TutuApp is the number one third-party app store in the world, offering users thousands of unofficial apps, games, tweaks and other content. Sadly, it doesn’t work for everyone and some users find it has niggling errors they just can’t get rid of, but there are plenty of alternatives to choose from.
Top Five Alternatives to TutuApp Store
Over the last few years, hundreds of third-party app stores have been released and, after some investigation and testing, these are the ones we feel offer the best alternatives to TutuApp Store:
TweakDoor is an excellent alternative, offering tons of modified apps, games, tweaks, and more. It is free to download and use, gets updated regularly with bug fixes, improvements and new content, and takes up little space or memory on your iOS device. You don’t need to jailbreak to use it, nor do you need your Apple ID and it is one of the safest to use, not to mention user-friendly. Inside the store, you will find a whole host of stock apps tweaked with new features, games modified with new features and unlocked, a few Cydia tweaks, game emulators, themes, and much more.
TweakBox offers the best alternative experience to TutuApp, packed with thousands of apps, games, and tweaks. Here, you can find tweaked stock apps, such as Spotify++, Snapchat++, WhatsApp++, and games, like Minecraft PE and GTA, all free and unlocked. There are screen recorders, game emulators, streaming apps, just about anything you could possibly want. TweakBox provides users with a safe, user-friendly way of downloading unofficial content without needing a jailbreak or Apple ID, and it’s all free.
Panda Helper offers a cool alternative, with a free and premium version available. Safe to use Panda Helper offers access to tons of modified apps and games, such as Last Day on Earth, Pokémon Go, GTA, Minecraft PE, WhatsApp++, YouTube++ and much, much more. And you get a great selection of tweaks too, including popular game emulators, cool screen recorders and streaming apps. The premium version offers more content, better stability and faster downloads for a one-off low payment. The app store is also supported on the Android platform.
ACMarket is aimed at Android users, offering an alternative app store packed with thousands of Android apps and games. Here you can find tweaked apps with new features, such as WhatsApp++, Spotify++, Snapchat++, games like Minecraft PE, GTA, Last Day on Earth and more, all free and unlocked. You can download game emulators, screen recorders and plenty of other cool content. Android users do not need to root their devices to use ACMarket and its all free to download and use.
Our final choice is AltStore, a relatively new third-party app store that offers access t tweaks and game emulators. Developed by Riley Testut, it is limited in what it offers right now but was built to include a developer feature that prevents the app certificate from expiring. You do need to use your computer to install AltStore and you do need to refresh the app once every seven days. Some of the best game emulators can be found in AltStore, including GBA4iOS, iNDS, Delta Emulator, and Provenance, giving you a wide choice of game console games to choose from.
How to Use Third-Party App Stores
Using these is dead simple and is exactly the same as TutuApp – simply open the store on your device and search for the app or game you want; tap Install and wait for it to be downloaded. However, using them requires one extra Step:
BEFORE you install the app store of your choice:
- Open Android Settings and go to Security
- Find Unknown Options and enable it
AFTER installing the app store you want, tap the app icon and an Untrusted Developer error message will appear – note the name of the developer:
- Open your iOS Settings app and go to General
- Tap on Profiles & Device Management
- Find the developer name in the profiles list
- Tap it and tap Trust
- Now the app will work.
While there are hundreds of third-party app stores, these offer the best user experience. All of them are free to download and use, are safe to use, user-friendly, and do not require you to jailbreak first. Originally released as alternatives to Cydia for jailbreakers, they are now used by millions of iOS and Android users the world over, and are fast becoming go-to alternative app stores, pushing the official app stores away.
They are all free so try them; if you don’t get on with one, delete it and move on to the next one. Tell us if you think there are better alternatives than these and don’t forget to share this with all your friends and followers.