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How to Install Cracked Apps / Games(.ipa) on your iPhone / iPod | Step-by-Step Guide

*Update 1

iPhone OS 3.0 users please navigate to: iPhone OS 3.0 Tips and checkout the Tip#10

Update 2

Here’s the latest and easiest guide to Install cracked apps on any iPhone running OS 3.1.3, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.1, 3.1.2 (NO WIFI or SSH):

How to Install Cracked Apps/Games on iPhone *Without WIFI*

Update 3

How to Install Cracked Apps on iPhone OS 3.1.3

Hello, all you iPhone lovers, today I’m going to show you how to install Apps on your iPhone or iPod. I’ve seen a lot of conflicting ways of being able to install cracked games or apps on your iPhone!

This should be the easiest way out there on the internet to be able to do so (no WiFi or SSH here). Just all you need is the tools I’m going to post below and your basic USB cable !

This information works on both iPhone and iPod with the latest firmware 2.2.1. You can do all these steps with a lower firmware, just make sure to find the Mobile installation patch for that version first!

Please follow the simple steps , I’ll try to keep it as easy as possible. So even the basic person that has never installed a game on there  iPhone/iPod will be able to understand it!

Lets Start!

First thing, your iPhone/iPod must be Jailbroken, if not please click on the link below to Jailbreak/Unlock your iPhone.

To add apps to your iPhone, following stuff is required:

IMPORTANT: We do NOT recommend this guide as there are latest guides linked at the top under Update 1,2,3… Please follow the latest guides to avoid any error.

after downloading the above two files, extract MobileInstallation into a folder and put DiskAid setup in the same folder. So, you have got 2 files to start with:


How to install IPA on iPhone

Step 1

Plug in your iPhone via Usb and Install DiskAid and open it.

Step 2

Using DiskAid, Click at the bottom drop down panel Root Left side. It will give u some kind of Warning: ‘Changing system files or whatever will mess up your iPhone if u don’t know what you are doing‘. Do u agree? , ya sure done it thousands of time.



Step 3

Now locate


and delete this file “”  that’s if you want to see your apps inside of Cydia, if not you can by pass this step!


Step 4

You will be using DiskAid though the rest of these steps, Now go to


folder and Create Folder button at the top, name it Documents Make sure to spell “Documents” correctly, with a capital “D”.


Step 5

Now go to the root level and open the


folder (will be at very top the Root level Dir). Inside the Applications Folder, do the same again Create Folder button and same thing, “Documents“.


Step 6

Go back to the Root again , and Locate


Right click on the file  “MobileInstallation”  rename to “MobileInstallation.bak”.


Step 7

Then click “Copy File to Device” inside the same folder


and locate the MobileInstallation Patch 2.2.1 that you should have downloaded early! Place that file in the folder!



Step 8

Click the Root level “/” to reload/refresh all the new things you have done and then close DiskAid, Restart your iPhone right Away!
Go find some cracked Apps/games(.ipa) for iPhone by yourself and just double click and Enjoy! (of course u must sync with iTunes but i would hope that is a no brainer!)

Don’t ask me for appz or games i do not support such things, unless its for myself ! 🙂

Solutions to Errors (if any)

Very Rare cases but does happen!
A Few Errors I myself came across , some are not nice at all!

  • The application “App/game name” cannot be opened
    I would suggest at first, try to restart your iPhone and change USB Ports if that doesn’t work , Restore your iPhone from start via iTunes and redo all those lovely Quickpwn things again and than follow the instructions again ! and please try more than one cracked app/game just because one didn’t open doesn’t mean the next wont! Happened with me! 🙂
    Still doesn’t work, here is the not nice one! Find another PC with another iTunes installed. ( Uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes will not help this issue, unless you manual delete all of the iTunes data on your hard drive)
  • Error can not Sync App/game with iTunes
    okay you did something wrong retract your steps 1-8!
  • Error 0xE800001
    Change USB port and reboot your iPhone/iPod Touch. If this doesn’t work try going into: Control panel->System->Device Manager->Universal Series Bus Controller->Right click Apple Mobile Device USB Driver and update driver.
  • Error 0xE800013
    You get this error when you already have the app/game. Simply delete the .app folder that you have sync too!

That should be most of the Errors anything else please inform us and I or one of these great guys working on these forums will get back with you!

(Post by: TkM)

Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.1.3:

Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.1.2:

224 comments… add one
Tasneem March 31, 2009, 12:02 pm

I’ve been searching for waaaay too long, and i was just about to give up when I found this article!!!
Thank you so much!

oh and to future people downloading this:
it’s better if you skip the cydia step

lalo April 1, 2009, 10:16 am

WOW, how funny on the Internet there is a lot of shitty information (websites charging you for how to guides, crappy youtube vids IS EASIER TO READ DAMMNIT than to watch a freakin video!, and confusing information)

AWESOME WORK MAN! Really nice of you. Appreciated.

Adrian April 3, 2009, 3:34 am

HEY! WOrks! Thank you very very very much! I have no WIFI at home and there is no WIFI in the university too (I think…). This saves the day thank you.

from Argentina.

TkM April 3, 2009, 6:41 pm

Im gald to help out , Hope you all enjoy the “FREE” games as i do !!

If this information was helpful to you please say thanks 🙂 Makes me feel better !! 😉

bold April 4, 2009, 10:52 am

thanks very much this is very nice guide man

Pochi April 9, 2009, 3:28 pm

Works great! Thankyou!

I was looking through a number of websites with “SSL” and patches and all that through the iPhone, but this one is much easier since you can do it all on PC….

The BEST tutorial i have come across!

Thanks again!
and nice job!

youcef_MB April 9, 2009, 8:38 pm

u r the genius . thanks , that’s the easy way …

Jae Jin April 10, 2009, 8:53 am

OMG UR AWESOME THANK U SO MUCH!!! ive been looking for this everywhere!! THANK U !

