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AltStore 1.6

January 30, 2023

New

Lock Screen Widget (iOS 16 only)

  • Counts down days until AltStore expires
  • Available in 2 different styles: “text” and “icon”

Error Log

  • View past errors in more detail
  • Tap an error to copy the error message or error code
  • Search for error code directly in AltStore FAQ
  • “View More Details” button to view detailed error information
  • Access via new “Techy Things” section in AltStore settings

iOS Version Compatibility

  • Supports app updates with minimum or maximum OS requirements
  • Hides app updates if they’re not compatible with current device
  • Falls back to downloading last compatible version on older devices
  • View all unsupported updates from My Apps tab

Revamped Error Handling

  • Completely revamped error handling to include as much information as possible, which should make debugging certain issues much easier
  • Revised error messages to be more descriptive and provide more suggestions
  • Revised error domain format to [Module].[ErrorType]
  • AltStore.OperationError codes start at 1000
  • AltServer.ServerError codes start at 2000
  • AltStore.AppleDeveloperError codes start at 3000
  • Uses underlying error messages (if available) for several AltServer.ServerError errors
  • Encodes/Decodes all Codable user info values, not just recognized types

Misc.

  • Adds pull-to-refresh to check for updates
  • Supports new “versions” key in source JSON
  • Supports updating apps from app detail page

Improved

Source Validation

  • Verifies sources don't contain duplicate app bundle identifiers
  • Verifies sources don't contain duplicate app versions
  • Shows error if a source is configured incorrectly instead of silently failing

Misc.

  • Updated LaunchViewController error alert to display more detailed error messages
  • Always displays loading indicator when fetching Friend Zone patrons
  • Improves error message when .ipa does not exist at provided downloadURL
  • Caches MergeErrors when refreshing sources to view later from Sources page

Fixed

  • Fixed CollapsingTextView incorrectly showing “more” button
  • Fixed “error migrating persistent store” issue
  • Fixed widgets potentially not updating after refreshing apps
  • Fixed simultaneous database access from multiple AltStores
  • Fixed incorrect app name and iOS version in "Unsupported iOS version" error message
  • Fixed refreshing tweaked apps with removed app extensions
  • Fixed error encoding CodableError Int/UInt user info values
  • Fixed adding failures to NSErrors with nil localizedFailureReasons
  • Fixed incorrect error toast view color when sign-in fails

AltStore 1.5.1

July 14, 2022
  • Fixed signing in with Apple IDs that contain capital letters
  • Fixed signing in with Apple IDs that have 2FA enabled but don’t have any registered trusted devices
  • Fixed repeatedly asking some users to sign in every time they refresh their apps
  • Fixed “Application is missing application-identifier” error when sideloading or (de-)activating certain apps
  • Fixed “Incorrect Apple ID or password” error after changing an Apple ID’s primary email address
  • Fixed crash when receiving unknown error codes from AltServer

AltStore 1.5

May 6, 2022

New

Trusted Sources

  • Download and update certain third party apps entirely through AltStore
  • Add Trusted Sources directly from the new Sources page
  • Trusted Sources are sources we’ve explicitly approved because they meet our safety standards
  • Support for adding any source by URL will be coming later

AltJIT

  • Allows sideloaded apps to use Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation
  • Long-press an app in My Apps, then choose “Enable JIT” – a few seconds later you should see an AltStore notification saying “Successfully Enabled JIT”
    • Your device must be on the same WiFi network as AltServer or connected to your computer via USB
  • JIT will remain enabled until the app is quit from the app switcher or purged from memory in the background
  • Requires iOS 14 or later
  • Requires AltServer 1.5 or later

Improved

  • Supports landscape app screenshots
  • Adds Shane to credits and Patreon screen
  • Prefetches & caches Friend Zone patrons to offset the Patreon API’s slow response time

Fixed

  • Fixed a potential crash when sideloading certain apps
  • Fixed some apps having access to AltStore’s app group after being (de-)activated
  • Fixed crash when adding or removing sources that have News items
  • Fixed Core Data error when not connected to internet due to saving non-NSSecureEncoding items from NSError’s userInfo