Install app from .ipa package is now just one click from the toolbar on ifunbox.

iFunbox will transfer the selected ipa packages to iDevices and involve the official app installation service on iOS to complete the installation. Unlike .deb and .pxl packages, .ipa package is installed with low privilege, which prevents the installed app from destroying core iOS components due to bugs or malicious codes.

To install .ipa purchased with your own Apple ID from the App Store, the installation works without Jailbreak. However,  to install unsigned .ipa package on the internet, you need to jailbreak first and then install AppSync from Cydia. Otherwise, the installation will fail and you will see something like ‘Result of the last app installation: 0 succeeded, 1 failed.’


So, remember two things here: Jailbreak and AppSync.

How to install AppSync?
1) Open Cydia and tap [Manage] tab.
2) Enter [Sources]
3) Tap [Edit] and then [Add]
4) Input “” and [Add Source]. Wait a while for the data synchronization.
5) Now search for Appsync for your iOS version.
6) Install AppSync and reboot.

Here’s a demo video

>> Related article: Installation failed. Error# e8008015.

Any other questions? See our FAQ


124 Thoughts on “Install .ipa to iPhone/iPad with iFunBox

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  2. JarJarBinks on November 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm said:

    Hello, i have a music CD and have converted it with a program to mp3. Now i want to put it into iphone, but using itunes sync is really a mess. (Deleting some of my app if I download it directly from my iphone in the app store)

    I heard about ifunbox and i go for a check. It makes the Iphone looks like a windows explorer. GOod job, BUT!!!! Music transfer doesn’t show, but in stead i only get Recovery music and Video. So export out my iphone possible but no import. I tried the method to drag it to the location var\mobile\media\itunes_control\Music, to put on this root. It failed. I tried to drag using itunes, and it shows it hidden in 1 of the F01-F11 folders but with the filename changed. How can be manual using ifunbox to drag music to iphone now???

  3. feature request.

    how can I calculate the folder size and find which one is the biggest?

  4. This installous install has not worked for any of the 38 apps i’ve tried to install. Each one does appear in Installous/Downloads but when I tap I get the same error:
    Installation failed: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=13 “The operation couldn’t be completed. Permission denied.”

  5. clancybot on December 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm said:

    same prob with morgs.

  6. great!it works perfect….thanks

  7. Jagger on January 11, 2011 at 5:00 am said:

    Same as morgs’s.
    Installation failed: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=13 “The operation couldn’t be completed. Permission denied.”
    How to fix it ????

  8. clancybot on January 13, 2011 at 3:34 am said:

    thanks for this great application! very easy to use. i was able to install by downloading something first directly with installous then i downloaded an app and used ifunbox to transfer it to my iphone.

    Good luck!

  9. clancybot on January 13, 2011 at 3:39 am said:

    thanks for this great application! very easy to use. i was able to install by downloading something first directly with installous then i downloaded an app and used ifunbox to transfer it to my iphone.

    Good luck!

  10. Stickman on February 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm said:

    I reinstalled Installous and that seemed to fix the permissions and I was able to install ipa.

  11. very good application.better than itunes! all promote this on my blog.

  12. victor on March 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm said:

    hi i update the installous app trough cydia an then i update ifunbox on my pc,cuz appears a new update,but now mi ipa’s doesnt appear in the dowloads page on installous,i dont know why,before i dont have any problems

  13. victor on March 25, 2011 at 1:17 am said:

    my device its an iphone 4 ios 4.2.1 my version of installous its 4.4 and im using the version 1.3 of i fun box please help me because before i dont have any problems

  14. James on March 26, 2011 at 4:27 am said:

    same as Same as morgs’s.

  15. Ricardo on April 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm said:

    Same as Morgs.

    “Installation failed: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=13 “The operation couldn’t be completed. Permission denied.”

  16. People with “Installation failed: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=13 “The operation couldn’t be completed. Permission denied.”

    Try this fix

    Ssh into your idevice and see if the permissions are set correctly, first go to /applications/ and make sure the owner is set to mobile, then go to /var/mobile/documents/installous/downloads and press on the little blue arrow and go down to “permissions” and make sure the USER,GROUP,WORLD, are check marked for execute/write/read, also there make sure the ownership is marked as mobile! Not sure if this will help but you can try!

