No Jailbreak Required: Sideload “Instagram Rocket” Tweak on Non-Jailbroken iPhones

Rocket for Instagram; Instagram Rocket

Love Instagram? Then you’re going to die for this. Instagram Rocket is everything you love about your favorite media-sharing social app, and a whole lot more. Here are some features of Instagram Rocket that you won’t find on the App Store version of Instagram.


This is Instagram PLUS all of this:
  • Save any photo or video to Camera Roll
  • Hold down on an image or video to view high resolution  version
  • Double tap or hold on a profile picture to view it in full-screen
  • Mute and unmute users from home and activity feed
  • Hide sponsored ads
  • Show following status on user profile
  • Share images with third-party apps
  • View direct messages without notifying sender
  • Change feed layout between grid or list view
  • Shows confirmation message when double tapping a post to like it
  • View exact timestamp of a post (date and time)
  • View stories without marking them as seen
  • Download photos and videos from stories
  • Manually mark stories as seen
  • Show entire gallery instead of last 24 hours in story maker

That’s what you get, and you don’t even need a jailbreak to install this third-party app on your iPhone.

How to Sideload Instagram Rocket on iPhone running iOS 10

First, you’ll need to download a copy of the Instagram Rocket IPA file, which you can store on your PC or Mac until you need it. You can download it here (opens in a new tab.)

Next, you will need the Cydia Impactor, so download the right version for your system. You can view the download options here.

Finally, you will need the latest version of iTunes, and you can get the latest iTunes here from Apple.

Now that the basic preparation is done, you can start the sideloading process.

How to Sideload Instagram Rocket to your iOS 10.x.x iPhone

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.

That said, the sideloading process is completely different from jailbreaking and does not require a jailbreak to work.

Let’s Begin.

The first thing to do is connect your iOS 10.x.x iPhone or iPad 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 drop-down menu that contains the name of your device. Select it.

Fourth, remember that IPA file for Instagram Rocket that you downloaded just now? 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, 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 Instagram Rocket to your iOS 10.x.x iPhone. Leave it for a few minutes, until the process is complete.

Seventh, DO NOT LAUNCH the Instagram Rocket app from the Home Screen even though you’ll see it there. Instead, go to Settings –> General –> Profiles. and look for the app profile.

Eighth, tap on the profile and then Trust the Certificate.

Ninth, enjoy the new Instagram Rocket experience whenever you want it. Have fun playing around with it and doing things you can’t do with the regular “boring” version of Instagram Rocket.

Tenth, tell us about your experience or give our readers some expert advice in the comments section. Thousands of people could benefit from it.

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