[Tutorial] Install cracked apps without a jailbreak with Kuaiyong for free [Video]

Kuaiyong's main screen.

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Update 1/6/2013: A new alternative, called 25pp, is available. Click here for the tutorial.

Update 1/5/2013: It appears as though they have removed paid apps from their app library, and only free ones remain. Nobody knows if it will stay like this permanently or not.

Disclaimer: As usual, this should only be used for trying applications before determining whether or not that you should buy them. Believe it or not, but I strictly follow this, as you’ll see in the video below.

With the closure of Hackulous and the magical disappearance of Zeusmos, where will people go for cracked apps? While many app databases, such as IDWANEO and AppCake, still exist, one then wonders how you should go about installing the apps without a jailbreak, and without having to deal with certificates and/or provisioning profiles.

A new method, courtesy of Chinese website http://kuaiyong.com/, takes things a step further by allowing you to install such applications without a jailbreak, and without having to do anything special. It’s 100% free, and it 100% works (for now, unless Apple somehow figures out how to close this). Quite honestly, it’s a bit scary to see how far iOS app piracy has come. Read on for the tutorial.

There is a catch, however. You need to download and install software onto your computer, of which is Windows only at this time. NOTHING MALICIOUS IS INSTALLED ONTO YOUR COMPUTER. If you’re on a Mac, you can still run the software through Windows via Boot Camp/EFI as well as in a virtual machine. In the tutorial video below, Parallels 8 was used.

The way it all works is extremely simple:

  1. Download the software
  2. Install the software
  3. Run the software
  4. Download the apps
  5. Install the apps

The entire program is in Chinese, so it might not be easy to some. However, with some experimentation (aka clicking on things), I figured out how.

Kuaiyong's main screen.

Kuaiyong’s main screen.

Here’s what the main interface looks like. You’re presented with some of their more popular applications. Above all of this is a search box, which is pretty self-explanatory.

Searching for Angry Birds.

Searching for Angry Birds.

If you were to look for Angry Birds, this is what the results screen would look like.

The application screen.

The application screen.

After you’ve selected an application, you’ll be presented with its information, which includes a description, other information, and some screenshots.

The download button is the red button that you see below the app’s icon. Clicking on this will immediately begin the download.

The downloads screen.

The downloads screen.

While the language of this screen isn’t English, it should be pretty easy to understand what’s going on.

The actual speeds of downloads vary quite a bit, and aren’t by any means fast, however they can be resumed whenever you’d like.

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Angry Birds has completed.

When a download has finished, the red pause icon will switch to a grey button. Clicking on this button will immediately begin the installation to whatever device that is currently plugged into your computer.

The installation in progress.

The installation in progress.

While the app is installing, you’ll see the status in the form of a live-updating percentage.

Lastly, here's the app.

Lastly, here’s the app.

When the installation is done, the app that you’ve installed will instantly show up on your device.

And that’s all there is to it. While it might be inconvenient to have to use a computer to do it, it’s quite interesting how this seems to work without requiring you to have any developer certificates or provisioning profiles installed. Hopefully, once this becomes more popular, more details as to how it works will emerge.

I tried to do some digging around it myself, and it turns out that it simply downloads .IPA files. Inside is a “bppinfo” file that contains some information that seems specific to Chinese software, and even if adding this file into a different IPA, it won’t work. You could straight-up install the .IPA via iFunBox, but opening the application will prompt you to enter an iTunes ID and password, so cancelling this will close the app. Installing the same .IPA through the software will magically make everything work.

Please refer to our tutorial video below if you’re having trouble with the software.

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  • Manyfischer

    Why does it asks for my apple id?

    • besweeet

      It shouldn’t be…

      • alex

         yes, its beginning to ask for it since 10hours ago…
        guess apple its stepping up on it as we speak haha

        • besweeet

          What app are you trying to get? Every app that I’ve tested work fine.

          • Snakefeet

            I’ve tried many even the ones that used to work are now asking for apple I’d and once I give it just goes straight to springboard this is definatley apple stepping up security I’m guessing this wont last very long now some of the apps are pages iMovie cut the rope the night sky and day

          • besweeet

            Just tested it with Cut the Rope. Worked fine. Waiting for iMovie and Pages to finish download. Couldn’t find the last one.

          • Rl0pes69

            i always get this yellow exclamation and cant install it u jow why?  great post btw

          • besweeet

            Post a screenshot of it.

          • besweeet

            Pages also works fine. iMovie is next.

          • besweeet

            iMovie works fine as well. Not sure why some people keep getting a username and password window…

  • Brian

    Are the emulators available thru this (Snes9x EX, etc)?

    • besweeet

      No.

