Update #2 – I since the update of WinPwn, QuickPwn, and the PwnageTool. . .the process below is no longer necessary to get the new Installer onto your device.
I suggest restoring to 2.0.2 and then jailbreaking with QuickPwn. . .you can follow the Jailbreak Guide for step by step instructions.
Be sure to check out our list of Installer 4.0 Sources
Update – It seems a hand full of you have been getting an issue that causes Installer to crash when you attempt to open it. This happens when the permissions aren’t set correctly(chmod). You set the permissions with steps 6 and 7 of the guide below. If Installer is crashing then your chmod commands aren’t working for some reason. Either you have moved your applications folder with BossTool. . .or maybe you’re not typing the commands correctly(they have to be exact).
This has worked for me and many others. If you are experiencing this crash issue the best thing I can do is suggest that you restore(to the 2.0 firmware) and start with a freshly jailbroken device. Then when you go through the guide below make sure you do each step exactly as it says.
It seems the BETA version of Installer has been leaked. I’m not sure if this is intentional or not but in any case. . .we have installer!
– The RiP Dev team wants everyone to know that this is an ‘early beta‘ copy. This was LEAKED and was not intended to be released at this time. So, if there are bugs don’t blame the developers
Basically they are saying if you see a few crashes or bugs don’t worry. They are still working on it and a more stable version will be out soon. The bugs will NOT brick your device. . .it will just give an error in the Installer program if something isn’t working(check the video below to see the errors im talking about).
Note - Just like when Cydia came out, there isn’t much listed in Installer right now. Just because it’s the updated version doesn’t mean all the applications will magically work. They still have to be ported to work with the firmware itself(not the installation application).
Note – This is NOT for the ‘noobs’. This involves typing in the ‘command line’ terminal(to chmod Installer).
Now how do you get that onto your device? First you will need to have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch. . .then you’ll need 2 applications called WinSCP and putty.
1. After you have downloaded and extracted the Installer 4.0 beta archive. . .you need to upload it to your device.
2. Open WinSCP and login to your iPhone or iPod Touch. – The username is ‘root’ and the password is ‘alpine’.
3. Upload the ‘Installer.app’ folder to the /Applications/’ directory.
4. Close WinSCP and open up putty.
5. SSH into your device with putty – again the username is ‘root’ and the password is ‘alpine’.
6. Type this into putty after you have logged in
chmod -R 777 “/Applications/Installer.app”
7. After pressing enter, now type this into putty
chmod a+srx “/Applications/Installer.app/Installer”
8. Now press enter and that’s it!
9. Restart your iPhone or iPod Touch and you’ll have your Installer 4.0 beta app installed correctly.
Update – Commenter Smiley says. . .
You can run the above commands in WinSCP too once youâ€™ve copied Installer.app to the Applications directory.
Hit Ctrl+T and paste the commands in. Hit execute.
Voila. Working installer and no need to install PuTTY. :D