Sideloadly is a Windows based Cydia impactor alternative that allows you to install IPA for your iPhone or iPad. Later, Sideloadly for macOS is released via v0.17.2.
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Sideload IPAs with Sideloadly
Follow the given below step guide to sideload IPA’s using Sideloadly.
Step guide (Windows / Mac)
Step 01 – Download Sideloadly from above button according to your computer OS. Then open it.
Step 02 – You should have downloaded the IPA which you want to install on your PC. Connect the device with PC. Drag the downloaded IPA file into Sideloadly tool.
Step 03 – Provide Apple ID and the Password.
Step 04 – Then verified it using Apple ID verification code.
Step 05 – Waiting until completing the process of installing IPA.
Step 06 – Go to settings > Profiles and devices management > trust the developer.
Step 07 – Now you have completed the IPA sideloading. Then open the install jailbreak app from your device and complete the jailbreak process.
Compatible iOS versions
iOS 14.6 (beta), iOS 14.5.1, iOS 14.5, iOS 14.4.2, iOS 14.4.1, iOS 14.4, iOS 14.3, iOS 14.2, iOS 14.1, iOS 14.0.1, iOS 14, iOS 13.7, iOS 13.6.1, iOS 13.6, iOS 13.5.1, iOS 13.5, iOS 13.4.1, iOS 13.4, iOS 13.3.1, iOS 13.3, iOS 13.2.3, iOS 13.2.2, iOS 13.2, iOS 13.1.3, iOS 13.1.2, iOS 13.1.1, iOS 13 including all iOS versions from iOS 8.
- Apps can be sideloaded with a free or Paid Apple developer account.
- Easy sideloading with drag and drop support.
- It is possible to change the app name on your Homescreen.
- It is an available jailbreak only installation option.
- It is supported with Windows operating systems.
- It is possible to troubleshoot easier with installation logs.
- URL Scheme to easily download and sideload an IPA directly from the web.
- Light/Dark Version for macOS.
Why should Sideloadly as a Cydia Impactor alternative?
As we know, the Cydia Impactor tool is not working properly. It needs a paid Apple developer account to run it. But Sideloadly works with both Paid & free developer accounts. Also, it has released few Cydia impactor alternatives. But almost all Cydia Impactor alternatives are working on macOS only. That’s why Sideloadly is the best Cydia impactor alternative because it works on both Windows & MacOS.
Alternative for Sideloadly
Here are alternatives for Sideloadly.
AltStore – Altstore is the best alternative for Sideloadly as well as Cydia Impactor. This alternative works with both Windows and Mac OS. Read More from here.
There are following alternatives too.
AltDeploy – This is another alternative for both Sideloadly and Cydia Impactor. This develop by developer pixelomer (@pixelomer)
nullxImpactor – Here is another Mac OS based Cydia Impactor alternative. You can sign and sideload IPA files to iOS 10 – iOS 13 versions using nullxImpactor which is developed by @nullxme.
Read more about AltDeploy & nullxImpactor form Cydia Impactor alternative page.
- Error – Installation failed: 3892346921 ApplicationVerificationFailed (Failed to verify code signature of /var/installd/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installd.staging/temp.hlgRn9/extracted/Payload/MysticMessenger.app : 0xe8008029 (The code signature version is no longer supported.)
How to fix : Deleting the “adi” folder in iTunes’ file directory, then restart your computer and try again
- Error – Failed: (7252) There is no ‘ios’ certificate with serial number ’66D0F1862CE****’ on this team
How to Fix : Deleting and re-adding AppleIDs from Xcode preferences
- Error – Fatal Error: Loading failed! Failed to init layer 2
Uninstalling the iTunes and then reinstalling the latest version of iTunes.
- Issues – 2fa requested second time?
How to fix : Use an Apple account without two-factor authentication.
If you create a dummy Apple ID, you need to sign in an apple device with the dummy apple ID. When you’re signed in, keep that device connected to the internet and upon installing an app with Sideloadly, the device will be sent the 2FA verification code as a popup. Authorize the access, input the code into Sideloadly and it should work. Then, you can log out of the dummy ID on the device. If you keep the ID details stored in Sideloadly it should work without the error.
- Failed: (35) An invalid value, Phoenix was provided for parameter ‘appIdname’
How to fix : Uninstall the Microsoft Store version of iTunes. Install the normal/web version from the following links.
Download iTunes 12.4.3 for Windows (64-bit )
Download iTunes 12.1.3 for Windows (32 bit)
Then connect your device and sync it. Then open Sideloadly.
- Error – Sideloadly does not show my device
How to fix : Reboot the PC & open iTunes while your device is connected. Tap on ‘Trust’ from the popup on your iPhone or iPad. Then open Sideloadly. Still there is an issue, connect your device and check whether it is detected by your PC/iTunes. Then open Sideloadly. If not try completely uninstalling then reinstalling iTunes.
