Your friend has the new apps and you want them for free.

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by Dicx, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Dicx macrumors regular


    Jan 10, 2006
    Easiest way to do it:

    Go to your friends Mac and copy over the Mobile Applications folder from


    Put that folder (it has the application plug-in in it) on your mac. Now have your friend authorize your mac as a spot for one of his iTunes playback devices.

    Restore your iPod and voila, applications copy over. Now if your friend wants to de-authorize his account and you have to restore your iPod, the apps won't copy over. You will get an error.

    This works really well if you have multiple macs and multiple iPods in the same house.

  2. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2007
  3. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    with a MAC
  4. Dicx thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 10, 2006
    Yeah I don't have any PC's to test it on but it should be the same hopefully. Just need to find the directory structure and where the mobile applications folder is.
  5. Fofer macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2002
    Does the new Google Map application require 1.1.3?

    Or can this great tip be used to install it on a jailbroken 1.1.2 iPod Touch that already has the other apps working well?

    (It might be nice to get the updated Google Map app, with the faux-GPS capability.)
  6. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    Once 1.1.3 is jailbraked, you can just copy the new apps from the /Applications folder, someone will upload them... patience.
  7. Fofer macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2002

    Once 1.1.3 is jailbroken, sure. (That's assuming it will be. It's entirely possible it won't be.)

    That's why I asked; can we install the new Google app onto 1.1.2? I'm going to assume no.

    Besides, it sounds like the apps need to be authorized per device (just like iTunes Store purchases... songs, videos and games) so I doubt it will be as easy as just copying them into /Applications.
  8. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    if you add to your installer sources you can install 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 versions of the apps on a jailbroken 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 ipod
  9. Fofer macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2002
    I am well aware of that, I have been running them since day #1 of my iPod touch ownership.

    I am talking about not upgrading to 1.1.3, but possibly still being able to install the Google Maps 1.1.3 since that's the only one with an interesting update -- that of the faux-GPS ability.
  10. iLoveiPod macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007
    Wow, id tell my friends who came to me with this to either eat ***** or buy it themselves. haha
  11. Heather1 macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2008

    Sarcasm ?!

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