Top 10 Best AltStore Sources and Repos To Add in 2023

Apple has long waged war against sideloading of applications on iOS devices. They’ve taken about every single step they could to wall off their garden as much as possible and prevent users from installing applications from anywhere other than the official AppStore.

In light of the new European laws that discourage monopolies on digital application stores, Apple is forced to rethink its stance on sideloading, at least in Europe, however, ever since the beginning of iOS, hackers and enthusiasts have found ways to install whatever they please on their devices. This kind of freedom is what jailbreaking stands for.

For years one of the most popular ways to sideload an iOS application to the phone was using Cydia Impactor, a tool developed by Cydia’s author, saurik, for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This method worked for years until Apple changed something in the backend which broke Cydia Impactor for free Apple Developer accounts. this is when developer Riley Testut released AltStore, a new way to sideload and install iOS apps from third-party sources.

What is AltStore?

AltStore is an iOS application that allows you to quickly sideload and install iOS apps in the .IPA file format on your device, even if those apps are not available in the official AppStore. AltStore uses your computer and a program called AltServer to sign and deploy the apps to your phone and keeps them refreshed when you are connected to the same WiFi as your computer.

Apple has introduced limitations to how long you can use free developer account-installed apps. This limit is 7 days, after which the app expires and it’s not usable anymore. To get around this, AltStore allows you to refresh your apps even if they already expired. It also shows you how many days you have left before the app expires.

While this whole expiration ordeal is annoying, it’s the best we can get at the moment without spending $100/ year for a paid Apple Developer account (those can sign apps for up to 1 year).

What are AltStore Repos?

If you’ve ever been jailbroken, you probably know what repos are. You add a link to your AltStore, and then you can download whatever they make available on that repo right from your app. For jailbreak, it’s tweaks, while for AltStore it’s applications that you cannot find on the official AppStore.

The repos are maintained by various developers in the community and they provide various apps that you can quickly sideload to your device. In this article, we are taking a look at the top 20 best AltStore sources and repos you should add in 2023.

Top 10 Best AltStore Sources and Repos To Add in 2023

1. Quantum Source

If you are into emulators for old gaming systems and consoles, Quantum Source is a repo you should definitely add to your AltStore today. It’s an updated database with various emulators, jailbreak utilities and so much more. It also contains some MacDirtyCow-powered apps, such as WDBRemoveThreeAppLimit.

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

2. Flyinghead Repository

The Flyinghead Repository repository hosts only the Flycast IPA, which is a massive Dreamcast, Naomi, and Atomiswave emulator. If you want to emulate your favorite Dreamcast, Atomiswave, or Naomi / Naomi 2 games on your iOS device, this is a must-have!

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

3. WuXu’s Library++

WuXu’s Library++ is one of the biggest repositories containing the latest IPA applications for iOS. This repo contains a massive range of apps that are not available on the official Apple AppStore, including modified and tweaked ++apps, the kind that you could find years ago on Ignition and AppValley.

WARNING! Some of the apps hosted there may not be adhering to copyright laws. Please use the source responsibly.

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

4. Quantum Plus Source

Quantum Plus Source is also a massive database for AltStore containing a vast amount of IPA applications, tweaked apps, modified apps, and so on. You can find a large variety of ++apps here as well, including Social Media app tweaks.

WARNING! Some of the apps hosted there may not be adhering to copyright laws. Please use the source responsibly.

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

5. Taurine Repo

Taurine Repo is the official AltStore repo/source from which you can grab the Taurine Jailbreak application developed by the Odyssey Team. The jailbreak tool works for iOS 14 – iOS 14.3. Taurine Jailbreak comes with Sileo and supports tweaks thanks to libhooker.

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

6. Odyssey Repo

Just like Taurine above, this is the official AltStore source for the Odyssey Jailbreak application. You can use this source to install the official Odyssey Jailbreak IPA directly from AltStore. This jailbreak supports iOS 13 – iOS 13.7 and this method is the recommended way to install Odyssey by Coolstar.

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

7. Random Source

If you are looking for emulators or jailbreak apps, the Random Source AltStore repo contains apps like PPSSPP, Chimera, Unc0ver Jailbreak, Electra, and Instagram Rocket. There are many IPAs on this repo, so go check it out.

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

8. iSH AltStore Repo

This is the official AltStore source/repo for the iSH project, which gets a Linux shell environment to run on your iPhone / iPad, by using a usermode x86 emulator. Pretty neat stuff.

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

9. SideStore Community Store

The SideStore Community Store repo/source for AltStore Source contains a ton of emulators and jailbreak tools curated by the SideStore community. This repo allows you to download IPA iOS apps such as PPSSPP, Mini vMac, Delta, Unc0ver Jailbreak, iDOS, Odyssey, and much more.

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

10. UTM Repository

The UTM Source for AltStore contains the IPA application of the full-featured virtual machine for iOS. With the UTM application, you can run Windows, Android, Linux, and more on your iPhone and iPad. Imagine it like VirtualBox but for iOS.

AltStore Repo / Source Link (copy it):

Final thoughts

There you have it, our top 10 best AltStore sources you should add in 2023. These contain various applications that you were probably already looking for anyway, such as emulators, tweaked apps, and jailbreak tweaks.

AltStore started supporting sources with the v1.5 update, and by now there are dozens of repos you can add which add various collections of iOS apps you may never find in the official Apple AppStore.

How to Enable Developer mode to use AltStore?

Please follow the guide below to enable Developer mode to be able to use AltStore starting from iOS 16.0.

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By GeoSn0w

An iOS and Jailbreak enthusiast who has been around for quite some time in the community. I've developed my own jailbreaks before and I am currently maintaining iSecureOS, one of the first iOS Anti-Malware tools for jailbroken devices. I also run iDevice Central on YouTube with over 142.000 Subscribers! Thank you for being part of this awesome community.

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