Hacking candy crush for fun and profit (IOS jailbreak required)

Ever wanted to get past that candy crush level you have been stuck on for days/weeks, here is your chance. All you need is a jailbroken iPhone/iPad, lets get started.

How to edit the moves

The first thing your going to have to do is install ifile from the cydia store. The free/trial version will work just fine.



Next were going to have to navigate to where the candy crush app data is stored. starting at root this is how you get to the files.

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This is where it gets a bit tricky. These folders are not named after there apps so you are going to have to look in each one till you fine the right one. mine was this one but your will be different.

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Here are the files you were looking for. they are named by the episodes and then the levels within there episodes. so you will need to look at what episodes your on then count how many levels your into on the episodes


For the example to make it easier I’m going to pick episode-1 level-1. lets take a look at the level see what we need to do to complete it. We only have 6 moves to get a target of 2580. This should be easy enough to do but lets make it easier and have some fun too


Lets bump up with moves from 6 to lets say 100. To do this we need to go back to ifile and open up the text file episode1level1.txt press on the file and it will open like this.


Now hit the edit button so we can work our magic. Were going to change the “moveLimit”:6 from 6 to 100

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Then hit save then done.

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Next you will need to kill the candy crush app so it will reload the app and it will read your now modified level txt file


After it loads up go to the level and we should see that we now have 100 moves.


How to edit the number of colours

Now you may be asking yourself what else can we do. Well if you want to have some fun you can try changing the number of different colours of candy you will get. Lets load up ifile and go back to the episode1level1.txt and change the “numberOfColours”:6 from 6 to 1 then save and exit ifile then kill candy crush app again so the changes will take effect

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On change the number of colours to 1 you will left with a never ending game which is pretty funny but not practical.


I’ve found that changing the number to 3 will have you a easier game but wont be out of control. Don’t forget the kill the candy crush app after editing the file and you should be left with something like this

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How to edit the time limit

If you come across a level that has a time limit I.E level 27 or as the game knows it episode -3 level 7. You can change the amount of seconds you got first you need to navigate to the text file episode3level7.txt in ifile. Once found open it and press edit. As you can see the “timeLimit”:60 means you get 60 seconds AKA 1 minute to complete the level.

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lets change that to say 180 AKA 3 minutes this should be plenty of time to complete that pesky level. Dont forget the kill the candy crush app before you play the level

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You could also change the “numberOfColours”:5 and “scoreTargets”:[40000, 60000, 100000] to make it a bit easier. So have fun and never pay to play candy crush again.

8 responses to “Hacking candy crush for fun and profit (IOS jailbreak required)

    • It Isn’t begin hacked its a damaged digitizer. I’ve seen this happen on phones before. If you replace the digitizer it will stop happening

    • Unfortunately you have to play thought all the levels one by one. Wish there was away. You can have a dig around inside the apps files but I believe that list is kept server side 😦

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