Someone on Twitter recently reached out to me and asked about an error in Cydia Impactor called provision.cpp:71.
Within the past couple of days, a lot of people were having trouble with this tool when installing .IPA files to their iPhone and iPad.
You already have a current iOS Development certificate or pending certificate request.
Yesterday, we reported that Saurik updated his Impactor utility to address another error called http-win.cpp:158 which deals with “Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certificates SSL certificate problem : self signed certificate in certificate chain”
The fix for http-win.cpp:158 is relatively easy. Update your Impactor to the latest version or remove the current version and re-download the tool from its official site.
In addition to that, Cydia Extender was introduced. This new feature will help you prolong your certificate because normally iOS users have to re-jailbreak or re-sign their apps every seven days.
Back to the main problem, error 71 in Cydia Impactor. Although upgrading to the latest version will not help you resolve this issue, we have found a way to fix it.
How to Fix Provision.cpp:71 Error
- Launch Cydia Impactor on your Mac or Windows computer
- Click Revoke Certificates under the Xcode menu
- Enter your Apple ID
Yup, it’s that easy. Those three simple steps will do the work.
In case it doesn’t work for you and the provisioning error still display, then try the following method.
- Quit Cydia Impactor
- Re-open it and choose Install Package under the Device menu
- Select the .IPA file that you want to sideload
You won’t have to see the error again, and the app should be installed on your iOS device.