The developer behind the popular AppSync Unified jailbreak tweak has confirmed iOS 10 – 10.2 support coming soon for the extremely popular tweak for jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Posting the update via Twitter, developer angelXwind has suggested that the cause of a major crash on iOS 10 has been identified and that development of AppSync Unified will continue, hopefully with an update compatible with latest jailbreak hitting on Cydia soon.
Love it or hate it, like or loathe what it represents, AppSync has been around and available via Cydia since ages, meaning that it has become a habitual part of the jailbreak experience for a lot of iPhone and iPad owners over the years.
Like a lot of popular tweaks, it has regularly been updated with the developer ensuring compatibility with modern devices running all new versions of Apple’s iOS platform. Like a lot of popular tweaks, it seems that bringing iOS 10 compatibility is one of the most difficult challenges yet, but one that the developer appears to be actively working on.
For those that haven’t experienced AppSync yet, or who want to know a little bit more about the features it offers, it is basically a tweak that allows jailbroken iOS devices to have non-signed apps installed to them. Typically speaking, Apple’s own apps, and those installed via the App Store from third-party developers, are signed with a certificate that’s valid and trusted by the iOS ecosystem as safe. AppSync does away with that security requirement – but only on jailbroken devices – by patching ‘installd’ to allows the installation of fake-signed IPA packages.
Of course, there’s an immediate use case that would be put forward for the existence of such a tweak, which would be the fact that it relatively easily allows device owners to install and run hacked apps on their devices, therefore negating the need for them to be paid for via the App Store.
That is a potential down side, but the developer is adamant that AppSync should be used for good to support developers, and that it’s the perfect companion for the installation of a number of gaming emulators that haven’t been through the signing process and that wouldn’t otherwise be allowed to be distributed through the App Store due to Apple’s guidelines.
As for now, the developer has asked iOS 10 users to not install the app on their iPhone or iPad as it will cause the device to go into a boot loop. There’s no timescale on when the iOS 10 update will be released, but rest assured AppSync fans, it is coming.
(source: @angelXwind [Twitter])
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