Hackulous shut down due to lack of activity

Yesterday, Hackulous updated its site to state that it was shutting up shop. For good. The service was essentially an app-based portal available to jailbroken devices that would give access to pirated iOS apps.

“We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We’re incredibly thankful for the support we’ve had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence.”

There is evidence to suggest that not all is as it seems. Some speculate that the site is shutting down due to lack of a real jailbreak for iOS 6. And, as noted by AppleInsider, it is a little contradictory to state that the forums are stagnant and unused, and to state that the moderators were finding it hard to keep them well managed. Surely it can’t be both very quiet, and difficult to maintain?

Personally, I’m pleased. The harder it is to get hold of pirated apps the better. Developers deserve to make money from their work, and those looking to get everything they want for free certainly never get any respect from me. Today’s iPhone never has and never will condone downloading copied content.

Via: Apple Insider

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  • Bratty

    Good. If you can afford a iphone, pay a cpl bucks for an app. Stealing from developers is not cool.

  • I don’t agree. If you live in a country where you can’t buy (Apple doesn’t allow you) apps or games, Instalous is the only way to get paid apps. I live in Serbia and i simply can’t get paid apps, even if i wan’t to. I’m all for paying the developers, but in this case Instalous rules. So, it would guess that i won’t be upgrading to iOS 6, cuz i have iOS 5.1.1 device that is jailbroken, and i will download as many games as i can, until it stops working.

  • RawanAbusalhieh

    you can buy itunes card and simply buy the apps

  • @RawanAbusalhieh I would like to do it, really i would, but there isn’t one in here, in our country. I asked in the store called iStyle, the only one selling Apple products, but they said that they don’t sell it. So, without Installous, i’m limited to free apps (and you know how many are there good free apps in App Store).