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  18. sattam on May 1, 2011 at 7:11 am said:

    Dc u r the best

  19. Dac Tung on May 9, 2011 at 7:48 am said:

    Last night, after installing that game, iFunbox confirmed that it had failed to install that game. I am wondering that just there is 446 MB on my storage ( it was 884MB before the process – I am not sure )

    Does it leave any trash file on my iPhone ?

  20. Riaz on May 20, 2011 at 3:10 am said:

    hi there i followed all the steps to install the app but when i do the search appsync nothing happens. what could i be doing wrong?

  21. cuteeirika on May 30, 2011 at 8:57 am said:

    Hi! Nice program! But I have some problems with it…==”. I installed AppSync and Installous already but I still get the message “Failed 0xe800004c” Please help!

  22. yusuf on June 2, 2011 at 2:30 am said:

    thanks i am try it

  23. Mohab on June 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm said:

    Very very good application it solves the problems with Installous instalation,
    thanks to everybody.

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  26. jose on July 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm said:

    my cydia was ok till i added this source now it just stuck on loading data

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  28. Anonymous on July 31, 2011 at 5:25 am said:

    I am not able to install cydia?

  29. THx everyone!!

  30. Failed

  31. 不懂者 on August 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm said:


  32. 初学者 on August 8, 2011 at 4:00 am said:


  33. Arslan on August 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm said:

    how can I copy restore contects to my iphone from os 4.0 to 3.1.3

  34. Thanks for this great application. But I have a fail when installing some ipa files. Failed (0xe8000080) . What does this mean? How to fix it? Thank you.

  35. my iphone is jailbroken but it says that it aint, and my cydia is crashing all the time. how can I fix all this, nothing works like it should :(… please help me someone!!

  36. hello (:

    I recently bought an ipodtough from a friend. He jailbreaked it, and gave me instructions how to install Whatsapp. I did that, but now I can’t open it. When I click on the Whatsapp-button, it only shows a empty page for 1 second and then jumps back to the menu. I removed it several times and putted it back on my Ipod, but it just doesn”t work. What do I do wrong?

  37. Anonymous on August 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm said:

    iFunBox App install: Failed (0xe8000050)

    WTF please help

  38. Reinstall appsync from cydia dont delete it first just choose the reinstall option. It will rewrite the permissions works on devices up to 4.3.3. Problem with errors solved.

  39. איציק on September 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm said:

    וואווו פגז לא האמנתי עד שהתקנתי דרך התוכנה ואין לי יותר מילים

  40. Can someon please help. How can I install it on Ipad 2?


  41. j2000teen on September 13, 2011 at 6:21 am said:

    It worked for when I installed the Whatsapp for the first time via ifunbox (My Ipod Touch is Jailed and the app is paid for). But when I had plugged my Ipod Touch and itunes popped up, it asked me to authorise or deauthorise my computer and by deauthorising, the Whatsapp was deleted from the Ipod Touch. I installed it again via ifunbow but now I get this error message “Cannot connect to WhatsApp server. Please try again later.” Any suggestions on how to fix this?

  42. Hi, can anyone please put a tutorial on how to back up apps into .ipa format, cause when I did that it extracted the apps into a folder format and not .ipa, and what is the way to convert the folder into .ipa, Thanks inadvance for your response.

  43. Ayub Ranjhani on September 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm said:

    iFunBox App install: Failed (0xe8000050)

  44. Ranjhani Ayub on September 29, 2011 at 12:27 am said:

    iFunBox App install: Failed (0xe8000050)

  45. thekrishna on September 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm said:


    Whatsapp is only valid for the iphone. If you sync your ipod touch, itunes will remove it no matter what. Whatsapp stopped supporting whatsapp for ipod touch and ipad a long time ago for no reason (imho)

  46. Ranjhani Zain on October 1, 2011 at 12:44 am said:

    iFunBox App install: Failed (0xe8000050)

  47. nicedevil on October 4, 2011 at 6:19 pm said:

    Can anyone tell me what the error 0xff00feee is about?
    When I try to instal api using AppFastIn it shows me that error.
    plz help me

  48. I get this error
    Failed (0xe8003ffe)
    also with iTunes i get this error. Nothing could help me.

  49. kymchogyi on October 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm said:

    I have some matter with apps for my iphone.

