A patched version of Ext3nder Installer was just released a few days ago. Here’s how you can install this tool on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 11.
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What is Ext3nder Installer?
Ext3nder Installer is a modified version of Ext3nder, which is, in turn, a modified version of Cydia Extender. It is developed by Julio Verne.
Julio Verne has been largely inactive on the jailbreak scene in the past couple of weeks.
Another developer, who goes by the name “Midnight Chips”, updated this core utility for iOS 11 firmware.
Just like its older version, the latest version allows you to sign applications on-the-fly.
This allows you to keep your jailbreak in tip-top shape without ever requiring a PC or computer to resign it again.
I will demonstrate the installation and signing process on my iPhone 7 plus on Electra jailbreak.
- iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- iOS 11-11.1.2 firmware
- Apple ID username and password
How to download and install Ext3nder Installer [iPhone X and below]
Step 1 Open Cydia.
Step 2 Search for unzip and Core Utilities and install them. These core packages are available on Electra’s default repository (Electra’s iOS Utilities). Core Utilities should already be present on your device but you must install it if it isn’t.
Step 3 Go to Sources and tap Edit > Add.
Step 4 Add Midnight Chip’s Cydia repository – https://midnightchip.github.io/repo/.
Step 5 Install the following package from this repo and wait for Cydia to throw an error.
Step 6 Once it displays the error, go back to the Installed section of Cydia. Scroll down to unzip and reinstall it.
Step 7 Reinstall Ext3nder Installer. The installation will now get over without any errors.
Setup your Apple ID
Step 8 Open Ext3nder app from your home screen.
Step 9 Go to More section.
Step 10 Scroll down and key in your Apple ID credentials in the “SETUP LOGIN APPLE” section.
Wait for it to authenticate your details and encrypt your password. Once your details are ready, you can start signing apps on-device.
Sign Applications/IPA files
Step 11 Go to the Installed section. This section contains all the sideloaded applications that are currently present on your device.
As for me, I have Panda Helper, AppValley, Electra, and FilzaJailed on my iPhone.
Step 12 Tap on the app you want to sign and tap Resign. I chose the Electra jailbreak app thus ensuring my jailbreak app will run for a week again without any issues.
Step 13 Wait for it to display the “Installed” notification as shown below.
That’s pretty much it. You will no longer need to use Cydia Impactor over and over again from now on.
Ext3nder Installer also has a builtin auto-signing feature. This function auto-signs IPA files (applications) automatically without any user intervention.
However, this feature is not working in the patched version because iOS 11 breaks backgrounding. We need to spawn the auto-signer process properly to fix that.
The developer intends to solve this issue in the future builds that will be hopefully be released very soon.
As always, don’t forget to post your comments below if you run into an error.
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