Pirating without the Jailbreak? iPA God breaks the rules twice over

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by this is funah, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. this is funah, Sep 18, 2010
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    this is funah macrumors 6502

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    iPA God is an App that gives you all the benefits of jailbreaking and cydia, without the need for an actual jailbreak.

    How, you might ask?

    By signing your iDevice up with a Apple iPhone Dev account, allowing for unapproved apps to be installed on your device.

    Illegal?

    YES. highly illegal and staring Apple in the face, begging for a lawsuit and many cancelled Dev accounts.

    Dev Team developer CDevWill is criticizing iPA God's tactics and I also recommend people STAY AWAY to avoid getting wrapped up in a $20 waste of time and possibly a lawsuit.
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Illegal? Hardly.


    Does anyone else find it funny that people call iOS applications "apps" but their extension is .ipa while OS X applications have the extension .app, but until recently have been referred to as applications?
     
  3. TangoDown macrumors regular

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    Eyepah's hardly have the same ring to them though, eh. :p
     
  4. ItouchMe macrumors regular

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    I'm probably going to get ridiculed here, but I think it is pure genius
     
  5. this is funah thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i forgot to mention this allows for cracked apps to be installed, which is the main motivation behind iPA God... and using the Apple Dev account is not a good way to stay under the radar.

    i agree that it's pure genius, but it's really sketchy and going far beyond what the jailbreak community is about.

    jailbreaking is so that people can customize their iphone using open source or paid apps not approved by apple... it's not making money off of app store apps that aren't yours...

    installous and cracked apps at least dont really make money because of it (doesnt make it right).
     
  6. ItouchMe macrumors regular

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    That is true, great response. And it looks like that you will not be able to install tweaks and certain signed apps. It looks like you can only install whatever they can supply.
     
  7. TMar macrumors 68000

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    He isn't part of the Dev-Team.
     
  8. this is funah thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you're right, sorry about that. he is, however, followed by the chronicdevteam's twitter... i'm quite sure he's a respected hacker. not sure anymore though.
     
  9. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    .ipa files are just zipped up .app folders and a metadata file
     
  10. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    And doesn't "ipa" stand for iPhone Application?
     
  11. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I thought of this long ago, as a beta tester for Aurora Feint.

    I'm surprised it has taken this long.
     
  12. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    Bingo
     
  13. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    The dude is hosting this thing on his home computer. There's no way it isn't traceable.
     
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    He's an app store developer, the maker of tweetaholic. He's worked on some stuff in the JB world (a PDF exploit fix, not the one that made it to cydia) but never, that I know of, directly related to any of the JB tools.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Charging $20 for an app that pirates paid apps:D
    I think I'll pass.
     
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    +1 pirates being pirated, oh the irony. But anyone with a brain should know potential pirates are not going to pay $20 for the ability to pirate. #fail
     
  19. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    You're on to quite the conspiracy :rolleyes:


    Everyone calls programs apps these days. I hear it a lot around pc/mac applications and of course android.


    But how is this relevant? Pretty non-sequitor if you ask me.
     
  20. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    This is really just a ploy for the guy to make some money off of stupid people... Apple can fix this in the next firmware update, and then are you any better off? No. You're out $20 and getting less then a normal jailbreak.
     
  21. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Title is VERY VERY misleading, Jailbreaking is getting Root access to the device, IPAGOD DOES NOT>...give you any benefits, all it does it's exploit a Developers tool to install Stolen IPAs. That is not the reason why I jailbreake.
     
  22. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. Jailbreaking != software piracy

    I don't understand why so many people seem to think that the only reason to jailbreak is to install cracked apps. The other day I was talking to a friend of mine who doesn't jailbreak his iPhone (and knows I do) about an app I bought and he was like "riiight bought...." and I had to tell him that not all jailbreakers do so for the sake of software piracy.
     
  23. Hype2k2 macrumors 6502

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    Duh, Hackers = Pirates.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you, most people dont know much about jailbreaking and the benefits of it.
    Some guy asked me the other day. So what happens after you jailbreak?:D
     
  25. Evgenyy macrumors regular

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    They make a ton of money on their file hosting site filedude. Otherwise there would be no instalous. I think someone looked at the hosting IP addresses and found a direct connection between the two. This IS pure genius and much much more profitable that IPA God could ever be. Also, a lot more unethical.
     

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