How does the SDK install apps on the iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by maky29, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. maky29 macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2008
    So I was thinking, if during development, one can install apps on the iPhone for testing without jailbreaking, why can't we use the SDK (or something similar) to transfer apps to the iPhone?

    I agree that this would
    1. Probably mean that jb developers would need to release source code, but I thought a lot of stuff is open source
    2. Would be Mac only

    Am I way off the mark here?
  2. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    The SDK signs the apps and loads them on the phone just like iTunes does. You can't sign your own apps unless you have an SDK development license. It authorizes with Apple when you sign the application. Unless someone hexedits iTunes to stop authorizing, it won't happen.

    Besides, pwning your phone is not a big deal and opens the phone up to a lot easier modification than with the work around you're proposing.

    What is wrong with the current method?

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