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== Toolchain ==
 
== Toolchain ==
  
=== Xcode 10-11 and 12 are necessary to support iOS 14 and 13- for arm64e by single package ===
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=== Xcode 11 is necessary to support iOS 14 and 13- for arm64e by single package ===
  
arm64e ABI version is changed in iOS 14.
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arm64e ABI version is changed in iOS 14 so new arm64e ABI version slice that compiled by Xcode 12 could not load in iOS 13-.
  
We must compile both arm64e ABI version slice to support iOS 14 and 13- using Xcode 10-11 and 12.
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We must compile to old version of arm64e ABI slice to support iOS 14 and 13- using Xcode 11.
 
 
This topic for theos is under development [https://github.com/theos/theos/issues/563 thoes/issue#563]
 
  
 
If you don't want to have multiple arm64e slices or go to greater length at the moment, use Xcode 11 or lower to compile your tweaks, or use Xcode's Toolchain from Xcode 11 and lower, as done [https://github.com/opa334/Choicy/blob/master/Makefile#L1 in Choicy here].
 
If you don't want to have multiple arm64e slices or go to greater length at the moment, use Xcode 11 or lower to compile your tweaks, or use Xcode's Toolchain from Xcode 11 and lower, as done [https://github.com/opa334/Choicy/blob/master/Makefile#L1 in Choicy here].

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IMMessage instantMessageWithText

All functions in the IMMessage class that start with "instantMessageWithText" now take an extra parameter, "threadIdentifier". For a message that's not replying to a specific thread, you can just pass in nil for this parameter.

Toolchain

Xcode 11 is necessary to support iOS 14 and 13- for arm64e by single package

arm64e ABI version is changed in iOS 14 so new arm64e ABI version slice that compiled by Xcode 12 could not load in iOS 13-.

We must compile to old version of arm64e ABI slice to support iOS 14 and 13- using Xcode 11.

If you don't want to have multiple arm64e slices or go to greater length at the moment, use Xcode 11 or lower to compile your tweaks, or use Xcode's Toolchain from Xcode 11 and lower, as done in Choicy here.

Hooking unexported Objective-C functions (objc_direct)

Starting from Xcode 12 and iOS 14.0, Apple introduced objc_direct feature to shrink the compiled binary size and in hope to improve performance. As a result, Objective-C methods are not visible to any runtime browsers, any class-dump utilities and any disassemblers, raising a challenge for Objective-C direct methods hooking. Safari application is one of those that Apple transitioned to using objc_direct, making Safari tweaks more difficult to be created.

libundirect by opa334dev thus is developed to act as a patchfinder (to find an address to the direct method that you want to hook) and as a rebinder (to add back the Objective-C signature to the direct method, providing backward compatibility). Visit libundirect for how to use it.