0xE8003FFE [Solved]

Unknown Error. And that’s all. I’ve been struggling for hours with the Ad Hoc distribution file of Oddy Smog. We have to prepare and upload it to IGF, because not all judges live in the United States and promo codes, unfortunately, can only be redeemed in the US Store. I think it’s possible to force iTunes to connect to a certain store, but IGF judges are probably more than busy, so better make things smoother for them!

It should be easy, right? Go to your iOS Provisioning Portal, create an Ad Hoc distribution certificate, download and install in XCode, add the Entitlements file to the project, build, sign (everything goes fine up to this point)… and simply drag & drop the mobileprovision and app file in iTunes. Done!

Then I synchronize my iPod. It says ‘installing Oddy Smog’… and then boing. Unknown error 0xE8003FFE. If it were something related to my certificates or profiles, I guess the error would have shown up earlier, right?

ARGH! Nothing I’ve read has fixed this so far.

I better switch to our ongoing projects for a little bit. Otherwise, this would be a completely wasted day…

P.S: Solved! Just in case it happens to you too: after adding the Entitlements file to the project, remove everything under Root (which is a dictionary) and then add an unmarked boolean: get-task-allow. I’m not sure if this is the solution, because I also removed and reinstalled profiles and certificates, just in case. Oh, and I alsso left the App ID in the distribution profile as *, instead of com.medusa.oddysmogadhoc. But it works! Onward!

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