Dipesh April 11, 2009, 2:49 pm

Man, i followed all the steps and i dont see any applications. And the other thing i was confused is what to do after step 8, going to itunes and then what……………? Sorry man, i am very new to stuff like iphones help plz

Admin April 11, 2009, 10:31 pm

@ Dipesh..
When you’re done with the above mentioned steps.
Go find some cracked apps. (Google brings ton of results).

Connect your iPhone to your Computer. and execute the downloaded cracked app / game.

delmicco1 April 14, 2009, 1:00 am

hi guys great work …….. i have a problems with my iphone jailbreack 2.21 ; i do all the things step by step everythings go well , but ther is no application in my springboard 🙁 any help pls ………… i want to play mgs touch

Admin April 14, 2009, 5:15 am

@ delmicco1

If everything when fine. then why don’t you snatch some ipa file (apps/games) and just execute them.

the_Rab's April 14, 2009, 1:50 pm

i can’t open the application that i have installed!!!! it say “the application _______ can’t opened” what should i do man?????? help!!!!

delmicco1 April 14, 2009, 7:04 pm

sorry bro but now i’v got the same prblm like “the bar’s” when its go to sync with itunes that say the ““the application _______ can’t opened because of verification ______” any help

Admin April 14, 2009, 9:03 pm

@ the_Rab’s & delmicco1

You need to download one free app from iTunes to get this working.

delmicco1 April 14, 2009, 10:15 pm

thnks mate for reply so quick but i’m still new here so just tell me if i re-restore my phone again and do the tuto well , wher i’m supposed to see those appl ??

Dalet April 15, 2009, 7:59 am

OMG!!!! It’s working!!!!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!^^

ingcardona April 15, 2009, 11:14 am






*** (IPHONE 2G)

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Scrumps April 16, 2009, 11:21 pm

It works!! thanks ur awesome, ive been trying to figure this out for ever now, and finally got it 🙂

ingcardona April 17, 2009, 11:00 am

your welcome,

Greetings from El Salvador.

Ling April 22, 2009, 1:59 am

I’ve followed all the steps and now my iPhone cannot launch Springboard; it’s stuck on that Apple icon!
There are some discrepancies: my iPhone already has the “Documents” folder in steps 4 and 5, so I was not able to create a new one. Also in step 6, my iPhone had another file called MobileInstallation.bk (I see that on your screenshot too), but how come in the second screenshot of step 7 that file is gone??

Marcin April 22, 2009, 5:15 pm

does it work on jailbraked 2g?

cannot open appl displays..
thank you!!

iPhone Heat April 22, 2009, 6:22 pm

yes go ahead give it a shot for ur 2G

Mat April 25, 2009, 6:49 pm

In one word like in thousands : Thanks!

kashif April 26, 2009, 1:31 am

it really work !
u done it
thanks man

Andrej April 28, 2009, 2:31 am

Does it work in iPod touch 2gen? I have followed all the steps and in the end when I have to copy the file MobileInstallation Patch 2.2.1 an error message appears : Error opening destination file for writing on device. Any hint? Thanks in advance:)

Andrej April 28, 2009, 3:25 am

I`ve done it. But now there is another problem. The apps cannot pe opened. Tried the hint with the free app just like you have said, but still stucked. Any hint?

Andrej April 28, 2009, 3:31 am

Retried several times and it works! Thanks mate a bunch!!!

John April 28, 2009, 7:26 pm

2 words:Love Ya.

CAAMSARAVANAN April 29, 2009, 9:17 pm

Dear Sir,

I follow your way. Successfully installed cracked ipa into my iPod Touch 2G. But it not opened. Error message is : The application “……………” cannot be opened.

Please help me.

[email protected]

Lou April 30, 2009, 9:57 pm

Hey there,

Thanks!!!!!!!!.. I’m not quite the computer person and followed your ..err.. tutorial threw and il all seems fine… Only one tinie problem .. How do I run/add the apps?? Do i have to add them to the documents folder or via itunes .. or how exactly ?? Help :(!!

I think you should do a step by step app adding instructions for dummies as well 😛 – Lou

Bruno May 3, 2009, 8:27 am

I’m sorry but I did all you did but I by mistake erased and also all the things that were in that folder. I tried to keep on all this and the apps dont open. is it because of it? please help me. what should i do?

drilon May 5, 2009, 6:32 pm

i ve been finished this steps. i installed some cracked apps.
but i cant open it.

say : tha application cannot be opened.

what i must to do to repair this problem.

help me please!! [email protected]


drilon May 5, 2009, 6:51 pm

April 14th, 2009 at 9:03 pm
@ the_Rab’s & delmicco1
You need to download one free app from iTunes to get this working.

soo can i download an free app on itunes on my computer. or must download on itunes on my iphone to work. help…

frej May 7, 2009, 7:00 am

do you know how to add: .app folders too?

Hiram May 8, 2009, 4:38 am

Hm this fucked up my phone and I had to do a full restore to get my phone to reboot.

Grillcheese May 13, 2009, 1:44 am


April 22nd, 2009 at 1:59 am

I’ve followed all the steps and now my iPhone cannot launch Springboard; it’s stuck on that Apple icon!
There are some discrepancies: my iPhone already has the “Documents” folder in steps 4 and 5, so I was not able to create a new one. Also in step 6, my iPhone had another file called MobileInstallation.bk (I see that on your screenshot too), but how come in the second screenshot of step 7 that file is gone??”

Same with me– I am stuck on bootlogo–I have a custom one.
Itunes wont recognize my ipod touch atm.
pls help I deleted the ““ and now I can’t undo that step 🙁

silvano May 21, 2009, 9:36 pm

great!! working perfect
many thanks from antonio and sunny greece!

Ketan May 24, 2009, 5:13 am

Guess i’ll be the first person to ask the stupidest question here… lol

Obviously I did the steps above, can’t say or tell if this had worked for me because I have no idea where the hell to get the games from???

Like Sonic, NFS: UnderCover, Resident Evil, Tetris..

