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New services allow pirated iOS app installation without jailbreaking

While the recent Installous closure may have put a dent in iOS piracy, turns out, it’s not going to make that much of a difference. According to The Next Web, piracy on iOS devices is still prevalent and these days, devices don’t even need to be jailbroken anymore. Many new services that allow you to install pirated apps without needing to jailbreak your device have come up.

The more popular services that let you pirate apps on iOS devices are Zeusmos and Kuaiyong. These services allow simple one-tap installations of pirated apps. While earlier services required jailbroken devices, these apps are more dangerous for app developers as they allow anyone to pirate apps.

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Piracy doesn’t even need jailbreaking anymore in iOS

 
Developer Zuesmos told The Next Web that his intent wasn’t to encourage piracy. “The intent of Zeusmos will be to SOLELY code sign applications. We will not be supporting or encouraging any form of piracy through the link providers or even via search (although they were based off the iTunes API),” he said.

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“The intents [sic] as I have stated [was] to allow open development for developers. Recently I’ve had the time to add this feature into Zeusmos called the “Exclusive Apps” section, where developers who got their application rejected in the App Store were able to post their application on here for free and share their application to a large audience of users. Such applications even included Grooveshark and many others,” he added.

According to Zeusmos, the intent of his service was to allow developers to code-sign apps for distribution as betas, or to audiences outside the App Store. This could possibly be to fill in a niche that is currently using Cydia, but without the need to jailbreak their device. “I wanted this thing originally to be self-sustainable. Most of my applications are mostly free otherwise speaking, such as CarrierEditor…my latest release,” says Zeusmos.

Famous iOS hacking community Hackulous was recently shut down. Visiting the community’s website throws up a message titled “Goodnight, sweet prince,” which explains the reasons for the community’s shutting down.

The main reason for the site shutting down is the lack of activity on the website. According to the message on the website, the community grew stagnant and there was very little activity on the forums. “After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town,” the message reads. The Hackulous staff was finding it difficult to maintain the forums due to a dwindling population.

Hackulous was famous for many of its apps, including Crackulous, Installous, Appsync and AppTrackr.org. Crackulous was a program for hacking apps purchased from the App Store and putting them up on various file sharing websites. Installous was used to find apps in a database called ‘dannyh’, and to download and install said apps. It worked just like the regular App Store, except all the paid apps were pirated. AppSync allowed you to install cracked apps from Installous through iTunes on a desktop PC. AppTrackr.org was a database of hacked applications.

The community was famous for creating a negative buzz regarding the process of jailbreaking an iOS device, as it opened up ways for the community to pirate paid apps.

[source : Tech2]

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5 comments

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    I simply had a 9″ Pandgital Novel for Christmas and that i know I’m able to download Android applications about it but I’m not sure how. I checked anyone’s Guide for help however i could not find anything helpful inside. I truly wanna download Pac-Guy onto this factor! Someone help. D:

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    Any really fun games(ideally free) for android you will get on the market?

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    And So I finally purchased a phone & Installed a couple of applications however i still want more cause I understand you will find a lot more greater applications

    I would like applications for increasing the size of the pictures of contacts once they call

    awesome application games ive already got angry wild birds and fruit slice

    any random applications could be fine but something to have an 18 year-old girl:p

    When setting up the applications the premission section exactly what does it really do in order to the telephone ?

    Thank you for you a chance to help greatly be thankful.

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    So I’ve an htc g2 from t mobile with multiple applications and that i just purchased a mytouch 3rd generation that’s functional too since I’ve got a sim on phones but I haven’t got the information intend on the mytouch and so i can’t download any applications…my questiion is can one slowly move the applications in the g2 towards the mytouch? I’ve several applications saved towards the sdcard towards the g2,I’m wondering can you really move then towards the mytouch that does not possess a data plan..

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    Shirley Stonecypher

    And so i got my first touchscreen phone. its an htc aria android phones. while shopping the marketplace, I see many applications have these “allow these programs to gain access toInch so and thus options that come with my phone. it will get to the stage where its like, “malicious applications may take private information, know where you are, remove and screw up your phone, read or pay attention to calls, storage access.” it may sound nuts as to the things im accepting. are this stuff unsafe.

    applications ive become nevertheless these items. shazam, speak with me, angry wild birds. wtf is that this. some insight please.

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