Here’s how to make AltStore runs on iOS 14

Yes, finally AltStore now works for iOS 14!

If this is your first time trying to install AltStore on your iOS device, refer to this guide here on this link for complete and detailed step by step.

This article is intended for people who are already has AltStore installed on its iOS device (be it iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and running iOS 13 or before and looking to upgrade to iOS 14 and wondering if AltStore is working on iOS 14 or not. In short, yes it works!

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I can run emulators, Virtual Machine, YouTube++ and much more with AltStore on iOS 14

Here’s how to make AltStore runs on iOS 14

As of when this article is written, iOS 14 is still in public beta mode, it has not been released to the massess, but that doesn’t stop you from getting and installing iOS 14 legally. You can have iOS 14 installed on your iOS device but with a caveat. Please find <here> for the full details.

Option 1: Direct from iOS device.

1) On your iOS device, open AltStore. Go to “My Apps” tab. See if you can see the “Update” button. Tap on the “Update” button to update AltStore. Before tapping on “Update”, ensure AltServer is running on your Computer and your iOS device is connected to your Computer.

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Update AltStore to support iOS 14

2) Once update is completed and while your iOS device is still connected to your Computer and AltServer is still running, do either “Refresh” your existing sideloaded apps or sideload a new app. If they are working, then you are good to go. AltStore is now working on your iOS device running iOS 14. If not working, proceed to Option 2.

Option 2: Reinstall AltStore from Computer

Do this if Option 1 is not working for you.

1) Run AltServer on Computer. If you don’t have AltServer running on your computer, follow this guide to get it installed: detailed guide to install AltServer and AltStore.

2) Check for updates, to ensure you are using the latest AltServer. Click on the AltServer, choose “Check for updates…”, follow the instruction if the AltServer installed on your computer needs updates.

3) Install AltStore on your iOS device. Do it, even if you have AltStore running on your iOS device. Click on the AltServer, choose “Install AltStore”, ensure your iOS device is not turned off while installing, otherwise the installation may fail. Once install completed, you’ll get a pop-up telling, AltStore installation is done.

4) Refresh app or sideload a new app. Once latest AltStore installled on your iOS device, you can either refresh the existing sideloaded apps or sideload a new app. If everything is working, then you are good to go. AltStore is now working on your iOS device running iOS 14. If it’s not working, proceed to troubleshoot section below.

Troubleshooting AltStore common issues on iOS 14

These are common issues which I have experienced them myself and found a way/workaround to make it working. I’ll keep updating this section whenever I get hit with new AltStore issues and/or if any of you report any cases.

Failed to perform authentication handshake with the server

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Fix AltStore Error: Failed to perform authentication handshake with server by re-installing AltStore

If you get failed handshake to the server, that means your AltStore installed on your iOS device is not the latest one. Redo either option 1 or 2 above to ensure you are using the latest AltStore.

During Refresh, loading bar stuck and never complete.

When trying to refresh existing sideloaded app(s), the loading bar started to move, but it is never finished even after 5-10 minutes waiting, then what you can do is this:

1) First kill AltStore, and re-open.

2) Once re-opened, navigate to “My Apps” tab.

3) Under My Apps tab, select the app you want to refresh, then long tap on the app, it will pop you up the sub menu. Tap on “Deactivate”.

4) Once deactivated, then select the app again, long tap to show the sub menu, tap on “Activate”.

Try accessing the app to see if it’s now working as expected. In case deactivating then re-activating the app is still not working for you, then try to delete the app from the iOS Home Screen, then redo installing the app. Step by step sideloading app, you can find it here: detailed guide to install AltServer and AltStore.

Bring it all together

Today I’m on iOS 14 Public Beta running AltStore version 1.3.5 with Provenance and Cercube 5 (YouTube++ app) installed.

Let me know down in the comment section below if you are having difficulties on getting the AltStore installed.

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2 thoughts on “Here’s how to make AltStore runs on iOS 14

  • August 25, 2020 at 5:50 am

    Hi, so I’m on iOS 14.1.4 on XS max. I had alt store before updating to 14 beta. I have tried to get it back on my device, but from what I understand I need to be a “patreon”. I’m cool with the $3 a month, but Im not donating to the developer because he needs $5k a month to “go out socially” if its not working. I’d appreciate any advice, or knowledge you could share. Thank you.


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