Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How To Make It Easier To Trust Sideloaded App Certificates

If you advanced iOS user and you may sideload apps from time to time then we'll show you how to make it easier to trust sideloaded app certificates. As you know sideloading third-party apps using Impactor or Xcode in most cases involves trusting a certificate. This is a process you should be familiar with if your device is jailbroken with Yalu102 or Pangu for iOS 9. But iOS platform itself doesn’t make the trusting process easy to perform out of the box.


That's why new jailbreak tweak dubbed as QuickTrust fixes this problem by adding a “Trust” button directly to the certificate pop-up alert, as shown on the screenshot example above. As the result it make it easier to trust sideloaded app certificates.

The QuickTrust doesn’t automatically trust certificates, as this will break security concern. Instead, it just makes the process easier for you, the end user, to trust a certificate without going through the iOS settings.

Before installing QuickTrust, an alert like the one above would normally only have a “Cancel” button. You would then have to digging the preferences panes in the Settings app before stumbling upon the certificate and trusting it from there. QuickTrust really saves your time as it forces the alert message itself confirming trusting certificates for your sideloaded apps, so you don’t have to launch the Settings app at all.

Note that the tweak only works when your iPhone is in a jailbroken state because it’s dependent on Cydia Substrate. QuickTrust tweak doesn’t come with preferences pane for configurations. It means that its effects will take place next time you sideload a new app with a certificate that needs to be trusted.

So if you want to give QuickTrust a try, then it’s available to download from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. The tweak supports iOS 10 devices, so if you're jailbroken on iOS 9 you're out of luck.

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