How to Install AppCake from Cydia

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It doesn’t get much better than this article if you are finding how to install AppCake to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Basically, there are two major ways to install AppCake. The tough one that requires some manual steps to download AppCake and upload the IPA files through SSH has been shared in a previous article. In this article, a three-minute method to install AppCake from Cydia will be shared if you think five minutes job is too tough for you. With Cydia, the steps to install AppCake will never be a hard job.

Step 1: Jailbreak, Install Cydia and AppSync

Almost anyone who loves cracked apps will have to learn how to jailbreak their iOS devices. There are tons of software to jailbreak an iOS device and install Cydia to it, for example, RedSn0w, Greenpoison, Sn0wbreeze, Jailbreak Unlock, Apple Unlocker, iJailBreakTool, and others. You may pick any of them to jailbreak your iOS device and get Cydia Installed. Install AppSync if this is your iOS device is still a virgin (never been jailbroken before).

Step 2: Install AppCake Repository

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In order to get AppCake, you must first install AppCake repo. This can be done easily from Cydia. Launch your Cydia by tapping the iconic brown icon on your Springboard. Go to Manage and then Sources. Tap on the Edit and then Add. A standard “Enter Cydia/APT URL” dialogue box will be appeared and that is where you need to key in AppCake repo which is cydia.iphonecake.com as shown in the image below. Click on the Add Source and your iOS device will start to verify the URL. This usually will take a few seconds and a source warning message will be appeared to ask if you want to add the source or not. Continue to add the repo by clicking the Add Anyway button. Your iOS device will start to download AppCake repo and sources and load them in less than a minute. Click on Return to Cydia once the process is finished.

Step 3: Install AppCake

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Now go back to the source page and click on the AppCake repo you just downloaded to your device. It should be cydia.iphonecake.com. A list of Cydia apps under this repo will be appeared and you should be able to see AppCake+ is appearing at first place. Ignore the AppCake+ HD if you are not installing it to an iPad HD. Click on the AppCake+ and click on the Install button located at the top right of the screen. Again you will see a black screen with lots of white color words running, you could just ignore that as it is the installation process. Click on the Return to Cydia button when the installation is finished.

Step 4: Reboot and Start Using AppCake

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Lastly but not to be missed, it is a must to reboot your iOS device otherwise AppCake will not work properly or it crashes when you try to launch it. That’s how you install AppCake from Cydia. Too easy? What else you expect?

Download AppCake to iPhone in 5 Minutes

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Boys and girls, Mister and Miss, please don’t be depressed if you couldn’t find a way to install cracked apps. Ever since Installous is gone, AppCake is well-recognized as the best Installous alternative. Although we don’t recommend our readers to use cracked apps except for testing purpose before buying them, we have to give a double LIKE to AppCake because of its unique functions and special features. In our opinion, AppCake is not just the best Installous alternative but a better Installous. For those who want to install cracked apps, you may follow the step by step guide below to download AppCake to iPhone in just 5 minutes without using iTunes.

Step 1: Get Everything Prepared

Without using iTunes or Installous, SSH is a great way to install IPA files to your iPhone or other iOS devices. Cyberduck is highly recommended if you are running on a Mac OS while Winscp or Filezilla is recommended for Windows users. As for your iPhone, you must first jailbreak it otherwise you can’t proceed to step two. Install OpenSSH to your iPhone once you have jailbreak it. The installation can be done through Cydia.

Step 2: Download AppCake IPA files

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Go to iphonecake.com/i/ to download the latest AppCake version. Remember always download the latest version otherwise you will have to update it once it is installed to your iPhone. AppCake V3.93 is the latest version at the time of this writing.

Step 3: Connect both devices with SSH

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You will need to connect both devices with SSH in order to transfer AppCake IPA file to your iPhone. This can be done by connecting your iPhone to the same WiFi network that you PC is connected to. Check the IP address of your iPhone at Settings -> Wifi once your iPhone is connected. Now launch the SSH program in your PC (you downloaded in step 1) and enter the IP address you get it from your iPhone. Put root as user name and alphine as password. You should be able to see a screen like the screen shot below once both devices are connected.

Step 4: Upload AppCake files to your iPhone

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In order to speed up your AppCake installation, you can rename the IPA file extension from “.ipa” to “.app.zip”. This is one fastest method to get the app our of the IPA file. Now extract all the files in the “.app.zip” using any unzip program. There is only 1 folder which named Payload. Access the folder and you will see AppCake3.app folder. Upload the AppCake3.app folder to your iPhone file directory (stash/Applications). Once the entire folder is uploaded to your iPhone file directory, right click the folder and change the file permissions to 0777 instead of 0755.

Step 5: Reboot and enjoy AppCake!

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Last but not least, reboot or respring your iPhone and you will see AppCake is now installed on it. For beginners, it may take you more than 10 minutes to figure out how to download AppCake to an iPhone but all it takes is just 5 minutes when you already understand the steps.