Apple Mac App Store Cracked Already, Get Any Paid App for Free

Mac App store Hack

It seems that the Apple Mac app store has DRM has already been cracked. An iPhone developer tweeted out the way to get any paid app for free which is available in Mac app store and install it successfully without shelling out a single penny.

The developer demonstrated the hack by copying  app package contents of a free Mac store app like Twitter and then replacing the paid apps (from pirated store) package contents with that. He is using the .dmg file of the popular game Angry Birds for explaining the hack. This means that you can install pirated apps or third-party apps right inside Mac app store and load it

This was tweeted out from his account claiming the hack,

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Steps to hack Mac app store & get paid apps for free [DEMO]:

1. Install the latest Snow Leopard update (10.6.6).

2. Sign into the new App Store (in your dock).

3. Download Twitter, it’s free (link). Now Go to Applications folder and locate Twitter.

4. Right click and select Show Package Contents, navigate to Contents folder and copy _CodeSignature, _MASReceipt and CodeResources.

5. Download Angry Birds ( ) and run the .dmg file.

6. Now drag Angry Birds into the Applications folder. Right click, Show Package Contents, navigate to Contents folder and delete _CodeSignature, _MASReceipt and CodeResources. Now paste in the files you copied from the Twitter app .

Done, now have the paid app from mac store (or pirate source) for free.

PS : Software piracy is illegal and this post only for educational purpose.


  1. Anders Hansen says:

    Is it possible to update your cracked apps?
    If you have a cracked app you want to update, you need to sign in to the account it was bought with.

  2. you don’t need to do the 6 step cuz honestly i don’t see what the point is of doing it. you’ll still be able to use the app even if you don’t do it.

  3. umm.... yeah.... says:

    I have seen many tutorials showing the same method. There is only one thing I don’t understand: What’s the point of cracking an app that you purchased?!? and what about Kickback??? it was supposed to be released in February today is the 15. of August and it’s neither been released nor are there any news about it. did apple kill it or was it fake or what?

  4. how about those other apps which needs to pay besides angry bird??use the same method??

    • apple is expensive says:

      It doesnt work, ALL the tutorials use angry birds, NONE of them use anything else because it does not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. slawrunner says:

    I think it’s wrong to download paid apps for free. There is a difference in quality between the free and the paid. It is the bread and butter of many app creators to receive some money for their efforts and creation. It is a form of thievery to “help yourself” to paid apps.

  6. when was the update

  7. Yea it doesn’t work anymore. I’m pretty sure it was patched in lieu of this ‘hack’. Thanks for the info though.

  8. this worked for me, thanks.

    I am not paying again for that stupid angry birds, already bought it once on my iPhone once on my iPad and then again for christmas. How much money do they expect to make from one lone CEO?!

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