How to Install and Use Panda Helper on a Mac

Panda Helper Splash ScreenThe last few years have seen several alternatives to Cydia being released. Originally, these were to help us get out unofficial content while waiting for a new jailbreak, but they have proved incredibly popular. Many people are using them as alternatives to the official app store, and Panda Helper is by far one of the most popular. It’s free to use, there is no need to jailbreak your device, and it’s dead simple to install and use too.

Panda Helper offers thousands of unofficial apps, games, emulators, and more, none of which can be found in the app store because Apple won’t let them in. Its popularity on iOS devices led to the developers coming up with an Android version that works on non-rooted devices, and now, because of that, you can use an Android emulator to install Panda Helper on your Mac computer.

How to Download Panda Helper on Mac Computer:

Officially, Panda Helper is an iOS app that does not have support for desktop use. However, the developers released an APK version for Android devices because installing a simple Android emulator can install Panda Helper and use it on your Mac.

You can use any Android emulator you like, but we recommend using either BlueStacks or Nox Player. Both of these are reliable, stable, user-friendly emulators, easy to install, and both free. However, you will need to use a Google account to sign in to whichever emulator you use – if you haven’t got one, sign up for one now, it’s completely free.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. First, you need to download an Android emulator – Nox Player or the BlueStacks app are the recommended ones.

  2. Open the emulator and use your Google account to sign in and set it up.

  3. Next, open your Mac browser and go to the Panda Helper website; download the APK version of the Panda Helper file.

  4. Find where the file is downloaded and unzip it.

  5. Find and right-click the .apk file.

  6. From the dropdown menu, choose Open With (whichever emulator you downloaded), and the emulator app opens.

  7. Alternatively, you can type the file name in the search bar in the emulator or simply drag it into the emulator.

  8. Click on the downloaded file in the emulator and follow the instructions to start the download.

  9. Wait – when you see the Panda Helper icon on the emulator home screen, you can use it.

Panda Helper running on Dell

How to Use Panda Helper

Using Panda Helper is easy enough to do

  1. Launch the emulator and sign in

  2. When you get to the home screen, click the Panda Helper icon.

  3. When the store opens, choose an app to download and click on it.

  4. Click on the Download button and wait – when it installs, the app is ready to use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Given that Panda Helper is an unofficial app installer, it isn’t surprising that we get asked a few questions about it. To set your mind at rest and provide you with all the information you need about Panda Helper, we’ve provided the answers to the most common questions.

  1. What is Panda Helper?

Panda Helper is an unofficial app store, originally designed for iOS users to fill in the gap while waiting for a new jailbreak. In recent times, it has become even more popular as an alternative to the official app store, and it offers a huge choice of modified apps and games with new features, game emulators, streaming apps, screen recorder apps, and much more besides. Now it has support for Android devices, and that is how we can use it on Mac computers.

  1. Panda Helper Won’t Work – Why Not?

Most likely, this has happened because Google revoked the app certificate. Panda Helper is unofficial, and it uses expired enterprise certificates to run on. Google will not support unofficial apps and, for that reason, they will regularly revoke the app certificates. Because you have installed the Android version of the app, you will lose it, along with all your apps and games that you downloaded. To fix this, delete the app and leave it for a few hours. Try installing it again – the developers should have replaced the certificate – and then install a reputable VPN as this will keep you and the app certificate protected.

  1. I Get a “Can’t Connect to Panda Helper” Error Message – Why?

This is also down to the app certificate and the fact that Google has revoked it. In the first instance, leave things alone for a few hours. Then try again; the developers should have replaced the certificate, and you can go ahead.

  1. Can I Request Specific Apps or Games?

Yes, you can. Go to the developer’s official Twitter feed and put your request on there. However, you need to be aware that they get lots of requests, and they also cannot get all apps or games, so we cannot guarantee that they will honor your request.

  1. All My Apps Crashed – Can This be Fixed?

Only by deleting Panda Helper from your Mac and starting over with the installation steps above.

  1. How Safe is Panda Helper?

Panda Helper is perfectly safe to use; the developers have worked hard to ensure your safety while building the app. They monitor it every day for problems and fix any that appear immediately – this is done via an update, which you must install to guarantee the app remains safe to use. Also, ensure that you use reputable antivirus software on your Mac to cover your own back.

Panda Helper is one of the best unofficial app stores ever released, offering plenty of content to tempt all types of users. There are lots of apps, games, and more to choose from for free, and now you can take advantage of every resource your Mac has to offer and give yourself an alternative app store to use on your desktop. Try it today; you may never go back to the official Mac store.