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The dreaded 0xE800003A

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We’ve recently been seeing a lot of errors in new projects when trying to deploy the application onto a real iPhone (i.e. not the simulator) using Xcode, but not hitting the same problems with ad hoc releases. This is the dreaded ApplicationVerificationFailed 0xE800003A error. Run in horror! Here is a good explanation of the error and one potential fix.

There’s plenty of advice out there for how to fix this, ranging from restarting Xcode to simply ensuring your app ID is the same in your Info.plist bundle identifier as it is in your profile (on the dev. portal). I’d been through all these with no luck though (as had another of our developers).

Even though fairly different, they all boil down to the one thing, follow a meticulous set of steps and ensure everything is neat & consistent. So what do you do if this still doesn’t work? This is what worked for us, it may or may not work for you, good luck.

Here’s the problem in a nutshell: development provisioning profiles are generated with a get-task-allow of true (open one in a text editor and check) and if you are including an entitlements file in your Debug & Release configurations (remember consistency) you will have set it to false as per the Apple documentation.

Here’s the solution: remove the entitlements file from your Debug & Release configurations (it’s the “Code Signing Entitlements” section in your project or target properties).

That’s it. All good. Ship it!

So why were ad hoc builds working for us? The setting for get-task-allow in the entitlements file must match what is in the provisioning profile. This was true for our ad hoc profiles, both the entitlements and the profile were set to false. If you include the entitlements in a Debug configuration and change get-task-allow to true, you should now be able to deploy on device using a development profile (remember these have get-task-allow set to true). Of course you don’t want to do this, as you need it set to false for ad hoc and App Store builds. So the easiest way to resolve it is to remove the entitlements from Debug & Release configurations.

Written by Tom Adams

May 22nd, 2009 at 11:09 am

Pip Thorley Memorial Ride 2009

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Early in the morning on the 3rd May, about 75 cyclists gathered outside the pool in Beaudesert to embark on the 20th annual Beaudesert to Casino ride (held every Labour Day long weekend). Organised by the Beaudesert BUG, this year’s (and last year’s) ride was dedicated to the memory of former BUG member and the instigator of the first ride, Pip Thorley, who had died in a car accident a few years ago. We were lucky enough to have Pip’s two sons along for the ride, and his wife gave a moving speech at the post-ride dinner that night.

The route

The route starts at Beaudesert and heads out along the Mt Lindesay Highway through Laravale, Rathdowney and Palen Creek before starting the climb up Mt Lindesay. At the top of the climb, it heads left down the Summerland Way through Kyogle and onto Casino.


The ride

The riders were broken into three groups, the first (slowest) group left at 6am, our group (average speed) left at 6.45am and the last group (fastest riders) left at about 7.30am. We left in a pack of about 20 riders and headed out towards Rathdowney (~35kms) where we had our first break. We then re-grouped and headed out through Palen Creek and started the 15 km climb around Mt Lindesay. This was a beautiful climb through rainforest and calling bellbirds. The pack broken into a couple of groups up the mountain, I ended up with locals Stuart & Pete as we descended down the Summerland Way towards morning tea (~75km).

Replenished, I headed out at the start of the pack with a few of the fitter riders. We inadvertently ended up dropping the rest of the bunch, averaging around 40 km/h for the next 10 or 20 kms. Catching up to the breakaway pair of Pete & Stuart, I dropped off the back of the gun group and coasted into lunch at Rukenvale Primary School (~110 km) with the old boys.

A quick lunch later and we were back on the bikes for the final 50 km or so through Kyogle and onto Casino. This was the hardest part of the ride, very flat with long open climbs and a strong headwind. Pete, Stuart & I ended up together again, and we slipstreamed our way into Casino around 2.25 pm, among the first 5 or so in our riding group.

All up we rode about 157.53 km in 6:29:13 hours on the bike. We averaged 24.2 km/h and reached a top speed down Mt Lindesay of 56.8 km/h.

All in all a great ride, highly recommended if you can swing an invite!

Pip Thorley Memorial Ride 2009

Written by Tom Adams

May 17th, 2009 at 10:40 am

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