2nd question is, if there is away to get these games and there file is in .ipa. What and where do I suppose to do with the file .ipa so I can play them on my iPhone 2G 8GB?

Ketan May 24, 2009, 6:25 am

Okay.. nevermind.. i’d figured it out now.. very easy!

Got it from Demonoid, downloaded the .ipa file and save it to “Mobile Application” folder.

When the downloaded game is completed, you just have to drag that file to “Applications” and then Sync.. that’s it!

It’s all about Saving Money! HaHAHAHA…..

SuperLBJ May 24, 2009, 7:52 am

Thank you for this guide. Fastest and Easiest way. God Bless you!

Anthony May 29, 2009, 6:25 pm

Thank you my friend!!!

karlis May 30, 2009, 7:47 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Have no WiFi and really needed this bad, hard to find good guides on the internet 😐 Thanks!

nofibs June 3, 2009, 8:38 pm

Thank you very much for creating a very straightforward and easy guide. I have searched every tutorial on the net and haven’t found one as easy as your guide. However being the noob that I am, I still have a few things that I’d like to ask before i proceed with the steps you have provided:
1. I have an ipod touch 1st gen 2.2.1. Will the provided link for the mobile installer work for my touch? Do I have to alter some of the steps given above to make it work for my touch?

2. I have read in some guides that I have to install openssh on cydia first before proceeding… do i have to do that here? (I’m guessing not because as you said this doesn’t require SSH but I just want to play it safe hehe)

3. Someone commented that we should skip the “Cydia Step” what’s the reason for this? Will I miss out on something if I skip this step?

4. Regarding installing an app from the app store, do I have to do it through my iTouch (Wi-Fi) or can I just download through iTunes and then sync it to my touch?

5. How exactly do I add the .ipa files? Do I do this through iTunes?

Hope you can answer all my questions. Thank you very much! You’ve been a great help. (Sorry if I’m such a noob that I still have to ask lots of questions=p)

Peter.d June 6, 2009, 8:38 pm

I and my friend went through steps and at the end we quickly restarted the iPod like illustrated, once we restarted and took out it will now not turn on. It just stays as the apple icon and doesn’t do anything else, we have retracted our steps, we have tried restarting , tried pushing both menu button and off button, tried taking out the ports and putting back in, everything we can think of, and it is still on the apple icon.

Josh June 8, 2009, 9:01 pm

you my friend kick ass thanks a fucking a lot

bismarch June 9, 2009, 12:41 am

10Q alot…after try so many way finally found this is work,….really wish to hug u and said thanks you

roccomaster June 9, 2009, 4:01 am

excellent work perfect!!! thank!!!

Peter.d June 9, 2009, 11:00 am

Got it working, my ipod not the thingy

Kanchan June 10, 2009, 6:33 am

i followed all the steps as you said. I also sync the games
and after that when i goto click that games i just installed, its says

“The application “App/game name” cannot be opened”

tried as you said… but didnt worked?? any other solution for this??

Anna June 11, 2009, 3:02 pm

I follwed ur steps until i got stuck at step 7…..
and now my itouch won’t do anything!!!
it stopped syncing with itunes, and now its stuck on da apple displayy!!
i realy need help please. I only just got it. 🙁
can deleting “” have anything to do with it?

iPhone Heat June 11, 2009, 10:55 pm

@ Anna
get into DFU Mode and restore

Andrew June 14, 2009, 4:27 am

Does anybody know the source for downloading the mobile installation for mac? or maybe you could just provide the link, I’m having a hard time to find it

Andraz June 19, 2009, 8:25 pm

I’m STUCK !!!
The list of thing I don’t get in this manual is !!!!
And I’m kinda a computer whizz…. :S
I’m stuck in step 3…
How can you locate stuff…. I’m not getting any files listed there….. 🙁
Please help…

KBug June 21, 2009, 2:17 pm

I updated to 3.0, how do I do the same trick in 3.0. Is there a Mobile installaion patch file available to 3.0 ??

Saul Oyakawa June 21, 2009, 10:21 pm

Same as KBug already upgraded my iPhone to OS 3.0, got it JAILBROKEN but cannot sync my cracked apps with iTunes 8.2 like i used to with iPhone OS 2.1… is this Mobile Installation gonna work?

iPhone Heat June 21, 2009, 11:19 pm

A tip to patch MobileInstallation on iPhone OS 3.0 is coming soon.
So, Please be patient and stay tuned for update.

Damon McKay June 22, 2009, 1:16 pm

Once you download the DiskAid you can upgrade that to 3.0 once you download it.

And I tried it on 3.0 Ipod touch 2g and My screen got stuck on the apple logo so I had to restore the firmare.

I hate having no Wi-Fi 🙁

Umar Hafeez June 24, 2009, 12:29 pm

I have upgraded my i Phone 2 G to O.S 3.0 and i jail broke it
but i cannot install cracked applications in it.
So plz tell me when mobile installation patch will come for O.S 3.0.
I m waiting anxiously for it and ur guide how to install cracked apps
on O.S 3.0.plz reply my comment admin.

Abdul Saboor June 24, 2009, 3:44 pm

For all iPhone 3.0 users,
use this to install cracked IPA’s/Applications .
First go to Cydia, then Manage, there go in Sources, now edit & add this URL :
then, go & search for AppSync, Install it & reboot iPhone.
& you are done !!!
Enjoy .

*Performed & successfully installed Cracked IPA’s on iPhone 2G 3.0
**If you have mistakenly copied above given MobileInstallation 2.2.1, then no worries, start your iPhone, where it stucks at Apple & show loading circle, go to DiskAik & remove that file (Patch) from MobileInstallation.Framework & remove .bak (that you’d done in steps), it will start your iPhone without any problems.

