Cydia Impactor has been updated with iOS 11 support and here is everything you need to know about the latest Cydia Impactor 0.9.42 for iOS 11 release. iOS jailbreak enthusiasts are well familiar with Cydia Impactor, a GUI-based tool designed to work on mobile devices, to sideload and install IPA files on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS. IPAs on iOS are similar to Android APK or .exe files on Windows that can used to manually install apps and games from sources other than the App Store. New Cydia v0.9.42 is now available to download on supported devices.
Its been a long time since Cydia’s previous update that came along months ago. The moment Apple started releasing iOS 11 betas, users started clamoring for the updated version of the impactor tool that can work on the latest Apple iOS firmware. Well, finally their wish has come to fruition as the team of developer behind Cydia Impactor just released updated version 0.9.42 with iOS 11 support.
Jay Freeman’s tool has withstood the test of time, it remains the number one choice of the users of both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS devices largely due to motley of popular features and easy of use. When Cydia was first released it was more of a word-in-progress, with an broad range of features still in testing phase for future updates. Since then, there have been a series of updates with each new release bringing more stable version and better features than the previous one. Like all Cydia Impactor updates of the past, this new release improves the functionality of existing features along with a new critical fixes to iron out nagging bugs.
New 0.9.42 version of Cydia Impactor is available to download on Linux, macOS, Windows and contains some attractive possibilities that would please the iOS users. As is wont with Jay Freeman, he hasn’t released most detailed changelog or release note for this update, but it does include an interesting bit of information about the most important change in Cydia Impactor 0.9.42 version, which is the compatibility with devices running iOS 11 betas:
0.9.42: Support USB connection to iOS 11 beta; fix signing watchOS apps missing CFBundleName.
What this new change means is you can now use Cydia Impactor to install and sideload IPA files on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch powered by Apple’s new mobile firmware, the iOS 11. Another much-needed improvement comes in the form of a fix for the issue with signing watchOS apps, the CFBundleName issue, using Cydia Impactor tool. In short, this update couldn’t come soon enough from Freeman which makes Cydia Impactor better and future-proof while opening up avenues for using it on more iOS devices than ever before.
If you are using an older version of Cydia Impactor, you can go to the Check for Updates option where you will be able to find the new 0.9.42 version ready to install via OTA update. Alternatively, you can get the download link straight through cydiaimpactor.com. Grab the latest update and start signing IPA files on devices running latest iOS 11 firmware.