Friday, February 8, 2013

How to put Applications on Jailbroken iPhone

How to put Applications on Jailbroken iPhone

  • Jailbroken iPhone(with OpenSSH from Cydia)
  • USB cable
  • MacbookPro(for Xcode) 
  • uikittools
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Step 1 - make sure Xcode is closed - stop automatic signing

First off you need to edit a configuration file within Xcode:


Make a backup just in case you mess up:

sudo cp /Applications/ /Applications/

Edit the file like:

sudo nano /Applications/

To save:
Control + X  then Y



Step 2 - create the TCP connection between your Macbook and your iPhone

Go to

Download the latest, here:

Use a GUI tool or simply extract in Terminal:
tar -xjf usbmuxd-1.0.8.tar.bz2

cd to the "python-client" folder

Open Terminal and run to test the connection, Control + C to quit:
python -t 22:2222

Now you can run these commands in the future:
ssh root@localhost -p 2222 - access the phone
scp -P 2222 root@localhost - send files to the phone

Step 3 - time to open Xcode

Click on your Project > Build Settings > Go to Code Signing > Code Signing Identity > Make sure it says "Don't sign code"

Make sure you set your target to "iOS Device"

Go to Product > Build for > Archiving

Step 4 - time to push your application to your jailbroken iPhone!

Example project name: NavBar

After building your application, its time to push it your phone, you need to find the path to your application in order to send it to your phone:

Open terminal again:

scp -r -P 2222 "/Users/noname/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/NavBar-gekkahxyyaepvgdkfkduwhlmqvqg/Build/Products/Release-iphoneos/" root@localhost:/Applications/

When prompted for the password, make sure your type "alpine"

User: root (already specified)
Password: alpine

After that is quickly transferred, Control + C to quit and then update your iPhone with:

ssh -p 2222 mobile@localhost uicache

User: mobile (already specified)
Password: alpine

To remove everything:

ssh -p 2222 root@localhost rm -rf /Applications/ && ssh -p 2222 mobile@localhost uicache

By now you should see the application pop up on your home screen!