Discussion in 'iOS Development' started by FxM, Oct 8, 2009.
Can I install a app from Cydia on a non jailbroked iPhone/iTouch?
nope. need to jailbreak.
That's the entire point of jailbreaking.
Why would people jailbreak then?
You can only actually have cydia in the first place if your device is jailbroken.
Thanks nice replies,
Let me clarify, I have an app I developed but I want to install it on a non jail-broke iPhone/Itouch.
I would like to skip the App store until I’m sure I have an audience. I would like to have a link on my website and have them download the app.
Doesn't work like that.
Users from a Jailbroken platform do not carry over to users of the AppStore. That has been proven time and time again by those who decided to take their applications out of Cydia and put them into the AppStore envionment.
Now, you can do whatever you want for distribution. You could use the AppStore or Cydia. Or, you could simply release a .deb of your app that the user would have to transfer to their jailbroken device then perform terminal commands on. A lot of users are not comfortable with terminal and won't use it.
If you want something in the AppStore, your best bet is to just release into the AppStore without p*ssyfooting around and wasting time with any other means of distribution.
I have beta tested software before. This involved the developer taking my phone ID (the 40 digit number) and then sending me 2 files. One was the application, the other was a certificate or something. I had to remove the original app I had downloaded, drag the certificate into my apps (iirc) and then drag the app in. This then allowed me to install the app onto my phone (still through iTunes) without downloading it from the app store.
Based on this, yes you can have people install your software without the app store and on a non-jailbroken device. It does require you to identify the phone first though!
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