How to use Cydia Impactor to sign and install IPA files on iOS. Impactor tutorialkuba - Monday, 23 July 2018
In this article, you will learn how to use Cydia Impactor to sign and install IPA files on iOS devices. Cydia Impactor is a GUI tool for jailbreaking your iDevices. You can use Cydia Impactor also to sign IPA files on iOS and APK files on Android.
Using Cydia Impactor is really easy to sideload apps. Sideloading is a method used to upload applications and game files (IPA or APK) from a local storage to the mobile device without downloading it from the official App Store. Using Cydia Impactor you can Sign and Install IPA apps on Non-Jailbroken iPhone and iPad devices. CydiaImpactor offers the most convenient option to sideload apps. Cydia was developed by Saurik. Cydia Impactor is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
How to use Cydia Impactor?
After you download Cydia Impactor from our software directory, you need to unzip the file to easily accessible location. Be sure to have already installed the latest version of iTunes. Plug the device into the computer, launch the executable file of Impactor, and go to "Device" and select "Install Package…" option on Cydia Impactor. Select the IPA file you like to install.
Impactor will ask you to enter Apple ID username and Apple ID password which are used to fetch the certificate from the Apple’s servers. If you are using the Apple ID registered with Apple’s Developer Program, you will use the developer certificate which will remain valid for one year. In case you are using a non-developer ID, you can use 7 days validity only certificate.
If everything goes correctly, you will see the "Complete" message from Cydia Impactor. Next wake up your iOS devices and the sideloaded IPA should be installed on your iOS device. To make the sideloaded app work we need to add it to trusted apps from Settings > General > Device Management and click trust the installed app. If you will find that Cydia impactor not working during the use of software go to the link, and check how to fix most common error messages on Windows, Mac, and Linux.