Help? Installing .ipa or .app file to my iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dimitri92, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. dimitri92 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2008
    Im on the iPhone 3G with 2.1, I know you can do all sorts of things to get apps for free like SSH or jailbreaking, I just simply don't want to jailbreak my phone.

    When i put in a .ipa or .app file iTunes tries to install but says the app cannot be verified.

    Is there a simple way to make my .ipa or .app file verified. Maybe there's a file I can add so iTunes would let me install it?

  2. JL7 macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2008
    You are going to have to jailbreak to get what you want.

    Google is you friend;)
  3. hobbbz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    First the iphone will never run a .app file.

    Second, the reason your .ipa is unverified is because it's someone else's paid for app, not yours. So unless you can provide the credentials that purchased the app it won't go for you.

    Third, don't bother typing questions google can answer for you

    Fourth, pay for apps.

    Fifth, there's plenty of good free apps too.
  4. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Okay, wow. This is not a warez forum. It's against the rules to discuss such topics here.


    *.app is actually a folder named *.app ... all of the stock programs on the iPhone are *.apps and the Cydia jailbreak apps are *.app. It is possible to copy cracked pirated *.apps to /Applications/ and they will run.
  5. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    so how does that work? is each .ipa file attached to a specific account? or is itunes going to apple servers to check if the user had purchased that file?
  6. peacenotwar66 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2008
    You can install ipa apps on the 3G. You have to jailbreak it with quickpwn or pwnage than load ssh and an sftp program like cyber duck. You can google the tutorial. You have to modify your mobileinstallation file on the iphone which you do through the ssh.
  7. reliantj macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
  8. JackIsBack macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    What a dumb answer.... first off... I'd gladly pay for the app (.ipa) but Apple removed it from the App Store (Netshare).
  9. equlizer macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2008
    Anyone know how to convert an .ipa file to the seperate files in the .app folder?

    NVM: figured it out. Just rename it to a zip and unzip it :)
  10. iblastoff macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    what a dumb response. just because something is discontinued doesn't mean you should just get it for free.
  11. PcBgone macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Seeing as it is discontinued, how can one pay for it? Id be happy to pay for the the app, however it is unavailable for purchase, at this stage in the game there is only one way to get said app...which I would like to have...but I dont want to jailbreak my iphone...
  12. justinm macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2007
    Orlando FL
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    You don't even need Netshare. Just install 3proxy from cydia and mobile terminal, and type in terminal "socks" and you can share your Internet. There is a tutorial on these forums. Just search for it.
  13. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    PdaNet is all you need. Of course, you will also need to be jailbroken, but that is the case with all of the above.
  14. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    So much love in this thread! :D

    And, yes, you can install .app files. You can also install .ipa files on non-jailbroken phones. You just need the developer to send you an AdHoc copy with the proper provisioning file. (Thus, it's OK with Apple.) :p
  15. iblastoff macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    who said you have the right to get the app in the first place? get some logic in your head. you obviously DONT pay for it and thus CAN'T buy it. whats so hard to understand about that? if you want to obtain apps illegally then this isn't the place to discuss it.
  16. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2008
    Then too bad. Can't be done.

    Jailbreak your phone or don't tether.

    It's that simple.

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