Ripdev has recently announced that is no longer going to be supporting Installer. Below is what they have to say: [Read more...]
I was really hoping for an app that I would be able to use to backup my apps to my Mac so when firmware updates came about, I would just be able to update, jailbreak, and then sync. In fact, that is exactly what I can do. RipDev claims, “InstallerApp comes with free built-in Pusher — software that can install Installer.app on your iPhone without “jailbreaking” it, so you can use App Store and Installer simultaneously without putting your private data at risk.” We are going to get into this, but if you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone, are running OS X 10.5.6, or have a newer (2009) or unibody Mac, do not use this app!
Now a few things about this app that honestly, really bother me.
|Available In: Installer||Price: Free|
It seems that RiP Dev has updated Installer bringing it to version 4.0b8. I personally have found the upgrade to run much smoother. It does not lag as much and I do not have the crashing issues that I had with the previous version. Below is info from the RiP Dev’s blog on exactly what the update does.
“Installer 4.0b8 is out (it’s been ready for a while and even included in the last PwnageTool but we were holding off to releasing it publically). Among notable features is the switch to libcurl from the stock Foundation URL loading classes, which means more lightweight CPU and memory footprint and, more importantly, resumable file transfers. The new beta also features a plethora of little fixes which we won’t extensively list here. Enjoy. We’ll be pushing out a 4.0 release soonish… [Read more...]
I found a few sources for the beta for Installer. There’s not a ton of stuff in there but a few fun things. I’m sure more to come.
Rip Dev – http://i.ripdev.com
Big Boss – http://apptapp.thebigboss.org/repofiles/installer4/
iSpazio – http://repo.neolinus.org/ispazio/
German – http://sendowski.de/iphone
2. Extract zip file.
3. SSH the Installer.app folder into your /Applications folder.
4. Run this command via terminal: chmod -R 777 /Applications/Installer.app
5. Also Run this command via terminal: chmod a+srx /Applications/Installer.app/Installer
6. Turn off your iPhone or iPod Touch and turn it back on.
Installer 4.0 is still not available for firmware 2.0 however, the RiPDev blog has been recently updated. It doesn’t sound like Installer is going to be available in the near future…maybe a few more weeks but, they are asking repo owners to contact them. Here is what they have to say.
Thank you very much for your support guys. We’re alive, we’re ironing out some stuff (still), and we’re ready to start kicking some serious butt in a little while. :)
The RiP Dev blog has posted an article describing how repos will be structured in Installer 4.0. The majority of us probably will not be extremely interested in this information but, if you have a repo that you would like to have in Installer 4.0, you will definately want to check it out. Below is a snippet of the article. You can get the full article HERE.
Installer 4 uses the new repository structure which is aimed at minimizing the traffic for both repo owner and the user, as well as expands the standard a little bit. It is still good old plists, but for the repo owner perspective, you don’t really have to mock with them… at all :)
Here is what the RiP Dev Blog has to say about the progress of Installer 4.0 and some screenshots of what it will look like!
Hi folks! Many of you are wondering what’s up with Installer 4. No, we haven’t slowed down the work on it, and are currently in the final stages of hooking the GUI to the back-end. We will be contacting the authors of the major repositories in a few days to invite them into the testing process and to prepare for the upcoming repository changes.
Meanwhile, here’s a few actual screenshots so you can check out how the new Installer 4 will look like:
Even though the jailbreak for firmware 2.0 is now available, if you choose to upgrade and jailbreak…you will not see much. The only thing available in the jailbreak is Cydia with a few applications like OpenSSH. You will not even see Installer yet. Below is what the RiP Dev blog has to say about the progress of Installer 4.0.
As you surely know by now, Pwnage Tool 2.0 is out. And for now, it has no Installer 4.0 in it.
This is because we have decided to not release an undertested product into the wild – we don’t want any mess on the phone this time. So Installer 4.0 will come out soon… as soon as we’re confident it functions properly, we will release it – and trust us, we are not going to delay it for a long time.
Since we are on the topic of jailbreaking firmware 2.0, I thought I would also mention that we do not have to worry about Installer not being able to run in firmware 2.0 (which is good because if Installer didn’t run on firmware 2.0 there would be no point in jailbreaking)!! RiP Dev has been giving us quite a bit of information in the last few days on what the new Installer version 4.0 will entail. And, because none of the previous applications available through the Installer will run on firmware 2.0, they have made quite a few changes to the Installer application. The following information is directly from the RiP Dev blog and it is quite the read. So, you will want to sit back and take a deep breathe before you start this one.
This post has been updated to include Part 1, 2 and 3 from the RiP Dev blog.
I am fairly sure you are all excited with the newly opened App Store (just like I am). I’ve already purchased a bunch of applications (and of course, downloaded a few for free), and I must say big “thank you” to both Apple for rolling out such a system and to the developers who put a tremendous effort into creating all these applications.
After spending some time in the App Store and getting a feel for it, I realized that there are not a huge amount of applications avilable in the App Store…a lot of them are even in multiple categories. What I also noticed is that there were quite a few Installer applications in the App Store (or apps very similar). Below is a list of the applications that I saw in the App Store that are also available in the Installer. I also included how much the app costs via the App Store. Let me know if you notice any others that I may have missed.
Alarm (a self-defense/emergency alarm with a freefall detector) – Free
Band (collection of virtual instruments) – $9.99
Crosswords (puts crossword puzzles on your iPhone) – $9.99
Drummer (drum emulator) – $4.99
Dactyl (defuse the bombs before they blow up) – $0.99
Funambol (over-the-air backup and synchronization of iPhone contacts) – Free
iFob (social networking app that informs you when you are near other iPhone users) – Free
Karajan (a music and ear trainer for the iPhone) – $14.99
Labyrinth (classic labyrinth) – $6.99
Light (turns your iPhone into a flashlight) – Free
MobileFlickr (flickr navigating application) – $2.99
The update to Installer version 3.11 adds the search feature to the Uninstall Category. Which I think is great…there have been so many times when it would have been faster to search for an app then trying to find it somewhere in my Uninstall list!
Update (thanks to cool_guy): Version 3.11 also allows you to refresh one source at a time! All you have to do is go into the Sources Category, select the source you would like to refresh and then select Refresh Now!! Very cool guys…props! Check out the screenshots below to see what it looks like.
There is an update to Installer, bringing it to version 3.1. I only noticed one new feature with the update but, it is HUGE! You are now able to search for applications! A search bar has been added to the top of the Installer. It searches within each category. If you are in All Packages, it will search within All Packages. If you are in Recent Packages, it will search within Recent Packages. It also updates the search as you type in the title of the app, giving you the most relevant apps based on each letter you enter. It is really cool! I also noticed that the applications now have headings as well. This makes it a little more organized. Overall…very cool update!
Update: After looking around…I also noticed that the update to Installer allows more then three lines in the description field. Check out the screenshots below…one is of the new version of Kate before the Installer update and the other is after. There are four lines in the description field where it used to be cut off.
When you open Installer, you will notice a few new apps have been added to the Featured section. Where there used to be five featured apps…there are now seven! The two new apps are Twinkle and HidePod. I’m also excited to see what “new and exciting” things they have planned for Installer!