How to add a Source to Installer

If you have not jailbroke your iPhone, you will need to do that first. You can check out our Jailbreak page for tutorials on jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch.

When you jailbroke your iPhone the Installer application was added to your iPhone automatically. It was added to your iPhone’s SpringBoard with the rest of the stock applications like Calendar, Maps, Weather etc. The Installer is what you use to add more applications (games, utilities…) to your iPhone.


When the Installer is added to your iPhone, it only has a few sources installed. A sources is a web address linked to servers where the applications are downloaded from. For example, the BigBoss source will have different applications than the iSpazio source. If you want an application that is in the iSpazio source, you will need to add that source to your Installer.

Once a source is added to the Installer, all the applications in that source will show up in the Installer as applications available to be added to your iPhone (installed). You can find a list of all the available sources on our Sources Page. We also include the source in every article we write about an application. That way, you always know which source you need in order to get an application onto your iPhone. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to add a source to your Installer.

1. Find the Installer application on your iPhone’s SpringBoard.
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2. Tap on the Installer icon. This will open the Installer application.
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3. Select the Sources option on the lower menu bar. This will bring you to a list of all the sources on your iPhone.
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4. Select Edit in the upper right corner.
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5. Now select Add in the upper left corner.
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6. Enter the source url into the space provided. Do not delete the http://. Just begin typing the url after the http://. The source url needs to be typed into your iPhone perfectly. Make sure if there are capitol or lower case letters in the url, that you enter them into your iPhone exactly the same. Be careful to watch for words that your iPhone might automatically capitalize that are not capitalized in the url.
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7. Once the url has been entered, select Ok.
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8. Wait for the source to refresh.
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9. Once the source is finished refreshing, it will bring you back to the list of all the sources on your iPhone. You will want to select Done in the upper right corner.
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10. The source has now been added to your sources list and the applications in that source have been added to your Installer.
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Trouble Shooting:
1. If the source you just added does not show up in your sources list or does not have a title, you might need to refresh your sources a second time. To do this, just select the Refresh option in the upper left corner of the Sources page. You will also want to double check to make sure you typed the source url correctly. To see the source url, just tap on the source in the sources list.

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