Cydia Impactor is a tools to sign IPA files to install apps on iOS devices. It is developed by the most famous personality in jailbreak community i.e, Saurik. This tools is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Here’s how to download, install, and use Cydia Impactor on PC.
Installing third-party apps on iOS devices will become easy with the help of Cydia Impactor tool. The process of installing apps on iOS devices using Impactor is called side loading. You can side-load apps on iOS devices using signing services and apps stores like TopStore. You can TopStore from here.
At this moment, This tool can side load the applications on iOS 9, iOS 10, iOS 11, and iOS 12 devices. It can also be used to root the Android devices. Here are the quick run down of its features.
CYDIA IMPACTOR FEATURES
- INSTALLING APPS ON IOS: Most of the people using this tool to sideload the apps on their iOS devices. This feature allow us to customize iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices even without jailbreak.
- ROOTING ANDROID DEVICE: It allow us to root the Android devices. Rooting the Android device with this tool become very easy. It can be performed within few minutes. We can only root Android devices running on Android 2.3 or above.
- UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER: One can lock or unlock bootloader in a few steps with the help of Cydia Impactor tool.
- INSTALLING USB DRIVER: To communicate with any external device with PC via USB port is only possible if we installed USB Driver on your PC. We can install universal USB Driver which is compatible all the devices with the help of this tool.
- INSTALLING PACKAGES: Installing packages such as iOS firmwares, Custom ROMS, Android OS is very simple with this tool. We can easily upgrade or downgrade Firmwares, ROMS and OS with it.
Though it offers many features both for Android and iOS devices, Vast majority of people using it to sideload third-party the apps on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices.
DOWNLOAD CYDIA IMPACTOR ON WINDOWS
This tools is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7. It working perfectly well on both 32 bit and 64 bit devices. You can download Cydia Impactor latest version V 0.9.51 for Windows from the download link given below.
As it is the GUI tool, We don’t need to install it. Just unzip the file and tap on Impactor file to launch it.
DOWNLOAD CYDIA IMPACTOR FOR MAC
It is compatible with wide range of Mac devices for Mac OS X 10 beta to 10.14.3. Click on the download link give below to Cydia Impactor Mac OS X version.
It will downloaded directly on DMG format. We don’t have to install it separately. Simple tap on the file to open it.
DOWNLOAD CYDIA IMPACTOR FOR LINUX
You can this tool on all Linux devices. But there are two different versions for 32 and 4 bit devices. You must download compatible version for your computer. Tap the download button given below get this tool.
Once the download process completed, Unzip the file. Open the extracted folder and tap on Impactor file to open it.
HOW TO INSTALL IPA FILES ON IOS (IPHONE/IPAD) USING CYDIA IMPACTOR
- Make sure you have installed latest version on iTunes on your Windows, Linux, or Mac computers.
- If you are using Windows 10 devices, don’t run as a Administrator. If you run it as a Administrator, Drag and drop feature won’t work.
- Connect your iOS device to PC with the help of USB cable.
- First of all, Lauch iTunes on your computer.
- Now download the IPA file on your computer.
- Launch Cydia impactor tool on PC. It will automatically detect your device. If not, You can select your device from drop down menu.
- Now navigate to folder where IPA file was downloaded.
- Drag and drop the IPA file on to Impactor interface.
- A small prompt will appear on the computer screen. Enter Apple ID and Password in respective fields and Click on OK.
- It will take some to finish the installation process.
- Now open iOS device. Go to Settings>> General >> Profile and Device Management.
- Find the profile for the app and select it.
- Tap on Trust option. A small prompt appear on the screen. Once again Tap Trust option on the prompt.
- Now you can see the app on your home screen. Tap on the app to launch it.
Cydia Impactor is great GUI tool offering many features. Installing IPA files on iOS becomes very easy with it.