InstallerApp For Mac Installs Jailbreak Apps w/o Jailbreaking [Gizmodo]

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  1. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    The infamous RipDEV have released a Mac only tool that allows you to download Cydia and Installer4 packages to your laptop and install them via USB to a jailed device [n.b. this has been debunked in a report here and it is suggested that InstallApp semi-jailbreaks your device (i.e. does not give access to the root) using RipDEV's Pusher tool before installing any apps]. However, as many of us know there's always a cost in using RipDEV's releases. In this case, $7 to download the Mac only software.

    'InstallerApp comes with free built-in Pusher — software that can install Installer.app on your iPhone without jailbreaking' says the RipDev blurb. 'By default Pusher will not install a set of command-line utilities and unlock the system partition as it’s usually is done by some popular jailbreak solutions and may lead to additional instability of the iPhone software, but it will do so if that is what you want.'

    Given RipDEVs reputation I'm sitting on the fence on this one until the community provides some feedback... but it looks interesting to say the least.

    Update/ from the replies to this post it seems the IPTF community continues to distrust RipDEV products and the overwhelming majority state their preference to jailbreak for free using Dev Team discovered methods and install apps through Cydia.

    From Gizmodo:

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  2. div^

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    looks interesting
  3. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Old news. The Intelliscreen cats are working on something like this with the Sleepers cats too. I don't trust any of the three mentioned groups, so I will not be using any of these (this or RockYourPhone (or is RockMyPhone, I don't remember/care)).
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    Looks pretty cool. No iPod touch support yet. I'd rather jailbreak anyways probably.
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    i dont trust RipDEV. this is a BAD idea.
    Jailbreak is the easiest, best and ONLY solution as far as i am concerned.
    Save your $7.
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    You have to jailbreak to fully use this tool. Can't install (most) cydia packages without jailbreaking the device.
  7. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Interesting. Have you tried it? The reason I ask is that RipDEV are leaning on the sales point that you don't need to jailbreak to install Cydia & INstaller4 apps using their system. I'm not a Mac user so can't try it out myself...
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    Ehh, seems pointless. I would rather just jailbreak and save my $7. I trust the dev team more anyway

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    that's brilliant news for future devices! But i'll rather jailbreak

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