Activator iOS 10.2 not working? How to Download and Install Repo

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Cydia Substrate, Winterboard, Activator and a few top apps and tweaks were not working with TaiG iOS 10.2 jailbreak. But, today, Ryan Petrich has updated Activator for iOS 10.2 that works on Evasi0n7 jailbreak.

Activator is one of the best Cydia app that adds shortcuts to your iOS device. It really supercharge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with the unique style of shortcuts.

Activator was not working on iOS 10.2 with PanGu, but the creator and developer, Ryan Petrich, has updated the source code and its now working smoothly. It was released yesterday. Activator 1.8.4 RC 1 is still in beta stage and try to make itself adjustable with iOS 10.2 and newer firmwares.

The Timeline of Updates and Changes…

January 4, 2015:

  • Activator 1.8.3 has been released

December 27, 2013:

  • Now statusbar events has been fixed with many iOS 10.2 apps Using RocketBootstrap
  • Now Activator allows Camera app to steal volume events on iOS 9
  • Schedule events has been fixed
  • Now activator supports search feature on iOS 9
  • Now it supports lock action
  • New Activator iOS 10.2 icon has been added.

December 23, 2013:

  • Now Activator can adjust iOS 10.2 notifications and warning messages.
  • Now tap/pinch/spread events has been fixed
  • Home button has been improved for iOS 9

December 20, 2013:

  • WiFi network events have been added.
  • iOS 10.2 libhide warning message has been added
  • Now Activator supports lock button

How to Install iOS 10.2 Activator 1.8.4 Beta Version

If you have used Activator ever before on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, then its easy for you to download and install this beta version. But, before that you should keep in mind that this is beta release and especially for testing purpose.

1 Open your Cydia application from springboard and tap on “Manage” button from the bottom.

2 Now, tap on “Sources” and again tap on “Edit”. Now tap on Add button out there to add the Activator repo source.

3 here you need to add the repo source of Ryan Petrich where you can install iOS 10.2 Activator.


4 Now navigate Ryan Petrich repo source and search “Activator iOS 9“, tap on install to get on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad Air, Mini whatever you have.


iOS 10.2 Activator still in beta stage and the developers are working hard to make it compatible. Within 7 days, we have seen 4 beta versions. And, the final beta that is RC 1 working smoothly with many apps on iOS 9.1.

However, there are few more Activator alternatives that you can try to get multitasking features. If you are facing any error, let us know via comments, we will report them to Ryan Petrich.


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  1. This is an incredible app to use gestures on the go. I’ve used many custom gestures using activator that improves my usability of iPhone running iOS 9.3.
    Previously, I’ve used Activator iOS 10 and applied many custom gestures.

  2. Not working on iPhone 5. I have restored and re jail broken my iPhone 5 several times. And activator still just shows as a black screen when I open it. HELP!!!!

  3. Activator send me to safe mode after install it. Made my JB on an iPhone 5s, ios 8.1, i bougth 3 tweaks that needs activator to work and every tima i intalled it, still send me to safe mode screen.

  4. Does not work for System Actions, such as “Open settings to Wifi” or “Open Location Services”. Trying to activate one of those leads to a crash to safemode.

  5. is there anyway i can unlock my phone every time i unlock my phone it turns on my flashlight and airplane mod and restarts my phone and i can not unlock it with out it turning off and restarting

    1. Try holding power, volume up and home buttons at the same time and your phone should boot into a safe mode where you can open cydia and uninstall the app then reboot as normal.

  6. I am on ios iOS 10 latest version of the activator 1.8.4-rc4 is creating problem for Auxo 2 right hot corner.

  7. on ipad air running 7.0.6 says activator can´t be installed, it claims to be missing “flipswitch >=1.0.3” and “Cydia substrate >=0.9.5001” Cydia substrate is installed but its version 0.9.5000 but I can for my life not find flipswitch anywhere. help please it worked flawlessly on my iphone 4S.

      1. Yeah, you may be correct here. Activator became more powerful and feature rich with the time and over firmware to new firmware.

    1. jack, try to update your mobile substrate, it might fix the issue
      many users have reported that after installing latest cydia substrate, Activator is working
      1.8.3 version has been released already with couple of bug fixed

  8. Anyone use SleepDepriver with Activator? Used to work great in IOS 6.x but does not work anymore on IOS 7 on my 5s. Wondering if there is a way to fix.

  9. Install Errors happen when there is conflicts or incompatibility with other installed apps.

    Activator is still in beta and therefore still has bugs.

    Uninstall activator and “Do not” install again until it’s the final version is released.

    1. But that’s an app that’s on the home screen, i have that, ifile, respring, and activator (which doesn’t work.) i meant tweaks that show up in the settings and require mobile substrate.

  10. Infinidock, 5 row keyboard, and Activator. And Iconoclasm. Those are my big reasons for jailbreak.

    I do find it odd that you can set a song to play as an alarm, but not as a ringtone.

    1. As a legit iOS developer it drives me mad how many of these scam apps make it into the store. We have to wait at least a week to get Apple to approve each update yet their review process seems so superficial as to let these scams through.

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