Just under two weeks ago, developer Brandon Plank launched a beta macOS app dubbed iPAPatcher that allowed users to merge Dynamic Libraries (dylib) or jailbreak tweaks (.deb files) with iPhone or iPad apps (.ipa files) before installing them on a handset of your choosing. In essence, one might describe it as akin to enabling hacks and perks in your favorite apps without the need for a jailbreak.
As of this week, however, iPAPatcher is officially coming out of beta. The source code of version 1.0 of this handy utility is now published on the developer’s GitHub page, and as you might come to expect, it comes with a plethora of improvements that benefit the end user.
One of the best things about being jailbroken is that you can install jailbreak tweaks to augment your favorite apps’ functionalities, whether they were put there by Apple or installed by you via the App Store. Unfortunately, not everyone is or can be jailbroken, and this offers its own unique set of challenges for those using the latest firmware versions or newer devices that aren’t susceptible to current jailbreaks.
Given the aforementioned circumstances, we think that a newly released macOS app dubbed iPAPatcher by iOS developer Brandon Plank may be of particular interest to those who wish to tweak certain apps even when they don’t have a jailbreak at their disposal.