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How To: Install .ipa Files on Your iPhone or iPodTouch with 3.0 Firmware


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Now that the 3.0 firmware has successfully been jailbroken for a few days, many people will be wanting to install .ipa files on their device. The .ipa format is that used for applications you’ll download from the AppStore, or make using Xcode.

Here’s the quick step-by-step:

  1. Ensure you have already jailbroken your device. If you haven’t, you can learn how to here.
  2. Open Cydia, click on “manage” and then click on “sources”. Add the following source:
  3. Go back and search for “AppSync”. Download and install.
  4. Restart your device.

You should now be able to open your .ipa files using iTunes and select them to sync with your device.

If you have any problems, just leave a comment and we’ll do our best to help you out.

PLEASE NOTE: You do this at your own risk and any damage done is your own fault. I recommend you backup your device before doing anything because you never know what can happen.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. arjun permalink
    10/07/2009 12:12 pm

    You ROCK..thanks

  2. james permalink
    15/07/2009 4:45 am

    can you install appsync if you dont have wi-fi connection?

  3. anwar permalink
    22/10/2009 11:57 am

    nice works man…keep it up

  4. ricky permalink
    08/11/2009 2:51 am


  5. pibera permalink
    19/11/2009 12:57 am

    thx a lot

  6. Gavesh permalink
    01/12/2009 9:00 pm

    Thanks it worked

  7. Colum permalink
    02/12/2009 6:36 pm

    Installed Appsync ok and rebooted however ipod entered recovery mode and had to be restored.

    My firmware version is 3.1.2. Perhaps there are issues with the latest firmware?

  8. Jak permalink
    16/12/2009 1:54 pm

    Um the doesn’t work for me.

  9. aggi permalink
    22/01/2010 3:05 pm

    how can i install downloaded games on ipod touch ver 3.0 without using wi fi i got games on my pc .. i used blackra1n to hack my ipod

  10. M.J permalink
    19/02/2010 8:25 pm

    Hello. I reset the phone, but , my phone stay in loading apple logo in start up
    What should I do?
    Thanks for help

  11. 27/07/2010 6:01 pm

    Thank You !!! Can’t say it eneugh!!!

  12. WAH permalink
    18/08/2010 4:52 am

    Thanks alot ! I got nicely done 😀 😀 😀

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