AltServer, an application for macOS and Windows that allows for the easy side-loading of apps onto iPhones and iPads, has been officially updated to version 1.4.7, an update that is currently recommended for all users.
While all iPhone and iPad users can take advantage of AltServer to side load apps that Apple doesn’t allow onto the App Store for one reason or another, one of the most popular reasons to use the application is to put jailbreak tools such as Odyssey, Taurine, or unc0ver onto the device so that the user can exploit and jailbreak it.
With Apple having just released major software updates for its Mac computers and iPhones & iPads this week in the form of macOS 12 Monterey and iOS & iPadOS 15.1 respectively, AltServer v1.4.7 was a much-needed update that improves compatibility with the new operating systems across the board.
As noted in the change log for AltServer v1.4.7, side loading apps is now fixed for iOS & iPadOS 15.1 devices and official support has now been added for macOS 12 Monterey, the latest iteration of Apple’s desktop operating system.
After updating AltServer, users will be prompted to update the required Mail app plugin too:
The Mail app plugin is what makes the app signing and side-loading possible. Without updating it, AltServer would not work as expected on machines running macOS 12 Monterey, so it’s recommended that users update both the AltServer application on their Mac along with the Mail app plugin.
With the unc0ver jailbreak having just recently been updated to version 7.0.0 with preliminary support for the Fugu14 untether (which still requires manual installation at this time) and the expectation that the Taurine jailbreak will pick up support for the Fugu14 untether sometime soon, AltStore’s timing couldn’t be better, especially considering that many Mac owners are upgrading to macOS 12 Monterey.
Even if you’re not using AltServer for jailbreaking, the newfangled support for side loading apps on iOS & iPadOS 15.1 and support for Apple’s newest Mac operating system will be welcomed additions because the utility can be used to side load any .ipa file you want.
Have you updated to the latest version of AltServer on your computer yet? Be sure to let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.