Developers are constantly adding new features to the Cydia Impactor.
Cydia Impactor is a well-known tool, once the only way to remove Cydia safely from our devices. It's now been renamed the Cydia Eraser, and Cydia Impactor has a brand new purpose – to easily side-load unofficial apps and games onto our iOS devices. Keep reading for all the details.
Before we go ahead with Cydia Impactor, there are a couple of important points:
Here are the steps that you need to take to download the Cydia Impactor:
The app developers are continually adding new features to Cydia Impactor, but there are a few great features that are ready to use:
While Cydia Impactor is a great tool for sideloading apps and for installing some of the latest jailbreaks onto your device too, there are reports of a few common errors appearing with the tool. Luckily, there are solutions to those errors:
There are a couple of these errors, the first being an error that happens when you get to the stage of putting in your Apple ID.
An error message appears saying “Provision.cpp:150; Please Sign In With An App-Specific Password,” or it may say that you didn’t input your details correctly. You can fix this by doing the following:
The other Provision.cpp errors you may face are a little easier to fix. They usually arise when the Apple Developer program has been taken down for maintenance. The .ipa file that you are trying to load needs access to the developer portal, and if it is down, you don't have that access.
The only way to prevent this is to use Cydia Impactor only when the portal is up and running, and you can monitor that at developer.apple.com/system-status. When the portal is running, you can use Cydia Impactor.
If Cydia Impactor does not detect your device there may be several reasons for it and the most likely cause is with your computer and not the app:
There are five ways that you can try to fix the above-mentioned errors, which are as follows:
Is the USB port on your computer working properly? Does your device charge when you plug it in? If not, try another port. If none of the ports on your computer are at fault, move on to the next method
Remove iTunes and any related programs from your computer, including Apple Mobile Device Support, Apple Application Support, and reboot. Reinstall iTunes and reboot again. Cydia Impactor should now work.
If your cable is faulty, your device cannot be detected. Use another cable, make sure it is an Apple certified cable and see if it works. If your device still isn’t connected, move on.
All software needs to be up to date to work that’s why make sure that you have the latest Cydia Impactor version – check and download here.
In the end, if none of this work, you can always try out another laptop or desktop computer.
Cydia Impactor is a powerful and useful tool so download it today and start taking advantage of what it has to offer. Don’t forget to follow the developers on Facebook for more useful tips and tricks.
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