As an iPhone developer I have lately been observing many errors while installing Adhoc builds on my testing/friends iPhones or iPodTouches. Many of them have been really hard to fix and some have just been “nothing but frustrating”.
There was a case where what ever I did, did not work. Many attempts to install using iTunes after trying to change certificates, provisioning profiles have failed. Even the “iPhone Configuration Utility” failed to install the app. I had actually lost all hopes getting it installed on this device. But after a little prayer and just a little hope left, it just worked.
Why did it work? I do not have any answer. Can’t still figure it out. And that was the first time I tried installing an Adhoc build on a device for a Windows user!! Is it really so hard?
Could not install application on device: Error: A signed resource has been added, modified or deleted.
The image that you see here, is another failed attempt at installing an Adhoc build for a Windows user. But this got resolved real quick.
The reason: Mac allows file names to contain some special characters (like ‘*’) which are not valid on a Windows PC. This is one thing you can check if you come across errors of above kind. But not all of them will be the same as above.
If any one else has faced a similar problem and found a definitive solution, let us know here.