    First problem:
    I installed purchased apps with latest i-funbox (using AppFastIn) and
    it shows succeed in PC. But when I play this app, it will close
    immediately and I can’t play any apps.
    My iphone are not jailbreak and ios firmware is 4.3.

    Second problem:
    I installed my purchased apps into my closest friend’s iphone ( that
    is already jailbreaked and installed AppSync for 4+).
    But the problem is the same as above and can’t open any apps after
    installation is succeed.

    What error is it? Please for any suggestions, I’m looking forward for reply.

  50. i still cant understand

  51. Thanks worked perfect

  52. Anonymous on October 21, 2011 at 1:42 am said:

    Cydia app ?

  53. so it says the .ipsw installer will work without a jailbreak… but you need to install packages from cydia…. thats just a little contradictory don’t you think?

  54. Сергей on November 1, 2011 at 2:11 am said:

    У меня iphone 4 os 5 прошил cydia есть установил AppSync но через iTunes кидаю выдает ошибку что делать?

  55. Hello, I have a problem with my computer (Win.XP), it doesn’t recognize i-funbox app while my I pad 2 has been connectd to computer via USB cable, but it is wired that my I pad 2 recognize other computer except mine.

    Could you tell me about this issue? I am looking forward to recieving you comments and resolutions?


  56. To copy Music from PC to iDevice .. u can use the myTunes from Cydia

    This will allow u to see the music files in the human readable for (English) name of song…

    The location will be /private/var/mobile/media/myTunes

  57. abujasem on December 11, 2011 at 3:11 pm said:

    السلام عليكم
    شكرا علي المعلومات استفدت منكم كثيرا والبرنامج راةع ةفي تطور اتمني لكم التوفيق

  58. i have an app called ”shadowgun” which is suppose to install on my ipod 4g but fails and i have downloaded app sync so wtf ffs

  59. alloush alaa on December 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm said:

    hi all please help me i have i pad2 501 and i dont have Jailbreak please i cant install any thing any one can help????

  60. horace on January 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm said:

    hi i was trying to solve this problem but it says error there isnt any host named hackulo

  61. failed to install


    itouch 4.2.1

    need help

    others are ok , some game failed with this reason

    pls help

  62. hi,iYune App install: Failed error: (0xE8000004)

    I installed appsynce 5+ for my iPhone 4s.

    please Help me,,,

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  64. every thing works fine with me but when i try to open the app on my ipad its crash to home screen so fast

  65. If you don’t have to jailbreak to download apps to your phone, then how come you need cydia appsync? Can anyone help me download an ipa to my unjailbroken phone?

  66. How can i install appsync to cydia if my itouch wifi notworking? is there a way to install appsync to cydia in offline mode?

    many thanks

  67. kaiqiangxia on February 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm said:


  68. Here’s one for ya ….. I have a 2g iphone jail broke redsnow. before I started I have a unlock slider the doesn’t work. So Cydia can’t be loaded to load openssh. ( No SSH in this verison of redsnow New verison of redsnow have SSH but they do not recognize my ipsw verison for this 2G Iphone) Remember this is only a USB possible connection WiFi is out of the question here. I need to get to the root drive on the Iphone to replace the slider file. — What would be nice is a PCto iphone remote controlin a PC program — There is a Iphone app for remote control But again the slide will not let me in. I know the digitizer works cause I can power off using the red slider. I found the file that cures the slider problem but I cannot get it to the root drive without SSH loaded for Ifunbox to do the job over USB. Thanks in advance….Dev Team

  69. Oh a little Note — I perfer Ubuntu but there is more programs written for windows at this time.

  70. hello, i am just curious on how can i install cydia in my ipod touch without jailbreaking. because it says here that i can’t download appsync without it, so can anyone help me.. please?

