Here’s how to download and install iFile app IPA on your iOS 10 running iPhone or iPad. No jailbreak is required for this to work. About the procedure on getting iFile on your non-jailbroken devices is very simple and easy though. But carefully do so as Apple now allows for sideloading apps using Xcode without hacking your iOS device anymore.
Cydia, is one potential cracked Apps and Tweaks store for jailbroken devices, and miss having apps like iFile installed on your liberated iOS device, then all is definitely not lost. Other methods now means that more and more experiences that were previously only available via Cydia on jailbroken devices are now becoming accessible to non-jailbroken users as well. The tremendous iFile app is now one of these apps, albeit unofficially. Below, the guide shows you how to sideload it on your non-jailbroken device. Best of all, it works on all versions of iOS 10.
Before we go further into the process, you have here is an alternative Cydia app, called TuTuApp and the TweakBox as well. Both offers by helping non-jailbroken device owners grab their top on the list jailbreak apps without modifying their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Step 1: You aren’t going to be able to do anything, jailbroken or not, without the iFile .deb or .ipa file at hand. So with that in mind, you need to first get the necessary installable iFile app file from here.
Step 2: Now, you are in a possession of the installer, it’s time to really think about getting the app installed on your non-jailbroken device without the use of the App Store, and, that too, without the use of Cydia. Easiest ways are using Xcode or Cydia Impactor. Simply follow one of our step-by-step instructions linked below for sideloading iFile to your device.
- Official method – Mac only [Xcode 7 or higher]: How To Sideload iOS Apps Without Jailbreak Using Xcode 7 For Free.
- Windows or Mac [Cydia Impactor]: Sideloading iOS Apps On Windows, Mac With Cydia Impactor Without Jailbreak, Here’s How.
Step 3: Once the iFile app now installed, you’ll be wondering why it won’t actually launch? Reason, it first of all need to actually trust the certificate to allow the iOS system to invoke the app. To do this, launch Settings > General > Profile & Device Management on the device. On some iOS versions, this option might be available at General > Profile(s) & Device Management or General > Device Management.
Step 4: Next, find the certificate relating to the recently installed iFile app, tap on it, and then tap Trust and Trust again.
Step 5: Done successfully, you should then be able to launch iFile app in the usual manner from the Home screen and get full access to that the app offers, is capable of doing on a non-jailbroken device.
Note: If you are coming from a jailbroken background with iFile, the app won’t give you the complete experience on a non-jailbroken iOS device. One of those to remember is that, there’s no root access available, meaning the app is sandboxed and hence won’t have access to all of the folders and directories that it does on a fully jailbroken device. Moreover, it will have very limited ability to write files, and of course only in very specific folders.
Still, with that in mind, iFile does provide an experience that otherwise isn’t offered via the official App Store on non-jailbroken devices, and it also does give access to at least some parts of file system that otherwise isn’t available on non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads. Try to download and install iOS themes and other top-of-the-list tweaks.
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