With iOS 10.3 jailbreak options dwindling by the week, it looks like sideloading is slowly becoming the only way for amateur jailbreak enthusiasts to get the tweaked apps they want on their iOS 10.3 iPhone or iPad. Even developers are now facing challenges with stability on iOS 10 jailbreaks, and devices as well as iOS versions are rapidly closing up to jailbreak options – tethered and semi-tethered.
Sideloading, in its newest form, is a relatively new way to get “unauthorized” apps on your iOS 10.3 device without the need for a jailbreak. Sideloading itself is not new to the iOS ecosystem, but earlier methods required that the device be jailbroken before apps could be sideloaded. Not any more. If you have the latest version of Cydia Impactor, even non-developers can easily sideload from a growing list of tweaked apps for their iPhone or iPad running iOS 10.x.
Today, we’ll show you how to get WhatsApp++ on your iOS 10.3 device without the need for an iOS 10.3 jailbreak. Here are some of the features of this tweaked version of the world’s most popular messaging app:
- Hide your Last Seen and Online status from others
- Disable Read Receipts on a per-contact basis
- Disable delivery receipts so that others will not know when the message gets delivered to you
- Customize the appearance and interface of the app
- Add a large profile picture without having to crop it
- Send unlimited number of media files
- Share music from your phone
- Record audio by tapping once on the record button rather than having to hold it
- Lock WhatsApp with either passcode or Touch ID
How to Sideload WhatsApp++ on a Non-jailbroken iOS 10.3 Device
First, you need to get all your files and apps ready.
- You will need the WhatsApp++ IPA file, which you can get here.
- If you don’t already have it, you may also need to install the latest version of Cydia Impactor on your PC or Mac, which you can download from here.
- In addition, you’ll need to be on the latest version of iTunes, which you can do from within the app on your Mac or Windows desktop.
Sideload WhatsApp++ (Version 2.17.11) on iOS 10 iPhone and iPad: No iOS 10 Jailbreak Required
Before you start, remember to do the following steps one at a time. Don’t rush, and if there are any issues, DO NOT PROCEED. It’s your device and your decision to sideload this software, so please keep that in mind. If there’s any doubt at all, don’t do it.
The first thing to do is connect your iOS 10.3 device to your computer using a USB cable.
Second, find the Cydia Impactor file that you downloaded earlier and run it.
Third, after connecting your device and running Cydia Impactor, look for a dropdown menu that contains the name of your device. Select it.
Fourth, remember that IPA file for WhatsApp++ that you downloaded earlier? Drag that and drop it into the Cydia Impactor interface.
The Fifth one is an important step. You will need an Apple ID to proceed. At this point you have two choices. The free ID can be obtained from id.apple.com, where you need to look for an App-Specific Password. If you already have a paid ID you can use that to avoid resigning the app’s certificate every seven days.
Sixth, after you enter the paid or free ID, Cydia will start sideloading WhatsApp++ to your iOS 10.3 iPhone or iPad. Leave it for a few minutes, until the process is complete.
Seventh, DO NOT LAUNCH WhatsApp++ from the Home Screen even though you’ll see it there. Instead, go to Settings –> General –> Profiles. and look for the WhatsApp++ profile.
Eighth, tap on the profile and then Trust the Certificate.
Ninth, you are now ready to start using WhatsApp++ on your iOS 10.3 device with no jailbreak required.
Of WhatsApp’s total user base, 22% use it on iOS devices. Counting 1.2+ billion global users, that’s 264,000,000 WhatsApp users on iOS devices, which is equivalent to 82% of the population of the United States!
However, even though WhatsApp was developed in Silicon Valley by two ex-Yahoo engineers Jan Koum and Brian Acton, WhatsApp usage in the United States is extremely limited.
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