General Developer sideloading instead of jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by MarkCollette, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

    MarkCollette

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    I want to install an app that's available via Cydia that also makes the source code available. Instead of jailbreaking, could I instead sign-up as a developer, pay the $100 fee, and load the app onto my iPhone myself? I'm a developer anyways so it's inevitable that I'll want to develop iOS apps. I just don't want to jailbreak my device, but I want to be able to run apps that Apple doesn't approve of, that I could otherwise run on Android.
     
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    VERY few tweaks would run. Not even some apps that aren't tweaks themselves, "just" using some private methods or libraries; for example, XBMC.

    Some apps have two versions for both sideloading and the much more free jailbreaking; for example, iMAME. It has a version with a BT stack (support for the Nintendo controllers) strictly for JB'n devices and another one without a BT stack for sideloading.
     
  3. MarkCollette thread starter macrumors 68000

    MarkCollette

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    So as long as they're only using legit APIs, and only got refused for Apple's arbitrary preferences, then it should be fine?
     

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