recovering source code

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

  1. hoosierfan24 macrumors member

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    #1
    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

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    Aug 29, 2010
    #2
    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

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    Even better, use a proper source control system like Git, Mercurial or Subversion.
     

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