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If you wanted to install pirated apps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch up to this point, you’d first need to jailbreak your device – a process that many users simply didn’t want to fool with for a number of reasons. But that’s all changed now as there are at least two apps that allow users to install pirated apps without having to root the operating system.
The new services are gaining momentum after another popular pirate installer, Installous, met its demise late last year. This new breed of services, led by Zeusmos and Kuaiyong, make it easier than ever to install apps as they facilitate one-tap installs that can be done on non-jailbroken devices.
Zeusmos is available free of charge on jailbroken devices although, interestingly enough, there is a fee associated with using it on non-jailbroken units. It seems kind of counterproductive to charge to install pirated apps but in an interview with TWN, the 15-year-old creator said it was a way to try before you buy.
Kuaiyong, on the other hand, is a web-based installer that is free for all to use. Users can install apps directly from their iOS devices or use a desktop app to install them using a data cable. Using the app will disable iTunes synching but as the publication notes, that likely won’t be much of a deterrent for those interested in downloading the latest and greatest apps without paying for them.
It goes without saying that those interested in either product should proceed at their own risk as Apple is sure to shut these services down in due time.