Cydia Impactor 0.9.43 For Windows Released, Fixed “Peer Certificate Cannot Be Authenticated” Error

Cydia Impactor is a GUI tool for working with iOS mobile devices, which is also one of the popular tools to fix and install IPA files without the need to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad.

Getting Cydia Impactor http-win.cpp: 159 error on Windows? As it appears to be happening now with multiple jailbreak users taking to highlight and discuss a Cydia Impactor issue. It’s a Peer certificate that cannot be authenticated with given CA certificates SSL certificate problem.

In order to get rid of the issue, the team behind Cydia Impactor for Windows has released a new version 0.9.43 to fix http-win.cpp: 159, which was unable to get local issuer certificate.

Announced by Jay ‘Saurik’ Freeman on Twitter, the release comes quickly after the issue came to light in the last twenty-four hours or so. And has only been affecting Windows users of Cydia Impactor.

There are also more frustrating things discovered, for a jailbreaker than needing to re-install the jailbreak app to get the device back into the jailbroken state only to find that they are hindered by various error messages which have no exact resolution. In this occasion, it’s been happening now with multiple jailbreak users. Taking to highlight and discuss a Cydia Impactor issue, throwing an error ‘http-win.cpp:159’.

When going through the explanation, Cydia Impactor is a vital tool in any jailbreaker’s arsenal of software. But, as powerful as it is and useful as it is for various tasks. This latest error is actually one of the better ones found in Impactor as it gives a relatively descriptive body of text to go with the meaningless error title:

Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certificates SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate.

Unfortunately, a majority of Cydia Impactor users have been experiencing this issue, which does still seem to be causing mass confusion with no actual fully-working solution in sight. People who are affected are actually using the latest version of Cydia Impactor on Windows. With a quick search over to Linux or macOS resolving the issue for them. Apart from that, that doesn’t appear to be a satisfactory resolution for everyone affected.

Those who are desperate to get their jailbreak re-signed or just get an app sideloaded have jumped through most hoops. Those hoops include downgrading to an earlier version of Cydia Impactor, rebooting and restarting the machine multiple times, moving across to Linux or macOS where possible, trusting their computer on the device again, and even reckoning certificates to try and force it to work.

Some of those solutions have resolved the issue, but some have not. Since it only appears to be happening on Windows, it’s likely to a due to a change on Microsoft’s or Apple’s side which will require Saurik to push an update out to Cydia Impactor on Windows to truly fix the problem.

In result to that, an updated version 0.9.43 of Cydia Impactor is out for Windows to fix this issue.

For those who are aware of it, Cydia Impactor is an easy-to-use tool available on Windows, Mac and Linux., especially used by most modern semi-untethered IPA-based jailbreaks for re-signing and re-sideloading the jailbreak app every seven days or so. It is also one of the famous tool used for sideloading the non-Cydia Substrate-based tweaks and hacked “++” apps on non-jailbroken devices.

Here’s how you can use Cydia Impactor for sideloading apps, with step-by-step full tutorial has been detailed: Sideload iOS Apps On Windows, Mac With Cydia Impactor Without Jailbreak.

The latest version of Cydia Impactor v0.9.43 can be downloaded for Windows from the official portal over at cydiaimapctor.com. The Mac and Linux versions of Cydia Impactor remains same at version 0.9.42 as they were unaffected by the “http-win.cpp:159” error.

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