What is "Mobile Device Installer Package"

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by yalag, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    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!
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    It is so iTunes can see iOS 7 devices I think
  3. leecbaker macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2012
    New Zealand
    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
  4. iSklikas macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2013
    Care to explain a bit?

    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 :)
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    If you don't know what it does then you definitely do not need to be downloading and installing it.
  6. gingerbloke macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2013
    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.
  7. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    No idea what it is but according to the beta 3 release notes, iTunes wifi sync won't work without it.
  8. iSklikas macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2013
    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.


    Haha nice one xD


    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... :/
  9. AlyCat macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2012
    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
  10. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

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


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

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