How to install TrollStore on non-jailbroken devices with TrollHelperOTA

We previously showed our readers how to install TrollStore on non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1 with Sideloady and TrollInstaller, but project developer Lars Fröder (@opa334) has since recommended a different method for installing TrollStore that works on all arm64e (A12 and newer) devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.0-15.4.1, 15.5 betas 1-4, and 15.6 betas 1-5 as well as arm64 (A9-A11) devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1 and 15.5 betas 1-4.

TrollStore logo.

The newer TrollStore installation method utilizes something that Fröder calls TrollHelperOTA, and it’s much easier than the method discussed in the previous post. That’s why we’re making this new tutorial showcasing how you can install TrollStore with TrollHelperOTA in just a few easy steps.

What is TrollStore?

Let’s briefly touch on what TrollStore is and why you might want to use it.

TrollStore is an app that utilizes a CoreTrust bug in iOS & iPadOS 14.0-15.4.1, 15.5 betas 1-4, and 15.6 betas 1-5. iOS & iPadOS 15.5 public release and release candidate are not supported because Apple patched the CoreTrust bug in those versions, but then for some reason re-opened the bug in the ensuing 15.6 betas only to be patched again in the iOS & iPadOS 15.6 public release and release candidate.

The CoreTrust bug, originally discovered by security researcher Linus Henze, allows apps to be permanently signed on the device in question. This is a lot like sideloading an app with AltStore or Sideloady, which requires an app to be signed once every seven days with a valid Apple ID, but because apps installed with TrollStore are permanently signed, there is no need to manually sign them as is the case with sideloading.

TrollStore can perma-sign virtually any .ipa or .tipa file, with the former being an iOS or iPadOS application file, and the latter being a separate filetype designed especially for TrollStore. Users can install general apps, modded apps, and even jailbreak apps with TrollStore.

TrollStore is not a jailbreak in and of itself, but the elevated privileges afforded to apps that are perma-signed with it allow those apps to make interesting modifications to the system that wouldn’t ordinarily be possible without a jailbreak. If you’re able to install TrollStore, you absolutely should, as it’s a fun way to make more things possible on your iPhone or iPad. You can even use it to permanently sign the Dopamine jailbreak for arm64e devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1.

Installing TrollStore via TrollHelperOTA

To install TrollStore on a compatible device using the TrollHelperOTA method, follow the steps outlined below:

1) Launch Safari from your Home Screen:

Open the Safari app.

2) Enter the following URL in the search bar:
Enter URL and tap go.

3) Tap go on your keyboard to load the page.

4) When prompted to open the page in “iTunes,” tap Open:

Open button.

5) In the next prompt asking to install TrollHelper (arm64e), tap Install:

Install button.

6) Return to the Home Screen and launch the GTA Car Tracker app:

Launch GTA Car Tracker app.

Note: This app is not really GTA Car Tracker, but instead TrollStore Helper in disguise.

7) Tap the Install TrollStore button:

Install TrollStore button.

Note: Your device will respring when this process completes.

8) Launch TrollStore from the Home Screen:

Launch TrollStore.

9) Tap the Install Persistence Helper button:

Install Persistence Helper button.

10) Select an app you never use, such as Tips:

Install Persistence Helper into Tips app.

Note: The app you choose will no longer be functional after you select it, as it will instead serve the purpose of being used to install the Persistence Helper into.

11) Delete the GTA Car Tracker app from your Home Screen.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed TrollStore using the TrollHelperOTA method!


Now that you’ve installed TrollStore, you’re free to perma-sign any compatible apps you wish. Just remember to install apps from trusted sources, as you don’t want to install anything malicious or potentially harmful.

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Did you run into any issues trying to install TrollStore with TrollHelperOTA? Let us know in the comments section down below.