  71. BAGWIS on March 9, 2012 at 10:10 am said:

    hi i installed an app and it said failed (-16711954

  72. Anmol on March 10, 2012 at 5:52 am said:

    I downloaded FIFA12 and it keeps crashing.
    It used to work just fine after removing and then reinstalling from installous.
    I reset my Iphone nd now it isn’t der in installous so I have to open iTunes and connect to my laptop every time.
    Can I transfer an app from iTunes to installous?

  73. Anonymous on March 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

    porra nao

  74. Fireward71 on March 26, 2012 at 3:24 am said:

    I have the same problem as kinoral, can someone please explain how to put apps back into .ipa format from a folder

  75. i hv a jailbroken ipad, but it doesnt hv a cydia on it, how to install the cydia app? thx, reply plz

  76. castillo on April 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm said:

    this work 4 me iphone 3g ios cfw 4.1.2

  77. Anonymous j on April 6, 2012 at 4:24 am said:

    where can i download cydia

  78. Anonymous on April 18, 2012 at 1:45 am said:

    iFunBox App install: Failed (-402636802)

    What do you mean?

  79. adnan on May 8, 2012 at 2:06 am said:

    hi plz tell me when i add url as in cydia source when add url he shows me error
    verification error
    the request timed out

  80. gaurav bhawsar on May 26, 2012 at 2:55 am said:


  81. Poon on May 28, 2012 at 10:54 am said:

    0xe800004c <—-what is this error code mean?

    why I cannot install a application=.=
    zillion of thanks!

  82. RAMO on June 2, 2012 at 7:16 am said:

    i keep having ‘failed (-402620415)

  83. Ryan on June 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm said:

    So can you install any ipa file you find on the internet without jailbreaking?

  84. Austin on July 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm said:

    to kinoral,
    back up apps into .ipa format using iPhone or iPod touch, install crackulous from cydia (the same as installous).. and in Crackulous, just simply click app u want to back up , it’ll be done.
    By using iFun box, u can also back up ,too..
    1. go to -user applications
    2. and right click on app u want to back up
    3. then, click “back up to .ipa package”
    ……try it..!!

  85. Fred on July 16, 2012 at 2:08 am said:

    Hi, I just jailbroke my Iphone 4s. After I install an app package in installous, the installation was ok but the app doesn’t work. Why? Please help me. And I have the same question as KINORAL. Even when I can backup an app with .ipa format, It doesn’t work in another Iphone.
    Thanks and awaiting your quick reply

  86. kaye on July 22, 2012 at 7:50 am said:

    help me with this error (-402653104) thaankyou!

  87. Hi!
    I am trying to install .ipa packages n once in a while an app fails to install and error (-402653104) is given. I have installed Appsync from cydia but still the installation fails. Can you please suggest a solution?

  88. thanks

  89. Hi, think I’ve made the big newbie mistake on my iPad 2 (5.1.1) :
    - Followed jailbreak operations with Absinthe 2.0.4 (Mac OSX) : Cydia installed.
    - Tried to launch Cydia : Cydia refused to launch.
    - Displayed iPad content with iFunBox : selected Cydia then deleted it (think this is the fatal error).
    - Re-tried the whole Absinthe jailbreak procedure many times and always get the same message : “ERROR: Device already jailbroken! Detected untether”.

    Am I definitly screwed up or is there any solution ?

    Thanks for answering

  90. I need you guys to help woth something please. I first had 2 GB of free storage on my iPhone 4S. I tried to Install a 1GB ipa file using iFunbox, but my phone said that there was no more space. I checked in Setting>General> Storage and there was 0.0MB left. My guess is that it used the first 1GB to copy it, and the other to extract it. The application wasn’t installed. So where does iFunbox copy the ipa so i could delete it? and where are the files that were extracted from the ipa? Please Help

  91. mahmoud on October 5, 2012 at 5:59 am said:

    error not involved when i install fifa 13 how to fix

  92. My iphone 3Gs isn’t recognized by ifunbox when connect it to the PC. There’s this message on ifunbox:

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/ifunbox/public_html/mini/index.php on line 132

  93. AwesomeMAn on October 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm said:

    Failed (-402653104) help ipad

  94. Failed (-402653173) is resolved by reinstalling iFunbox.

  95. ereaser on December 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm said:

    i unchecked wifi sync in itunes, but ifunbox still can wifi connect my iphone. What if im in a public wifi, others using ifunbox can still catch my iphone? How to disable wifi sync totally?

