AltStore 1.7

September 18, 2023


"Active Apps" Widget (iOS 17+)

  • View remaining days for ALL active apps from Home Screen

  • Refresh apps directly from home screen by tapping countdown timers


Shortcuts Support

  • Converted existing "Refresh Apps" shortcut into App Shortcut

  • Available by default in "App Shortcuts" section of Shortcuts app

  • Displays accurate progress when refreshing apps via Shortcuts app


  • Updated existing home screen widget to support refreshing apps by tapping countdown (iOS 17+)

  • Explicitly reloads widget timelines on app launch


  • Fixed updating apps with manually-removed app extensions (e.g. uYou+)

  • Fixed not refreshing AltStore last when refreshing via Shortcut

  • Fixed race condition causing duplicate background refresh notifications (or none)

  • Fixed Error Log not displaying all detailed info for certain errors

AltStore 1.6.3

April 12, 2023

  • Fixed error fetching Friend Zone patrons due to unexpected nil name

  • Fixed incorrect cell height for some News items

AltStore 1.6.2

March 22, 2023

  • Fixed “no provisioning profile with the requested identifier…” error when sideloading and refreshing apps

AltStore 1.6.1

February 20, 2023

  • “Clear Cache” button removes temporary files and deleted app backups to free up disk space

  • Disable new “Enforce 3-App Limit” setting to sideload more than 3 apps via MacDirtyCow exploit*

  • Fixed crash when viewing Sources on iOS 12

*Requires iOS 14.0 - 16.1.2 (excluding 15.7.2). iOS 16.2 or later not supported.

AltStore 1.6

January 30, 2023


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


  • Adds pull-to-refresh to check for updates

  • Supports new “versions” key in source JSON

  • Supports updating apps from app detail page


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


  • 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 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


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


  • 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


  • 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 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

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