I got my first iPhone couple of years back, still searching for people who used to say “Don’t buy this shit, it’s not like an open world of Android”. Dude have you ever heard of Jailbreak, it actually opens an entire new world for you. Jailbreak is the best thing ever happened to iOs ecosystem and apart from adding tons of modifications it’ll also let you to install IPA files on iPhone. For those who are still unaware of what IPA file is, in layman terms, it’ll allow you to install cracked paid apps without paying a dime. For the same, today I’ll let you know how you can easily install an .ipa file on an iPad or iPhone :
Disclaimer : We are in no way trying to promote piracy. This article is for educational purpose and an easy approach to try paid App Store apps before buying. Developers put lot efforts, time and money to create a life changing app for us. Paying a dollar or two will only help them to create more such apps.
You need a Jailbroken iPhone to install IPA files on iOs devices. Websites claiming to do so without Jailbreak are misleading. In case you are not Jailbroken and want to Jailbreak your iPhone, please head over to How To Jailbreak iOs 9.3.3 on Mac, Windows or Linux.
Method 1 : How To Install IPA Files on iPhone via iFunBox
Step 2 : Now pick up your iPhone and launch Cydia. In this step we are going to install AppSync on your iPhone. AppSync acts as an iFunBox companion to install the IPA files.
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- From Cydia Window, tap on Sources -> Edit.
- Tap on Add and enter http://repo.hackyouriphone.org in the dialog box. Tap on Add Source.
- Now search for AppSync and then Install.
Step 2 : Get the IPA file of your desired app from websites like http://iPhonecake.com and launch iFunBox.
Step 3 : From the iFunBox menubar, select Install app.
Step 4 : Locate the app you want to install and tap on Open.
Step 5 : Just wait for couple of minutes, sip in your green tea and allow iFunBox to install the desired app your iPhone.
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That’s it folks, you have successfully installed .ipa file on your iPhone via iFunBox.
Method 2 : How To Install IPA Files on iPhone via SSH
SSH (Secure Shell) is basically a Unix ecosystem process which lets you gain access to the iOs file system and make modifications to it.
Make sure your iPhone and Mac/Windows are connected to same WiFi Network.
Step 1 : Download and install Cyberduck on your respective desktop operating system.
Step 2 : Head over to Cydia and install OpenSSH.
Step 3 : Now it’s time to note down the IP Address assigned to your iPhone. To do so, head over to Settings -> WiFi -> Tap on Blue i icon next to your connected WiFi network and note down the IP address.
Step 4 : Launch Cyberduck -> tap on Open Connection and enter the IP Address noted in Step 3, Username and Password. Make sure your connection type is SFTP.
Username : root
Password : alpine
Once connection is done, you’ll see a file manager type window.
Step 5 : Locate the IPA file you want to want to Install and rename it from ‘Appname.ipa’ to ‘Appname.app.zip‘. For instance, I have an IPA file with name Minecraft_pocket_edition.ipa. I’ll rename it to Minecraft_pocket_edition.app.zip.
Step 6 : Extract the zip file and open the extracted folder. Head over to Payload folder and here you’ll see the file with Application extension (.app). This is what we need.
Step 7 : In SSH window, just go up one level -> find the folder called ‘stash‘ and open it. In stash, find folder named ‘Application‘ -> Drag and drop the Application extension file extracted in step 6 to Application folder.
Step 8 : Now we have to change the permissions to the dragged Application extension file.
For Windows Users :
- Right click this dragged Application file and then click on Properties.
- Change the permission to 0777 and check the box where it reads Set group, owner and permissions recursively.
For Mac Users :
- Right click this dragged Application file and then click on Info.
- Change the permission from 755 to 777 and tap on Apply changes recursively.
Step 9 : After all is done, just reboot your iPhone ad you’ll see your desired application in your list.
That’s all! This is how you can easily install .ipa file on iPhone via SSH.
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