Dynamically load a lua script to change the behavior of your iOS application.
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Latest commit ab9187d Oct 22, 2013 @mmin18 improve README


Wax Loader

Mutated version of Wax (https://github.com/probablycorey/wax/)

Support method override and direct method call from Obj-C code, which gives you the ability to dynamically change the behavior of a running iOS application.

It has been proved stable on more than 5,000,000 devices.


The patch is a zip file contains patch.lua and other lua codes. The sample code can be found at /patch folder.

The sample iOS project loads the patch from a url (which you probably want to change in AppDelegate.m) before launch.

The original version in obj-c:


@implementation MainViewController

- (NSInteger)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView numberOfRowsInSection:(NSInteger)section {
    return 10;

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {
    UITableViewCell *cell = [[UITableViewCell alloc] initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleSubtitle reuseIdentifier:@"Cell"];
    cell.textLabel.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%d", indexPath.row + 1];
    return cell;

The pacthed version with lua:


waxClass{"MainViewController", UITableViewController}

function tableView_cellForRowAtIndexPath(self, tableView, indexPath)
	local cell = self:ORIGtableView_cellForRowAtIndexPath(tableView, indexPath) -- The original method is retained with 'ORIG' prefix
	cell:textLabel():setText("" .. (10 - indexPath:row()))
	return cell