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How to install Iphone applications

19 December 2009 Written by: 3 Comments

Here is the post about how to install a iPhone application using itunes. Iphone is the mobile Phone sold by apple inc. it is an internet and multimedia enabled smart phone. IPhone is extremely thin (only 11.6 millimeters thick) but wider and longer than many comparable devices. The display area is a 3.5-inch wide screen multi-touch interface with unusually high resolution (160 pixels per inch). Unlike most other smart phones, IPhone does not use a hardware keyboard. To navigate, a user uses multiple taps and drags to navigate through a mobile version of Apple’s OS X operating system like IPod, IPhone synchronizes data with a user’s personal computer, using iTunes as a client software and Apple’s proprietary USB port. IPhone is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, including Vista.

how to install iphone app

Phone’s features include

  • Bluetooth connectivity for short range with other Iphones and pc’s.
  • Support for the 802.11b and 802.11g standards.
  • Automatic detection of wifi networks.
  • The use of quadband GSM and SIM cards to access cellular networks.
  • EDGE support for high-speed data transfer where available.

Apple says that iPhone carries 8 hours of life on the internal lithium-ion battery for talk or video, and up to 24 hours for music mode. The device ships with either a 4 or 8 GB hard drive, an Intel CPU and Apple’s OS X operating system, modified for mobile use.
When we purchase iPhone it comes pre loaded media management software and communication software. Including

  • ITunes
  • Safari web browser
  • Iphoto used with camera
  • Imap
  • POP3

How to install iPhone applications

If you wanted to install third-party native software in your iPhone but you didn’t had the necessary technical knowledge or courage, the newly updated iPhone Installer.app will make it so easy that it will be very hard to resist. We have tried it in Mac OS X and, as you will see in the tutorial after the jump, it works perfectly -including the installation of applications over Wi-Fi and EDGE.
Once you download the application from the link below, you only have to connect your iPhone to your Mac (PowerPC and Intel will work, we have tried both) and run the script from the Mac OS X Terminal. Doing this is quite simple:


  • Download the installation file to your desktop.
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer using the provided cable.
  • Deactivate the iPhone automatic synchronization in iTunes before proceeding and close iTunes.

Steps :

  • Go to Utilities in your Applications folder and find Terminal.
  • Double-click on Terminal.
  • In the Terminal, go to the folder that contains the application installation script. You can easily do this by typing cd in the command line, then space, then dragging the iPhone Installer folder into the Terminal Window. This will automatically paste the path in the Terminal. If you saved the iPhone Installer folder to your desktop like we told you, it will look something like this:

cd /Users/your_user_name/Desktop/iPhoneInstaller/

  • Hit the return key to change to that folder.
  • Now run the script, which is called get_installer.sh, by typing the following:


  • The script will now run, asking you what version of firmware do you have. If you updated your iPhone, you will have 1.0.1. If not, select 1.0 by typing the option.
  • The script will automatically download the necessary restore file from the Apple servers.
  • When it’s done, it will prompt you to hold the home button (with the square) and the power button (on the top) at the same time (hold first the home, then hold the power).
  • When the message “Connect to iTunes” appear in your iPhone, release the buttons and let the thing do its magic.
  • The iPhone will restart and you will find a new icon in your home screen

steps to install iphone apps

You can disconnect the iPhone now. If you want, enable automatic sync in ITunes before disconnecting.
Now you will be able to install applications from the Installer. This is extremely simple.  Just open the Installer application and select the software you want to install.
One more thing: before installing any new applications, you may want to update the Installer itself by clicking on the “Update” tab.

Installing applications:
When you start Installer you will see only a hand full of applications. They are Nullriver’s apps, which include a BSD Subsystem and Mobile Terminal. To access all third-party software available, do the following:

  • Launch Installer on your iPhone. It will connect to the Internet and register the available packages.
  • Click on Community Resources package inside the Install tab.
  • You will see the detail. Click on the Install button.
  • After installing, you will see all the third-party applications currently available for iPhone.
  • Click on any of them, hit the Install button and enjoy.

“happy iphoning”


  • geeta said:

    thanks alot its very useful info

  • hadi said:

    nice and its damn useful =)

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