  96. Failed (-402653058)?????

  97. Guys who got 402653104 error. It’s probably because of a corruption in the .ip file you are trying to install.

  98. Anonymous on December 20, 2012 at 10:03 am said:

    thanks guys

  99. I failed to install the Cracked ipa.
    Got Failed (-402620415) error code.
    Can some one tell me?

  100. I’ve installed whatsapp messenger and i’ve had the itunes problem so i’ve installed again and it says my ipod is not supported! I don’t know if it worked before syncing with itunes but now it doesn’t work. Please help me…

  101. Anonymous on December 29, 2012 at 8:55 am said:

    error# e8008001. sorry for the inconvenience .please send us feedback

  102. (-402653104) error when i install ipa file pls help

  103. Roosevelt on January 12, 2013 at 12:46 am said:

    i have downloaded real boxing ipa and want to install it on my ipad 2 but it wont install with ifunbox.Please help

  104. William Brohinsky on January 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm said:

    I tried to install iFileExpress 1.3 using iTunes and iFunBox, and both said that it failed for the same reason: not compatible with my iPod Touch. iFunBox was nicer: it told me that I had to have my iOS at 4.1 or higher.

    Except… my Touch is 4.2.1.

    Is there a reason that installation would fail for 4.2.1 when 4.1 is the requirement? Is it because my Touch is a 2G 8gig? Is it possible to make iFileExpress work on a 2G? I ask because iFunBox does.

  105. I get the following error when installing an app (.ipa) to an iPhone 5:

    “Error# e8008015 Sorry for the inconvenience. Please send us feedback.”

    How do I resolve this? IFunBox worked fine installing apps to an iPhone 3.


  106. iFunBox App install: Failed (-402653058) cant install any reply help pls

  107. farshid on February 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm said:

    ios 6.1 and jailbreak and install appsync6.x but i have this error Failed (-402620395) -new ipad

  108. BitBoy on February 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

    ERR (-402653104) can also be caused by a corrupt .ipa file. Download it again. If it still fails download it from another source.

  109. thanks alot alex its work to install ipa for Error “Failed (-402653173)”
    Reinstall Ifunbox :)

  110. renault regan on February 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm said:

    i wanted to know if the installation of ipa via i funbox will copy the installation package to ipad. since i want to free up space can i delete copied installation package of .ipa file after its installation manually from ipad

  111. When installing on an iPhone 4s running 6.1 and latest Appsync I get the error e8000080

  112. Hi!
    I installed an ipa, but when I tried to delete it, the icon is still there. Even after I even used iFile to manually delete it, it’s still there!! PLZ help thnx


    reinstall into
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support


  114. Scott H on February 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm said:

    How do I uninstall iFunbox from Windows 7 PC? It doesn’t show up in control panel and there is no uninstaller in the iFunbox directory.

  115. I can’t install NBA 2K13 .ipa I have downloaded many times from vshare and put it keeps saying invalid ipa, I then tried installing from iFunBox and keeps coming with error

  116. Anonymous on March 5, 2013 at 11:32 pm said:

    worked for me to,,,.thanks

  117. Steve on March 6, 2013 at 9:20 am said:

    Hi, I’m trying to install Real racing 3 with a .ipa file I downloaded via iTunes. The problem is that it keeps sending me this failed instalation code iFunbox: Failed (-402653104).
    I really want to solutionate the problem and i would appreciate if you could help me in any way.

  118. Testign on March 9, 2013 at 5:29 am said:

    Installed aposync 2.6 on iphone4 ios6.1.2 jailbroken via invasion.
    then cracked *.ipa packs installed successfully.
    Thank you,

  119. How to install cydia apps in iphone. Could you please explain

  120. Bibhu Malla on March 27, 2013 at 1:30 am said:

    sorry my iphone 3G 4.1 couldn’t find the “” i tried so many times but failed.. so what should i do now…

  121. Lee kah poh on June 13, 2013 at 4:20 am said:

    What should I do my iPad download already but I don know how to use

  122. Anonymous on September 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm said:

    Why other IPA games are not allowed… It’s should asked permission on itunes

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