iFile

With jailbreaks seemingly getting harder to come by, many users are starting to miss their favorite jailbreak tweaks, at least those who have updated and taken advantage of the new features that Apple provides us are. Some people are now using a tool called Cydia Impactor as a way of side-loading apps onto their devices. Cydia apps like iFile File Manager that would otherwise only be available with a jailbreak are now available, in a limited format, to everyone, regardless of whether they have Cydia installed or not and we are going to show you how to use Cydia Impactor to get iFile [ext link] File Manager app onto your iPhone or iPad without a jailbreak.

Image : iFile Download

Before you go ahead and follow the steps below, you will need to ensure that you have a valid Apple ID to hand. If you don’t want to use your own Apple ID, you can set up a dummy one but be aware that, if you only have a free Apple ID, the iFile certificate will expire every 7 days and that means having to go through the process again each time. If you have a paid developer ID, the certificates will not expire for 12 months.

Image : iFile File Manager App

How to Download iFile :

  1. First, you need to download the iFile .ipa file [ ext link ]
  2. Next, download Cydia Impactor 
  3. You can now click on the link on Step 2 to see the steps on using Cydia Impactor to side-load iFile onto your iPhone or iPad 
  4. When you have completed those steps, there is one more step to follow to get iFile to launch on your device so open Settings on your iPhone or iPad
  5. Navigate to General > Profiles & Device Management where you see a list of apps installed on your device 
  6. Tap on the Trust button beside iFile and then tap Trust again
  7. Come out of settings, locate the iFile app icon and tap on it ,  it should all work OK 

Because iFile was built to be downloaded via Cydia, installing it this way will limit the features you can access. Because you don’t have root access iFile is sandboxed and that means you cannot access all of the directories and files. You are also limited in which folders you can write to but you still have access to more than you would normally have on a non-jailbroken device.

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