Developer Angelxwind has officially released AppSync Unified 6.1 with full iOS 11 support, offering compatibility with devices jailbroken using the final version of Electra jailbreak. The availability of this update comes a number of weeks after the developer initially teased that an iOS 11 compatibility release was coming.
Formerly known as just AppSync, the extensive and very powerful package has become a staple installation on jailbroken devices amongst developers who are looking for a way to install unsigned IPAs to their test devices.
This tweak has been put together for the purpose of facilitating development and making things easier for those developers who aren’t registered on Apple’s official Developer Program and who therefore have no official way of signing their apps to be installed to physical devices. Without AppSync Unified, those developers would be forced to either pay Apple an annual fee or test their apps on the iOS Simulator provided as part of the Xcode installation.
For some jailbroken users out there, AppSync Unified may not be a staple installation as it doesn’t bring any entertainment value or functionality improvements to the iOS system. What it actually does is patch install as part of PackageKit, which is a daemon that handles the installation of App Store apps and therefore checks the validity of said apps. Patching this as part of the AppSync Unified experience essentially forces iOS to allow the installation of non-official or unsigned applications.
AppSync has actually being a wonderful job of this ever since the iOS 3.1 days, and now, thanks to this update, AppSync Unified continues to do that on iOS 11 but also supports as far back as iOS 5 as well as offering full arm64 support.
Of course, if you’ve ever installed AppSync Unified, or read anything about it, it’s likely that you will have read that this package has not been put together to facilitate piracy of any kind whatsoever. The tweak itself has a very valid person and should be installed and used for that purpose in order to allow developers to create the best possible experiences without being hamstrung by Apple’s forced limitations.
For those interested, AppSync Unified 6.1 is live now with iOS 11 compatibility at Angelxwind’s Cydia repository: https://cydia.angelxwind.net/.
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