Sideloadly is a Cydia impactor alternative that allows you to install IPA for your iPhone or iPad. Sideloadly is supported for both Windows & Mac too. Even the latest Apple Silicon MacBook, Mac Minis and iMacs are supported. Now latest 0.28.0 update has added more improvements to the sideloadly.
[ Requires Windows 7 or higher ]
[ Requires Windows 7 or higher ]
|Important notice for Windows users|
Please ensure that you have the web version of iTunes installed on Windows. If not, download the non-Microsoft Store version from: x64 – x32.
Furthermore, while iCloud is not required, installing it appears to help resolve some issues that users have reported. The non-Microsoft Store version can be downloaded from the official Apple download page.
[ Requires macOS 10.12 Sierra and higher.
No Jailbreak required! Sideloadly online was built for Non-Jailbroken devices
There are some alternatives / online alternatives to install Jailbreak and 3rd party jailbreak apps for latest iOS16 versions. Also, you can visit the following pages if you wish to find more information.
iOS 16.2 Jailbreak (Beta)
Sideload IPAs with Sideloadly
Follow the given below step guide to sideload IPA’s using Sideloadly. You can install Unc0ver Jailbreak or Taurine Jailbreak IPA’s using this guide. Even the upcoming Choyote Jailbreak can be installed.
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 verify 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
Sideloadly supports iOS 7 and all the way up to iOS 16+
iOS 16.2 beta, iOS 16.1.1, iOS 16.1, iOS 16.0.3, iOS 16.0.2, iOS 16.0.1, iOS 16, iOS 15.7.1, iOS 15.7, iOS 15.6.1, iOS 15.6, iOS 15.5, iOS 15.4.1, iOS 15.4, iOS 15.3.1, iOS 15.3, iOS 15.2.1, iOS 15.2, iOS 15.1.1, iOS 15.1, iOS 15.0.2, iOS 15.0.1, iOS 15, iOS 14.8.1, iOS 14.8, iOS 14.7.1, iOS 14.7, iOS 14.6, 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 older iOS versions from iOS 7.
- 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 a 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 / Online alternative for Sideloadly
Here are alternatives for Sideloadly.
TrollStore – With the help of the iOS app Trollstore, you can sideload any app without any restrictions and use it for as long as you like without having to go through the app store verification process. You are not required to re-sign the app every seven days when using Trollstore. Read more.
Permasigner – IPA Permasigner is a python script that is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux and enables you to quickly sign IPA files for jailbroken iDevices running iOS 14 – iOS 14.8.1. Works on iOS 15 – iOS 15.4.1 too. Using this technique, you can sign and install other apps from our IPA Library without getting revoked. Read more.
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 the 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.
Zeon is one of the best online alternatives for Sideloadly to install jailbreak apps.
Zeon – Zeon is a jailbreak repo extractor. This has a simple installation process you can directly run from your iPhone or iPad. No need for Windows or Mac PC. Once you install Zeon on your device you will be able to install Jailbreak apps, IPA’s, tweaks, themes and many more customization options. It uses the repo extraction method to install all these features. It is compatible with all iOS 15 & higher versions.
Find more details from the following pages.
- 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 through 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 devices with a 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]
v0.28.0 – Improvements have been made to Sideloadly’s tweak injection feature. It will now support additional tweaks & frameworks, We’ve updated text & descriptions in Sideloadly to be clear & understandable, Sideloadly’s hide feature now also hides user account name in logs, Sideload Spoofer has been updated to support even more apps as requested by users, Added a message informing users when a device could not be detected, Fixed an issue where some anisette data would not be parsed properly leading to a “Bad Anisette data” error, Fixed an issue with certain encoding types would cause issues with Sideloadly, Fixed a bug where UDIDs were not being hidden properly in logs.
v0.27.0 – Added a new feature under tweak injection called “Sideload Spoofer”. This was recently added as some applications would prevent you from logging in when sideloaded. This feature is recommended to use, but it is not enabled by default.
– Fixed an issue that appeared on iOS 16 & 16.1 where some apps weren’t able to be refreshed. You will need to uninstall and reinstall the app to continue refreshing it.
– Improved the handling of how executables are signed.
– Hide sensitive information feature has been improved and now stays on during Sideloadly launch.
– Added @Sideloadly Twitter & r/Sideloadly Reddit so users can keep up with updates, announcements and support.– Fixed an issue where bundles were not selectable on macOS. – Various other bug fixes and improvements.
v0.26.5 – Local anisette option for macOS has been improved further, making it more reliable. The Mail app will automatically launch Sideloadly. This is normal and required for local anisette to function, Sideloadly can now update the Mail Plug-In if necessary in the future, Fixed a problem where modified and exported Sideloadly IPAs caused problems when signing with other services, An issue with IPA exporting on Apple Silicon Macs has been resolved, A crash issue that occurred on older macOS versions such as Sierra and High Sierra has been resolved, Other bug fixes and enhancements.
v0.26.3 – Sideloadly for macOS now supports local anisette. This will fix the login issues some users have been experiencing. Please note that this is the initial release so there may be bugs which we will definitely resolve, Sideloadly will support the 3 different ways of obtaining the required data for sideloading: Local, Remote & No Anisette. We also require users to install the Sideloadly Mail plugin in order to grab the necessary data required for sideloading. Additionally, if a user has the AltStore Mail plugin installed, we will attempt to use that instead, Updated “Enable UIFileSharing” option to also include LSSupportsOpeningDocumentsInPlace, Fixed an issue where local anisette setup would fail in certain environments, Various minor improvements and bug fixes.
v0.26.0 – Sideloadly now has the ability to grab anisette data locally so it no longer needs to connect with our server for every sideload! This will fix the “Unable to login” issue some users have been experiencing. This is currently only available for Windows with the macOS version being worked on and released soon, Sideloadly will support 3 different ways to grab the required data for sideloading:
Local Anisette which is the default option now and uses your computer’s local data for sideloading.
