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What is "Mobile Device Installer Package"

yalag

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What is "Mobile Device Installer Package" from the beta section? I downloaded it and installed it on my OSX but not sure what it does!
 

leecbaker

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What is "Mobile Device Installer Package" from the beta section? I downloaded it and installed it on my OSX but not sure what it does!

I think it may tell Xcode how to talk to your device. I installed the pkg, and the next time I booted up Xcode it wanted to install it further (and wanted to close iTunes to do so).

I hope some day they remove the syncing and OS update from iTunes and put it into some kind of standalone application. Its ridiculous that all this is together in the same app.

EDIT: the Xcode installer gives these details:

Device Support
Provides device connectivity for development
 
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iSklikas

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Jul 9, 2013
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Care to explain a bit?

I think it may tell Xcode how to talk to your device. I installed the pkg, and the next time I booted up Xcode it wanted to install it further (and wanted to close iTunes to do so).

I hope some day they remove the syncing and OS update from iTunes and put it into some kind of standalone application. Its ridiculous that all this is together in the same app.

EDIT: the Xcode installer gives these details:

Device Support
Provides device connectivity for development

Since you have it installed can you tell me what the "Provides device connectivity for development" mean? If you make an app and connect it after installing this package, can you download the app to the device, or is this just the base and a dev account with UDID is still needed? Thanks in advance :)
 
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0000757

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What is "Mobile Device Installer Package" from the beta section? I downloaded it and installed it on my OSX but not sure what it does!

If you don't know what it does then you definitely do not need to be downloading and installing it.
 
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gingerbloke

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What is "Mobile Device Installer Package" from the beta section? I downloaded it and installed it on my OSX but not sure what it does!

You only see that download if you are not a registered developer, and it reports you to Orchard Central and disables your iDevices... :D

Seriously, I have no idea.
 
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Gjwilly

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What is "Mobile Device Installer Package" from the beta section? I downloaded it and installed it on my OSX but not sure what it does!

No idea what it is but according to the beta 3 release notes, iTunes wifi sync won't work without it.
 
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iSklikas

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If you don't know what it does then you definitely do not need to be downloading and installing it.

Apparently no, because the thing is I am a developer and I have made 2 tweaks and I am currently making an app, but I have no idea of the programs that I get as a paid developer, as I am not a paid developer because I don't have the money to do so... I know to code, I just don't know what this is, but I suppose I will eventually learn what it is, because when I finish with my app, I will release it to the App Store. Thanks for your help.

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You only see that download if you are not a registered developer, and it reports you to Orchard Central and disables your iDevices... :D

Seriously, I have no idea.

Haha nice one xD

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No idea what it is but according to the beta 3 release notes, iTunes wifi sync won't work without it.

So I suppose it is just some form of a connection protocol, but it isn't a package that will allow me to install my xCode apps to my iPhone without a dev license... :/
 
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AlyCat

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Aug 5, 2012
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do I need to be a developer to download the 'mobile device installer package' that I keep hearing about?

I don't have the dev license, and I am having a lot of trouble syncing with my phone through itunes. supposedly the package was supposed to fix it
 
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Vegasryn

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Mar 31, 2010
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It is an update to allow iTunes to see an iOS 7 device

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So I suppose it is just some form of a connection protocol, but it isn't a package that will allow me to install my xCode apps to my iPhone without a dev license... :/

Yeah thats never going to happen because you need provisioning profiles.
 
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