What is Cydia Impactor
Cydia Impactor is a tool for working with mobile devices. It is compatible with Windows/Mac/Linux computers designed and developed by Jay Freeman (Saurik). You can use this tool to sideload iPhone/iPad apps on iDevices or install APK files on Android devices.
It is worth noting that you can not install DEB files with Cydia Impactor. If you are new to the topic, DEB files are jailbreak apps that you can install using Cydia on your iPhone/iPad. You can also perform various functions such as, rebooting your device into recovery mode, save SHSH blobs, reboot device into DFU mode, revoke certificates, debug the iOS and much more.
Cydia Impactor needs your official Apple login credentials to install the apps. These apps will get expired after 7 days when you install with this method. If you have free Apple ID, the validity of the apps installed via Cydia Impactor is 7 days. If you have a paid developer Apple id, then the validity is one year. But you can re-install the expired app in the same process you have done before and is absolutely safe to do.
For successfully using this GUI tool, you must have iTunes installed on your PC/Laptop. Note that you cannot install cracked or hacked apps with Cydia impactor as it will check for digital signature with Apple before installing on your device.
Download Cydia Impactor
If you are now aware what Cydia Impactor is, download it from the official website here. The download page is having all the installation instructions, so just follow them and install it on your PC.
How to Use Cydia Impactor
Connect your iPhone or iPad to PC after installing Cydia Impactor. It will recognize the device and select your device from the drop-down menu. Now drag the IPA app you want to install and let the Cydia Impactor do the process. Enter your Apple login id and password when prompted. Once the app is installed, you must go to Settings – General – Profiles and allow the installed app as ‘Trusted’ app.
Now you can use the side-loaded app from your device’s home screen. Cydia Impactor is the prominent tool used in iOS 9.3.5 jailbreak and above. Currently, it is used for Yalu Jailbreak and Phoenix jailbreak methods.