How to install non-cracked app with different apple id into a jailbroken iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by busybee, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. busybee macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2010
    Newbie here, so apologies if this topic is not allowed here, but I thought i'll ask.

    first, the app in question is free, but was updated with some new but not improved features. Wish to downgrade the app back to the previous version but have deleted on the older file (yes, it's gone from the thrash).

    Got the older version of the app again from a buddy, but I can't seem to load it in to my jailbroken iphone. Need authorization. Is there anyway to do this without the authorization from the original owner of the file?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    not sure but i think you would need to autorize his ID on your device then once you get the app on you might have to re-authorize your real ID back on your device
  3. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    I guess that would sort of be an ok reason to look at installous?

    You might be far better off to contact the dev and give feedback on what you don't like, suggestions to improve etc. Then look forward to using the new one.
  4. busybee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2010
    Thx guys for the prompt reply.

    Getting the Apple ID is a no-no. My buddy and I are in different countries & I don't want to put him in a spot by asking his ID.

    Installous is no go since they have the updated file there too.

    As for writing to the dev team, already done that many moons ago, but no changes there.

    Any other suggestions?

    Again thanks for helping.
  5. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    Do you use TimeMachine or any other backup solution? If so, you may be able to retrieve the old ipa file.
  6. busybee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2010
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    You need to authorize your computer with his iTunes account, then you can install it on your phone. So you need both email address and password to do so.

    If he doesn't want to give you his password, tell him to create a temporary one for an hour so you can authorize and have him change it back, you just wont ever be able to update.
  8. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    Contact the dev and see if he will send you the version you want. This is the legal way to do it.
  9. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    What kind of computer are you using? If you're on Windows you should be able to do a system restore and retrieve the file that way I believe.
  10. dashrendar macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2010
    Installous keeps older versions on file also.
  11. busybee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2010
    Thank you all for your suggestions.

    ID & password are pretty sensitive & I would not pass mine out (even if it's a temp & can change it later), so I don't want to ask for his. Besides, he did that once with another person and he regretted it. So that's out of the question.

    I'm using a mac running 10.6.7. Never thought I would need the older file of the app since the new one was supposed to be better, hence I emptied the thrash without a second thought.:(

    I don't use Installous much. how do I go about looking for older versions of an app. When I tried searching for the app, it only showed the latest version. Since this is a free app, I don't think they would keep the older versions.

    This is embarrassing:eek:, but how do I PM someone in the forum.:eek:
  12. MattZani macrumors 68030


    Apr 20, 2008
  13. drummr macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2011
    Installous does have free apps, I accidentally updated to a newer version of Pandora that fixed the skip hack, so I reverted back to an older version.
  14. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

    fsck-y dingo

    Jun 14, 2009
    Pandora is a popular free app people get from Installous. With certain older versions you can install a tweak that blocks ads and allows for unlimited skips.

    I had Installous while on 4.1 but decided to take a pass this time around when upgrading to 4.3.1. Unfortunately I made that decision just after installing the in******* repo (to get the tweak for Pandora) and even though I've deleted both Installous 4 and In******* repos but the In******* RepoPrep remains and I don't think I can delete it without messing up Cydia. I'm just leaving it alone until the next time I restore as new. Live and learn. :)

    Just so it's clear the site didn't edit out the name with asterisk, I did. I know the mods don't like certain places mentioned here.
  15. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    You can probably delete this out of Cydia via ifile or SSH if you know where to look.
  16. busybee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2010
    thanks for all the assistance guys. Will try with installous, & if that doesn't work, guess i'm stuck with the newer (but not improved) version.

    If any of you find a way to do this, please let me know.

  17. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

    fsck-y dingo

    Jun 14, 2009
    If I try to delete out of Cydia it gives this warning:

    this operation involves the removal of one or more packages that are required for the continued operation of either Cydia or iPhone OS. If you continue, you may not be able to use Cydia to repair any damages.

    Then the option to cancel or force remove.

    Edit - I just read somewhere that it installs icons to the and this is the cause for the warning. I did the force remove and everything is fine.
  18. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA

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