AltDaemon From AltStore Developers Brings On-Device App Signing To Jailbroken Devices
The team behind the AltStore platform – used to easily and effectively sideload the unc0ver jailbreak to an iOS device – has announced the impending release of AltDaemon. Once installed, this daemon will run on the installed device and allow apps to be signed without the ongoing use of a computer.
Anyone who happens to be in ownership of an iPhone or iPad that was jailbroken using the unc0ver tool will be more than familiar with the AltStore platform and experience.
As good as it is, they will also be familiar with the current limitations in that a computer is needed to sign the uncover app the first time you actually use it. It’s then also needed every rolling seven days to ensure that the app is constantly signed and able to be used once it has expired. It’s hardly the biggest inconvenience in the world for the pleasure of being jailbroken but it is definitely a frustrating limitation.
In order to try and get around that limitation and remove the frustration, the AltStore team has announced the creation of a daemon that will be installed to the device in question and “acts as a local AltServer” to allow AltStore to install and sign apps without a computer being needed:
The rumors are true: on-device signing for jailbroken devices is coming to AltStore! Meet AltDaemon, a daemon that acts as a local AltServer — allowing AltStore to install apps *without* a computer. Coming soon to everyone with AltStore 1.4, but available NOW for all Patrons 🎉
As specified by the tweet, as soon as AltStore 1.4 is released, AltDaemon will be available to everyone who uses the AltStore platform to jailbreak using unc0ver. However, right at this moment in time, 1.4 is awaiting release and AltDaemon is only available as a beta release to those who are patrons and who have donated to the cause.
Currently, there is no guaranteed timeline for the release of AltStore 1.4 and AltDaemon but given the fact that it is currently being offered in beta to a subset of users, we can only surmise that it isn’t a million miles away from making it into the public domain. What’re your opinions on the matter? Would you be happy with a daemon running on your iPhone or iPad in order to remove the current limitation?
But as mentioned above, if you are stuck on iOS 13.5.1 but using a device which is either of iPhone X generation or older, then you can jailbreak on iOS 13.5.1 using instructions shown in the video below: