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MOSXiI Vol lll Prerequisites

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:55 pm
by Ramsei

Are Vol 1 and 2 absolute prerequisites to Vol3?
Do you think you could tell really shortly what do you think to be the prerequisites for this Volume?


Re: MOSXiI Vol lll Prerequisites

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:12 pm
by morpheus
Neither are strict prereqs - If you read the previous edition, you should be fine. As I say in the "about":

"There are quite a few unavoidable references to Volume I and Volume II. This is not a ploy to get you to read the previous volumes (which chronologically will be sequels to this). It is just that some topics - primarily the intrinsics of dyld, XPC and iCloud (Volume I) and kernel internals and extensions (Volume II) are just too deep to reintroduce in this work."

With that in mind, I use the tools from Vol 1 (like XPCXRay) to dump XPC messages, so it's not a prereq. DYLD is only relied upon in the 2nd part, which deals with Jailbreaks and a couple of DYLD specific exploits. So overall , the book is pretty self contained. It started as a chapter in Vol 1, but just grew out of proportion (as I realized when it went pass 100 pages), which is why I refactored and made it its own volume. That it comes out before either of its predecessors is an unintended fluke, but should not affect readability.