Umar Hafeez June 25, 2009, 1:14 pm

Man ur the best.i Installed the appsync from and now my cracked apps are running on O.S 3.0.i was waiting for them to run on this.
Thanks i want to ask u 2 questions.if u can answer them. cydia is nt working very smoothly.every time i try to download an app then msg comes that host unreachable.almost i have tried 20 times n same msg comes.what should i do now? cracked apps which are concerned with camera of iphone likeCameraZoom,ProCamera,Chimera r nt working.i open them n they shut off automatically.i cannt take a picture with them.cause i dont know.what is its solution.

If u can help me.i will be thankful to u.

iPhone Heat June 25, 2009, 6:38 pm

Solution for iPhone OS 3.0 is posted and the current article is updated.. checkout the top part.

@ Umar
Sorry, many of the Cydia Apps are not working with iPhone OS 3.0. Wait until developers update their applications.
Cydia was crashing for last two days but today I got an update notification.. now it’s working fine./

Jonathan June 26, 2009, 6:38 am

does not work

Jonathan June 26, 2009, 6:39 am

must jailbreak with redsnow 0.7.2

Umar Hafeez June 26, 2009, 8:19 pm

My cydia is nt working.whenever i try to download an app then msg comes

cached failure
host unreachable.(

every time this error comes i dont know why.
I hve tried 100 times bt i cant download a single app from cydia.
I m using a cellular network i.e GPRS.on my 2G iphone.
Can U help iphone heat.

Shocka June 29, 2009, 4:19 am

this saved me so much hassle, i was almost gonna give up! Thanks so much!

Pierre June 30, 2009, 8:57 am

Admin, can i kindly ask if this works on the ipod touch 2nd gen? i have an ipod touch 1g, and your tutorial works great!!! i was just wondering if this would also work for the 2nd gen because i’m trying to buy one. thank you for this tutorial and hope you could reply.

Devian July 1, 2009, 6:56 pm

Try this one for iPhone 3G OS 3.0

works for me very well

Andres July 2, 2009, 12:38 am

yeah it work thank you, so good

Ketan July 12, 2009, 2:15 pm

@Abdul Saboor

THX U MAN!!!!! YES!! CAN U DIGG… IT.. =)

jayne July 13, 2009, 8:54 am

does it work on the ipod touch 3.0??

iPhone Heat July 13, 2009, 3:50 pm

@ Jayne
Follow the iPhone OS 3.0 guide updated at the top of this guide.

dhey July 16, 2009, 7:48 pm

when i install may crack games it say error occured(exe8000067) please help because i have a lot of cracked games but didnt work because of this error, please what can i do?????

dhey July 16, 2009, 7:54 pm

when i install may crack games it say error occured(exe8000067) please help because i have a lot of cracked games but didnt work because of this error, please what can i do?????

please please reply me as soon as possible!!! i can’t wait

Abdul Saboor July 16, 2009, 10:19 pm

Dude I am currently using iPhone 3.0 2G 8GB, got no problem regarding updates, but do got same problem as of you about camera applications, but its OK, I am still waiting for some fix regarding this .

Reaniamator July 17, 2009, 7:45 am

Great tutorial clean and easy to understand

zan July 19, 2009, 4:36 pm

hi !!!!

that’s just great… i tryed to do that procedure and i fucked up my iphone… it dont want to turn on and i cant restore it .. i cant do nothing. i tunes say that the disk is dammaged !!!!!

wtf ? how can i “repair” it ?????????????????????????????????

willy July 20, 2009, 11:15 pm

Hey, thanks for the tutorial, but like many others on here I’m having trouble actually getting the apps to show up on my iTouch. I have a first gen running version 2.2.1 (5H11) if that makes any difference. I followed all of the steps easily (although step 4 was redundant as I already had a Documents folder in that location, and I already had a the MoblieInstallation.bak file from step 6). I followed the remaining steps, rebooting my iTouch when completed, then installed a free app from the app store which worked fine.
I came back to my computer, executed the .ipa files, which then appeared in iTunes (version, but then when I went to sync my iTouch, it not only didn’t add the new apps to my device, but it actually REMOVED some others apps I’d downloaded from the app store this weekend. Anything you can suggest would be a big help. Thanks a lot.

Dublin July 21, 2009, 10:10 am

Hi, I followed all the steps and at the begining it seemed to work… I downloaded a couple of games and apps and syncronized them… but suddenly my ipod touch rebooted alone and got stuck on the apple icon… it still reboots alone and stays stuck there… Come on! Do I have to format it again?? Please Help!

Dublin July 22, 2009, 12:08 am

Fine… I´ve formated again to previus version 2.2.1 and jailbroked it again.. i’ll tay again the steps above and see how it goes.. wish me goodluck….. 😛

iPhone Heat July 22, 2009, 1:16 am

Good Luck Dublin 😉

Fuse_fish July 22, 2009, 5:52 am

I know how this works as I’ve done it since 2.0 came out! But now I am on the 2.2.1 firmware with iTunes 8.2 installed on my computer. I was recently on 3.0 but downgraded to have a decent jailbreak on my iPod, and now that I finally get to the point where I am about to put my cracked .ipas onto my iPod, I realized that it doesn’t work on this version of iTunes. So if anyone finds a way to make this work, let me know! Or I might have to downgrade iTunes…

iPhone Heat July 22, 2009, 3:52 pm

@ Fuse_fish
You cna also install cracked games on OS 3.0
check the updated link in the start of the guide..

Damon July 26, 2009, 3:01 pm

Hey, what is error 0xE8000024 and how can I fix it?

