Installer 4.0 jailbreak app store returns to the scene, compatible with iOS 4.3.x [Jailbreak]

Installer 4.0 is now available in Cydia and is compatible with iOS 4.3.x firmware and below. Installer was the first jailbreak app store, back before Apple even announced the official App Store, but disappeared when RipDev stopped developing it. Cydia quickly came along to fill the gap, but now the Infini-Dev team has brought it back.

Yesterday we had success "porting" Installer to 4.3.3 and below. Installer works with a different system than Cydia, thats why you won’t be able to add a Cydia repo into installer. As we speak we are working on a new community source for installer only, which means you will be able to install things via installer.

We could use help, you may help us by submitting apps that where hosted by installer, or apps that have the installer structure. Or by making apps with a installer structure.

To get Installer on your iPhone just add to your repo list in Cydia. The apps available are few and far between right now, so using Installer isn't going to be a great experience until more contributions are made and a new community source is up and running.

When we tested Installer we ran into a MobileSubstrate issue so we had to run it in Safe Mode, and the landing page also presented us with a 403 error. So it looks like they've got a few bugs to hammer out. Still, it's nice to have options. Let us know if it's working any better for you in the comments!

[Infini-Dev via Redmond Pie]

Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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websyndicate says:

Yea installer was falling apart and cydia saved the day. This is like having Rock on you iPhone again. Yea not happening. Installer can stay dead for all I care.

eprisencc says:

Unless we get something like Rock (a professional looking jailbreak app installer) that emulates the quickness and functionality of the app store, there is no reason anyone is going to use installer when cydia works just fine.
I do wish Rock or something like it would come back. It was quicker, looked better, restored your apps and had reviews.

Hook Man says:

Got a repo error when adding the source in Cydia but I got it installed. Got the 403 error on the landing page also. It also says there is an update for Installed but gives an error when trying to install.

BLiNK says:

something about downloading another 'app store' through Cydia just doesn't seem right. i've pretty pleased with Cydia and have no reason to look elsewhere

mikehuntertz says:

Cydia SUCKS!!! Rock was purchased out of greed. cydia should be renamed "Reloading". Cydia won't background. Reloading. When saurik purchased rock he & chpwn spoke of all the serious issues with rock like your iPhone might explode. Rock never forced me to do a full restore but several cydia apps have. No reviews? Seriously? Jailbreaking used to be about the user & the community. Reloading. Cydia is great for what it is(the only installer). Cydia blows for monopolizing the jailbreak market. Rock was so much better, in EVERY way, than cydia will ever try to be.

Victor O says:

I tried this and it screwed my phone up. Dont do it!!!!

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OrionAntares#CB says:

But.. but.. but.. but... Apple invented app stores! They never existed before them had the idea according to them!

John says:

I do wish Rock or something like it would come back. It was quicker, looked better, restored your apps and had reviews.