By Sebastien Page on Dec 24, 2010
You might remember a few months ago when we talked about IPA God, a new application that would allow to install cracked apps on a non-jailbroken iPhone. After getting a lot of publicity around the web, the developer decided to put iPA God for sale.
After that, we kinda lost track of IPA God to be honest with you. Until today when I received an email from iDB reader Ben who informed me that the source code of IPA God was available for download… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 20, 2010
Last week we talked about IPA God, a new application that could be installed on non-jailbroken iPhones and allow you to download and install cracked apps for free. I was a little skeptical about it at first but after doing more research I realized it was actually a legit (though illegal) app.
Apparently the guys behind IPA God have decided to sell the source code as well as their Twitter account to the highest bidder as they can’t afford to maintain it… and maybe they fear the wrath of Apple’s lawyers… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 17, 2010
iOS 4.1 is just a few days old but someone already found a major exploit in it. Apparently, some hackers found a way to install cracked applications on a non-jailbroken iPhone via an app called IPA God, which should be released in the near future.
The following video shows IPA God in action. While do not encourage app piracy here at iDB, I thought it was important enough to share that with you… Read More
By Sebastien Page on May 26, 2009
I’m not sure what my position about cracked iPhone apps is. I don’t endorse any type of piracy. Developers spend time working on applications and they do deserve to get paid for it. On the other side, you have kids that may or may not have much money and who don’t want to spend $0.99 on an application.
I think that a kid who downloads a pirated app would most likely NOT have paid for this app if the cracked version wasn’t available for free somewhere. This means that either way, the developer would not have earned money from this kid anyway. At least, the developer gets the name of his app out.
What I just described is what we may call “common piracy”. That’s the type or piracy we’ve known since the democratization of MP3 music files. Now there is another kind of piracy that I think is scandalous and should be highly punished by law… I’m talking about website that resell cracked iPhone apps.
I was browsing several iPhone blogs over the weekend when I came across a website called Mega. The website prides itself in being able to deliver 34,060 iPhone apps worth a total of $108,746 for free. Mega is an application that you can download through Cydia. Once installed, you will get a new icon on your springboard that looks like the App Store icon, with “Free” written all across. Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 14, 2008
It took a while to Apple’s lawyers to find out and do something about TheMonkeysBall.com but they finally did it. They finally got this site shut down for uber massive copyright infringement.
For those of you who don’t know, TheMonkeysBall.com was the reference in matter of cracked iPhone apps. The website offered a gigantic library of cracked ipa files, making it the preferred destination for anyone who didn’t want to spend a dime on iPhone apps.
Wyze, the owner, explains:
Well, Apple, it took you long enough to find us. We’re sure Mr. Haklab will take credit for this and all we have to say to that is that it took you long enough. We had a good run and honestly we are surprised we lasted this long. We don’t want to move servers again to another country to avoid DMCA as we’ve lost interest since the site first launched.
The site is now up for sale. I doubt you can do anything with such a URL but who knows…
By Sebastien Page on Sep 10, 2008
You’ve heard about those .ipa files and if you’re into jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch, you’ve probably also been looking for these illegal ipa files. But do you know what they stand for?
.ipa stands for iPhone/iPod Touch Application. This extension developped by Apple is used for applications on iPhone and iPod Touch devices, downloaded from the iTunes App Store.