Sandra August 1, 2009, 1:00 pm

hey i also get error error 0xE8000067~~

Darshan Pramar August 3, 2009, 6:31 pm

Thanks a lot ma
you really rock
again thnx
that was the most easiest way to install ipa games into my ipod touch 2g

Darshan Pramar August 3, 2009, 6:33 pm

how to install themes on my ipod touch 2g
please reply

zfa August 5, 2009, 9:11 am


Help Me! August 9, 2009, 5:56 am

I too am getting error # 0xE8000067. Anyone know a fix for this? Thanks in advance!

whome August 9, 2009, 10:24 am

here is what i do to get the games to work great 🙂

after finished the instruction, follow these step:

make sure no cracked games or apps installed on ipod
1. run itune from PC and download one free game from apple store
2. select Application from top left panel
3. double click on the free game downloaded and let it authorize to use
4. sync the downloaded game into Ipod Device -> Application
5. play the free game a little from ipod
6. upload cracked games or apps into ipod device and sync it
7. reset ipod(power+menu)
8. cracked games or apps will be good to run
9. free games will NOT be able to run but DO NOT DELETE IT

10. only need to get one free game to get cracked things to work 🙂

i hope this help you people a little

radyum2 August 14, 2009, 3:41 am

hej i removed MobileInstallation file with mistake where kan i find that file again. im stuck with apple icon . what i do ?where kan i find the file. i hope someone can help me?

mirpur August 19, 2009, 1:45 am

Thanks for your help but after done all these thing when i do reboot my Iphone it stuck in Apple sing and Reboot automatically again and again.
pls help me in this situation.

marcus August 19, 2009, 1:53 am

help people

i have a iphone 3gs 32gb jailbroken but when i go to change the mobileinstallation file and restart my phone it wont come back on untill i change the file back do they work on the 3gs yet or not

Robert Heiko Kammler August 25, 2009, 4:11 pm


I have the same problem. my phone will not get back as well 🙁

No even able to get back to the DiskAid program, because it tage ages to load and I have only 1 sec to try to get to the correct folder 🙁

iPhone Heat August 26, 2009, 2:06 am

Just Put your iPhone into DFU mode
and restore via iTunes

vik September 13, 2009, 8:14 pm

HI ,…..I had put on the diskaid and mobile installation patch and since then my unlocked and jailbroken Iphone 32 3g is stuck on the apple icon. As suggested by some, when i try to undo the changes,,,,,it takes ages to go to mobileinstallation.framework folder and the connection is lost with the iphone… i cannot delete it and change the .bak thing. When try to start the phone in DFU mode it restarts and is again stuck on the same apple icon. When i try and restore it using the itunes option is wants to upgrade my OS first, and closes the restore button if i ignore to upgrade the option……Please advise……….anyone having fixed the same problem, please comment on how u fixed it so that others can benefit………many thankssss

iPhone Heat September 14, 2009, 11:26 am

getting into DFU mode takes a few attempt for newbies..
Once it’s into DFU mode, your iPhone screen will black out.

hariadi September 18, 2009, 8:06 pm


I jailbroke my iphone 3GS 3.0.1. but i have a problem, i accidentally replace the file “mobileinstallation” with others (patch), and i dont have the backup. and now,my iphone wont boot and stuck in apple logo looping. is it restoring the original file will bring back my iphone to live? if it yes, can anyone please kindly send/copy to me “mobileinstallation” that is in your iphone 3GS 3.0.1

3GS, please i really need it. thanks in a bunch for your help.:)

using iFunbox or iphonebrowser or DiskAid, browse to
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileInstallation.framework, copy the file mobileinstallation and send to me.

MUDDASSIR SALEEM October 18, 2009, 3:06 pm

yaar i have a iPhone 2G 8GB an i dun have a software sooo plzzz tell me……..can u give d software…………………> > > > ? ? ? ? ?

iPhone Heat October 18, 2009, 4:03 pm

@ muddassir
Google it.. There are tons of Apps available over the cloud.

eamon cooke October 18, 2009, 10:29 pm

I jailbroke my iphone 3GS 3.0.1. but i have a problem, i accidentally replace the file “mobileinstallation” with others (patch), and i dont have the backup. and now,my iphone wont boot and stuck in apple logo looping. is it restoring the original file will bring back my iphone to live? if it yes, can anyone please kindly send/copy to me “mobileinstallation” that is in your iphone 3GS 3.0.1

guys i did the same as this guy and my iphone wont boot up at all, just has apple logo on it, wat the hell will i do now, i am bout ready to hit it with a hammer seriously, any ideas? please help??????

eamon cooke October 18, 2009, 10:31 pm

i0phone stuck on apple logo after trying to copy ur instructions, did everything as u said, im running 3.0 firmware, but i think i patched the 2.1 mobileinstallation file to the root menu, and aftr i did that it asked me then to reboot iphone,now it wont turn on, seriously pissed off now guys, gone someone help

Chang January 12, 2010, 1:14 am

had the same problems as you, but i went back in and deleted the mobileinstallation patch 2.2 something
and renamed the other one back to the original file without the .bak

iphone went from apple logo and dark screen to normal(working again!)
hope this helps

the instructions weren’t that clear for this tutorial, it was kind of confusing but thanks anyways.

aziz March 12, 2010, 10:56 am

hi chang,,, damn it my iphone stuck with apple logo can restart.. can you fix it dam

iPhoneHeat March 12, 2010, 3:18 pm

you should have read the guide first.. there are updates linked at the top..
here’s solution:
and then use this patch:

aziz March 12, 2010, 7:50 pm

Boss, I am currently using OS Window 7. Is there any solution?
Because my Iphone is really dead. After i followed all tut above… thank You for damaging my Iphone. I am really frustrated with this stuff

iPhoneHeat March 12, 2010, 11:26 pm

Everything happened just because of your ignorance.. better read first before applying.. I already have responded with links as a solution to your problem.

eamon cooke October 18, 2009, 10:48 pm

well i ended up having to restore my iphone to 3.0, if anyone else come across this problem, dnt update to 3.1, hold shift and locate the 3.0 software u have already downloaded before, when u where jailbreaking it,

i have to go threw all this again, could cry, lol! fecking iphone my arse

Filo October 20, 2009, 1:19 am

Hello. I have Ipod touch 2G 16GB firmware 3.1.2 jailbreak by blackra1n.

I have problem with step 7. I have there only file info.plist.

