Cydia Impactor

Saurik updates Cydia Impactor with bug fixes and improvements

Cydia Impactor is a utility created by Saurik (Jay Freeman) for side-loading apps onto your iPhone or iPad; it’s commonly used by semi-untethered jailbreak solutions to install the app that hacks your device.

That said, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing updates for the utility following the launch of the unc0ver jailbreak tool for iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3. Saurik quietly released two updates for Cydia Impactor on two separate occasions over the weekend with bug fixes and performance improvements.

Unc0ver open-source jailbreak tool released with support for iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3

For the last several months, anyone with an interest in jailbreaking iOS 11 had no other option besides Electra for iOS 11.0-11.3.1. But as of this weekend, things are changing.

On Sunday, former Electra Team member Pwn20wnd announced the release of a new open-source semi-untethered jailbreak tool dubbed unc0ver, and it’s being billed “the most advanced jailbreak tool.” Moreover, enc0ver is cited as being a joint effort between Pwn20wnd and hacker Sam Bingner, with the UI having been designed by Dennis Bednarz and Samg_is_a_Ninja.

Saurik updates Cydia Impactor with support for iOS 12

Apple just released iOS 12 on Monday, so it shouldn’t come off as much of a surprise that there isn’t a public jailbreak solution available for it at this time.

But that hasn’t stopped Cydia creator Jay Freeman (Saurik) from releasing an update for the Cydia Impactor side-loading tool with official iOS 12 support. As of this writing, the latest version of the utility is 0.9.46.

SafeShutdown helps semi-untethered jailbreak users avoid re-jailbreaking due to a dead battery

If you’re rocking a semi-untethered jailbreak like Electra, then you’re likely familiar with the inconvenience of re-running the tool over a wired connection with your computer every time you reboot your device.

You can control the majority of your handset reboots by merely keeping it running at all times, but the one instance where you can’t is when your handset runs out of battery power. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed SafeShutdown by iOS developer Kurrt aims to make this a less painful experience.

Rollectra/SemiRestore11 update brings support for iOS 11.3-11.4.x, adds improvements

Electra is the primary way to achieve a jailbreak on iOS 11 these days, but it’s still a great idea to have an un-jailbreak tool handy just in case something goes wrong. Rollectra/SemiRestore11, released in July by former Electra Team member Pwn20wnd, quickly filled these shoes. It utilized APFS snapshots to revert any device pwned with Electra to a stock state.

As of this week, however, Pwn20wnd released an updated version of the tool. Version 1.1-2 is available both as an upgrade in Cydia and as a separate jailed package that can be side-loaded even when you aren’t in a jailbroken state.

Saurik updates Cydia Impactor with bug fixes and improvements

On Sunday, Cydia creator Jay Freeman (Saurik) issued a modest update for his Cydia Impactor utility for Mac, Windows, and Linux with bug fixes and improvements.

One of Cydia Impactor’s primary use is to side-load jailbreak apps for modern tools such as Electra, Meridian, and Yalu, but a recent issue involving authentication resulted in users receiving error code 160 when attempting to use the utility.

Meridian iOS 10.x jailbreak released with support for all 64-bit devices

After a lot of hype, the Meridian iOS 10.0-10.3.3 jailbreak tool with support for all 64-bit iOS devices has been released to the public on Tuesday.

Made possible by PsychoTea, Siguza, and various other contributors, the Meridian jailbreak is particularly significant. It works with all versions of iOS 10, whereas Luca Todesco’s Yalu jailbreak tool only supported iOS 10.0-10.2. Furthermore, Meridian even supports the iPhone 7, which Yalu did not.

Saurik updates Cydia Impactor, releases Cydia Extender

Today, Cydia creator Jay Freeman (Saurik) released an update to his tool Cydia Impactor, which allows the signing and installing of .ipa files to iOS devices.

With it comes a new tool called Cydia Extender, which allows installing and re-signing of .ipa files on-device. However, don't get too excited by this news; it is not the solution to the 7-day signing problem that many have been waiting for.

This app keeps track of when your iOS 10 jailbreak certificate will expire

The Yalu jailbreak, just like the Pangu jailbreak before it, relies on certificates that have expiration dates. You have to re-sign the jailbreak with Cydia Impactor past the expiration date to keep your jailbroken state.

No matter what kind of certificate you have, whether it’s a regular 7-day certificate or a 1-year developer certificate, it won't last forever, and a new jailbreak app called CertRemainTime by lululombard can help you keep track of it.

iOS 10.2 Yalu jailbreak beta build now available

Hot on the heels of the source code being posted to GitHub yesterday, Luca Todesco has posted a very early build of the tool to his website. Work on the GitHub code proceeded quickly after its posting last night, with Todesco and others merging several commits to enable Substrate, add more device support, and streamline the tool.