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NibUnlocker allows you to parse a non-editable nib file and output an editable xib file. One of the fun things about the Mac going all the way back to the original was the way it stored user-interface data for applications inside a separate stream called the "resource fork", in a format readable by a tool named ResEdit. This allowed users to poke around inside applications and learn how their UIs ticked, and it was also helpful to developers, who could look at Apple's interfaces for examples when trying to figure out how to do something UI-related. In Mac OS X, this tradition continued, with ResEdit replaced by a tool named more...

What's New

Version 0.1.1:
  • Fixed an error in the Info.plist which caused NibUnlocker not to launch on Mac OS X 10.6.x.


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Corecode Member IconReview+37

works great and free

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Version 0.1.1
Robert Nay#e@e Member IconReview+0
Robert Nay#e@e

Worked great on some compiled .nib's I had. Couldn't be easier to use - open it up, select a compiled .nib, and it decompiles it for you!

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Version 0.1.1
Backpacker Member IconReview+37

This version let me convert some 'non-editable' nib files editable xib files in MacOSX 10.6.8.

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Version 0.1.1
Whuslik Member IconReview-1

Unfortunately it does not run on 10.6.8.


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Version 0.1

Sorry about that, it appears the LSMinimumSystemVersion was incorrectly set in that build. I've just uploaded a new version which should fix that. Apologies!

Jjbee Member IconComment+8

It seems that OS X Lion is required to run this app (v 0.1).

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Version 0.1
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Version 0.1.1
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Downloads 5,905
Version Downloads 5,544
License Free
Date 16 Nov 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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