“could not inspect application package” Xcode

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It sounds like the third party files might include compiled code which is not signed by you. If so, you can use iReSign to resign them using your own certificate. You can also use the command line:

codesign -f -s "iPhone Developer: Aaron Brager (XXXXXXXXXX)" nameOfAppToSign.app

Replace the example identity with your own (you can man codesign to read more about this command).

You can circumvent this by not including the compiled code. It may not be necessary – are you including an example app which isn’t necessary for the framework to function?

If this answer doesn’t help, providing the name of the framework and showing which files you included would be helpful.

When I replaced the ‘Resources’ folder on the xcode, by mistake the below option was selected.

Create folder references for any added folders

But the correct option should be,

Create groups for any added folders

Taking care of the above option is important point in saving time ad fixing the above issue. (It is one of the possibilities for getting this error).

I was getting the same error. I resolve it by removing third party library from “embbedded binaries” list and added into the “linked frameworks and libraries”.

I solved this just doing a Product->Clean after doing a lot of stupid stuff

I was importing a framework in my bridging header that I previously removed and Xcode gave me no error I guess because I didn’t call the framework anymore?


  • remove the unused/nonexistent framework for bridging header
  • cmd+shift+k
  • quit Xcode
  • find your project’s build folder and trash the contents of the Intermediates and Products folders
  • open your project and run

This may be overkill but it works now. I hope this helps.

I got the same error. It was after I added a new, empty text file to my project (to keep some notes in) and named it Resources. Renaming it to Resourcesx fixed the problem but not until doing a Clean. I proved repeatedly that the filename “Resources” is a sufficient condition to cause the error.

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Xcode Error Message: "could not inspect application package"

In my case I was working with Cordova and Firebase. Remove all Google frameworks from Embedded network (but leave them under Linked Binary With Libraries) solve the problem.

Check whether you are embedding a static library into app package.
Some third party packages their static library SDK like a dynamic framework. Which is unsupported by Xcode (yet?). In that case you can be fooled and put them in “Embedded Binaries” list. Static libraries SHOULD NOT be in the list.

To check whether it is a static library, use file utility.

file /path/to/binary/in/Example1.framework/Example1

If it says something like ar archive it’s a static library, and dynamically linked shared library for dynamic library.