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July 21, 2011

How to: Backup Installous cracked apps

Hello.

If you're looking for a way to save those cracked apps you've downloaded off Installous app, you can actually back up those files in case you're doing a reformat to the iPhone/iPod/iPad (hence called iDevices), so that you don't have to redownload them all over again.

Here's how I do it:
  1. Download iPhoneBrowser
  2. Plug in your iDevice using the supplied data cable to your PC (Windows, not sure for Mac)
  3. Launch iPhoneBrowser
  4. Navigate to this location
    /private/var/mobile/Documents/Installous/Downloads
  5. Inside, you'll see a bunch of files. Back up those *.ipa files only. You can safely ignore the *.png unless you're a perfectionist.
If you're using SSH, you can just simply SSH into your iDevice and simply go to the location marked number 4 above.


I can just use AppSync, right?


AppSync works well if you can even sync your device. But, you need to install AppSync again if you have a fresh reformat before you re-sync everything.

That's about it! If you have questions, feel free to ask away!

Yusry is a technology freak, he plays a lot with his iPod Touch since day 1. He is also into programming and gets excited trying out new softwares. He is also a member of a local Singaporean band named Dermapthera. You can read his other blog at http://dermapthera.wordpress.com