Can you help me pls.?


iPhone Heat October 20, 2009, 1:26 am

Follow the latest guide posted at the top under Update 2.

dontnotusethis November 5, 2009, 9:42 pm

This post does not work. I have the same problem the 2 above had with the black screen. To fix this back track all of your steps then restart it.
take bak. off the file
and delete that extra folder. It seems like changing the file to .bak is the problem.

iPhoneHeat November 5, 2009, 11:11 pm

You should follow the latest guide linked in the start of the post under UPDATE

Castielle November 10, 2009, 12:54 am

This is awesome. I however, get the following error message when I try to sync my app :
“The application [app name here] was not installed on the IPhone because an unknown error occurred ()xE8000050).”

Any ideas? My iPhone 3gS is running OS 3.1.2 and is jailbroken.

Thanks. 8D

iPhoneHeat November 10, 2009, 2:33 am

try the latest guide linked at the top

jonasrh November 24, 2010, 12:13 am

Use Installous… Do Install Installous add this repo:
And Search Installous…
Then Click On Installous 3…
Install It….
And Done…
Open it, And Search Browse and download…. All Apps for Free.

jonasrh November 24, 2010, 12:17 am

Sry The Repo Is:
To Add A Repo…
Open cydia(Need Jailbreak)
Click Manage->Sources->Edit->Add
Then write the repo http:\\
Click Add Source
Go To Search
And Write Installous 3

jonasrh November 24, 2010, 12:21 am

Use Installous 3

To Download Installous 3…

Open cydia(Need Jailbreak)

Click Manage->Sources->Edit->Add

Then write the repo (http:\\

( without () )

Click Add Source

Go To Search

And Write Installous 3

Then Click On Installous 3…

Install It….

And Done…

Open it, And Search Browse and download…. All Apps for Free.

sANTOSH November 13, 2009, 10:20 am

hey guys,
i m from InDIA
………….thanks a heaps for this steps
it cannot be easier than this, i had been looking for this process from almost 2 months…….would u believe ?

i visited a lot of blogs, forums
none of’em really helpul

thnks again

i came across the error which you have already updated on your webpage about, when i m trying to transfer the solitaire city deluxe game downloaded from piratebay
it come with that error saying ” application cannot be installed an unknown error occured (0xE8000050)

if you can help me on this, i really like this game

iPhoneHeat November 13, 2009, 2:15 pm

Follow the latest guide posted at the top under update 2..

ravi May 27, 2010, 5:53 pm

Hey Santosh
me too from india, an I have faced the same problem now solved.
Here are simple steps
1)jailbreak your ipod/iphone also Cydia
2)Install appsync ( choose the correct version)
3)Drag and drop craked ipa application in your itune
4)Sync your ipod/iphone

Janson November 15, 2009, 6:31 am

Wow thanks for the wonderfully easy tutorial on how to jailbreak the ipod,

But with Diskaid when i click root it says my ipod needs to be jailbroken to view the root. I just jailbroke it, why cant i access the root? Thankoyu in advance to whoever can help.

Reply to Janson November 30, 2009, 9:05 am

Hey if you jailbroke your device using Blackrain you will be having that problem. Go to Cydia and download afc2add
This will allow you to view root folder

Happy Cracking!

Andrey November 17, 2009, 2:48 pm

does not work same thing: the application was not installed on the iphone “my iphone” because of unknown error occurred (0xE8008001)

Felix.S January 17, 2010, 3:45 am

I have this problem too.

iPhoneHeat January 17, 2010, 4:02 am

follow the latest guide linked at the top

jUNk!e8178 November 24, 2009, 7:32 pm


i recently transferred a few cracked applications, i could play it for some days and now when i try to start the game, the application pops up and disappears (it takes you back to the home screen)………however few other applications are still working which i transferred around the same time

please help me

iPhoneHeat November 25, 2009, 12:47 pm

remove and resync those apps

jUNk!e8178 November 26, 2009, 5:11 pm

thanks for the advise, but i’ve already tried
no luck………

jUNk!e8178 November 28, 2009, 7:43 am

hi i tried removing the applications and resynced it, applications are getting installed to ipod, games still doesnt work

jUNk!e8178 November 28, 2009, 8:07 am

any suggestions,,,,,,plz let mew know
u know how frustrating it can be when we have the game
we wanted and can’t play

iPhoneHeat November 28, 2009, 12:28 pm

Redownload the app and sync the newly downloaded one..

p2day November 27, 2009, 11:34 am

how to get the downloaded (cracked) apps from computer to iphone?

iPhoneHeat November 27, 2009, 2:38 pm

Follow the guide above..

imran November 30, 2009, 2:28 pm

hey my iphone is stuck in restart.. what the hell u did damit

tell me what to do??

iPhoneHeat November 30, 2009, 10:57 pm

I did what?

imran728 December 1, 2009, 11:29 am

I followed your procedure and my iphone is not working now. Its stuck on restart. Now tell me what to do. How can I remove your settings. I do not want anything now. Just want my phone back

iPhoneHeat December 1, 2009, 5:21 pm

You better read the guide carefully.. There’s an update at the top of this guide, you should have tried that one..

Tell me your current iPhone model and OS ..

imran December 1, 2009, 9:54 pm

I have 3G with 3.0 firmware but its not working after following your wonderful steps

Tell me what 2 do?? My phone is hanged. nothing working…stucked at apple logo

iPhoneHeat December 2, 2009, 1:18 pm

Why not update to latest firmware in a secure way and get more feature ?
Download the custom firmware for iPhone 3G: from here:

then follow the instructions mention there to merge splitted Custom firmware (CFW) files..
Restore using iTunes
install UltraSn0w..
that’s it

If you encounter any error.. follow the tips mentioned in the CFW topic.
Then follow the latest guide to install cracked games..

and come back with the results..

luis December 7, 2009, 4:31 am

hey i install all of that and it did work.

but now im getting this:

The application “App/game name” cannot be opened

i have try the NFSU,COD zoombies and galaxy on fire games, the 3 gave me this error.

what should i do? my ipod firmware is 2.2.1

iPhoneHeat December 7, 2009, 5:41 pm

please follow the latest guide linked at the top of this guide under Update 2..

