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Introduction to Installer
Installer was the original database of programs for those who jailbroke their iPhones. It was
made by a company called NullRiver. They wound up selling it to a group called RipDev.
Installer was great on 1.x firmware. When 2.x firmware came out, RipDev took so long to come
out with an updated version of Installer that would run on 2.x firmware, that they passed their
mantle of popularity to Cydia, and never looked back. Installer has a tiny fraction of what
Cydia has to offer. I do want to make you aware of it because YOU may like it.
Launch Installer. You may be asked to update the application. You should always do this to
If you press the Tasks button at the bottom, you will see what Installer is doing in the background.
When it has finished, press the Categories button at the bottom. Then scroll down to the
Sources folder and press it.
Press Community Sources. Press the Install button. This may take a minute to complete.
When it has finished, you will have access to many more programs.
If you press the Featured button below, you will see the most recent additions to the Installer's
database. Now press the Categories button, then press All Packages.
You will now see everything that is available to you. You can install anything you want from
this list. To check what is installed on your iPhone (from Installer), press the Categories
button, then select Installed Packages.
On this screen you'll see what is on your iPhone. If you press the Search button below, you can
search for programs on the Installer.
If you press the Sources button, you can see what sources you have installed on your iPhone,
and you can enter new sources to add. This screen shot was taken before I installed
Recommended tutorials to personalize your iPhone
The bulk of my tutorials are in the "Hacking" menu tab, and their titles should be self-explanatory. Some things you
might want to try next are:
These are just some of the numerous tutorials I have on iPhone hacking.