Appcake was once mentioned in a previous article Best Cydia Sources to Install Cracked Apps because it is one of the best Installous alternatives in the market now. With Appcake installed to your jailbreak device such as iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can install any paid apps for free. Yes, totally free of any cost. As Installous has been shut down, there is nothing like Appcake in the market today to provide what Installous had been providing all the time. Thus, if you are hunting for free apps, the step by step tutorial on how to download and install Appcake from Cydia will be tasty to you. The steps to install Appcake are very easy but it requires some basic knowledge.
Step 1: First thing you have to know is that Appcake only works on a jailbroken iOS device. Therefore, you will need to jailbreak your iOS device in order to enjoy all the fantastic features available in Appcake. Let’s do it now if you have not jailbreak your device yet. Some jailbreak methods such as Redsnow, Greenpoison, and Snowbreeze will install Cydia to your device automatically after jailbreaking process while some do not install Cydia. In some cases, you may need to download Cydia and install it manually. No matter which method you use to jailbreak your device, just make sure you have a jailbroken iOS device with Cydia installed before proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Launch your Cydia (just tap on the brown icon) and tap on the “Manage” button within Cydia screen. You will then see three huge selections which are Packages, Sources, and Storage. Tap on the “Sources” and then tap on the “Edit” button located at the top right corner of your screen. Now tap “Add” button and a dialogue box will be appeared. The dialogue box requires you to enter Cydia/APT URL and you will need to enter Appcake repo source which is http://cydia.iphonecake.com. Tap on the “Add Source”. Don’t worry if this is your first time adding a Cydia source to your iOS device.
Step 3: Now you should be able to see your iOS device is verifying the URL. A source warning message will pop up. Hit “Add Anyway” to continue. Your device screen will then turn black with lots of messages that you don’t bother to read it. Just wait for a few seconds until you see the button “Return to Cydia”. It usually takes less than 15 seconds to install the repo.
Step 4: You will be redirecting back to the sources section. Tap on the iPhoneCake repo and you will see AppCake+, AppCake+ HD. If you are installing Appcake to iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 or iPod Touch, tap on the AppCake+ and tap the “Install” on top right. AppCake+ HD is for iPad with HD screen. Confirm your installation and Appcake will be downloaded to your iOS device within a minute depending on your connection speed. Again, tap on the “Return to Cydia” once it is completed.
Step 5: Last but not least, reboot your iOS device otherwise you will see the AppCake+ icon appears on your Springboard as a white icon. Appcake crashes and will not be working if the icon does not appear nicely in your Springboard. Once your device is rebooted, you are ready to install any cracked apps. It is advisable to buy the app from Apple Store if it is very useful to you.
Lastly, for those who are looking for Appcake alternatives, try Apptrackr or vShare.