With Cydia not being updated right now, and not likely to be for the foreseeable future, a group of developers have got together and produced another alternative to the popular jailbreak store. Its called TutuApp and its as near to Cydia as any third-party installer has got so far.
TutuApp has its own built-in packages, like Cydia, and users can manage and update packages as well. It works on iOS 11 and is also compatible with most Android devices. The range of content is extensive, and you can find out more by going to the About page.
TutuApp on iOS 11 :
Before we move on to installing TutuApp, it’s worth taking a look at some of the security features that Apple included in iOS 11 in a bid to stop us from downloading Cydia and other third-party apps:
- Data Protection and Encryption – AES-256 encryption and a unique device ID combined with File Data Protection and secure enclave provide users with a safe and secure environment.
- System Security – Hardware and software integration provides the securest of platforms, including Touch ID, secure boot chain, passcodes, secure enclave and regular software updates.
- App Security – Apple signs official app certificates and, when the apps are run on a device, they are sandboxed to protect the integrity of the rest of the device and apps.
- Network Security – Industry-standard network protocols are used by Apple to protect user data while in transmission, including secure Wi-Fi, secure Bluetooth, TLS, VPN support and more.
- Device Management – Remote data management features, Find My iPhone/iPad, and more.
iOS 11 may be secure, more secure than any other iOS firmware version and this is all designed to stop the use of Cydia. However, it doesn’t stop the use of TutuApp for one main reason – it doesn’t require the same root access that Cydia did. TutuApp works like any normal app does and is perfectly safe and secure.
How to Download TutuApp on iOS 11 :
This method is not quite so straightforward so make sure that these steps are followed properly:
- Open Safari and go to this ( link )
- Tap the Install link on the information page that has loaded so that the profile can be downloaded
- Your Settings app automatically opens. Tap on Install Profile and input your passcode; Safari browser will open
- Tap the link to Install TutuApp and then tap on Install on the confirmation window
- Now your Settings app will open again, tap Install > Next
- Lastly, tap Done and wait for the installation to finish . You should see the TutuApp icon now.
- If TutuApp doesn’t install properly, you must go back and do these steps again
Frequently Asked Questions :
With thousands of apps and games to choose from, you can’t go wrong with TutuApp but if you need more details, check out our FAQ page below:
Common TutuApp Errors :
If you are one of the unlucky users who face installation and other errors with TutuApp, rest assured they are simple to solve; full details below:
How to Stop TutuApp Crashing :
TutuApp works very well but it isn’t an official app. Apple doesn’t sign the certificate that lets it work; this is done within the installer, but it is because of this that TutuApp will crash after a few days. Apple will revoke the certificate, which causes it to crash. While reinstalling it will get it to work again, you can’t keep doing this every few days; the easiest way to keep TutuApp intact is to download NessTool. This is a VPN service that protects the TutuApp certificate, so you don’t have to keep installing it. Go to the link to find out how it works and get a full NessTool download guide on link here .
Popular Apps on TutuApp Store :
While there are thousands of apps to download from in TutuApp, some get downloaded more than others. The most popular are the modified apps, like these:
Spotify++ is a modified version of the popular Spotify app. Alongside all the stock app features, Spotify++ has all the premium features that would normally cost you a monthly fee to get. Enjoy an ad-free experience, with unlimited track scrubbing and track skips, along with much more. Click the link to find out what else Spotify++ can offer
Snapchat++ is another modified app, this time a version of Snapchat, the popular messaging app. Included with the stock app features, you will also find settings to let you spoof your location, apply customizations to certain parts of the Snapchat++ app and increase your recording strength. Get all the details and Snapchat++ download guide by clicking the link
Popular TutuApp Alternatives :
TutuApp is a very close alternative to Cydia, providing lots of the features we have always used but it might not offer what everyone wants. There are other installers that offer different apps and games, like this:
- Panda Helper
Panda Helper is one of the newer third-party app installers offering a great number of apps and games for download. Among the Cydia tweaks, paid apps for free and other content, you will find modified apps, like Snapchat++ and Pokémon Go ++. Find out more by clicking the link and getting an Panda Helper download guide.
With iOS 11 bereft of jailbreaks, these app installers are the best hope that we have and TutuApp is as near to Cydia as we are going to get. Let us know how you get on with it and follow us on Facebook for more of the latest news and updates.