How to Install Appcake

Appcake is an application that allows users with jailbroken iOS devices to download paid apps free of charge so they can try them before buying them. iOS users who used Cydia to jailbreak their devices can install Appcake directly from the Cydia application.

Launch the Cydia app from the Home screen of your iOS device. The application may take up to several minutes to load if there are new updates available.

Tap on “Sources” at the bottom of the Cydia home screen

Tap on “Edit” located at the top right corner of your screen.

Tap on “Add” displayed at the top left corner. A dialogue box will display on-screen.

Type “” into the dialogue box and tap on “Add Source.”

Tap on “Add anyway” when asked if you want to add this source. Your iOS device will take a few moments to download the resources needed to run Appcake.

Tap on “Return to Cydia” to return to the Sources screen after all sources have finished updating for Appcake.

Tap on “”

Tap on “Appcake”.(If your device is iOS7)
If your device is iOS4, tap “AppCake(for iOS4.2&lower).

If your device is iOS6, tap “AppCake for iOS6”.

Tap on “Install,” then on “Confirm” located at the top right corner of your session. Appcake will begin the installation process. If you are using iOS 7, you will also be required to install a patch called “AppSync Patch iOS 7.x” in order for Appcake to run efficiently on your device. This patch can be installed directly from the Sources screen.

Tap on “Restart Springboard” when the command displays on-screen to successfully complete the installation process for Appcake.
When installing Appcake, some users may see an application called “AppSync” being downloaded at the same time. This app is required for use with Appcake on iOS devices that had never used Installous prior to downloading Appcake.

Appcake will now display on your Home screen and be ready for use.[1]

Download Appcake if you previously used Installous, but can no longer access the application as a result of experiencing error messages. Appcake is an alternative to Installous and works in the same manner in that it allows you to download paid apps for free so you can try them before you buy them.

Keep in mind that Appcake was developed to allow iOS users to try paid apps before making the commitment to buy them. Use the Appcake app to install only the applications that you intend on purchasing at a later date in order to avoid copyright infringement.[2]
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