Cydia Impactor not working – Here’s the Alternative

By | May 6, 2020

Cydia Impactor not working: Due to advancements in technology and high protocol settings, there are various apps that cannot be used in iOS or Android. Thus, a developer has designed a GUI tool which helps to install the IPA files in the iOS device as well as APK files in Android devices. Cydia Impactor is such a tool used by Android, MAC, and Linux users to sideload those IPA & APK files against the protocol settings.

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Cydia Impactor not working

Cydia Impactor not working

But, nowadays, users are facing some serious issues with Cydia Impactor stating that Cydia Impactor is not working on their devices. So, here we will provide you a brief idea about this issue along with the solution to fix it.

How to use Cydia Impactor 

Identifying the issues facing with Cydia Impactor

Every esteemed user might be worrying about the reason behind Cydia Impactor for not working in your devices:

  • Many users face the problem with Cydia Impactor for Windows 10 operating system. The problem arises during the launching program of Cydia Impactor. This issue can be defined as the “Compatibility issue”.
  1. Thus, to fix the issue of Cydia Impactor not working in the devices, follow the steps:
  2. Search for the software on your device.
  3. Right-click on it and tap on “Properties” from the drop-down list.
  4. Under “properties”, press “compatibility”.
  5. Go to “Run the program in compatibility mode”.
  6. From the drop-down list, click on your preferred OS and “Apply”> “OK”.
  7. Finally, you can launch the software without any issue.

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  • With every update in your iOS device or Android, some security settings get changed. Thus, Cydia Impactor cannot work with these security settings and results in crashing the impactor. To fix this “Update issue” for Cydia Impactor not working in iOS or Android:
  1. Open “Cydia Impactor” in your device.
  2. Tap on the “Impactor” tab on the top and click on “Check for updates” from the drop-down menu.
  3. If there is any information about Cydia Impactor’s update by the developer, install it in your device.
  4. Finally, “Run” the software to enjoy the Cydia Impactor.
  • Another reason behind this issue can be iTunes for iOS devices. If the software does not match with the version of downloaded iTunes, it may stop working. To fix this issue:
  1. Uninstall iTunes from iOS devices likely iPad, iPod, iPhone, and MAC.
  2. Then, you need to restart the device.
  3. Again, reinstall the iTunes software in your device.
  4. Now, you need to check if the impactor detects your iOS device to run.
  • If there is an administrative problem then Cydia Impactor may stop working. To enable the administrative privileges, you need to follow the below steps:
  1. Search for the software installation directory in your device.
  2. Right-click on it and tap on “Properties” from the drop-down list.
  3. Press the “Compatibility” tab and then “Run as an administrator”.
  4. Then click on “Apply” and “OK”.

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If you are facing a problem stating Cydia Impactor not working in your device, then you must check for the above-said solutions. You need to follow the steps very carefully otherwise the software may get corrupted.

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