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UTM works on all devices running iOS 11 or higher if jailbroken. UTM can also be run semi-tethered on non-jailbroken devices. UTM runs untethered on some non-jailbroken devices with limited compatibility depending on your iOS version and device processor. See the list below for more details.

Download from GitHub

Non-Jailbroken Devices

If you are running iOS 11, 12, or 13: UTM does not require a jailbreak to use, but you must sideload it. If you are new to sideloading, it is a way to use a developer’s certificate to load unapproved apps on a non-jailbroken iOS device. There are a few limitations to sideloading:

  • Free developer accounts must re-sign every 7 days
  • Paid developer accounts must re-sign every 1 year

The latest version of UTM that supports iOS 11-13 is v3.2.4.

If you are running iOS 14.2, 14.3: UTM works with sideloading (non-jailbroken) if your device has an Apple A12 chip or newer. Otherwise, keep reading.

If you are running iOS 14.0, 14.1, 14.4, or higher: UTM works if you are jailbroken or semi-tethered with Jitterbug, AltJIT, or Jitstreamer. “Semi-tethered” means either tethered to a Mac/PC, to another iOS device with Wifi sharing, or to itself (one iOS device running both Jitterbug/AltJIT and UTM) through a on-device VPN profile.

AltStore Repository

Note: at this time, 3rd party repos require a beta of AltStore which is available only to the developer’s Patreon supporters. When installing from the repository, you can recieve update prompts from AltStore.

  1. Install AltStore
  2. Add the source: https://alt.getutm.app
  3. Download UTM from AltStore

AltStore Sideloading

For non beta-testers, the public release of AltStore lacks the ability to add repositories and check updates but can still manage re-signing automatically.

  1. Install AltStore
  2. Download the latest IPA release on your device
  3. Open the IPA with AltStore

Other Methods

There are many “cloud” signing services including AppCake that do not work with UTM because they use the wrong kind of signing certificate. If you get a crash or a black screen while trying to start a VM, it is likely that your signing certificate was invalid.

You can check if you have the right signing certificate by going to Settings -> General -> Profiles & Device Management. If the certificate used for signing UTM is listed under Developer App, then it is good. If it is listed under anything else such as Enterprise App, then it is the wrong certificate.

UTM SE does not support JIT (will run much slower) but is compatible with all signing services.

TrollStore

If your device runs TrollStore, then UTM can support additional features such as USB sharing and virtualization (currently limited to M1 iPads). You can install via TrollStore by downloading the TrollStore compatible IPA (UTM.HV.ipa) on your device and opening it with TrollStore.

You cannot install the normal IPA (UTM.ipa) because it includes the dynamic-codesigning entitlements which TrollStore does not support.

In order to use JIT with a TrollStore install, you must also install Jitterbug or use Jitstreamer.

Jailbroken Devices

UTM requires AppSync Unified which can be found on Karen’s Repo. You need to add both repositories to your package manager (Cydia, Sileo, Zebra, etc.) to install UTM.

  1. Add https://cydia.akemi.ai/ for AppSync Unified.
  2. Add https://cydia.getutm.app/ for UTM.

Summary

File Description Installation JIT Hypervisor USB
UTM.deb Jailbroken iOS version Open in Cydia, dpkg, or Sileo Yes Yes(1) Yes
UTM.ipa Non-jailbroken iOS version (sideloading) AltStore, etc (see guide) Yes(2) No No
UTM.HV.ipa Non-jailbroken iOS version (TrollStore) TrollStore Yes(2) Yes(1) Yes
UTM.SE.ipa Non-jailbroken iOS version (sideloading) AltStore, enterprise signing, etc No No No
  1. Hypervisor on iOS requires an M1 iPad.
  2. Enabling JIT may require a separate JIT enabler such as Jitterbug or Jitstreamer.