Cydia Impactor

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General information

  • Category: Other accessories
  • Version: 0.9.51
  • Last update: Oct 31, 2018
  • OS: Windows Mac Linux
  • License: freeware

What is Cydia Impactor?

Cydia Impactor is a GUI tool for jailbreaking your iDevices. Use Cydia Impactor also to install IPA files on iOS and APK files on Android. Inpactor will exploit the series of Android "Master Key" vulnerabilities. Use Cydia Impactor, download it for free. Install Cydia on iOS 12 system.


For iOS, if you are using either Windows or Mac OS, you need to have iTunes installed for this tool to work. You do not need Xcode installed to use Impactor (even for features such as signing IPA files). With Cydia Impactor is easy to sideload apps. The user needs just to plug the device into the computer, select an IPA file, enter Apple ID and password. After it, Cydia Impactor 0.9.51 will prepare the app and sign the IPA file. If everything goes as it should, the sideloaded IPA will be installed on your iOS 12 device. There is also a need to go to Settings > General > Device Management and trust the installed app.

Screenshot of Cydia Impactor software running on Windows 10.

If you are using an Android device that is running Android 2.3 or higher, you can easily assignment to root 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. Cydia Impactor download contains a ZIP file that needs to be unpacked. No installation required.

How to install IPA using Cydia Impactor?

Install IPA files using Cydia Impactor

1. First install Cydia Impactor, download the software, and unzip the file.
2. Install the newest version of iTunes.
3. Plug iPhone into the computer, launch the executable file of Impactor, and go to "Device" and select "Install Package…" option on Cydia Impactor.
4. Select the IPA file to install.
5. Enter Apple ID username and Apple ID password in Cydia Impactor (if you use a non-developer ID, the app certificate will work for 7 days).
6. Wake up your iPhone and the sideloaded IPA should be installed on your iOS device.
7. Add the application to trusted from Settings > General > Device Management and click trust the installed app.


Error 57 / Lockdown error

If you see this error lockdown.cpp:57 or LOCKDOWN_E_SSL_ERROR on iOS 11 it means that Cydia Impactor is not compatible with your firmware yet. In other cases, you need to disconnect your device from the computer, and next, navigate to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Location and Privacy.

Error 42 / Installation error

This message informs you that the running iOS version is not compatible with Cydia Impactor. There is nothing that you can do. Wait for next release of Cydia Impactor, download it and check if it's compatible with your iOS system.

Error 68 / invalid value ‘CY- mach_portal’

To fix the problem simply install Cydia Impactor, download the newest version from our website. Using the newest version of Cydia Impactor should fix error 68.

If you will find other Cydia Impactor Errors during the use of software go to the link, and check how to fix other common error messages on Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Software review

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Cydia Impactor Review

Saurik did a great job creating Cydia Impactor. You can use Impactor 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. Above in the Cydia Impactor description is available a short tutorial how to install IPA using Cydia Impactor. It covers also errors that can happen during the use of Impactor. I used Cydia Impactor download for installing 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 get Cydia Impactor download directly from the developer webpage. Of course kubadownload offers always links directly to developers servers, and with Cydia Impactor as well.

Cydia Impactor download

You can download Cydia Impactor 0.9.51 for Windows Mac, and Linux.

Version history

New features and improvements added to the newest version of software are available in Cydia Impactor changelog where you can find all highlights from the official release notes.

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