While there are a number of great reasons to jailbreak your iOS device, one of the reasons why some people jailbreak their iOS device was to pirate apps.
Installous and AppSync created by the Hackulous team made it very easy to install pirated apps on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
If you’re a developer then the good news is that Hackulous has shut down, which means that users won’t be able to install Installous and AppSync.
The Hackulo.us team has posted the following message on their website:
We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We’re incredibly thankful for the support we’ve had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence.
With lots of love,
While it doesn’t mean an end to piracy forever as someone could always come up with a new method to pirate apps, this news should definitely come as a relief to developers for the time being.
The piracy of apps also ended up giving jailbreaking a bad name. Sometimes we wonder whether Apple would have taken a different stance if jailbreaking was not used for illegal activities such as piracy of apps.
Thanks everyone for the tip!