Developer – iOS God /Rook
AltStore for the iOS 13 workaround & AltPlugin
UI ideas – @KevinIssaDev
Disadvantage of Sideloadly
There are few disadvantages with Sideloadly. Actually it happens because we use a free Apple developer account. It has some limitations when you are using a free developer account. It may cause the following issues.
- Sideloaded apps revoked
Normally, Apple allows apps to function only for 7 days which are sideloaded using a free Apple developer account. But you can sideload the same app using sideloadly with the same Apple ID. You should back up your progress. However, paid Apple accounts allow you to keep going this process up to 1 year.
- Can not sideload many apps
You can not sideload many apps like iOS 7 – iOS 9. Now you can only have 3 sideloaded apps installed on iOS 10 – iOS 14 device with free developer account. However, you can bypass those limitations by creating a new Apple ID. But the paid Apple Developer Account does not have limitations.
Sideloadly Changelog [Extracted]
v0.18.0 – Added the option to remove App PlugIns before sideloading, Improved the Anisette option so now it’s less confusing, Added support for older macOS versions, Fixed an issue where Sideloadly URL scheme would not start downloading when Sideloadly was opened
v0.17.3 – Fixes an issue with unc0ver Jailbreak
v0.17.2 – Sideloadly for macOS is now released!, – Fixed an issue which caused apps to recently crash, Fixed `machineName` error, Fixed “There is no ‘ios’ certificate with serial number” error, Properly handle percentages in logs, Improvements made to 2FA, UI Improvements, General bug fixes
v0.16.1 – Fix update URL, Added support for iOS 14.2
v0.15.9 – Don’t crash when trying to revoke the oldest certificate, Switch to 64-bit version to workaround remaining MemoryError
v0.15.8 – Include IPA file information in the log, Include Sideloadly version in log, Retry download from scratch if file turned out to be too large, -Fix a crash that occurred when downloading via Sideloadly, Make sure to not leave temporary directories on crash
v0.15.7 – Fixed a crash that occurred on specific type of dylib, Account for changes in Apple’s phone number verification page, Include Guru Meditation codes in exceptions,
v0.15.3 – Fixup staging directory related crash, Debugging AssertionError, More memory optimizations, More padding/sizing fixes
v0.15.2 – Some optimizations to memory usage, Avoid leaving old files in staging directory on iDevice
v0.15.1 – More fixes to zero padding, Show error details when anisette obtaining fails
v0.15 – Fix zero-padding logic which caused invalid signature in some rare cases
v0.14.9 – Improvements made to avoid MemoryError
v0.14.8 – Make sure we don’t leave temporary files on the device, – Support no-sign mode for jailbroken devices, Don’t fail if the IPA had no signature
v0.14.6 – Support hashed URL format, Don’t retry download if the target is invalid, Report details when anisette data obtaining fails
v0.14.1 – Retry IPA download several times on failure, Better error reporting
v0.14 – Fixed an error which would prevent signing due to the file being used by another process, Retries now only happens on LOCKDOWN_E_MUX_ERROR errors, Fixed an empty error message that may affect users, Fixed the apps crashing when installed using Jailbreak-only option, Fixed a MemoryError issue on huge executables, Added Windows 32-bit support, Removed/Cleaned up unused code decreasing overall bundle size
v0.13 – Sideloadly now detects devices whenever it is plugged in without having to restart, Fixed an issue where changing bundle ID on the latest versions of iOS would fail to sideload, Fixed charmap & encoding errors on some IPAs, Fixed an issue which prevented devices on iOS 13.3.1 and possibly iOS 13.4 from sideloading, Fixed an issue where Sideloadly would not sign all dylibs, On LOCKDOWN_E_PASSWORD_PROTECTED message, Sideloadly will now wait until you unlock your device then proceed with the installation
v0.12 – Added support for iOS 14 BETA 3+, Fixed an error with provisioning profiles, Fixed an issue which would prevent sideloading apps which special characters in their names, – Allow choosing team ID if there are several of them, – Workaround fix for LOCKDOWN_E_MUX_ERROR on large .IPA file
v0.11 – Added Jailbreak-only option to install IPAs onto your Jailbroken device without needing an Apple ID. AppSync is required from Cydia, – Added UIFileSharingEnabled option to allow users to access the sideloaded app’s (documents) data, – Added debugging data to troubleshoot “insufficient data” issue some users are reporting, Minor bug fixes and improvement
v0.10 – Added URL Schemes so now you can easily download and sideload an .IPA. Example: Install Unc0ver with Sideloadly, Fixed an update loop issue, Minor bug fixes and improvements
v0.9.2 – Detect iOS version and toggle bundle ID mangling if iOS 13.5 or higher, Added debugging output in attempt to fix “device already registered” issue, – Fixes an issue which prevented people from opening Sideloadly after updating, Small improvements and bug fixes
v0.8 – Initial release