recovering source code

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by hoosierfan24, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. hoosierfan24 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2009
    Ok so i created an app a little while ago, and i lost my computer broke that had all the source code on it, and i want to make an update to the app but all i have is the .ipa file and i dont want to start over from scratch again on the app is there any way to recover the code from the ipa file?
  2. cnstoll macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2010
    While it's technically possible to "decompile" a binary, chances are any "code" you get will not even be readable, much less usable.

    In the future you should always have backups. Look at a service like Dropbox to safeguard your data, especially something like source code.
  3. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    Colchester, UK
    Even better, use a proper source control system like Git, Mercurial or Subversion.

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