Cydia Impactor Update Xcode 7.3 Error


Have you ever faced an error as “please update to Xcode 7.3” when you try to sideload applications via Cydia Impactor? Do not worry because you are not the only one facing this error. And Jay Saurik Freeman the developer of Cydia Impactor went on a tweet to tell the users about this error. He said that this error is due to a change in the server side and he told the users to keep waiting until he gets time to resolve it as he is working with another project recently. Moreover he explained a little about this error. He says that Apple has made a change in their provisioning services in order to require a different authentication scheme for those who use free Apple accounts. This has caused breaking of the cydia impactor for users with free Apple developer accounts. If you really can not wait until the developer fixes the error, you can have an Apple developer paid account by paying $99.

Cydia Impactor Update Xcode 7.3 Error

There is an alternative method to fix Cydia impactor update to Xcode 7.3 error. This alternative method is suggested by an reddit user with the username autumn-autumn and the method has almost proven by users after trying it, you can try this method until Saurik officially patches the error. But the thing is you must need to know a bit about technical things. 

There are some pre requirements to make this alternative method work 

  • You need to have an iOS device and a lightning cable.
  • Also an iOS app signer.
  • You must download xcode from the Apple App store in the Apple Dev Website. 
  • An Apple ID is also needed.
  • You need to have a computer which runs the Mac operating system. Moreover a hackintosh or a virtual machine will also work.
  • The IPA of the application that you are going to sideload is also important.

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Now we will see the procedure solve this Xcode 7.3 error

Step 1: The first thing you have to do is installing the latest version of Xcode to the computer with Mac operating system

Step 2: Next you have to move the program to applications and then open it.

Step 3: After that open Xcode and go to settings and enter your Apple ID.

Step 4: Then double click on the ID in the right hand box and then a window will open.

Step 5: Next click on the Create button which is on the right side of the window.

Step 6: Next you have to create a new single project on the Xcode to attach the iOS device.

Step 7: After that select your device from the top left bar and then select your Apple ID as a “team” and keep all the other values as default.

Step 8: Wait until the status bar completes loading and once it is completed click on the play button in the top bar or you can manually click “Run”.

Step 9: After it runs go to settings and navigate for general and then for Device management and make sure to trust yourself as a developer.

Step 10: After the project in the target device runs successfully, download the iOS device App signer and follow the commands.

Step 11: Now open the App signer, (“Input file”  will be the app you want to sideload and also “signing certificate” must have reference to the Apple ID, furthermore “provisioning profile” will be the project you created on Xcode.) 

Step 12: Now click on the “start” button and choose the name of the file and an output path. 

Step 13: Then go again to Xcode and navigate to “Devices” in “Windows”.

Step 14: After selecting your device it will show the loaded applications at the bottom.

Step 15: Drag and drop or simply click on the plus sign (+) and then it will sideload the newly signed apps.