Injecting FLEX into 3rd party apps with MobileSubstrate
FLEX (Flipboard Explorer - https://github.com/Flipboard/FLEX) is a set of in-app debugging and exploration tools for iOS development. FLEX is primarily intended to be a tool used in your own apps. Want to learn how other apps are built? Just inject FLEX library into 3rd party apps and explore.
Requires a jailbroken iOS device.
Most users should download the pre-compiled Debian package available under Releases.
FLEX_injected was tested on iOS 9.0.3, but it should work on other iOS versions too. A jailbroken device is required. Using Cydia make sure the following packages are installed:
How to install
Most users should first download the latest pre-compiled Debian package available in the release section of the project page at: https://github.com/dtrukr/FLEX_injected/releases
The tool was tested on iOS9 running on an iPhone 6.
Download and copy the Debian package to the device; install it:
dpkg -i com.daapps.FLEXInjected_0.0.1-1-7_iphoneos-arm.deb
Respring the device:
killall -HUP SpringBoard
There should be a new menu in the device's Settings where you can enable the extension:
Finally, choose and app that you want to inspect, kill and restart the App you want to inspect:
How to uninstall
dpkg -r com.daapps.FLEXInjected
Most users should just download and install the Debian package. The build requires the Theos suite to be installed; see http://www.iphonedevwiki.net/index.php/Theos/Getting_Started . You first have to create a symlink to your theos installation:
ln -s /opt/theos/ theos
Make sure dpkg is installed. If you have Homebrew, use:
brew install dpkg
Then, the package can be built using:
./make.sh make package