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Convert ipa file into deb file

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Convert ipa file into deb file? Any help would be great

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Ok some or most ipa's can be turned into a deb file. This does not always work but its worth a try!

i'll use the Facebook app as an example.

1.) Rename Facebook.ipa to Facebook.zip

2.) Extract Facebook.zip then look for AppName.app inside the extracted files. Mine will be Facebook.app.

3.) Create a folder called FacebookApp and inside that create 2 directories - DEBIAN and Applications

4.) Drag the extracted Facebook.app into the newly created Applications folder.

5.) Go to the DEBIAN folder and create a new text document and name it control (no .txt extention, please remove it)

Inside the control file: it needs to look like this:

Package: com.company.appname
Version: Version Here
Name: App Name
Section: Section Name Here
Description: App Description.
Architecture: iphoneos-arm
Author: 

6.) You should chmod the file 755

7.) then SSH it to your iphone in /var/mobile and run dpkg-deb -b "FacebookApp" and you will then have a File called FacebookApp.deb and there .

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When I try to install a second created deb from ipa cydia give me an error like "try to overwrite DStore..."

Can I fix it?

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Can you please reply?

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before you make the deb use ds store cleaner to delete all of the ds stores then make it into a deb

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Hello i want to get my ipa into a deb file and put it on my repo with this it will work and it will install with cydia?

if you now how to make a ipa into a deb for cydia please tell me i make that what you say but i want to install with cydia no with mac

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8 minutes ago, andreesito69 said:

Hello i want to get my ipa into a deb file and put it on my repo with this it will work and it will install with cydia?

if you now how to make a ipa into a deb for cydia please tell me i make that what you say but i want to install with cydia no with mac

 

This topic is rather old but yes it still works like mentioned above. ;) 

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Ok when i do this i move the folder created with all things inside to my repo ?

i dont have to add on the folder .deb at the end to make it work?

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36 minutes ago, andreesito69 said:

Ok when i do this i move the folder created with all things inside to my repo ?

i dont have to add on the folder .deb at the end to make it work?

 

If you want to install the package using Cydia then yes it requires the .deb extention.

I'd like you to either create a new topic in the Support section or to send me a PM with the .ipa so i can make it into a deb for you, for your repo.

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