Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Running iPhone/Touch applications on the devices without the developer registration

Well, Apple blocked installing and running applications developed by a person who does not register to Apple's developer program. This may be one of their policies to control the market as they want. In addition, no applications without developer sign can be uploaded to App. store.  

For me, Apple's policy is quite odd, since I don't want to sell my application or let other people use it. I just want to use it for my research and for fun. Thus, I have to find some other way to do it. 

Some smart people who are familiar with MAC OS X and unix programming already found the way to run applications without developer sign. The steps are as follows. 
  1. iPhone/Touch shoud be hacked and something like OpenSSH should be installed. Cydia makes it easy. 
  2. Write your own code and build it for iPhone platform. (Build target architecture is arm6) 
  3. There are three tips to bypassing code sign issues : (www.saurik.com/id/8)
  4. Copy your application to iPhone/Touch's 'Applications' folder. 
  5. If you don't see your application on the spring board, please reboot your device. 
  6. Now, do you see your application on the spring board ? Click it to run. 

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