Obj-C, Instance variable used while 'self' is not set to the result of ''

I know I asked a similar question to this not long ago, but I’m still a little unsure about it. The same sort of thing happens in several places.

Instance variable used while ‘self’ is not set to the result of ‘[(super or self) init…]’

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  • A

    - (id)initWithCoder:(NSCoder *)decoder {
      if (![super init]) return nil;
      red = [decoder decodeFloatForKey:kRedKey];  //occurs here
      green = [decoder decodeFloatForKey:kGreenKey];
      blue = [decoder decodeFloatForKey:kBlueKey];
      return self;


    - (id)initWithFrame:(CGRect)frame title:(NSString*)str sideUp:(BOOL)up{
        if(![super initWithFrame:frame]) return nil;
        int y;
        UIImage *img;
            img = [UIImage imageNamedTK:@"TapkuLibrary.bundle/Images/graph/popup"];
            y = 5;
            img = [UIImage imageNamedTK:@"TapkuLibrary.bundle/Images/graph/popdown"];
            y = 14;
        background = [[UIImageView alloc] initWithImage:img]; // occurs here


     - (id) initWithFrame:(CGRect)frame {
        if(![super initWithFrame:frame]) return nil;
        UILabel *titleBackground = [[[UILabel alloc] initWithFrame:
                CGRectMake(0, 0, 480, 40)] autorelease];
        titleBackground.backgroundColor = [UIColor whiteColor];
        [self addSubview:titleBackground];
        titleLabel = [[UILabel alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectZero]; // occurs here

    For block A, is this correct

    self = [self init]; 
    if( self != nil )

    And B & C

    - (id) initWithFrame:(CGRect)frame {
       super = [super initWithFrame:frame]
        if(super != nil)

    Solutions Collect From Internet About “Obj-C, Instance variable used while 'self' is not set to the result of ''”

    Generally, you’re supposed to write:

    self = [super init...];  // Potentially change "self"
    if (self) {
        something = x;
        another = y;
    return self;

    This is because init may not return the original self value in some cases.