Download free iOS games & apps with AppCake

Once your iDevice is jailbroken you may wonder how to download free iOS games & apps.  In order to do it you need to get modified .ipa files.  An IPA file is a game or app file format from Apple.  The thing here is that we need a modified IPA file that is unlocked, to do so, there are numerous virtual AppStore alternatives such as AppCake.  Today we will show you how to install and play with AppCake on your iDevice.

What you need to do before proceeding

Install AppCake repository (a list of all top and best cydia repo)

How to install AppCake and download free iOS games & apps

1. Open Cydia from your iDevice and search for package name ‘AppCake’.

Cydia Search

Cydia Search AppCake

2. Click on AppCake and then on top right corner to install it.

Cydia AppCake Installation Screen

3. There should be an AppCake icon on your iDevice screen, tap on it to open it.

AppCake Icon

4. The following screen is the main page of AppCake. As you can see you have on the left :

AppCake (best and top free apps & games)

Categories (all free apps & games ordered by categories)

Downloads (all active, pending and completed downloads)

Search (search for anything within AppCake)

Updates (AppCake’s updates will be displayed there)

AppCake Main Screen

5. Tap on settings’ icon on top right corner.  Within AppCake’s settings you can change the following :

– Automatic install of downloaded applications : All downloads will automatically install itself after completion.

– Delete after install : .ipa file will be deleted immediately after its installation. Useful to keep everything clean.

– Keep Awake : will keep your iDevice screen alive, this helps keep downloads alive.  Resume for download does not always work great.

– And more features..

AppCake Settings Screen

6. When you search for a free app or game, and you tap one it, AppCake make it look similar to AppStore.  You can see screenshots of it, download it, buy it or just share it to your friends.

AppCake Game Preview

7. When you want to download, tap on ‘Download’.  You will then notice multiple mirrors for .ipa file, you can try them until you find one that work.

AppCake Download Screen


With a jailbroken device you can do anything you like on your iDevice.  There are now alternatives to AppStore which are free such as previously seen AppCake.  Always make sure you have purchased apps or games before you download them from there.

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