Looking for an alternative to Cydia? There are several of them, but a brand new one has just hit the market and its called TopStore. With plenty of apps and games available, this is already proving to be pretty popular.
The best bit? It’s totally FREE
- 1 Download TopStore:
- 2 How to Use TopStore VIP:
- 3 App Features:
- 4 Common Errors and Fixes:
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions:
- 6 How to Delete TopStore:
There is no catch. TopStore really is free to download and use
And it’s really simple
You just need to install the configuration profile on your device, so make sure you have a decent internet connection.
- Tap the button above to start the profile download
- Tap Install on the popup message
- Look for the app icon on your home page
- But don’t tap on it yet, or it will show Untrusted Developer error. Cancel it and proceed to the next step.
- Go to the Settings app, General > Profiles, and select the app profile and tap on Trust option.
- Come back to the home screen and start using TopStore app.
Wait, there’s more
TopStore is fully compatible with all iOS devices on iOS 8 or above. However, the iOS version you are running will affect the apps you can use. For example, if you are on iOS 12, you cannot install any app that is not supported on iOS 12.
How to Use TopStore VIP:
Using TopStore to install your apps is quite simple to do:
- Open TopStore app from your home screen
- The app home page will show you different applications; choose one and tap Get from the app description
- The app description will open, tap on Get
- Tap Install on the popup window
- Your chosen app will be installed in just a few seconds.
- Once installed, enjoy!
See how easy it is?
We’re not done yet
Top Store really is incredibly comprehensive, offering all of this, for free, with no jailbreak:
- iOS Apps – iOS apps for iPhone and iPad
- Exclusive Apps – unofficial content not found in the app store – emulators, screen recorders, music apps, movie apps and a whole lot more
- Tweaks – iOS tweaks with great new features added, all free
Sound good? But wait
Common Errors and Fixes:
Some users are reporting a couple of errors that keep appearing, but we’ve found a way to fix them.
White or Blank Screen:
This is irritating rather than an actual problem, and you can fix it with these couple of steps:
- Open your iOS Settings app
- Tap on Safari
- Tap Clear Website Data
Try Top Store now; the screen should be normal
Fix Apps Revoked:
Because Top Store is an unofficial installer, it runs on expired enterprise certificates. Because of this, Apple will revoke those certificates, and your app will crash. Reinstall it, and it will crash again. The best way to avoid this happening is to install an anti-revoke app. Both will stop the certificate being revoked and leave you to enjoy TopStore uninterrupted.
Fixing Untrusted Developer Error:
When you try to use the app, you will see an Untrusted Developer error; remember the name in the error message and cancel it
- Next, open your Settings app and go to Profiles in General
- Find the developer name in the list and tap it
- Trust it and close Settings, now you can use the app.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Two of the most common questions we get asked about TopStore are:
Does TopStore Have a Premium Option
Yes. TopStore Team has introduced a VIP version which is a paid service allowing a private enterprise certificate that allows installation of 3rd-party apps and less revokes.
Will I Get All My Cydia Tweaks from TopStore?
No. Because you do not need to jailbreak to use TopStore, you cannot expect to find all the Cydia tweaks here, some of them require the jailbreak to work. However, there is a decent selection of apps, games, and some Cydia tweaks for free.
How to Delete TopStore:
Some issues can only be fixed by deleting TopStore and reinstalling it. Deleting is simple:
- Open iOS settings
- Tap General and go to Profiles & Device Management
- Tap the TopStore profile
- Tap on Delete Profile
- Close Settings, TopStore has been deleted
Simply reinstall it with the guide above.
Your turn now
TopStore is a new app installer that has so far proven an excellent Cydia alternative.
Don’t miss out.
Download TopStore onto your iPhone or iPad today and change how you download your apps and games forever.
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