ReProvision has officially reached end-of-life status thanks to a server-side change by Apple. Here are a few alternatives you can switch to if you are unable to keep your apps signed.
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ReProvision officially reaches end-of-life status
Apple’s latest series of server-side changes aim to disrupt the functionality of unofficial signing utilities primarily used by jailbreakers.
ReProvision found itself on the receiving end of this move.
Matt Clarke aka Matchstic, the developer behind ReProvision, recently announced its EOL status on Twitter.
The same issue that temporarily broke AltStore recently also applies here. Unfortunately, this issue will not be fixed. Apps signed by ReProvision after Jan 28 won’t launch after you reboot.
I recommend using AltStore and AltDaemon going forwards.
— Matt Clarke (@_Matchstic) February 2, 2021
According to Clarke, All applications signed after January 28 with ReProvision will fail to launch after a reboot. And unfortunately, the signing utility will not receive an update to fix this issue.
If your certificate was generated before January 28, your apps will still work. However, once your certificate expires, your apps will cease to launch.
Not incidentally, the same changes broke AltStore’s functionality as well. This prompted the developers to release v1.4.3 with a fix for this issue.
For those who don’t know, ReProvision had already reached end-of-life a while ago when Clarke stopped tweak development. New server-side changes by Apple just proved to be the final nail in the coffin.
Well, that’s a shame because ReProvision was quite rightly the best on-device signing tool for iOS. Automatic resigning was one of its key features, which automatically signed your apps when they were about to expire.
Since then, other tools have popped on the horizon but none of them nailed this feature quite like ReProvision.
Best ReProvision Alternatives for iOS 14, 13, and below
If you’re a ReProvision user, it’s about time you switch to another signing utility or service. Here are a few alternatives we recommend you to try:
1. AltStore (free)
AltStore is, without a doubt, the numero uno alternative to ReProvision.
This signing utility allows you to you sign apps on-device and resign them with AltDaemon. It comes with a user-friendly GUI, supports macOS and Linux, and, above all, it’s free!
Apps are signed using your Apple ID certificate, meaning they will be valid for a period of seven days. Furthermore, your certificate can only sign three apps.
It also gets the vote of confidence from Matt Clarke himself, so there’s no reason why you should try it out.
You can check out the complete installation walkthrough here.
2. Third-party Signing services (paid)
Third-party signing services like AppDB let you sign your own applications for a nominal monthly fee.
Unofficial signing services rely on enterprise certificates to grant users signing privileges. The only downside of going this route is that your apps will be susceptible to certificate revocation by Apple.
You can also give free third-party installers like AppValley a shot if you want to. However, their app collection is usually limited and we only recommend using them for installing jailbreak tools such as unc0ver or Odyssey.
Which signing tool will you be switching to and why? Let us know in the comments section below.