Help? December 14, 2009, 9:36 am

i tried ur ways but cant find step 6 (Right click on the file “MobileInstallation” rename to “MobileInstallation.bak”.)

any idea?

im on 3.1.2 break by blackra1n


iPhoneHeat December 14, 2009, 7:39 pm

Please navigate to the latest guide linked at the top of this guide

durga muthu September 20, 2011, 4:34 pm

ya im also having the same issue, cant find that MobileInstallation on 6th step, u have updated tricks for latest version mob
but im using iphone 2g and my model no is a1203 version is 3.1.3.. pls help me to do this.. bcoz most of the software i cant use in my mob..

thanks in advance

durga muthu September 22, 2011, 4:47 pm

still waiting for ur reply.. pls

billy wagers December 15, 2009, 12:38 pm

i did exactly what your steps said and when itry to sync cracked apps to my iphone with itunes and when the sync is complete it says url cant be opened or something like that so what the hell do i need to do.

iPhoneHeat December 15, 2009, 11:54 pm

Plz follow the latest guide linked at the top

Wanda December 20, 2009, 4:33 am

Dude your so full of shit. This doesn’t work. For anyone attempting this don’t you will brick your iphone or ipod. Fair warning this doesn’t work.

iPhoneHeat December 20, 2009, 9:12 pm

when you can’t read the update at the top.. then you deserve it..

neoroses March 3, 2010, 12:32 am

Dude your a dick, if you follow stuff properly im sure it does work, but let me inform you now this kind of thing is done at your own risk! its the same when you mod anything, consoles, phones, ipod what ever, its all unoffical stuff and and if your not clever enough to be able to do stuff then don’t do it but certainly dont blame some one who has spent hours compiling things and putting stuff together so competent people can get the most our of their product. People like you are not welcome in this scene.

fran December 20, 2009, 8:10 am

hey… i cant click “root folder”..
why is it so?

iPhoneHeat December 20, 2009, 9:15 pm

plz navigate to the the latest guide under update at the top

Hughie Angus December 24, 2009, 6:02 am

Thanks Works like a charm, no trouble at all.

Santosh December 28, 2009, 3:51 pm

just wanted your advise
i m goin to update my ipod’s firmware from version 2 to 3.0
can u inform me, once that is done do i need to jailbreak the ipod

iPhoneHeat December 30, 2009, 8:43 am
Santosh January 2, 2010, 12:59 pm

i’ve got the fimware changed for my ipod touch
i.e from 2 to 3.0, also got it jailbroken , now i’ve got
cydia and the version for my ipod touch is now 3.0

however, now when i try to transfer any games
it says the application cannot be installed, because an unknow error occured, can u please help
do we need to get into the flash drive of the ipod via Diskaid as we did for ipod touch 2.0 or something else

alvinok January 2, 2010, 11:45 am

i cant activated my iphone 3gs after doing this all step! only apple logo appeared … help meee

kss January 5, 2010, 12:45 am

How can i check weather my jail is broken or not?

junkie8178 January 12, 2010, 4:36 pm

there will be two applications on your ipod
i.e cydia and installer or icy, if your ipod is jailbroken
and this applications will show up on your home screen

vampos January 8, 2010, 2:36 am


i have a problem i was folowing the wrong guide only to find out that this is not the method for 3.1.2 thetered.

i have already deleted this file:

and i was almost done wen i saw that it was not for my device could you please advise what to do. i havent rebooted my iphone yet.

please help

iPhoneHeat January 8, 2010, 6:13 pm

simply follow the latest guide..
if anything goes wrong, restore and jailbreak your iPhone and then install latest patch:

Pmpsrn February 13, 2010, 4:58 am

Hi, yeah i did all the steps and got it working once but my itunes erased and i had to put itunes on again and restore my ipod so i went through the steps again like the first time and this time when i install the app and go on my springboard and try to open it it gives me an error saying that it cannot be opened. what should i do? ive restored and done everything atleast 4 times now!

iPhoneHeat February 13, 2010, 10:47 am

You should try the latest guide

pmpsrn February 15, 2010, 11:19 pm

I did though. but my ipod (2.2.1) cannot open the apps. have u changed the files or anything?

auk February 24, 2010, 8:40 pm

After doing these steps my iPod does not start, Hanged on apple logo at start up 🙁

iPhoneHeat February 25, 2010, 5:27 pm

dear follow the latest guide linked at the top

Timmarus March 10, 2010, 2:30 am


iPhoneHeat March 10, 2010, 3:16 am

Instead of turning CAPS… you should have read the Update1,2,3 linked at the top

slashur April 14, 2010, 10:16 pm

TO FIX THIS MY VERSION IS PROLLY 3.2 or something please help me ‘_;

iPhoneHeat April 15, 2010, 12:32 am
and u should be using the latest guides linked at the top..

lwl October 25, 2010, 12:15 am

crap..stuck at logo after doing all the steps….and..the link to dl the stuff is just for mac…and im not using mac…

profile May 5, 2010, 6:48 pm

Please dont do This not workable

moostang2004 May 20, 2010, 10:58 pm

Tried to install an app on a 3Gs, 3.1.3, and Jailbroke using a Mac with Diskaid. Once Diskaid was launched the drop down had the Diskaid folder, a Media Folder but the Root folder was greyed out. Any ideas as to why the root was greyed?

i can play May 24, 2010, 8:09 am

get 0xE8000050 error, after applying the AppSync 3.1.
using iPhone 3GS 3.1.3

have tried using Installous, but can’t see the icon on springboard. have tried the SBSettings and Respring, no avail…

can someone help me?

pvdtheking July 23, 2010, 12:00 am

set your iphone up for ssh (guide in cydia), download winscp and copy the .ipa files to the mob/documents/installous/downloads folder, much easier (imo) than above

FFA July 27, 2010, 2:54 am

thx very much
good totur.

