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  1. roboticos

    roboticos New Member

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    So every app, theres a file with that app's name, but no extension at all. How can i open this file? What does it do?????
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    thats the executable you can't open it
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    can you like edit it?
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    No unless you reverse engineer it and I have no idea how to do that
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    Its like trying to open an .exe and editing it. It just doesnt work.
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    Perfectly. Explained
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    An executable is a binary file that has been translated into an instruction set that the kernel can hand directly to the processor and together they can divvy out system resources etc. These are the low level instructions, also known as assembly code. This is what the dev-team is talking about when they say that they are reverse engineering something and needing to know ARM assembly code. You can use IDA Pro to disassemble executables, but if you don't know the processor language, you're kinda out of luck.
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    @above. Thanks for the little intro into cs. With what you said I'm guessing apple has no way in reading your code then when you submit?
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    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    not your exact code, no. but they can definately tell if you're linked against private frameworks and so on. resources that it's using can be seen.

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