Jailbreaking used to be the most popular way of modifying an iPhone or an iPad. Cydia app store or, in the later jailbreaks, Sileo, was the only place to download modifications, tweaks, modified content, and so much more. In the last few years, things have died down in that area but picked up significantly with alternatives that do not require a jailbreak to work. One of the best of those alternatives is called TweakBox.
What is TweakBox?
TweakBox is the most popular alternative to Cydia, not to mention one of the most comprehensive in terms of what it offers. Easy to install, TweakBox provides users with a huge choice of content to choose from. Much of what is in this third-party installer is never going to make it into the official app store because Apple is never going to support it. Because of the sheer amount of content included, the developers have made it easy for you by splitting everything into categories:
- App Store Apps – Lots of contents from the official store. Some of them are free, and others are premium or paid apps, all for free.
- Exclusive Apps – Loads of unofficial apps that will never be allowed into the app store. Screen recorders with plenty of useful features, streaming apps, emulators, Cydia tweaks, and much more.
- Tweaked Apps – Some of your favorite stock apps make better. Apps like Spotify++, SnapChat++, YouTube++, and many more, with additional functions and features.
- Modified Apps – Premium iOS games, such as Minecraft PE, for free and other games like GTA, Last Day on Earth and so on with all the in-app purchases and features unlocked, and lots of added extras.
How Does TweakBox Work?
TweakBox AppStore works in a very simple way. Because Apple won’t support it, for reasons we’ll discuss in a minute, TweakBox cannot run on official certificates. Instead, the developers use expired enterprise certificates. These are issued officially to Enterprises as a way of allowing them to distribute their software among their employees without needing to access the app store.
There are a couple of reasons why Apple doesn’t support TweakBox. Quite apart from the fact that TweakBox is an app store which makes it competition for Apple, everything in it is unofficial, apps, and games that Apple doesn’t allow you to use on your devices. And because it also has premium apps for free, it is a form of piracy.
All that said, TweakBox is proving popular among iOS users and is much easier to install than any jailbreak. It is also safer because, unlike Cydia or Sileo, there isn’t any need to hack into the iOS root to install it. As it isn’t breaking any of Apple’s security protocols not only does it mean your warranty cannot be revoked, it also means that it is much safer and doesn’t leave any holes in the operating system where viruses can sneak in. The addition of SSL encryption simply shores that security up.
Don’t miss out on what TweakBox offers. Its free, its safe and with no jailbreak needed, anybody on any iOS device can install and use it.