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Installing an IPA on a jailbroken device w/o iTunes

Discussion in 'Guides/How To's' started by Navan Chauhan, Jun 24, 2018.


Want more Methods?

  1. Yeah, this was a little complicated

    17 vote(s)
  2. Nah, it's fine

    6 vote(s)
  1. Navan Chauhan

    Navan Chauhan New Member

    Jun 24, 2018
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    Tested on: iOS6 (should work with others too)

    You must have the following installed on your jb device:
    1. AppSync
    2. ipainstaller


    Pre-Requisites for this step:

    • If you have a Mac or run any Linux/Unix based Distro then you don't need to install anything ;)
    • If you have a Windows system install PuTTY and PuTTY SCP
    • On the device you wish to install the IPA, go to Settings>WiFi>Click on the connected wifi name>Note Down the ip address, it'll be in the format of 192.168.x.x (replace x.x with your values)

    For Unix/Linux users (This includes Mac users)
    Presuming the IPA is stored in the Downloads folder, run the following commands
    1. Fire up the terminal (Mac users, search for terminal in the spotlight search)
    2. scp ~/Downloads/YOUR_IPA_FILE.ipa root@192.168.x.x:/var/mobile/Documents 1.png
    3. (The password is alpine <The password won't be shown while typing> )
    4. Then, enter these commands
    5. ssh root@192.168.x.x (Enter the password) 2.png
    6. cd /var/mobile/Documents 3.png
    7. ipainstaller YOUR_IPA_FILE.ipa 4.png 5.png

    Your Application would be on the home screen now :)

    For Windows Users:
    Assuming you have correctly installed PuTTY SCP ( Follow all the steps written in this https://it.cornell.edu/managed-servers/transfer-files-using-putty )

    Copy the IPA to C:
    open CMD
    pscp c:\YOUR_IPA_NAME.ipa root@192.168.x.x:/var/mobile/Documents (password is alpine)
    Start PuTTY
    enter the IP address in the hostname
    user as root
    password as alpine
    Click Open/Start/Run
    Click Yes
    now enter the following command
    cd /var/mobile/Documents
    ipainstaller YOUR_IPA_NAME.ipa

    Your Application would be on the home screen now :)

    I'll update the guide with other methods soon

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    #1 Navan Chauhan, Jun 24, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
  2. Cipher

    Cipher Administrator
    Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Sep 6, 2017
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    Nice! you should add using ifunbox or itools as methods too!
    NukiDuki, johnfernow and hjcoggan like this.
  3. animeking9901

    animeking9901 New Member

    Sep 22, 2019
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    I have the ipa installer gui tweak and use ifile web server to get the file there. Just a alternative combo for those who dont like command line
  4. Ripo

    Ripo New Member

    May 25, 2020
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    Please explain how to get
    1. AppSync
    2. ipainstaller

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