Cydia Impactor

Cydia Impactor download for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

General information

  • Category: Other accessories
  • Version: 0.9.52
  • Last update: Jun 4, 2019
  • OS: Windows, Mac, Linux
  • License: freeware

What is Cydia Impactor?

Cydia Impactor is a free application packed with a lot of useful features including an option to install IPA files on iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Moreover, use Impactor to sideload APK files on Android devices or exploit the series of Android "Master Key" vulnerabilities.

Cydia Impactor download files are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac. For iOS, if you are using either Windows or Mac OS, you need to have iTunes installed to access all features. There is no need to install Xcode to use the software (also to sign IPA files).

Cydia Impactor on Windows 10

With Cydia Impactor 0.9.51, it is easy to sideload apps. The user needs just to plug the device (iPhone, iPad, iPod) into the computer (USB driver), select an IPA file, enter Apple ID and app-specific password. Install IPA files without jailbreak on any iOS 11 and iOS 12 device.

After it, Cydia Impactor will prepare the app, sign the IPA file, and sideload the app on your iOS system. If everything goes as expected, the sideloaded IPA will be installed on your iOS 12 device. Remember to always update Impactor to the newest version to avoid any errors.

There is also a need to go to Settings → General → Device Management and trust the certificate of the installed app. Recent Cydia Impactor 0.9.52 update offers full support for macOS Catalina. This version is also available for download from our software hub.

Cydia Impactor features options to install package, reboot the device, open shell, run a program, test backup, activate bootloader, delete App ID, revoke certificates, boot image, lock and unlock the device, download AOKP, get identifier token, or debug the device (iOS).

Cydia Impactor for Android

If you are using an Android device that is running Android 2.3 or higher, you can easily assignment to root the current OS version within a few clicks. Enable USB Debugging mode on your device and connect the Android device to your PC.

Next click "Start" to commence the process. Cydia Impactor will root the Android system in a few minutes. The download contains a ZIP file that needs to be unpacked. No installation is required.


version 0.9.52:

  • improve error message for missing zip entry;
  • provide a 64-bit macOS slice (increasing download size)

version 0.9.51:

  • fix iPhone XS/XR (on Windows? it worked for me on macOS... tested now on both)

version 0.9.50:

  • fix IPA unzipping on Windows

version 0.9.49:

  • fix app startup on Windows

version 0.9.47:

  • fix failure after signing without key cache, include full (Android) CA certificate bundle

version 0.9.46:

  • added suppor for iOS 12

version 0.9.45:

  • fix certificate errors, fix Xcode revoke/delete commands, support pasting password on macOS

version 0.9.44:

  • consistently work on iOS 11 (no more question mark); fix maxQuantity error due to Apple change; pass through some entitlements from source IPA file

version 0.9.43:

  • fix SSL certificate verification issue on Windows/Linux

version 0.9.42:

  • support USB connection to iOS 11 beta; fix signing watchOS apps missing CFBundleName

Software review

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Cydia Impactor Review

Saurik did a great job creating Cydia Impactor. You can use the app to install IPA files on iOS system and also APK files on Android. First, of course, you would need to download IPA or APK apps. I created a short tutorial on how to install IPA using this jailbreak tool. It covers also errors that can happen during the use of Impactor. I used this device management app to install semi-tethered jailbreak tools on iOS. The software works great for that and I can recommend everyone to install and try Cydia Impactor by Saurik. It is important to download the app directly from the developer webpage. Of course, kubadownload offers always direct links.

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