Happiness is a lot of things, and one of them is getting stuff for free, wouldn’t you agree? That’s why paid iOS apps for free are always a welcome call to any iPhone or iPad owner. The problem is, premium apps for free is a rare occurrence – or is it? With this method of installing apps on your iOS device, hundreds of normally-premium apps and games can be yours for free. And the best part is that a lot of these have been modified to put the “fun” into “functionality”, offering enhanced capabilities that you’ll absolutely love.
So what are we talking about here? When jailbreaking was in its heyday, Cydia ruled the roost. It was the doorway to unofficial apps that Apple wouldn’t deign to let into their hallowed App Store.
Today, jailbreaking is a dying art. Not dead, mind you, but definitely a contender for the title of endangered species. New third-party app stores come with their own installers, and there’s no jailbreaking required. Even Cydia Impactor is now a sideloading tool rather than the
Of course, you won’t get the kind of deep customization possible with a jailbreak, but the sideloading process used by these third-party installers with their massive game and app repositories are threatening to push Cydia to the sidelines.
AppValley and Its Advantages
AppValley app is one such iOS installer that comes with lots and lots of tweaked apps that are more powerful than their generic cousins. By using the sideload process to install third-party apps, it bypasses the risks of jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad.
Other benefits include SSL certificate security for downloaded apps, regular security, performance and bug fix updates, in-app purchases made free, and AppValley itself is absolutely free to download and use.
The best part is that Android users don’t get left out of the equation, either. This is a no-root solution to get the most awesome tweaked apps on your Android device as well.
Will it Void My Warranty?
No, it won’t.
We all know that jailbreaking poses this specific risk for its practitioners. Apple has clearly stated that any modification to its software will give them the right to refuse to service that device. So, if a jailbroken iPhone is taken to the shop because it stopped working, Apple might not honor its warranty commitment. Even if you’re taking it in for something else, you will need Cydia Impactor to un-jailbreak the device and update the firmware (or use saved SHSH blobs to downgrade) before you can do that. That means you either lose the JB or have to do it all over again.
With AppValley, none of that is necessary because the device is not jailbroken. And if you’re worried that Apple will frown on non-App-Store apps being on your device, simply uninstall them and put them back when your device is serviced. Easy-peasy.
The important difference here is that AppValley does not require root access to iOS, which is why it’s a lot safer and more secure than a jailbreak. Of course, that also means it can’t offer the depth of customization you can get with Cydia. Instead of thinking of it as a replacement, think of it as a more legitimate way to get the extras that Apple won’t let you have.
Is AppValley Easy to Install in iOS and Android?
Yes, it is. On both operating systems, AppValley is downloaded by an alternate method to a conventional app store download. In both cases, you need to trust the developer to be able to download and install it. The steps are slightly different, and clear explanations along with videos are given in the AppValley website.
The basic process is to trust the app/developer before downloading, and a simple installation process follows. You don’t need any expertise to do this, and if it doesn’t work the first time just try it again. There aren’t major risks like there are with a jailbreak attempt. Again, this app doesn’t require root access so it can’t brick your iPhone. The worst that can happen is that it won’t install properly or the installed app won’t work.
Once the main installer app is installed, you can open it and start downloading other content. The site has adequate customer support and the developers are quite active on social media. That means you can reach out to them for queries or, in some cases, even request certain modded apps to be included in the repository.
The guys at AppValley aren’t fierce rivals of Cydia or anything like that. In fact, they even link to Cydia resources from their website. It has everything you need for installing Cydia on a jailbroken device, including links to working jailbreaks for iOS 6 through iOS 12. The linked site also talks about Cydia Impactor and how it can be used to sideload apps to your iOS device.
As for AppValley, it’s a haven for those who aren’t keen on jailbreaking their devices and taking all the risks that go with