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iOS Forensics Cookbook by Mayank Birani, Bhanu Birani

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Analyzing crash reports

In the previous topics, we have seen various ways to generate and gather crash reports. In this section, our primary focus will be on the ways to analyze the crash reports. This will help us better understand the reasons for crashes and their possible fixes. By default, crashes are not generated in a human-readable format; to read crashes, we need to symbolicate them using the .dysm file.

Getting ready

Open Xcode and navigate to the Organizer window. The Organizer window should list all the crashes for all the apps developed by your team. The following steps will help you in analyzing them.

How to do it...

  1. Go to Window | Organizer. Choose Crashes.
  2. Select an app from the left column. The list of applications is fetched from iTunes ...

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