Whether you want to install the latest iOS 10 Jailbreak (Yalu iOS 10.1) or sideload iOS apps on your non-jailbroken, you can do so by using Cydia Impactor. Cydia Impactor also known as Cydia Eraser is a utility by Cydia that let install .ipa files of your favorite apps and tweaks in your iPhone or iPad without Jailbreak.
At first the ability of Cydia Impactor to sideload iOS apps was only utilized for a few apps like Pokemon Go ++. It was used to sideload iOS app for a modified version of Pokemom Go with in-built teleportation. The ability of Cydia Impactor to install .ipa files to side load iOS apps is similar to that of XCode.
Use Cydia impactor to install .ipa files
Cydia Impactor is an app similar to XCode that lets you install .ipa files on your iOS device to sideload them. But the problem with XCode is that it’s not compatible with windows-based computers. XCode is developed by Apple as a tool for software development for third-party developers. Apple app developers use xCode to develop apps for Apple’s different operating systems.
xCode is only for developers using Mac-computers to make apps for iOS, macOS, and WatchOS for Apple devices. While it can be used to sideload iOS apps using Mac-based computers, developers using windows have to install a virtual machine on their computers. They run xCode to sideload iOS apps on their virtual machines on their windows based computer.
This problem has been solved by Cydia Impactor that is available for all the versions and different operating systems such as MacOS, Windows, Linux (32/64 bit). It was originally a tweak to remove Jailbreak from your iOS device and get iOS stock apps back on your device. Therefore, it was named as Cydia Eraser. But Cydia Impactor of today does a lot more.
How to sideload iOS apps using Cydia Impactor
- Install Cydia Impactor. Choose the version of Cydia Impactor for the operating system of your device.
- Launch Cydia Impactor.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer.
- Wait for Cydia Impactor to recognize your device.
- Use Cydia Impactor to display your iOS device.
- Now drag the .ipa file that you want to install on your device and drop it on Cydia Impactor.
- It will prompt you to enter your Apple ID and password. This is to sign you in with Apple’s free developer’s account.
With this, Cydia Impactor will side load the iOS app on your iOS device and you can find it installed in your iPhone or iPad. But you must remember that you will need to repeat these exact steps again every week as you in case of xCode. This is because Cydia Impactor and xCode use free Apple developer account which expires every 7 days.
This is a limitation of Apple and not of Cydia Impactor or xCode. But otherwise, if you find any error or glitch in Cydia Impactor, the developer of Cydia Impactor encourages you to share it because Cydia Impactor is still in development phase.
Sideload iOS 10 app for Yalu Jailbreak iOS 10.1
Quite interesting to note is that the first Jailbreak for iOS 10 i.e. Yalu Jailbreak iOS 10 – 10.1.1 is available to install as .ipa file. Therefore you need to use Cydia Impactor to side load iOS 10 app for Yalu Jailbreak.
To install .ipa file for Yalu Jailbreak you need to install the latest version of Cydia Impactor so it can support Yalu Jailbreak 10.1.1. If you still find it difficult, you can follow the tutorial to side load Yalu Jailbreak 10.1 here on our website.