As most of you may already know, Cydia impactor is a multipurpose tool mostly used by people to install IPA files on their iOS devices and APK files on their Android devices.
It can also be used to root android devices with OS version in between 2.3 to 5.0. One most recent feature that’s very important is that with the help of this, you can exploit master key vulnerabilities of the Android operating system.
Now, this app is still in its early development stages and getting improved with each update, but it still packs a wallop.
Features of Cydia Impactor
- Bridging Connection: Using this, you can connect your device to the computer and disconnect. But, to do so, you must know the device port number.
- Android Device Rooting: This can also be used to root your android device with a single click method simultaneously upgrading it to Android version 5.0 if below.
- Inbuilt Drivers: It does not require any separate driver installation and comes with an inbuilt driver which needs to be installed manually.
- Package Installation: It also does the works of fastboot tools, and you can use it to flash any mod package, update package, recovery file and root package directly into the device.
How to Download Cydia Impactor for Windows, Mac and Linux
These below links will at any given time direct you to latest versions of Cydia Impactor for the respective operating systems.
Remember not to install it using “Run as an administrator” feature especially on Windows 10. Doing so might disable the drag and drop files feature.
How to Use Cydia Impactor
To Install IPA files on your iOS device
Step-1: First of all, you need to download and install the Cydia Impactor using the above steps.
Step-2: Next, download the IPA file on your system that you need to run in your iOS device.
Step-3: Open Cydia Impactor application on your computer system then drag & drop the downloaded IPA file in it.
Step-4: Connect your iOS device to the system and wait for the impactor to detect it, else try connecting again.
Step-5: A warning will come up on screen warning you about the dangers associated with your continuing actions, select OK to proceed nonetheless.
Step-6: Now, enter your apple id followed by the password.
Step-7: Now, the application will be digitally signed and installed by the impactor, and if everything goes smooth, your desired app will be ready to use in a few.
However, before you open the app, you need to do something else before. Goto Settings → General → Profile and Device Management then scroll until you find Cydia Impactor and then locate the certificate for it. To be able to use any apps installed via it, you need to select the trust option in it.
Note: You can also use a dummy apple id for login if you don’t wish to make use of your real apple id.
To Root an Android Device
Step-1: First of all, enable USB debugging by going into Settings → Developers Option → USB Debugging.
Step-2: Then download the Cydia impactor and install it using the steps as mentioned above.
Step-3: Connect your phone to the system to start the rooting process.
Step-4: Cydia Impactor will first install SuperSU binary on your android device.
Step-5: Now, unplug the phone from the system and restart it.
Step-6: Install SuperSU application from the Google Play Store.
Your phone will be rooted upon the moment its installations are complete. You can perform a check by opening the application, and it should run again smoothly in case of successfully rooting.
Error CPP 160 Error Fix
For an extended period, Cydia wasn’t expected to get an update but as it seems its creator Jay Freeman was working on the solution to the troublesome ‘CPP 160′ error. Mentioned in the official update as certificate error, Impactor 0.9.45 update contains the solution to this problem and more.
Unlike other errors, Cydia users haven’t been quite able to figure out their way around this error so far. It presents itself while users are trying to sideload apps into their iOS device, which is often one of the steps required for the jailbreaking process. The latest update resolves the problem at its own.
If you are facing any other errors regarding Cydia impactor, then you can see this list of errors & how to fix them.
Let us know in the comments if we can help you with any other matter whatsoever regarding Cydia Impactor.