Remote Anisette which will use our server to grab the necessary data for sideloading.
No Anisette which is useful if you are using an Apple ID enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, The “Export” option in Sideloadly now works even with no devices plugged in, Fixed an issue with the Cydia Substrate framework which would cause other apps to crash, Fixed a recently introduced issue with the Ad-hoc sign option, Added additional debugging to help us fix the “ascii codec” issue some users are experiencing.
v0.25.0 – Pushed a (temporary) fix regarding the failed Apple ID logins some users were experiencing, Added a new feature to Sideloadly which allows the user to simply export the tweaked/modified IPA after advanced options configuration, Improved the Apple ID input box handling, General improvements & bug fixes.
v0.24.0 – Updated Sideloadly’s libraries to latest versions, If a USB device is connected on launch, we will now automatically select that, Improvements were made to troubleshoot the “Failed to init layer 2” issue that some macOS users are experiencing, Improvements were made to Anisette service so it is now more reliable, Disabled the removal of profiles before sideloading, Minor other bug fixes and UI improvements.
See all releases >>>
0.23.2 – New feature to resume/retry sideloading if the Wi-Fi/USB device was unexpectedly disconnected, Improved the handling of disconnected devices and new device connections so now it’s more reliable and less confusing, Updated the bundle ID input field so it’s less confusing. The logs will also provide information depending on input, Updated the “Uploading…” message to tell the user to keep their screen ON when sideloading via Wi-Fi, Sideloadly will now autofill more inputs inside advanced options, Fixed an issue that would cause Sideloadly to crash when a device is connected. This mainly affected macOS, Fixed a bug which prevented users from being able to start sideloading on a freshly installed version of Sideloadly. The workaround to this was to use the hide/unhide feature, Fixed an issue where Apple’s proprietary PNG compressed images wouldn’t display when the IPA is selected, Minor UI updates and bug fixes.
0.23.0 – Sideloadly now supports Wi-Fi sideloading. Frequently Asked Questions has been updated with a simple guide on how to setup this new feature! – Improved handing of new device connections & detections, Added an option to re-pair your iOS device via USB. This may help troubleshoot certain issues users are experiencing, Fixed a layout issue pertaining to the injection feature on macOS, Fixed an issue where machine_id.txt file would get corrupted, Potentially fixed an issue which prevented users from sideloading using an organization account.
v0.22.0 – User interface improvements, Sideloadly will now detect & notify you if the app you’re sideloading is undecrypted, Sideloadly will now retry downloads 3 times before it stops, Fixed “pem_bytes does not appear to contain PEM-encoded data – no BEGIN/END combination found” issue, Fixed an issue where Sideloadly would hang for a period of time before continuing on certain IPAs, Fixed “Backend object does not implement RSABackend” issue, Fixed an issue where Sideloadly would crash when using certain options with no device connected, Multiple macOS fixes were made to make Sideloadly more reliable
v0.22.1 – Sideloadly now fully supports iOS 15.1! Improved the detection of decrypted/undecrypted apps, Improved the hide functionality which would show your email if you tried editing it, Other minor bug fixes and improvements.
v0.21.1 – Fixed “string index out of range” issue reported by users. Fixed an issue where some .deb files were not properly recognized. Fixed an issue where on-device installations would fail on some apps (APIInternalError) Other minor bug fixes and improvements
v0.21 – Added new install options: Apple ID Sideload, Normal Install, Ad-hoc Sign & Install. Each option has been explained when hovered over. Sideloadly can now inject .dylib(s), .deb(s), .framework(s) & .bundle(s) to your IPA. You can even drag & drop to the injection field! Sideloadly will also update the injected .dylibs/.debs to try and support Non-Jailbroken devices. In addition to the above, we also now provide a default option to inject CydiaSubstrate.framework which is required by most tweaks, and another option for injecting Substitute. Sideloadly also supports Settings.bundle.
v0.20.4 – Sideloadly now has a new feature which allows you to hide sensitive information,- Improved support for older iDevices running iOS 8 and lower, MISAGENT_E_REQUEST_FAILED issue, Improved support for M1 Mac sideloading, Fixed permissions issue on M1 sideloaded apps.
v0.20.2 – Sideloadly now supports iOS 15.
v0.20.1 – Sideloadly now supports sideloading non-supported apps to your Mac with Apple M1, Two Factor Authentication now has been fully implemented.
v0.19.0 – Added a new feature to display real time system logs, Sideloadly now displays the device name and iOS version next to UDID, Added a copy button next to the device that copies the active UDID & more.
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