      • Brian

        Darn..  And there’s no other way to import an IPA into the program?  

        It must be downloading the IPAs to a temporary location somewhere on your desktop.  The downloaded IPA couldn’t be renamed/replaced with a different IPA? (say, right before you click that button in the app to transfer/install the IPA from your computer to your iPhone?)

        • besweeet

          They’re stored in the download folder, as shown in the video.

    • http://vintagesucks.de/ Nikolas

      app store applications only.

  • bill

    thanks to tell me this.
    i have iphone 4S(5.1.1),but my mother upgraded to 6.0.1.
    so i decided not to jailbreak.but this thing,it can make my hope bigger..thanks again.

  • Mod10

    wow
    i’m actually amazed by two hings
    1- this program
    2- how fast you post these thing, i mean i just saw this app yesterday and you post about it today
    tested the app, working and the speed is good, i got 133kb/s
    you can search in English if you know the app name
    thanks for sharing but don’t you think we should stop piracy ? we are destroying many developers effort, and now this app works without jailbreak ! no UDID thing no nothing

    • besweeet

      The only issue is with those who wish to abuse trying apps before buying them (by keeping the apps forever).

  • RarestName

    Many reported that this breaks iTunes syncing.

    • besweeet

      It still works on my end.

      • Kabir Khan

        It breaks iTunes sync’ing for those apps download from KUAIYONG. But it doesn’t break syncing on apps installed from iTunes originally.

    • Scott

      It does !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Azuka1

     it’s very well this news after installous going

  • Berlinde

    also getting the prompt for apple id / password. guessing it didn’t take long… even lesser known apps.

    • besweeet

      Didn’t take long for what? Getting the account prompt means nothing on Apple’s end. The software didn’t seem to install it properly. People can better help if you gave the names of the apps that you’re trying.

      • Berlinde

        I’m guessing it didn’t take long to run out of licences since I thought this took advantage of bulk licensing for apps. I’m using plants vs zombies, day one, camera +, bad piggies and angry birds star wars. thanks in advance for any help, if possible.

        • besweeet

          People are saying that there’s some step within the software that you have to make beforehand. Someone else had trouble with apps, yet I tried them, and they worked fine on my end. I’ll download your batch and see if there are any issues.

        • besweeet

          I just all 5 of those apps, all of which worked without a problem. With your iDevice plugged in, try clicking on the wrench in the upper-right, and hit the big green button.

  • Kunalkashyap

    It works GR8
    But not all the apps

  • Brian

    There’s yet another Chinese alternative similar to this:

    http://pro.25pp.com/pc

    • besweeet

      That option looks confusing.

  • Brian

    Hoping to find a method for getting the emulators signed.  I’m guessing Zeosmus and the other UDID services are the only option for that..

    • besweeet

      Correct (for now).

  • Katkoriaarpan

    The games don’t start! Anyone encountered the same issue?

    • besweeet

      Did you read any of the text within the post?

    • Ar9avv

      Kuaiyong doesnt work after itunes patch and ask for apple id and passwordand then suddenly crashes … but it has a fix . The fix is checked and firstly you should have to pcs … then on one pc on which it isnt working on that you should download the apps and thencopy it to other pc … now in other pc firstly install kauiyong and then disconnect internet and now double click on copied apps from other pc and then it will ask for ok(chinese lang) in kauiyong and then app will show in kuaiyong now right click on app and choose the third option with connected device and paid app will get installed … this is working 100%till 4th dec 2013 thanks(i dont support piracy this is only for devlopment and learning) ar9avv arnav gupta if encounter more problem call me
      +919711181115

      • besweeet

        Or, just click on the wrench and then the green button.

  • keewlajz

    Mac version?

    • besweeet

      None at the moment. Could just run Windows in a virtual machine.

  • Goeroe92

    Where can I download the software please?

  • Allemail12

    Asks me for Apple ID. no matter what i do..i read all the tutorial..anyone help ?

    • besweeet

      Did you click on the wrench after plugging your device in and click on the green button?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=534191694 Laurent Van Obbergen

    hello, I get the same problem, i followed all which is written, I install the appli, I see it on my Phone then launch it and there it asks me apple ID and passoword, then what ever I enter, it closes… :’(

    any clue?

    Thanks in advance!

    • besweeet

      Have you tried reading the comments below for a possible solution?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=534191694 Laurent Van Obbergen

        I red again the messages below, found your comment about the wrench and the green button, on which I had in a first place clicked… but some how it did not work in a first place.

        I did the wrench and green button again, seems to be working now!

        Thanks for your tuto mate!

