Cydia Impactor developer Jay “Saurik” Freeman has been busy, releasing not just one but two updates to his popular app this past weekend. Cydia Impactor is a tool that is known far and wide for its ability to facilitate the side-loading of apps onto iOS devices without jailbreaking them and can be instrumental in getting payloads onto devices ahead of many semi-tethered jailbreaks.
With that in mind, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see the updates arrive – we recently saw the appearance of the unc0ver jailbreak tool for iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3.
The two releases Freeman put out into the wild this weekend both focus on bug fixes and performance improvements, both things that you want to have in hand when trying to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad. The first of those releases carried the version number 0.9.48, with Cydia Impactor patched in direct relation to the new jailbreak tool after some users reported issues.
The second update, 0.9.49, fixed a potential issue that could see users hitting a brick wall when trying to launch Cydia Impactor on Windows machines. The update corrects that bug, meaning anyone with a Windows PC, Mac, or Linux machine can now get their jailbreak on without fear of Cydia Impactor-related shenanigans.
Anyone who downloads Cydia Impactor afresh will receive the very latest version. If you have the app already installed, you should see a new pop-up appear the next time you open it, along with a prompt to download the update before going any further. We strongly suggest you do exactly that.
You can download the latest version of Cydia Impactor from the official website over at cydiaimpactor.com.