AppAddict is a fairly new and is being considered as one of the most recent Installous alternatives. While it may not be as old as the other .ipa installers, it has created an unshakeable fan following of its own in the jailbreak community. There are a lot of people who have started liking AppAddict and find it to be a great place to look for free apps.
Needless to say, AppAddict requires a jailbroken iOS device. If you already own a jailbroken device then you will be able to proceed quickly, but if you do not then jailbreak it first. Next, you must ensure that Cydia is installed on your iOS device. This is necessary for installing AppAddict.
The next thing is, that if you do not have it already, then you must install AppSync. You must make sure that the AppSync version that you are installing is based on the iOS version that you are using. Users who are on iOS 7 must install AppSync iOS7+. Keep in mind that installing the wrong version of AppSync can lead to problems for the device. Similarly, there are new versions for all new versions of iOS, so make sure that you find the right version depending on the device that you are using.
How to Install AppSync
Now open Cydia and go to Manage and then Sources, then Edit and finally tap on Add. This will bring up a text box where you must add a repo which has AppAddict. The best source for AppAddict is xsellize, so use this link http://cydia.xsellize.com. Now once Cydia verifies the link, go ahead and tap on Add Source so that the repo can be added to Cydia. Now you will get the option to Return to Cydia and you will find yourself back in the Sources page.
Here, you must tap on the repo you just added and choose the correct version of AppSync depending on the firmware you are using on your iOS device. Once you have installed AppSync, tap on Respring so that you can be taken back to your home screen.
How to Install AppAddict
Now open your browser and go to appaddict.org. On the AppAddict website, you will see the option to install it to your device. Tap on the slider and AppAddict will begin installing to your device. Once it is installed, you will notice the icon on your home screen. Tap on the icon to open the app and use it.
How to Use AppAddict
Once you open the app, you will find yourself in the categories section. When you swipe right you will be able to tap on Search and then type the name of the app that you are looking for. Then you can locate the app from the list of results and tap on it. Once you tap on the particular app, you will notice the iTunes description for the app. Here you need to tap on Links and you will notice a number of links from which you can download the app.
Once you pick the link you want to download the app from, you will be taken to the host site. If you already have a paid account with the host that you have chosen then you can download quickly or else you must choose free or slow download to proceed downloading the app. You may either be presented with a captcha or you may have to wait for a timer before you can download.
Once the app has been downloaded, you can swipe right and tap on the installer. Here you will get a list of the .ipa files that were downloaded. Choose the one that you wish to install and then install it. You will be asked again then tap on install again. The installation progress can be checked on your home screen and in a few seconds your app should be ready for you to try it.
With the help of these steps you can install any apps in AppAddict after you have successfully installed AppAddict to your phone. Since the time Installous was shutdown, AppAddict has been able to prove that it can work as an effective alternative with its continuously growing library.