Cydia Impactor vs Cydia Extender – Why Extender is Better?

A lot of users are asking – what’s the difference between Cydia Impactor and Cydia Extender? Here’s a detailed comparison.

Cydia Impactor vs Cydia Extender

Cydia Impactor


  • Cydia Impactor requires a computer to run.
  • It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • It throws many errors that are often difficult to fix.
  • Your device must be connected to your computer to make it work.
  • You can use it in both jailbreak and non-jailbreak states.

Cydia Extender

cydia extender installer

  • Cydia Extender is the Cydia Impactor alternative for iOS. Think of it as iOS Impactor.
  • It signs certificates of apps on-device.
  • It is compatible with iOS 10 firmware on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • Cydia Extender is way better as it doesn’t require a computer to run.
  • It does require an internet connection.
  • It can be used if your device is in jailbreak or non-jailbreak state. Even if Yalu jailbreak’s certificate expires, you can renew or resign it on-device as long as you are connected to the internet.

Cydia Extender does not handle certificate revocation at the moment. You have to do it manually.

Saurik should release a patch for this soon. This will make “revoking certs” step useless if you are on a free account.

Cydia Impactor does support signing multiple certificates, though. However, they must be created with a gap of 1 day from each other to work. We only need to create a new cert in case the old one goes kaput.

Cydia Impactor vs Cydia Extender – Who wins?

Without a doubt, Cydia Extender comes out on top. Once installed, you never need to use a computer to sign jailbreak and other apps. So go for it.

The installation part can be a bit complicated for novice users. If you are unable to install it properly, follow this tutorial.

Always use CertRemainTime or YaluTime Cydia tweak to know how much time is left on Yalu’s certificate.

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