AppTapp Installer

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AppTapp Installer

AppTapp Installer 5 is one of the top Cydia alternatives for jailbroken devices. It supports iOS 11 and up and can be installed on all modern jailbreaks. It offers probably more features than all other package managers combined. Jailbreak required!

Add Installer Repo to your package manager.

What is AppTapp Installer?

AppTapp Installer is a free package manager that can be an excellent Cydia, Sileo, or Zebra replacement for all jailbroken devices. It's packed with a lot of features, works fast, and it's frequently updated with new features. Installer 5 supports iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13, and iOS 14.

Installer 5 offers a clean and modern interface that can be easily explored. The home tab shows a list of featured jailbreak tweaks, most downloaded packages, must-have tweaks & themes, and hacks to extend your apps. From here you can also access the Settings pane.

Once installed, AppTapp Installer will import all repositories from other package managers. This way you don't have to waste time manually re-adding new sources with tweaks.

AppTapp Installer screenshot

All packages are displayed on a clean interface with all information you would require. There's included actual version, category, what's new, description, developer name, reviews, dependencies, conflicts, developer website link, repository name, and more by the developer.

What's more, you can now follow your favorite repositories and developers and be notified when they release a new package. This social feature can be handy to find great tweaks or apps in thousand of packages refreshed every day by the community.

AppTapp Installer 5 recognizes the same package available through different repositories allowing you to choose from which one it should be installed on your device. Installed packages can be easily uninstalled, reinstalled, downgraded, or ignored for updates.

There is also a Wishlist where you can add interesting tweaks and apps. There are thousands of tweaks available and when you see one that is fun it can really quickly be lost if you don't save it. This feature is great for that. Packages Wishlist is available through Settings.

Installer 5 screenshot

The section tab contains a list of shortcuts to all packages, installed packages, updated packages, new packages, and installed repositories. From here you can also browse repositories and view a combined list of packages for all sources in categories.

Installer Manage tab displays installed packages and sources. At a glance, you can see recent changes in repositories, available and installed packages, refresh all sources, add new ones, and export packages and repository lists in text format. Package search engine is also available.

Since version 5.0 support for iOS 10 and lower has been dropped. Installer 5.1 beta is available for download. The latest version comes with a complete redesign and a major backend rewrite, which included several new features and fixing a whole lot of bugs. Get it from the beta repo.

AppTapp Installer 5

AppTapp Installer 5 supports free and paid repositories. Buy and restore purchases from repos directly in the package manager. Manage available store accounts and purchases directly from app settings, view the list of followed developers, and check download history.

The app comes with a built-in backup creator allowing you to save the Installer setup for quick restore. Installer itself can be also configured to your liking. Enable biometric authentication for tasks, show incompatible packages, play sound for tasks, or show beta packages.

AppTapp provided some settings to configure the interface style. Change manually Installer 5 style to blue, gray, and OLED dark modes, or enable the auto-style switch to change style based on system settings. Additionally, the app can clear icons and screenshots cache to save space.

Hide packages version, tweak compatibility indicator, package descriptions, display original core repository icon, verbose progress view, disable large navigation bars, activate URL Schemes for Installer (re-hook),change app language, and more. AppTapp Installer is my favorite APT.


To install Installer on your device it's required to add the official Repository to Cydia Sources. Add the AppTapp repository and install the package manager on your device. The developer provides a separate repo for the Installer 5.1 beta version via

  1. Open the Sources tab in the Cydia app.
  2. Tap on Edit → Add buttons and enter Repo URL.
  3. Search for Installer and installed the package.
  4. Respiring your device to apply changes.
  5. Installer app will be available on the Home Screen.

Alternatively, please use the quick links available at the top of this page to add the repository to your favorite package manager (Cydia, Sileo, Installer, Zebra) with just one click.

Source Code

The previous version of Installer 4 by Apptapp was released as an open-source project with code available through GitHub Repository. If you are a developer you can take a look at the source and fork the project for development. Languages used 38.9% C and 33.8% Objective-C.

Installer 4 is built on Xcode 3.2 with iPhone 2.0 SDK and later. You will have to modify the project settings for it to build on recent Xcode versions. Source code is released under the MIT license.

What's new

  • Added more checks to avoid false followed developers alerts.
  • Added option to rehook url schemes if reset by the system.
  • Added optional URL Scheme handling.
  • Added settings to choose active url schemes.
  • Added support for showing updated package count on the application badge.
  • Added "Follow repositories" feature.
  • Changed minimum iOS version to iOS 11.
  • Created a brand new class for Depiction Parsing.
  • Depictions banners are now cached and loaded without any delay.
  • Improved performance and style of Banners.
  • Improved performance of HTML scraped depictions.
  • Improved performance of Sileo depictions.
  • Improved style of Sileo depictions.

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