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If you have just tuned in then you might have heard about the death of Installous. Installous is probably the most downloaded app in Cydia store and one of the top reasons why many people jailbreak their iOS devices. So are we going to get Installous once iOS 6 jailbreak is released? Read the answer below.
Installous iOS 6
Those of you who are not aware; Hackulous Team, the people who were responsible for Installous and other “pirated apps” have shut down Installous. Which has come as a shock to many people who were users of this application.
The reason Installous and the entire Hackulous has been shut down is because the community surrounding Installous had become stagnant. The Installous team mentioned in their farewell notice that “after many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town”. What this means is, basically people stopped using Installous!
Now you might think that is not possible, there are thousands of people waiting to download Installous so how come the community became stagnant? The answer lies in an untethered jailbreak.
You might be aware that we currently do not have an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and a huge chunk of iOS users are currently running iOS 6+ firmware on their devices. This is the main reason why the number of Installous users fall down and the reason why Hackulous forums were a bit of a “ghost town”. Most iOS devices can not be jailbroken therefore they could not Install Installous. Simple as that.
So once iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is released will be see Installous back again? Installous 6?
As soon as the news regarding Installous shutting down went up, people started complaining and wanted Installous back. So are we going to see Installous 6 once iOS 6 jailbreak is released?
The answer is almost no.
What I mean by saying “almost no” is that, Installous won’t return in the form of Installous 6 but other apps like Installous will start to rise. So if you are hoping for the return of Installous, well folks there is no point waiting as it won’t come back when iOS 6 jailbreak is released. The Hackulous team mentioned this in their notice: “..We’re incredibly thankful for the support we’ve had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence.”
That was probably the final time you got to hear from the Hackulous team.
What are your thoughts about this whole situation regarding Installous?