Installous 5 has been released. If you are unaware of it, Installous allows you to install cracked apps on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can upgrade the previous version from Cydia or install it by adding a Cydia repo “cydia.hackulo.us”.
Installous 5 contains new features that includes BitTorrent downloading support, new improvements for filehost compatibility and support for new iOS notification system. Other than that it includes bug fixes. There has been no change in the overall design.
Remember with the torrent downloading enabled you can pause and resume the downloads which most file host do not allow.
This is what the official website says:
BitTorrent downloading. Woah.
Installous is the first mobile installation client to support BitTorrent downloading. This is a huge milestone for the community, and we plan to progress further with future updates. Right now, very few applications have torrent support — but that’s a statistic subject to change over the next month or so.
Installous uses magnet links, a decentralized way of obtaining torrent metadata. As a result, we don’t host any .torrent files. We also use peer exchange (PEX), otherwise known as trackerless torrents. Both of these features make the entire process completely decentralized and uninterruptable. Demagnetization may be slow in some cases (especially for obscure apps), but we’ll be working hard to speed up that process.
The best part is being able to pause and resume downloads, something most filehosts don’t support for free users.
Installous will seed from the device only while the download is ongoing, and only if you’re on WiFi. When the download finishes, it will stop seeding. We use libtransmission from the famous Transmission OSX client, which includes support for all modern BitTorrent features (DHT, UPNP, encryption, etc.).
New local notification support.
We now support iOS 5′s notification system. As an aside, Apple made it a bit difficult for non-sandboxed applications to use the notification system, so we needed to create a custom BulletinBoard plugin to provide that functionality. To keep Installous running smoothly in semitethered jailbreaks, we are using chpwn’s WeeLoader package.
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