Looking for Cydia Impactor alternative for Mac to sideload IPA files on iOS? Say hello to AltDeploy

Customisation and iOS can’t go hand in hand. When you become an iDevice user, you deny yourself the chance to personalise the gadget. A regular customer needs to endure the limitations which he/she never had to face on Android. That’s why the transition to iOS is always disturbing.

If there’s a way, there’s a will, right? The developers have found a way to defy the OEM imposed restrictions on iPhone/iPad. Through a process called jailbreaking, one can carefully gain access to a set of advanced privileges.

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As you know, iOS 13 is the latest iteration of the platform. Akin to Android 10, this one also came out with a smear of issues. Irrespective of that, checkra1n rose to the popularity, being the only tool with support for the newest version.

Once you have a jailbroken iDevice in your hands, you can tinker with it to do many things a raw handset can’t. For example, it’s possible for you to get an always on VPN, add widgets directly to lockscreen, get a watchOS-inspired charging appearance.

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One of the main disadvantages of a regular iPhone is its inability to have third-party applications. Guess what? Jailbreaking opens the door to eliminate this con. Using a tool like Cydia Impactor, you can sideload IPA files.

For those who don’t want Cydia Impactor, but likes to have something similar for Windows, we covered AltServerPatcher a few days ago. What if you don’t want to keep on using Cydia Impactor on your Mac?

Well, we have got something to cheer you up today. Dubbed as AltDeploy, it helps you install third-party apps from IPA files on macOS. The files are available on the developer’s GitHub repo. You can record the issues there if you face any.

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According to the users who started using AltDeploy most common trouble pertains to the Mail plugin. If you happen to have it, you need to click the button at the bottom related to plugins/bundles>> enable AltPlugin>> press “Apply”. There you go!

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