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The ADA Refactor ADA Refactor.png is the ResistanceResistance Logo.png Flip Card that instantly switches an EnlightenedEnlightened Logo.png Portal to ResistanceResistance Logo.png control. It was introduced in Scanner update 1.26.0 and has Very Rare rarity. The item's functionality is identical to the JARVIS Virus JARVIS Virus.png, except it can only be used on EnlightenedEnlightened Logo.png Portals.

Despite its affiliation with the ResistanceResistance Logo.png, the ADA Refactor ADA Refactor.png can be used by Agents of both factions. Community studies suggest that the item's drop rate is always 1 in 2500 hacking rolls, regardless of the faction of the Agent and the Portal.

When an EnlightenedEnlightened Logo.png Agent uses an ADA Refactor ADA Refactor.png to flip an EnlightenedEnlightened Logo.png Portal, ownership of the Portal, its Mods, and its Resonators Resonator will transfer to the __ADA__ special account.


Like other in-scanner items, the ADA Refactor ADA Refactor.png is a construct made of XM that coalesces when a human hacks a Portal. The code that forms XM into an ADA Refactor ADA Refactor.png was developed and injected into Earth's XM fabric by researchers commissioned by the NIA to combat the fragmented Roland Jarvis.

Similarly to the XMP Burster XMP Burster and the Ultra Strike Ultra Strike, the ADA Refactor ADA Refactor.png contains a massive amount of compressed structured XM at its core. Unlike the other weapons, the ADA Refactor ADA Refactor.png's XM matrix is not a disruptive explosive, but a library of single-use code.

When an Agent pours massive amounts of XM into the item, it temporarily empowers the simplified ADA AI inside the Agent's Scanner and uploads it into the target Portal. The sentient AI goes to work, rapidly rebuilding the Portal's Mods and Resonators Resonator to eliminate all traces of Roland Jarvis' EnlightenedEnlightened Logo.png influence. Other EnlightenedEnlightened Logo.png Portals reject the newly-flipped Portal, breaking any Links and Control Fields Δ it supported.

If the deploying Agent belongs to the ResistanceResistance Logo.png, his or her affinity with the ADA AI encourages her to grant ownership of the newly-refactored XM constructs to the Agent. Otherwise, the ADA AI will subsume the Portal herself, for better or for worse.