Cydia Impactor is a popular tool that allows users to sideload unsigned iOS apps onto their devices without jailbreak or rooting. Saurik finally released a new update for Cydia Impactor today that brings support for iOS 11.
A GUI-based tool designed predominantly for working directly with mobile devices in order to install IPAs and APKs to iOS and Android, has now been updated to version 0.9.42. It is usually used for sideloading or installing apps such as Snapchat++, Instagram++, Pokemon Go++, etc. Up until now, the tool had issues with iOS 11, but now fixed with the latest version of Cydia Impactor. The update has been long time coming and will definitely be one that appeals to impatient iOS users considering it’s main feature upgrade is compatibility with the ongoing iOS 11 betas.
If iOS users are facing issues sideloading with Cydia Impactor, then you should download the latest version 0.9.42 which is available on the official website here. Jay Freeman’s Cydia Impactor tool has proven itself to be an extremely useful and very popular tool among both jailbroken and non-jailbroken users.
The man behind Cydia created and released Cydia Impactor as a work-in-progress, but with an array of built-in features, hopefully expand on over time. Since that launch, many witness to a steady stream of updates that have not only introduced small chunks of functionality. And also received improvements upon existing features that Cydia Impactor offered additional platform compatibility where necessary.
The latest Cydia Impactor 0.9.42 version offered for download on macOS, Windows, and Linux, and falls into the category of offering additional platform compatibility to appease iOS device owners.
Freeman (aka Saurik) in general hasn’t published the most verbose of release notes as well as the update. According to changelog, the update brings support for USB connection to iOS 11 beta, which is why Cydia Impactor was unable to detect your iOS 11 running device. Apart from this, it also fixes an issue with signing watchOS apps.
Cydia Impactor v0.9.42: Changes & New Features
There’s enough provided to learn that Cydia Impactor now supports the ever-changing iOS 11 betas:
0.9.42: Support USB connection to iOS 11 beta; fix signing watchOS apps missing CFBundleName.
The change essentially means that owners can now use the latest version of Cydia Impactor to sign and sideload IPA files directly to their iOS 11-powered iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
It also means that anyone who may have previously been having issues with signing watchOS apps – are been attributed to the CFBundleName issue should no longer have those troubles. It’s good to see that Saurik is actively working on Cydia Impactor to iron as many issues as possible.
For those who actively depend on this tool to install a number of unsigned iOS apps onto their devices, and are new to sideloading, there are a lot of apps that are not available via the App Store. You can install these apps (paid) with Cydia Impactor.
All-in-all, a solid update for Cydia Impactor has been released now, which once again pushes the tool forward and makes it even more useful to a larger selection of iOS device owners. Anyone currently using older version of Cydia Impactor is now able to use the Check for Updates option on their device’s Settings to grab the latest version 0.9.42 as an over-the-air update.
Alternatively, the download links for the various platforms will serve up the latest version through cydiaImpactor.com. Hit the link and grab Cydia Impactor update now to get those IPA files signed to your iOS 11 devices.
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