Fix Lockdown Error 52 by Sideloading Apps to iOS 12 with Cydia Impactor


After updating iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to iOS 12, many users are facing problems with sideloading their favorite apps to iDevice using Cydia Impactor. Many people encounter an error that reads “Lockdown error 52”. Worry not, this is small error and can be easily fixed.

Cydia Impactor iOS 12 lockdown error 52

One of the obvious reason behind this annoying error 52 when using Cydia Impactor with iOS 12 is a compatibility issue. As you would be aware of the fact that iOS 12 is released, however, most of the tweaks are not yet updated to support latest version.


[iOS 12] Steps to Sideload Apps using Cydia Impactor

iOS 12 is major update after iOS 11, so tweaks like Cydia Impactor require major overhaul in order to be able to sideload apps like Facebook++ to iOS 12 run iPhone.

Until Saurik updates Cydia Impactor to support iOS 12, we can only wait and watch. In the meanwhile, you can keep trying your luck with uploading apps using Cydia Impactor to iOS 12 and getting rid of lockdown error 52.

We’ve done some research on this, and while there are a lot of tutorials out there, one simple way to resolve the issues that many people have reported that works is closing impactor, turning off wifi, and then opening impactor again.

Others have reported that logging into itunes resolved it.

While still others report that killing impactor and then restarting it worked.

Another iPhone user stated that he resolved it by opening iTunes, syncing iPhone, closing iTunes, and then reopening Impactor.

Here’s another detailed solution:

  • remove your passcode requirement
  • change the cord you are using to connect your phone with your computer
  • Trust your computer
  • reset the Location and Privacy settings
  • reinstall Impactor
  • revoke certificates via the Xcode menu
  • log into iTunes on your computer
  • open iTunes and verify that the phone is recognized
  • restart the phone and the computer


Wrap Up

Were you able to resolve the lockdown error? Let us know what worked for you in the comments section below.

1 thought on “Fix Lockdown Error 52 by Sideloading Apps to iOS 12 with Cydia Impactor”

  1. Without jail breaking my iPhone X, is there an outside app that can lock these following apps with a password so that when my kids get a hold of my phone (and I forgot to lock my phone) they cannot see the content in this apps that I downloaded; Tumblr, Instagram, Twiiter, Facebook, Pinterest, Gmail and Yahoo mail. Thank you for any help. Mike

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