I’m all for Jailbreaking, I like the customization freedom for my devices. I’m also an app addict, but I will not buy a software without a free lite version of the software for me to try, which is about 80% of the apps out there in iTunes App Store, so I use Installous for those apps without the trial, and if I like it, I’ll buy it, if I don’t, I delete it. I hate useless apps that doesn’t work for me, and especially those apps who I end up buying without trial and ended up deleting it, wasting my money. If you jailbreak your iPad, or any of your iDevices, such as iPod Touch, iPhone, just not Apple TV, then you can download apps without browsing through Installous. I find it faster browsing through AppTrackr.org than with Installous.
This requires your iDevices to be Jailbroken, have iFile installed as well as Installous 5 installed.
Update: Apptrackr.org is down as of July 30th, 2012
If you have Installous already installed, then this tip is for you. Why not download apps in apptrackr.org rather installous? The trick is, go to AppTrackr.org with your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Safari Browser. Browse your App and click on the link under Download, such as mediafire.com or fileape.com and many more to list. It will take you to another page which has a Download button. Click on the Download button and it will automatically be saved to /var/mobile/Library/Downloads folder. Screen Shot below.
After the download is done, open iFile, iFile is a File Management app from Cydia and locate go down the folder to /var/mobile/Library/Downloads and do a Cut instead of Copy of the file and browse to /private/var/mobile/Documents/Installous/Downloads/ for the Installous 4.4.2 download directory and paste the file in there. Now open Installous and click on the Download menu and click on the App you just pasted to begin installation. That’s pretty much it. Go back to Safari to browse for more apps in AppTrackr.org.
I’m not encouraging any body to be a pirate and not pay for the hard working programmers out there who is just like you and me working for money. I know how hard it is to program a game during my high school days. Let’s appreciate those who is hard working, and the games are measly $0.99 to $1.99 and they are already considered good, the better ones will cost you a little more, but you get what you paid for, such as Electronic Arts Games. If you are patience enough, you can get high quality games for free. I suggest the AppShopper at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/appshopper/id387037496?mt=8 (iTunes Link) in the App Store for free to find out if there are any price changes in Apps or when apps becomes free.