Sideloadly is a Cydia impactor alternative to sideload an IPA file on iOS devices.
Please note – Currently sideloadly works on Windows operating systems only. Sideloadly for MacOS Coming soon!
Sideload IPAs with Sideloadly
Step guide (Windows users only)
Step 01 – Download Windows version of Sideloadly from above button. Then open it.
Step 02 – Connect the device with PC. Drag the 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, 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 system.
- It is possible to troubleshoot easier with installation logs.
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. Therefore, Sideloadly is the best Cydia impactor alternative so far.
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 – “Call to np_client_new failed: NP_E_CONN_FAILED”
- Error – “Call to afc_file_close failed: AFC_E_MUX_ERROR”
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.
AltStore for the iOS 13 workaround & AltPlugin
@KevinIssaDev for the UI ideas
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]
v0.8 – Initial release
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
v0.10 – 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
v0.11 – 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 improvements
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 files
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
v0.14 – 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