prevent AppCake from installing from the source iphonecake?

  • Mystery

    Great..!! appcake’s working fine..!! =) thnk u soo much uploader.!!!

  • Alex

    Can I download whatsapp easy with AppCake?

  • Bobby

    I’m using an Iphone 4S with jailbreak on ios6.1 and most downloads that I have come across with appcake stop downloading after awhile and pause. Then when I go to resume, it says that it does not allow resuming, and starts all over. Basically, this doesn’t download many applications for me. I don’t know if it’s a network problem because of all the new ios6.1+ users, but I’ve tried different alternatives to try downloading Street Fighter IV and those download the whole file and install it, but once I get to the start screen, it crashes and takes me back to the home screen. It may be because alot of apps aren’t fully cracked for the new ios generation coming in. I’ve gotten Minecraft PE from Appcake (and it actually works), but everything after that isn’t downloading all the way. Very weird.

  • Fabio Alejandro Rodriguez

    I have the iphone 5 but i crash. Any idea in how to fix this?

  • Aliphone

    hi is it possible to duplicate an app on an ios6.0.1? that is not found in AppCake only found in AppSstore

  • Aviv

    I have the same problem. Can’t install from appcake…

  • Michael

    Hello, Thanks for the article. I have jailbroken my iPad2 device, but when i try to add any sources, it gives me error, i have searched for thousands of articles but did not come out successfully. Can you please help me on that “Verification Error” “A server with the specified hostname could not be found”. Please help me. Thanks

  • Rishabh Jaitly

    i hve jailbreakd ios 5.1.1 and hve downloaded whatsapp from appcake but can’t install it.??? what to do ??

  • Tynu Cruiser

    just download appsync 5+ from appcake source it will work on ios 6.0.1 too

  • Samantha

    I just got the new appcake for iOS 5.1.1 and ever app I get has a ipa error. How can I fix this?

  • raptoreagle2000

    i’m trying to install ipa file from my computer cos i don’t have wifi to do it with the appcake app. how do i go about this? i have ifunbox installed and i can view my itouch file system on my pc. where do i need to drop the files for appcake to see them on the itouch?

    • Woody Shin

      Installing apps using iFunbox is actually really simple. When you open it, you should see a dedicated button called “Install App (AppFastin)”. Simply click on that and browse for your ipa file. It should install it for you.

      • New versions do not have (AppFastin) written anymore. There is only written “Install App”.

  • sdada

    6? i’m on ios 4, any idea?