Jay “Saurik” Freeman has today released another new version of his increasingly popular Cydia Impactor tool, this time bringing the version number up to 0.9.50 with a fix that will address an unzipping issue on the Windows platform.

We haven’t run into this particular issue ourselves, and the release notes simply say that the update is to “fix IPA unzipping on Windows.”

This would suggest that Windows-based Cydia Impactor users were experiencing issues unzipping iOS IPA files when using the app, although it’s unclear how widespread the issue itself was. Regardless, it’s great to see Freeman issuing timely updates to address issues, and that’s certainly what he has done here.

The new version of Cydia Impactor – 0.9.50 – can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, and Linux now. If you already have the app installed, you should be prompted to download an update the next time you launch it. If not, you can select Impactor > Check for Updates… from the app’s menu to manually bring up the same dialog.

Cydia Impactor has become hugely popular as it is often used as the jumping off point for many jailbreaks, including the most recent efforts. The tool allows users to side-load apps onto iPhones and iPads without them first having to be jailbroken. This makes it especially useful for those who are using the method as a way to get a jailbreak payload onto a device ahead of the kicking off the jailbreaking process.

Be sure to download the update as soon as you can, even if you haven’t yet experienced issues. It never hurts to be on the latest release.

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