iFile is undoubtedly a very popular jailbreak app but with there being no jailbreak for iOS 8 now, the door has closed for downloading iFile and other Cydia apps like it. Luckily, there is another way, albeit an unofficial one. It involves the use of Cydia Impactor and the download of the iFile .ipa file. You will need a valid Apple ID, be it a free one or a fully paid up developer’s ID and a computer running Windows or Mac OS. You will also need an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running n any version of iOS 8.
Image : iFile iOS 8 Download
How to Download iFile on iOS 8 :
Make sure you follow these steps in order:
- Download the iFile .ipa file
- Download Cydia Impactor [ext link] onto your Windows or Mac computer
- For full instructions on how to side-load apps with Cydia Impactor, click the provided link and follow the instructions carefully
- At this stage, although you have iFile on your iOS 8 device, it will most likely not work. Before it will, you need to do one more step , trust the iFile certificate. To do that, open Settings
- Go to General > Profiles & Device Management
- Find the certificate for iFile and tap it
- Tap the Trust button and then tap Trust again
- When you come out of settings and tap on the iFile icon, it will launch and you can use it
You do need to be aware that you will not get all the iFile access that you would if you installed it on a jailbroken device. Cydia Impactor does not use root access to download iFile and the app will be sandboxed, resulting in a limitation on the files and directories that you can access as well as limiting your write ability to specific folders. That said, you should still install it because you are still getting some features that you can’t get from any app in the iOS app store on a non jailbroken iOS device.
Fix iFile Not Working Issue:
When you download iFile in this way, it is Cydia Impactor that signs the app certificate, not Apple and, because of this, Apple will not see the certificate as being a valid one. Every few days, they will check all the circulating certificates for validity and will revoke any that are not signed by them, including iFile. This will happen every time you install it and the only way to stop it from happening is through a VPN tool that stops Apple from seeing the certificate, if they can’t see it, they can’t revoke it. The tool is called Anti Revoke and you will find a full download guide and more information at the link below :
- Download Anti Revoke [ext link]
Other Useful Links :
You can find more information on Cydia Impactor and iFile in the linked articles below:
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