Jailbroken your iPad 2 recently? Most of our readers are complaining that they are facing an issue, API Error to be precise, when trying to access Installous at any point in time. This post will guide you on how to fix Installous API Error on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Before we proceed, if you have stumbled upon here without any knowledge of how to get Installous on your jailbroken iOS device, follow our detailed guide posted here in order to get Installous on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The post also contains a video guide that is going to make everything easier for you to understand.
And if you don't even know how to jailbreak an iOS device, you can follow our detailed tutorial on jailbreaking iPad 2 and supported iOS devices via JailbreakMe 3.0. Alternatively, here's links for jailbreaking iOS 4.3.3 using redsn0w and sn0wbreeze on iPhone, iPad 1 and iPod touch.
Right so first you must understand why you face the API Error issue. If you have previously been using Installous, you'll know that this issue was rarely faced. However, since JailbreakMe iPad 2 jailbreak went live, huge amount of traffic started rolling in for Installous and naturally, the servers had to crumble. Picture this: Servers that are already coping with millions of jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches immediately have to cope with thousands of freshly jailbroken iPad 2. At the moment, the issue exists but for a short period of time. The day when JailbreakMe 3.0 went live, most people couldn't use Installous the whole night.
Dissident, the force behind Installous posted the following message on July 6:
Chances are, you're a new iOS jailbreaker. Since last night's jailbreak release, we've quadrupled in traffic and our servers are doing their best to cope. I'll be working pretty hard to keep things online, but every once in a while you'll meet a couple slow platches. Sorry!
So one of the solutions that we suggested to a couple of readers and it actually worked out for them was that you first remove Installous and the Hackulous repository from Cydia. Then reinstall the repository and Installous once again on your device. Reboot your device and launch Installous. As simple as this sounds, this has actually worked for many people.
If this doesn't work for you, then waiting it out is the only option here. It is clear from Dissident's message that regardless of the fact that server side work is underway, Installous users will have to bear with the slow patches and the inevitable API Error messages. If you can't access Installous at any particular time, its better that you try again in an hour or so, with the hope that traffic be relatively thin when you try.
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