Putting Installer.app (AppTapp) on your jailbroken 1.1.1 iPhone

Putting Installer.app (AppTapp) on your jailbroken 1.1.1 iPhone

The recently posted instructions for jailbreaking iPhones running software/firmware 1.1.1 is being met with difficulty for some, but has been successful for most. If you're having trouble, read the tips in our initial report.

Several readers have inquired how to put Installer.app -- the wondrous native iPhone application for finding and directly downloading other native apps to the device -- on their jailbroken iPhones. It can be done, and is relatively simple. Here are the steps for a Mac OS X system (this assumes you have jailbroken your iPhone, installed the ssh tools, and enabled the springboard patch to show third-party apps via this guide):

  1. Download AppTapp for Mac OS X and unzip it, but don't launch it.
  2. Right-click (or hold the control key and click) on the AppTapp icon, then select "Show Package Contents" from the contextual menu.
  3. Drag the enclosed file "Installer" (this is actually the iPhone application, and its full name is Installer.app) to your /Applications folder.
  4. Open Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities) and type the following: scp -r /Applications/Installer.app root@IPADDRESS:/Applications/ replacing IPADDRESS with the IP address of your iPhone (you can determine your iPhone's IP Address by tapping Settings, then "Wi-Fi," -- tap the arrow next to the name of the Wi-Fi network to which your iPhone and look at the IP Address)
  5. Restart your iPhone.

You'll now find Installer.app on the home screen of your iPhone, and can install apps to your hearts content. For a list of apps that work with iPhone software/firmware 1.1.1 see this iPhone Dev Wiki page.

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