        • Cameron Willer

          if you uninstall the apps and then plug in your idevice to your computer, click on the settings icon (top right) and then click the green button, this verifies the apps and your idevice, just make sure you dont itunes sync the device afterwards as this sends app information to apple and verifies legitimate apps to pirate as what this program does is takes a previous licence to the app that they somehow have ie a masterkey and then distribute this which overides apples app verification process

    • ar9avv

      Kuaiyong doesnt work after itunes patch and ask for apple id and passwordand then suddenly crashes … but it has a fix . The fix is checked and firstly you should have to pcs … then on one pc on which it isnt working on that you should download the apps and thencopy it to other pc … now in other pc firstly install kauiyong and then disconnect internet and now double click on copied apps from other pc and then it will ask for ok(chinese lang) in kauiyong and then app will show in kuaiyong now right click on app and choose the third option with connected device and paid app will get installed … this is working 100%till 4th dec 2013 thanks(i dont support piracy this is only for devlopment and learning) ar9avv arnav gupta

    • Arjun Patel

      its nothing like that… connect ur idevice and oepn kuaiyong and click on hammer and screw driver icon.. and click the button it will remove te patch and ull b able to open the app again.. :D for more querys email me at av72978@hotmail.co.uk

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  • nyi nyilwin

    i have error 403..why.???

    • besweeet

      Where at?

  • Just-mahdi

    how to update apps after being installed on device.

    they appear in update section in appstore, when i click update it ask for apple id and password but doesn’t work.

    thanks in advance

    • besweeet

      You’ll have to wait for the Windows program to get the updated version.

      • Just-mahdi

        thanks for the quick reply :)

        waiting for better and english version

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  • http://www.facebook.com/weraser4 Wer Aser

    it’s a great program

    • besweeet

      It doesn’t work like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/weraser4 Wer Aser

    It is work for me. :) but please anyone could tell me how to import ipa into it? Thanks
     

  • MeBeSad

    Is there navigon or tomtom to download on this? i can’t find it

  • K_d

    when i clicked the wrench then the green button…the bar froze at some point. why??

  • Cachucho

    Amaizing

  • Almostcash

    I have a question. how do we update the app which we install via Kuaiyong? i got some apps from Kuaiyong, and later on in the app center on the iphone there is a update of that app and when i try to say update it ask for apple id and password, and even after providing the details it never allow it to update. so is there any work around for it?? is any body have the same problem??

    • besweeet

      The solution is simple: buy the app! You shouldn’t be on a cracked app long enough to even think about updates.

      • Kyle

        Horse dung, the developers should be getting paid by the massive Apple corporation. The users spend a fortune on the hardware created by child labor in developing countries. It is a symbiotic relationship between the developers and the massive hardware corporations. This whole, “you are an evil pirate”, story is the biggest load of Western Imperialist crap I have ever heard. Freedom, Equality, Justice, yeh right, more like greed, fat arses and Macdonalds. Crack the heck out of these apps, if Apple dissapears at least there will be less greedy bastards in this world. And if the developers cannot make any money anymore and decide to join a sharing and caring community rather than a Gestapo Police state, well, then, the world would be better off and more knowledge would be shared. Live free Almostcash, screw these policeman they are all only worried about there fat white asses, they do not give a sh1t whom it affects.

        • Kyle

          Who are you anyways, some policemen? Go jump in a lake, you might think you control the world with your Imperialist paradigm, but guess what, China actually ownes all you pigs and when they decide to call in their fair dues, you will all be using your ipads to make fire so you can cook your dog, because money will be worth nothing. Open your eyes egotistical fools. And, yes, any chance I get I will hack, crack, bake, snack, whack, any iOS device and it’s software, it is the only way to make the thing usable without blowing the budget. It is only android developers I support because they are a community not some yappy police knowitalls. Now, go back to your world that you think you rule.

  • Prashast18

    hey i m using an ipad i by mistake synced into itunes now the apps r not working its asking for user id any ideas ???? 

    • Arjun Patel

      connect ur idevice and open kuaiyong and click on hammer and screw driver icon.. and click the button it will remove te patch and ull b able to open the app again.. :D for more querys email me at av72978@hotmail.co.uk

  • Palaciosdanny00

    hello everyone, where can I download the software? Wasn’t able to download from the kuiayong website

  • Bubbletea219

    can i install a cracked app i download from other sources and use kuaiyong to install it into my ipad?

  • fika

    i install the apps directly from my ipad, i want to know where is the directory of all downloaded apps from kuaiyong
    and how to sync the apps downloaded from kuaiyong in ipad to the pc version? thanks
    really need your help

  • SUBASH

    hello can you guide me about how to repair the crashed programmes installed through kuaiyong?

    • besweeet

      Buying the app has a 99% chance of fixing your issues.