Decompiling binaries for ARM

Discussion in 'iOS Development' started by Ozzapoo, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Ozzapoo

    Ozzapoo New Member

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    Hi. Is there any way to decompile an x86 binary (built for iPhone simulator) and recompile for ARM (to run on iPhone)?

    I want to be able to run an iPhone simulator app on the actual device.
  2. gojohnnyboi

    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    There really is no such thing as 'decompiling', but there is disassembling. You can get the assembly code from the binary via tools like gdb, ida, objdump, etc. This doesn't give you the original source code. You will have to understand the assembly code, and attempt to reverse engineer it. In short, there is really virtually no way, and CERTAINLY no easy or short way to do what you wish to do.

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