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test iphone distribution app before submitting
changing the code signing to install in itunes
If you’ve submitted an application to the App Store, you know that sinking feeling of not being able to test your final build. The binary that gets signed with the “App Store” distribution mechanism cannot be run on your test devices: you can’t be sure that the final bits you send to Apple are complete. But there’s a simple way around this problem and it’s called codesign. The same application we used for our pre-Ad Hoc beta testing can also be used for a final test on your App Store submissions.
How to resign iPhone apps using codesign
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