totti August 28, 2010, 8:59 pm

what shud i do i have ios4
shud i install any one of the os above given and then do the above
or can i do this with ios4 also
trying to install app for 3 months after jailbreaking
tired of it pls help

jonasrh November 24, 2010, 12:12 am

Use Installous… Do Install Installous add this repo:
And Search Installous…
Then Click On Installous 3…
Install It….
And Done…
Open it, And Search Browse and download…. All Apps for Free.

seka September 16, 2010, 12:41 am

my iphone cant started …I do this all steps and restart it but only in screen is apple logo X(

Sandeep September 25, 2010, 7:51 pm

Hi,I am from Nepal.I have got an i-touch 1st generation(8gb).It was working well.But suddenly its wi-fi stopped working.Any how one of my friends updated its os to 3.1.3(7E18)without using wi-fi.Again it was working well.Then i tried to syncronise the applications in another computer using i-tunes10(64 bits). Now whenever i try to syncronise it shows “not installed because an unknown error occured (0xE8000050).” How can i install the appications now?Please help me.I am in big problem.Thanks in advance.

HUNAIN99 September 27, 2010, 9:37 pm

HEy the Mobileinstallation is not opening?>>>>it i$ asking to choose a program to open>>>.what to do???????

HUNAIN99 September 27, 2010, 9:45 pm

the disk aid does not recognises my iphone (3g 3.1.3) at all.It keeps saying “looking for iphone or ipod touch…..Please plug it!”. what to do????

HUNAIN99 September 27, 2010, 10:03 pm

diskaid saying you have not installed itunes but i have itunes what to du?

iPhoneHeatSUCKS November 16, 2010, 8:28 pm

Dont Use this!!!! It Will Make Your Iphone Stuck at The Apple Logo On Restart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jonasrh November 24, 2010, 12:08 am

just use installous, its much more simple

DPS December 23, 2010, 2:00 pm


I am from India. I have 3G iOS 4.2.1 with 5.15 baseband.

I think I jailbreaked it as Cydia is installed and I can install some applications from cydia. But Indian SIM are not working. I think my phone is not unlocked. Can you plz tell me how to do check it and correct it?

I did the redsnow then ios4.1.2 and all, but it gave error saying baseband fetching error. How to correct it?

And I am not able to add sources in cydia, it says, repository not allowed.

What to do???


psf January 1, 2011, 4:34 pm

can’t use disk aid after install… it said missing itunes.dll bla bla… stuck.. help please

psf January 1, 2011, 4:35 pm

jonasrh how to use installous

psf January 1, 2011, 4:36 pm

HUNAIN99 same problem with me.. not detect iphone at all!!! wth??

legend21 January 13, 2011, 10:35 pm

hey i have problems with opening cydia it crushes during loading, any idea what to do?

iphoneuser January 22, 2011, 7:03 am

i just got my iphone 4 two days ago and when i tryed to put apps on the phone it wont let me click on the apps to select them on itunes on my computer.. the phone also didnt come with safari, itunes, the app store and youtube on it so i dont know what to do?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!!??!?!!? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!! its boring without apps

iphoneuser January 22, 2011, 7:03 am

i also do have cydia

iphoneuser January 22, 2011, 7:04 am

i also “dont” have cydia

usama February 4, 2011, 4:24 am

wht the fuck is this my fone is nt working its just hang.. wht the hell u told me in ur fucking steps…. wht i have to do now….

lovesick February 20, 2011, 12:02 pm

i followed all the instructions , and it worked for the 1st app i put in. but then after that every other app i try to sync seems ok on itunes but doesnt turn up on my itouch. then i try to sync my songs and it also seems ok on itunes but then doesnt appear on the itouch, what’s happening!!??

laci March 7, 2011, 6:26 am

I followed all the steps,but after I’we done I tried to sync some app, but in the end shows me the same error message ” … unknown error occurred 0xE8008001
can you tell me what have I done wrong?
I phone 3G version 4.1

mtjeng April 26, 2011, 7:45 am

Hi, I used Spirit.exe to jailbreak my iPod 2G 3.1.2 and I’m not sure it’s working or not. But I already had Cydia installed on my device (hopefully I won’t be facing any problems next)
What to do next? I have no Wifi connection! I tried to follow those steps above but stuck on step 3. Thanks!

harjeet June 8, 2011, 9:54 pm

thanks for the tutorial and i’ve just hacked my iphone using redsnow.

harjeet June 8, 2011, 9:56 pm

This is awesome and i’ve just hacked my iphone using redsnow.
and want to install 3d cube barrel on iphone free.

aakirpal kokri July 28, 2011, 10:33 am

thanks for the article

Fati August 22, 2011, 11:54 pm

I just buy iphone4 and I don’t know how to active share via bluetooth
When I want to inestal an application an error come and say IPA invalid inestal failed
Please help me

ZahidRahman August 30, 2011, 7:41 am

Salute!! Great help!! Really appreciate it!! Everything was in great detail and was very helpful! Thanks much!

dillibabu February 6, 2012, 2:08 pm

Hi, Is there any possibility to create a iphone app without MAC system?

Thanks in advance..:)

dillibabu February 6, 2012, 2:10 pm

Hi, Is there any possibility to create a iphone app without using MAC system?

Thanks in advance..:)

[email protected] March 15, 2012, 5:52 pm

My I phone apps are not working….they jst blink back after a second…what can i do…???…please help….

jack April 5, 2012, 9:57 am

eat your phone..

Kai May 26, 2012, 10:14 pm

screw you…

FuRian October 20, 2012, 2:20 am

Best thing to do is put your iphone in to your asshole l0lx you moron indian, if you cant simple hack your phone you really need to do that.

Anonymous November 2, 2012, 8:03 pm

This not going to help Anyone !

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Come test and preserve an iPhone 4s xD freegiveawayrewards.

icedbox2002 July 27, 2012, 4:56 am

Thank you for this tutorial!

james September 17, 2012, 2:19 pm

thank it was useful to me

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