AltServer and AltStore are a software duet that utilizes free or paid Apple Developer-enabled Apple IDs to sign and install apps outside of the App Store.
Stay up-to-date with the latest news, releases, and tutorials about AltStore, an alternative App Store allowing you to sideload apps on your jailbroken or unjailbroken device. AltStore is the best way to install a semi-untethered jailbreak such as Odyssey or unc0ver.
AltServer is one of the most convenient ways to effortlessly sideload apps on your iPhone or iPad, and it’s also one of the easiest ways to install jailbreak apps like Odyssey, Taurine, and unc0ver. But perhaps not if you've installed today’s macOS Monterey 12.1 software update…
Jailbreakers of the modern day should be vividly familiar with AltDaemon, the useful utility for jailbroken iPhones and iPads that works in unison with AltStore to install, refresh, and update sideloaded apps without a computer.
If you haven’t heard about the Fugu14 untether and how the unc0ver jailbreak now supports it, then you’d be inviting the age-old question of whether you live under a rock or not. And now that the latest version of AltStore (v1.4.8) can bundle the Fugu14 untether with the latest version of the semi-untethered unc0ver jailbreak tool, lots of people with compatible devices are jumping onboard.
If you have a Fugu14 untether-compatible device and you’re interested in using it to untether your unc0ver jailbreak, then you’re in luck because recent updates to AltStore, Fugu14, unc0ver have tied it all together to make the installation process easy and straightforward.
After launching AltServer v1.4.7 this week with support for Apple’s new iOS & iPadOS 15.1 and macOS 12 Monterey mobile and desktop operating systems, project developer Riley Testut just this evening released an update for AltStore – the iOS & iPadOS app that complements AltServer to create a seamless app side-loading experience for iPhone and iPad users.
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.
Last week’s WWDC 2021 Keynote address was chock-full of goodies for iPhone and iPad users, including iOS & iPadOS 15 and the new features they promise for these types of devices.
Developers and beta testers alike rushed to be among the first to download and install the iOS & iPadOS 15 betas after the Keynote ended. Shortly after, we learned that the popular AltStore side-loading platform didn’t work on iOS & iPadOS 15 and that it would necessitate an update to work with Apple’s upcoming operating systems.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Taurine jailbreak is now officially available for all iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 devices.
Taurine is the latest jailbreak whose development is led by CoolStar, the same individual responsible for spearheading the development of the Odyssey jailbreak on iOS & iPadOS 13.0-13.7 devices, the Chimera jailbreak on iOS 12 devices, and the Electra jailbreak on iOS 11 devices. With that in mind, if you've used any of the aforementioned jailbreak tools in the past, then you will find that Taurine's user experience feels particularly similar.
Although the unc0ver jailbreak by Pwn20wnd was the first to implement support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3, those who’ve been patiently holding out for CoolStar’s iOS & iPadOS 14-based jailbreak instead are going to be in for a treat.
Steering away from the initial plan to launch an SSH-only iOS & iPadOS 14 jailbreak first before launching a full-fledged iOS & iPadOS 14 jailbreak afterward, CoolStar has instead decided to focus all efforts on the full-fledged option — the fruits of which are now available to the general public.
If like so many other jailbreakers out there, you depend on the unc0ver tool to keep your iPhone or iPad pwned, then we’ve got some good news for you – especially if you take advantage of AltStore to install unc0ver on your device.
As many AltStore users already know, the app hosts download links to some of Riley Testut’s software, including the Delta emulator app for various Nintendo-centric systems and the Clip clipboard manager. Both can both be installed with the tap of a button directly from the AltStore app as long as you’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network as AltServer on your computer.
Many jailbreakers were saddened when developer Matt Clarke reaffirmed that the ReProvision on-device app signing service that many used to keep their jailbreak apps signed without a computer wouldn’t receive any further official updates; not even to fix the post-January 28th app-crashing issue triggered by a server-side change on Apple’s behalf. It was henceforth officially EOL (end of life).
Riley Testut’s AltServer and AltStore combo offered a viable alternative to ReProvision, however it too was impacted by the same issue. The only difference? AltServer and AltStore received updates to address Apple’s server-side changes so that the end user wouldn’t suffer app crashes, while ReProvision did not. On the other hand, a third-party band-aid was later made available for ReProvision users.